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Gert Pretorius

Gert D. Victor Pretorius, M.D.

University of California, San Diego
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
9300 Campus Point Dr. #7892
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
1 858-657-7777
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Pretoria medical school (MBchB 1993)
General Practitioner South Africa (1994-1999)
Critical Care Associate in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery (Regina, Canada 1999-2002)
University of Alberta Canada Cardiac Surgery Residency (2003 - 2007 FRCSC)
University of Alberta MSc Clinical Epidemiology (2006-2008)
Staff surgeon University of Alberta Hospital (2007 - 2008)
Senior Registrar Royal Hobart Hospital Australia (2009-2010)
Pulmonary Throbendarterectomy Fellow UCSD (2010 -2011)
Clincal Assistant Professor of Surgery UCSD Health system (2011 -current)

Other Interests

Heart and Lung transplantation
Ventricular Assist Devices
Valve Repair and Replacement
Aortic surgery and Endo-vascular procedures
Arrhythmia surgery and implantable cardiac devices
Clincal Epidemiology and Trial Design
Laser Lead Extraction
Pulmonary thrombendarterectomy

Additional Educational Information

University of Alberta (FRCSC 2008)
University of Pretoria (MBchB 1993)

Practice Areas

  • Vascular
  • Thoracic
  • Congenital
  • Cardiac