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SynCardia Certified Centers

The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart is instantly available off the hospital shelf at the following SynCardia Certified Centers. To become a Certified Center, hospitals must apply for and complete a rigorous, four-phase certification program, including the first proctored implant by an experienced Total Artificial Heart surgeon.

›› Certification Overview
›› Centers in the Process of Certification

Asia

Asia


Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus

Petah Tikva | Israel il
Surgeon(s): Dr. Benjamin Medalion
Website

Europe

Europe:


Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien (Vienna General Hospital)

Vienna | Austria us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Georg Wieselthaler, Prof. Gunther Laufer
Website

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Australia and New Zealand

Australia/New Zealand


St. Vincent's Hospital

Sydney | Australia ca
Surgeon(s): Dr. Phillip Spratt, Dr. Paul Jansz
Website

Medizinischen Universität Innsbruck
(University Hospital Innsbruck)

Innsbruck | Austria us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Herwig Antretter
Dr. Daniel Hoefer
Website

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North AmericaNorth America:


Montreal Heart Institute

Quebec | Canada ca
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michel Carrier
Website

Bordeaux Heart University Hospital

Bordeaux | France us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Laurent Barandon
Website

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Advocate Christ Medical Center

Oaklawn, IL | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Antone Tatooles
Website

Over 50 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes
(University Hospital of Nantes)

Nantes | France us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Daniel Duveau,
Dr. Ousama Al Habash,
Dr. Jean Christian Roussel
Website

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Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Stephen Bailey, Dr. Robert J. Moraca
Website

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
de Rouen

Rouen | France us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Pierre-Yves Litzler
Website

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Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michael Savitt,
Dr. Frank Downey
Website

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
et Régional de Tours (CHRU Tours)

Tours | France us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Michel R. Aupart
Website

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University

St. Louis, MO | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Scott Silvestry
Website

Over 200 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants
Groupe Hospitalier La Pitié-Salpêtrière

Paris | France us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Alain Pavie,
Prof. Pascal Leprince
Website

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Baylor University Medical Center

Dallas, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez
Website

Uniklinik Aachen

Aachen | Germany us
Surgeon(s): Ajay Moza MD
Website

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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Gregory Couper
Website

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Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
(German Heart Institute Berlin)

Berlin | Germany us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Roland Hetzer,
Dr. Alexander Stepanenko,
Dr. Thomas Krabatsch
Website

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Carolina's Medical Center

Charlotte, NC | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Eric Skipper, Dr. Thomas Maxey
Website

EJK Duisburg

Duisburg | Germany us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Reiner Koerfer, Prof. Dr. Gero Tenderich
Website

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Alfredo Trento, Dr. Francisco Arabia,
Dr. Fardad Esmailian, Dr. Danny Ramzy
Website

Over 150 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants
Herz-und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (Heart and Diabetes Center NRW)

Bad Oeynhausen | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Prof. Jan F. Gummert,
Dr. Kavous Hakim-Meibodi,
Dr. Michiel Morshuis
Website

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. J. William Gaynor, Dr. Stephanie Fuller
Website

Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH Universitaetsklinik

Leipzig | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Dr. F.W. Mohr, Prof. Hartmuth Bruno Bittner
Website

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital

Milwaukee, WI | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Ron Woods
Website

Kerckhoff Klinik

Bad Nauheim | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Thomas Walther, Dr. Markus Schönburg, Dr. Manfred Richter
Website

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Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Dallas, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Kristine Guleserian
Website

Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
(Hannover Medical School)

Hannover | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Martin Strüber, Frau Dr. Anna Meyer,
Prof. Axel Haverich
Website

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. David L.S. Morales
Website

Universitätsklinikum Erlangen (University Hospital Erlangen)

Erlangen/Nuremburg | Germany us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Rene Tandler, Dr. Michael Weyand
Website

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Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

Cleveland, OH | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Nicholas Smedira,
Dr. Nader Moazami
Website

Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (University Hospital of Freiburg)

Freiburg | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Dr. Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Dr. Christian Schlensak
Website

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Columbia/New-York Presbyterian

New York, NY | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
Website

Universitätsklinikum Köln (University Hospital of Cologne)

Cologne | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Dr. Thorsten Wahlers, Dr. Thorsten Wittwer
Website

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michael Acker
Website

Universitätsklinikum Münster (University Hospital of Muenster)

Munster | Germany de
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Hans Scheld, Prof. Dr. T.D.T. Tjan,
PD Dr. med. Andreas Hoffmeier
Website

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Indiana University Health

Indianapolis, IN | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Thomas Wozniak, Dr. I-wen Wang
Website

Papworth Hospital

Cambridge | United Kingdom de
Surgeon(s): Dr. Steven Tsui, Dr. John Dunning
Website

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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Nelson Burton, Dr. Anthony Rongione
Website

AHEPA Hospital

Thessaloniki | Greece us
Surgeon(s): Prof. Kyriakos Anastasiadis MD
Website

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INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. James Long
Website

Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova

Padova | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Prof. Gino Gerosa, Dr. Antonio Gambino,
Dr. Roberto Bianco
Website

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Intermountain Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Stephen Clayson
Website

Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini

Rome | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Prof. Francesco Musumeci, Dr. Antonio Loforte
Website

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Jewish Hospital

Louisville, KY | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Mark Slaughter
Website

Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese S. Maria alle Scotte

Siena | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Dott. Maccherini Massimo
Website

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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michael Bowdish
Website

Ospedale San Raffaele

Milan | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michele De Bonis
Website

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Mayo Clinic Arizona

Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski, Dr. Patrick DeValeria,
Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Louis Lanza
Website

Ospedale V. Monaldi

Naples | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Dr. Ciro Maiello
Website

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Mayo Clinic Minnesota

Rochester, MN | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Lyle Joyce
Website

Santa Maria della Misericordia di Udine

Udine | Italy it
Surgeon(s): Prof. Ugolino Livi
Website

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Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center

Houston, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Igor Gregoric
Website

National Scientific Cardiac Surgery Center

Astana | Kazakhstan it
Surgeon(s): Dr. Yuri Pya, CEO
Website

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Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Houston, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Matthias Loebe
Website

Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine (HKUM)

Kaunas | Lithuania it
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Rimantas Benetis,
Dr. Algimantas Busrikis
Website

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Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu
Website

Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery

Moscow | Russia se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Leo Bockeria, Dr. Konstantin Shatalov
Website

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Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. John Um, Dr. Michael Moulton
Website

Univerzitetni Klinicni Center Ljubljana

Ljubljana | Slovenia Slovania Flag
Surgeon(s): Dr. Ivan Knezevic, Dr. Matija Jelenc
Website

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Aditya Bansal, Dr. Umraan Ahmad
Website

Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset
(Sahlgrenska University Hospital)

Gothenburg | Sweden se
Surgeon(s): Dr. Lars Wiklund, Dr. Ulf Kjellman
Website

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Ohio State University, Ross Heart Hospital

Columbus, OH | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Robert S.D. Higgins, Dr. C.B. Sai-Sudhakar
Website

Akdeniz University Hospital

Antalya | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Ömer Bayezid, Dr. Cengiz Türkay,
Dr. Ozan Erbasan
Website

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Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Walter Pae, Dr. Edward Stephenson
Website

Ankara University

Ankara | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. A. Rüçhan Akar,
Prof. Dr. Sadlk Eryllmaz, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Slrlak
Website

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Phoenix Children's Hospital

Phoenix, AZ | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. John Nigro
Website

Dokuz Eylül University Hospital

Izmir | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Öztekin Oto
Website

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Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center/
Mattel Children's Hospital

Los Angeles, CA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Richard J Shemin, Dr. Murray Kwon,
Dr. Reshma Biniwale, Dr. Brian Reemtsen
Website

Ege University

Izmir | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ozbaran,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tahir Yagdi,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cagatay Engin
Website

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Sacred Heart Medical Center

Spokane, WA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Timothy B. Icenogle
Website

Florence Nightingale Hospital

Istanbul | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Dr. Suha Kucukaksu, Dr. Erman Pektok
Website

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Sentara Heart Hospital

Norfolk, VA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Michael McGrath, Dr. Jonathan Philpott
Website

Gaziantep University Hospital

Gaziantep | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof. Hasim Üstünsoy
Website

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St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital

Indianapolis, IN | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Christopher Salerno, Dr. Sina Moainie
Website

Dr. Siyami Ersek Hospital

Istanbul | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Assoc Prof Dr Serap Aykut Aka;
Assoc Prof Dr Gökçen Orhan; Dr Murat Sargın
Website

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Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, CA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Richard Ha, Dr. Ahmad Sheikh
Website

Türkiye Yüksek İhstisas Hospital

Ankara | Turkey se
Surgeon(s): Prof Dr Mustafa Paç;
Assoc Prof Dr Ümit Kervan
Website

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Strong Memorial Hospital – University of Rochester

Rochester, NY | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. H. Todd Massey
Website

Freeman Hospital

Newcastle | United Kingdom uk
Surgeon(s): Dr. Massimo Griselli
Website

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Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Iki Adachi, Dr. E. Dean McKenzie,
Dr. Jeffrey S. Heinle, Dr. Hari Mallidi
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Texas Heart Institute

Houston, TX | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. O.H. Frazier, Dr. William Cohn
Website

 
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Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Philadelphia, PA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. John Entwistle
Website

 
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Over 100 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants
The University of Arizona
Medical Center

Tucson, AZ | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Zain Khalpey
Website

 
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University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Stuart Jaimeson, Dr. Jack Copeland
Website

 
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University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, IL | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam
Website

 
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University of Florida Health
Shands Hospital/Children's Hospital

Gainesville, FL | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Mark Bleiweis, Dr. Tomas Martin
Website

 
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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Iowa City, IA | United States us
Surgeon(s):
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University of Kentucky Medical Center

Lexington, KY | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Charles Hoopes
Website

 
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University of Maryland Medical Center

Baltimore, MD | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Bartley Griffith
Website

 
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University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center

Ann Arbor, MI | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Francis Pagani, Dr. Jonathan Haft
Website

 
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University of Minnesota/Fairview

Minneapolis, MN | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Ranjit John
Website

 
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University of Utah Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Craig Selzman
Website

 
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University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Nahush A. Mokadam
Website

 
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Over 50 SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Implants
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Richmond, VA | United States us
Surgeon(s): Dr. Vigneshwar Kasirajan,
Dr. Daniel Tang, Dr. Gundars Katlaps
Website

 
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