The Pauley Heart Center continues to do well. We are excited to be in a building phase, and we are recruiting new physicians for our cardiac catheterization laboratory, electrophysiology laboratory, and heart failure program. We are continuing to live by the VCU moniker: “Every Day a New Discovery.”
In the following pages, we will share with you some of the exciting new developments in our Cardiac Surgery program. It is without question one of the best in the country. We are busy caring for patients from all over the state as well as from the Southeast and Mid–Atlantic. We tackle some of the toughest and most complex cases, and our results are excellent. Dr. Kasirajan has built a world–class team. We are performing procedures in Richmond, for which physicians from all over the country are coming to observe and trying to emulate our success.
Also, in this issue we recognize several of our generous benefactors and report on recent faculty accomplishments and accolades. These are truly exciting times at the Pauley Heart Center. Challenges continue to lie ahead, but I think with our loyal friends and our talented faculty and nurses, we will continue to make the Pauley Heart Center a leader in Cardiovascular Care and Research. We thank all of you for your support.
Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, M.D.
Chairman, Division of Cardiology