I-WEN WANG, MD, PHD, FACS

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1801 N. Senate Boulevard, Methodist Professional Center 2, Suite 2000, Indiana University Health Academic Health Center, Indianapolis, USA

Dr. I-wen Wang received his MD/PhD from Case Western Reserve University with doctoral thesis on mechanisms of bacterial adhesion to biomaterials. He completed his general surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that included 2 years of research on extracellular matrix remodeling of myocardium in heart failure. His cardiothoracic residency was completed at University of Michigan and followed by a transplant fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He served as an assistant professor of surgery at Washington University for 4 years. In fall of 2011, Dr. Wang joined Indiana University School of Medicine as an associate professor of surgery. He is the surgical director of cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at IU Health Methodist Hospital. He is the medical director for cardiovascular surgery quality for Indiana University Health System. He has served as the site PI or co-PI on 18 clinical trials. His research interests include blood- and biocompatibility of implantable materials, device-centered infections, ischemic-reperfusion injury, and donor organ preservation. He has hosted and trained various hospitals from China in ventricular assist devices, ECMO, and thoracic transplantation.