Clinical Science Program (CSP)

Message from the Directors

The goals of Clinical Science Program are to foster patient-based research and provide training for budding researchers in cardiothoracic and vascular diseases.  Our practice setting includes one of the busiest aortic surgery centers in the world. Mentored training curricula and weekly research conferences allow research students and fellows to learn hands-on clinical trial design, basic statistical analysis, systematic literature reviews, abstract presentation and scientific writing. Under the auspices of the CSP, we conduct retrospective reviews and prospective investigator-initiated trials.

Major Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Research Initiatives:

    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Genetic Variants in Aortic Diseases
    • Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Diseases
    • Trans-Aortic Cardiac Valve Replacement
    • Peripheral Arterial Trauma
    • Lower Extremity Revascularization
    • Carotid Artery Revascularization
    • Hemodialysis Access
    • Efficacy of Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filter Program
    • Perioperative Pain Control
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Vascular Graft Infection

CSP Organization:

CSP Directors:
Director, Clinical Research and Development:
Research Team:
  • Whitley Ausbie
  • Alejandro Piazano-Umana
  • Joshua Wong
  • Madiha Hassan

For any questions or more information related to research, please email: