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Danielle Spragan PDF Print E-mail
 Danielle Spragan


Danielle Spragan, M.D. graduated from Stanford University in 2003 with a BA in Psychology.  She completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She is currently in her fourth year of general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  She has an interest in academic cardiac surgery.

 
Jeremy R. McGarvey PDF Print E-mail
Jeremy McGarvey 

Jeremy R. McGarvey, M.D graduated highest honors from Lehigh University in 2004 with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience.  Dr. McGarvey subsequently worked at Merck & Co. in the Department of Biotechnology, where he researched high-throughput/high-content screening techniques using automated cell handling/imaging.  Jeremy earned an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2008 and was actively involved in cardiac surgery device design and surgical robotics research (PI: Marco Zenati, M.D. & Howie Choset, Ph.D.).  Dr. McGarvey is currently a general surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania with plans to pursue academic cardiovascular surgery.  He is currently completing a 2-year research fellowship in the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group.  Jeremy's research interests include novel surgical and endovascular device design and MRI-based evaluation of flow and function in heart failure.

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Satoshi Takebayashi PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Satoshi Takebayashi earned his M.D. from Oita University School of Medicine in 1997 and PhD. from Oita University Graduate School of Medicine in 2006. He is a fully trained, board-certified cardiovascular surgeon from Japan. He has 10 years in cardiothoracic surgical experience and 5 years of rodent surgical research experience. Dr. Takebayashi worked as a staff physician in Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in Oita University Hospital prior to joining the Gorman Research Lab in 2011. His research interests include novel surgical/endovascular device design and valve modeling with 3D echocardiography. 

 
Tetsushi Takayama PDF Print E-mail
 Tetsushi-Takayama

Dr. Tetsushi Takayama is a fully trained cardiothoracic surgeon from Japan. He has 8 years of clinical surgical experience. He has completed the Japanese Board of Surgery Dr. Takayama will be involved in all aspects of the protocols: pre-operative, intra-operative, including anesthesia and surgical care and post-operative care

 
Tomonori Kawamura PDF Print E-mail
 Tomonori-Kawamura

Dr. Tomonori Kawamura is a fully trained cardiothoracic surgeon from Japan. He has 10 years of clinical surgical experience. He has completed the Japanese Board of Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Kawamura will be working with the Gorman lab for the next two years and will be one of the head surgeons performing the operations on the animals. He will be involved in all aspects of the protocols: pre-operative, intra-operative, including anesthesia and surgical care and post-operative care

 
Eric Shang PDF Print E-mail
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Eric Shang, M.D. graduated from Swarthmore College in 2004 and received degrees in Mathematics and Economics.  He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine is currently in his fourth year of a general surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

His current research interests include active-contour image segmentation, and finite element stress analysis of the abdominal and thoracic aortas. 

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