Our Experts: UPMC's Artificial Heart Program Team

The Artificial Heart Program at UPMC includes a multidisciplinary team of some of the best minds in the world of cardiovascular health.

From the day you first meet with us until the day you are discharged (and beyond), we will work with you and each other to arrive at the best treatment decisions.

We don't treat hearts — we treat people.

Cardiac Surgeons

Our team of heart surgeons provides the knowledge and skill necessary for patient selection, device implantation surgery, and postoperative care.

Cardiologists

Biomedical Engineers

  • Erin Driggers
  • Mike McCall
  • Doug Lohmann
  • Rick Schaub
  • Don Severyn
  • Steve Winowich

Clinical Nursing Staff

  • Elizabeth Dunn, RN, BSN
  • Kathy Lockard, RN, MBA, CCTC
  • Nicole Kunz, RN, BSN
  • Paul Schwarm, RN, BSN, CCRN

Additional Team Members

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Technicians

Do You Know ...

What a cardiologist does? What about a bioemedical engineer or respiratory therapist?

» Learn more about the roles of the Artificial Heart program team.

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