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Jason W. Smith, M.D., FACS

Jason W. Smith, M.D., FACS

  • Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Academic Office:
500 Parnassus Ave, MU W405, Box 0118
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-353-7995
Fax: 415-353-4716
Email: Jason.Smith2@ucsf.edu
Admin: Matilda.Lee@ucsf.edu 
Cardiac Surgery Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 501, Box 0118
San Francisco, California 94143
Tel:415-353-1606
Fax: 415-353-1312
Heart Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 501, Box 0115
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel:415-502-4243
Fax: 415-502-0243
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Baylor University, Waco, Tx. BA, 1993

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. MD, 2002

  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. General Surgery, 2009
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2011
  • Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA. Thoracic Transplant and MCS, 2012
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Acute heart support
  • aortic arch aneurysm
  • aortic valve repair and replacement
  • ascending aortic aneurysm
  • atrial fibrillation surgery
  • cardiac tumors
  • endocarditis
  • Extra Corporeal membrane oxygenator support (ECMO)
  • Heart Transplant
  • left ventricular assist devices
  • minimally invasive LVAD surgery
  • mitral valve repair
  • mitral valve replacement
  • reoperative heart surgery
  • Total Artificial Heart support
  • transcatheter aortic valve procedures
  • tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  • DCD heart donation
  • ex-vivo heart perfusion
  • normothermic regional perfusion
  • Organ donor utilization

Jason W. Smith, M.D., is Professor of Surgery at UCSF, Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program. He was trained at Loyola University Medical Center, completing a surgical residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship, followed by an advanced fellowship in heart and lung transplant and artificial heart support at Stanford University. He practiced all aspects of general cardiac surgery with a focus on heart transplant at the University of Washington before becoming the surgical director of heart transplant at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Smith joined the faculty at UCSF in 2022 to lead the heart transplant and artificial heart support program.

Dr. Smith has been instrumental in the national effort to increase access to heart transplantation through improving donor organ utilization and was a primary investigator on the national donation after cardiac death trial.

Dr Smith serves on the national organ donation professional standards committee. He is a frequent presenter on issues related to transplantation and organ utilization, and holds membership in numerous professional and honorary societies. Dr. Smith specializes in heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart pumps and left ventricular assist devices, as well as other complex cardiac surgery procedures including mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve procedures, complex aortic operations of the ascending aorta and aortic arch, endocarditis, operations for atrial fibrillation, complex sternal repair and reconstruction, and the management of extracorporeal membrane support (ECMO).

 

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