Dr. Richard Cheng is a cardiologist trained in both advanced heart failure and interventional cardiology. After earning his MD degree at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth he spent 8 years training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center before moving on to a faculty position at University of California San Francisco. His work focuses on mechanical solutions for cardiogenic shock, interventional therapies for heart failure, and transplant coronary artery disease. Early in his career, he has published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts in heart failure, transplant, and interventional journals. He has won the William E. Shell, MD Award for Excellence in Cardiology Training, as well as several research and teaching awards, and continues to work towards understanding and developing options for advanced heart failure patients.
Dr. Francisco A. Arabia obtained his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a degree in bioengineering from Tulane Univ. and an MBA from University of AZ.
He became Prof of Surgery at University of AZ where he was the surgical director of the Lung Tx Program.
He became Chair of Cardiac Surgery at Mayo Clinic AZ where he established the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs.
He became Clinical Prof of Surgery at UCLA and became the Director for Advanced Mechanical Circulatory Support Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He currently serves as Physician Executive for Advanced Heart Programs at Banner University in Phoenix and Tucson.
He has published extensively in heart transplantation, MCS and the total artificial heart