Heart & Vascular Program at Jefferson


At Jefferson, innovation is in our DNA. We are the birthplace of the heart-lung machine. One of the first centers in the U.S. to use stents for blocked arteries. A leader in minimally invasive procedures like transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Our history is filled with milestones that have revolutionized cardiac care. And all of these innovations were made possible through medical research. Philanthropic support has the potential to take our research to the next level, fueling our efforts to personalize cardiac care, develop targeted therapies, and pioneer new surgical techniques that speed up recovery time for our patients.

We are redefining what is humanly possible. Your generosity fuels novel research, creates educational opportunities, and catalyzes innovation.

Rene J. Alvarez Jr., MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP Rohinton Morris, MD, FACS
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We are on the cusp of world-changing advancements, but big ideas like these require big efforts. Now more than ever, philanthropy plays a critical role in the advancement of our Heart and Vascular Program. An investment in the Heart and Vascular Program at Jefferson is an investment in our community. Together, we can help generations of cardiac patients achieve their best possible quality of life.


Name: Katharine Geary
Position: Associate Director of Development, Department of Medicine, Office of Institutional Advancement
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