In this video, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, and colleague Ronald M. Fairman, MD, examine the benefits of technological innovation for their patients, and the evolving coalescence of their fields. Dr. Bavaria’s perspective, that eventually all aortic conditions, from the valve to the bifurcation, will be treated endovascularly, is joined by Dr. Fairman’s belief in the future, lack of imagination is the only limitation to what’s possible for thoracic and endovascular patients.
Dr. Fairman is Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Penn and current President of The Society of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Bavaria is Penn’s Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery and current President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Bavaria, leads Penn's Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program and is current President of the American Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This video also features cardiothoracic surgeon Stephanie Fuller, MD.
To view other parts of this program:
Part 1: Heart Talk - The Collaborative Aortic Disease Program at Penn Medicine
Part 3: Heart Talk - Reconfiguring Education in the Era of Collaborative Endovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Part 4: Heart Talk - Getting to Know Ronald M. Fairman, MD
Part 5: Heart Talk - Getting to Know Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Part 6: Heart Talk - Presidents without Precedent at Penn Medicine