Surgery Grand Rounds, Ankit Bharat: “Human to murine lung transplantation and back”

Using the context of lung transplantation, this talk is meant to emphasize the broad opportunities that the surgical community has to identify and investigate fundamental clinical problems and make a profound difference in disease management.

When Feb 01, 2017
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where Room 4008 - Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-445-0369
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Ankit Bharat is an Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine and the Director of Lung Failure at Northwestern University in Chicago. He received his training at Christian Medical College in India following which he joined Washington University in St Louis where he completed general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship as well as a post-doctoral research fellowship. Upon joining the Northwestern University as a tenure-track faculty he started their inaugural lung transplant and respiratory ECMO programs. His clinical practice focuses on patients with complex thoracic diseases and providing advanced therapies such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and lung transplantation to those with end-stage lung failure. In addition, he provides minimally invasive treatment to patients with thoracic malignancies including robotic and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. His basic science laboratory investigates transplant immunobiology and lung repair while his clinical research is focused on lung transplant outcomes.