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Cynthia S. Herrington, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

EDUCATION

High School

  • James A. Garfield, Garrettsville, Ohio, Valedictorian, NHS, 1984

College or University

  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
    Integrated Life Sciences, cum laude, B.S. 1990

Medical School

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Rootstown, Ohio, M.D. 1990

Internship and Residency

  • St. Lukes Medical Center, Shaker Heights, Ohio
    General Surgery Intern and Resident,
    1990-1995

Fellowships

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery,
    July 1995- June 1998
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Congenital Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
    July  1998- June 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Coleman-Connolly Cardiovascular and Thoracic Teaching Award,
    University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, 1998
  • Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, January 2000
  • Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, January 2004
  • Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, January 2006
  • Organ Donation Medal of Honor, October 2006
  • Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, January 2007
  • Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, January 2008

Medical Licensure

  • California 1998-present
  • Minnesota 1995-present

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991
  • American Board of Surgery, 1996; Recertified 2006
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2000

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1999-2008
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
    Department of Pediatrics,
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1999-2008

Clinical Administrative Appointments

  • Staff Physician, University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1999-2008
  • Staff Physician, St. Paul Children's Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota 1999-2008
  • Co-Chair, ECMO Subcommittee, Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2002
  • Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1999-2008
  • Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2003 - 2008
  • Medical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplant and ECMO Services, University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota approved February 2008
  • Medical Director, Life Source, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008

Specific Teaching Responsibilities

Faculty, CV Fellows' Core Curriculum Conferences:

  • Tetralogy of Fallot 2002, 2007
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • TAPVR and Cor Triatrium 2003, 2005, 2008
  • Thoracic Organ Procurement 2003
  • Pediatric Post-op Care 2004, 2006
  • ECMO 2004, 2006
  • ASD/VSD Repair 2005
  • Anatomy of Common Cardiac Defects 2005
  • Coarctation of Aorta 2006, 2007
  • Truncus Arteriosus 2008

Specific Administrative Responsibilities

  • Associate Program Director, University of Minnesota,
    Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery,
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2003 - 2005
  • Program Director, University of Minnesota,
    Fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery,
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2005 - 2008
  • Faculty Member, Health Resources and Services Administration, Organ Transplantation Breakthrough Collaborative, Rockville,
    Maryland
    2005 - 2006

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Professional

  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association 2003-present
  • Women in Thoracic Surgery 1999-present
  • Association of Women Surgeons 1999-present
  • American Medical Association 1999-present
  • American College of Surgeons 1999-present
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2001-present
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2001-present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 2005-present
  • Minnesota Women Physicians 1999-present
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2006-present
  • American College of Chest Physicians 2006-present

SERVICE

Professional Organizations, National/International

  • Chairman of Mentoring Committee, Women in Thoracic Surgery
    2004 - present
  • Vice President, Women in Thoracic Surgery,
    2005
  • Counselor to Executive Committee,
    Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
    2007-2009

Professional Organizations, Local

  • Member, Board of Directors, Life Source 2004 - 2008
  • President, Board of Directors, Life Source, 2008
  • Vice President, Board of Directors, Life Source, 2007 - 2008
  • Member, Research Committee, Life Source, 2004

University/Other Committees

  • Search Committee - Pediatric CV Surgeon, University of Minnesota,
    Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    2007

Journal Reviews

  • Clinical Transplantation, 2008

Community Service

  • Board Member, Ronald McDonald House, 2001 - 2006
  • Transplant Physician for Transplant Games, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004

Consultantships

  • Thoracic Transplant Reviewer, United Resource Network, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Thoracic Transplant Reviewer, Medica, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Medical Data Safety Monitoring Board - The Amplatzer Flow Restrictor, AGA Medical, Minnesota, 2003-2004
  • Medical Data Safety Monitoring Board - The Perimembranous VSD Trial Phase I, 2004-2005
  • Invited Expert, HRSA: Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative, 2005

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Major Areas of Research Interest

  • Coronary artery vasculopathy following heart transplantation
  • Donor management strategies to increase lung donors
  • Causes and Implications of Primary Graft Dysfunction in Lung Transplant Recipients

 

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