Michael S. Firstenberg
Dr Michael S Firstenberg is a board-certified thoracic surgeon practicing adult cardiac surgery at The Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado, USA) where he serves at the Chief of Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He currently holds Adjunct appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He also has a faculty appointment at Rocky Vista University. He attended Case Western Reserve University Medical School, received his General Surgery training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, and completed a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at The Ohio State University. He also obtained advanced training in heart failure surgical therapies at The Cleveland Clinic. He has lectured worldwide and written >100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous textbook chapters, and edited several books. In addition, he is active in numerous professional societies, clinical research projects, and multi-disciplinary leadership committees.