UPMC Combines Departments to Create New Heart & Vascular Institute

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has combined the operations of its cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and cardiology departments to create the Heart and Vascular Institute, according to a hospital news release.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will be dedicated to delivering cardiovascular care and will be led by co-directors Victor Morell, MD, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Joon Lee, MD, clinical director of UPMC Cardiovascular Institute; and Michel Makaroun, MD, chief of UPMC division of vascular surgery.

The Heart and Vascular Institute will consist of UPP physicians from the Cardiovascular Institute and from the Division of CT surgery. The areas will merge on July 1, after which the Cardiovascular Institute will no longer exist.

Read the hospital news release about UPMC's Heart and Vascular Institute.

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