Mechanical Support

Mechanical circulatory support devices for the heart have been decreasing in size, but fundamentally use the same principles/technology.


Organ transplantation is a valuable therapy, however due to low availability of transplantable organs, there is an immense need to promote native organ recovery as well as make transplantable organs more available. To solve these problems, we have begun a research program that establishes feedback controlled mechanical support systems that will lead to a modular platform of organ support that is scalable, cost effective, and accessible to all clinicians and researchers.

Currently, our research group has focused on the heart, limb, and lungs as paradigmatic models.


People

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Brian Y Chang
PhD Candidate
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Aditya Kalluri
MD/PhD Student
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Steven Keller
Instructor of Medicine
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Fiona Macleod
PhD Candidate
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Elise Wilcox
PhD Student