At the Heart of the Matter

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Miller Children`s & Women`s Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Shaun P. Setty, MD

Helen E. Hoag Endowed Chair in Pediatric CardioVascular Surgery; Medical Director, Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
  • Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Setty is triple-board-certified in surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, & congenital heart surgery. Dr. Setty completed his medical education at Medical College of Ohio and his general surgery residency at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country. He also spent a year during his training at Green Lane Hospital in New Zealand as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgery fellow. He then spent three years at the University of Minnesota/Lillehei Heart Institute, the birthplace of cardiac surgery, completing his cardiothoracic surgery training. He performed his congenital heart surgery fellowship at the esteemed Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

He has experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery including neonatal and transplant surgery. He is currently involved in basic and clinical cardiac research projects.

He is a member of the medical school honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Setty also has numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, to his credit including a recently published article in collaboration with UCLA on Circulatory Support Devices in Advances in Heart Failure. He is on the advisory board of a congenital heart journal and has been invited to review manuscripts for many other journals. In addition, he has made over forty research presentations or lectures on pediatric and adult cardiac issues and treatment.

Dr. Setty's primary interest is in providing the highest level of individualized care for each one of his patients.

As a specialist, Dr. Setty may not be selected as a primary care physician.

Areas of Interest

  • Congenital Heart Disease, including Neonatal Surgery
  • Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Heart-lung Bypass Mechanics
  • Cardiac Intensive Care

Podcast Summary

Congenital heart defects are conditions present at birth that affect how a baby's heart is made and the way it works.

They are the most common type of birth defects.

In the United States, about 40,000 infants are born with a heart defect each year.

The Pediatric Heart Center at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach provides total prenatal, infant, pediatric and young adult heart care for patients with congenital or acquired heart disease or who have a family history of heart problems.