Michael S Firstenberg, MD FACC is a board-certified thoracic surgeon. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Integrative Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University and practices at Summa Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio where he also serves as the Director of Surgical Research. He joined the faculty in Akron almost 5 years ago after 6 years on the faculty at The Ohio State University where he also did his Thoracic training with advanced surgical training at The Cleveland Clinic. He has been involved with numerous Institution leaderships, development, quality, process improvement, and multi-disciplinary committees as well as the Principle investigator on numerous Industry and Translational research projects. He is also anactive member of the STS (Society for Thoracic Surgeons), ACC (American College of Cardiology), and AATS (American Association for Thoracic Surgeons) and currently serves on numerous leadership committees for these organizations. He has co-authored >100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, authored numerous book chapters, and edited several textbooks in addition to serving on the editorial board of several international Journals. He has also lectured worldwide on mechanical support therapies.
Research Interest: Cardiothoracic Surgery