Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular heart disease affects millions of patients
in the United States--many of which have severe
disease associated with decreased survival.


Heart Failure

Heart disease and heart failure (congestive heart failure- CHF)
is the leading cause of death in the western world.


Aortic and Carotid Disease

The GCRG has been a leader in the development of both
three-dimensional echocardiography and percutaneous
valve repair and replacement technology


Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging

Advanced Cardiovascular MRI MRI is an indispensable tool to
understand heart disease in our animal models.


We are now located in the brand new Smilow Center for Translational Research–on Penn’s main campus and in the heart of Philadelphia. Our new facility is directly adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. ¬†Close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and commuter rail provides easy access to anywhere in the nation and abroad.

Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Blvd – Building 421
11th Floor, Room 112
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5156

The Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group (GCRG) is made up of a cohesive group of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologist, radiologists, engineers, computer scientists, physiologist and molecular biologists. The organization is lead by two surgeon-engineers – Joseph H. Gorman, III, MD and Robert C. Gorman, MD. The mission of the GCRG is to develop innovative and, when possible, less-invasive strategies for the treatment of structural cardiovascular disease by the disciplined application of basic science and engineering principles. Understanding the mechanical and geometric characteristics of cardiovascular tissues and organs in health and disease is the starting point from which the group addresses a wide array of structural cardiovascular pathologies.

With support from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association and corporate partners, the GCRG is currently are conducting multiple large-scale human and animal studies directed towards: