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-2019-Present: Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
-Associate Director, Heart Transplantation
-Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
-Heart transplant/ mechanical circulatory support (temporary and durable)
-Structural heart disease
-Robotic mitral valve repair
-Research: Vasoplegia, end-stage heart failure, organ preservation, mechanical circulatory support, outcomes
Chikwe J, Trento A, Cheng W, Emerson D, et al. Commentary: Lessons from 1000 robotic mitral repairs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 27:S0022-5223(20)30711-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.12.133. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32417052.
Chung JS, Emerson D, Ramzy D, Akhmerov A, Megna D, Esmailian F, Kobashigawa J, Cole RM, Moriguchi J, Trento A. A New Paradigm in Mechanical Circulatory Support: 100-Patient Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May;109(5):1370-1377. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.041. Epub 2019 Sep 26. PMID: 31563492.
Chung JS, Emerson D, Ramzy D, Akhmerov A, Cole RM, Megna D, et al. Temporary mechanical circulatory support, a new paradigm in bridging patients to heart transplantation: comparing outcomes versus durable left ventricular assist devices. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2019;38(4):S230-S1. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2019.01.567
Additional Educational Information
Dominic Emerson, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute - ranked #1 for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery by U.S. News & World Report in the region, and #3 in the United States.
Dr. Emerson completed medical school at the University of Washington, general surgery residency at the Georgetown University Hospital, and fellowships in both Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center