Dr. Bermudez earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Concepción School of Medicine, Chile. He then completed consecutive residencies at the University of Chile, first in general surgery and then in cardiovascular surgery. He completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic transplantation/ventricular circulatory support at UPMC.
His research has focused on the study of biocompatibility and development of short and midterm cardiopulmonary support systems to be used as a bridge to cardiopulmonary transplantation.
Dr. Bermudez is a member of several professional and scientific organizations, including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the Chilean Society of Transplantation. .