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Matthew Bacchetta

M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Surgery, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Matthew D. Bacchetta

Brief Bio

Matt Bacchetta is a lung transplant surgeon and NIH funded researcher at VUMC whose clinical work focuses on end stage lung and pulmonary vascular diseases. He has one of the world’s largest experiences in the use of mechanical devices for patients with both acute and chronic respiratory illness. His research involves developing platforms for organ recovery, regeneration and replacement. He is a Fellow of AIMBE. Prior to moving to Vanderbilt, he was an Associate Professor at Columbia University and worked as the Director of Adult ECMO and Surgical Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Care Center, and Director of the Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Program. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the US Army.

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Organ Recovery & Regeneration for Transplantation

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 2:00pm

This webinar will introduce the breakthrough concept of organ cross-circulation and its potential to support organ recovery and regeneration. With all the advancements in transplantation, still only 1 in 5 donor lungs are used for transplant. Bearing that in mind, innovative technologies are needed for organ repair, however, current organ machine perfusion systems have limitations to recover severely injured organs. Join us to learn more about the cross-circulation platform and its potential benefits as it relates to organ recovery and transplantation.

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