Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) and affiliated entities is a faith-based institution and is the flagship hospital for the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church. The institution has relationships and provides service or support to over 20 hospitals, approximately 70 clinics, and in over 30 countries around the world.
The cardiac surgery program at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) has a storied history that includes notoriety as the birthplace of infant heart transplantation and as pioneers in heart transplantation for over 25 years.
Recent recognition by major health care providers has named LLUMC as a center of excellence for cardiovascular care. In 2012, the Joint Commission certified LLUMC as a full service Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Center, which allows our institutions to provide destination therapy for non-cardiac transplant eligible heart failure patients. We care for a diverse patient population with high incidence of heart disease in a service area that includes 4 counties and surrounding states.