Hannah Copeland, MD, FACS, FACC

Cardiac Surgery - Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support and ECMO
Graduated From: 
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine (medical school), Loma Linda University - Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Indiana University - Thoracic Surgery Transplant Fellowship
Current Position: 
Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support,  Director of ECMO,  Lutheran Hospital - Fort Wayne, Indiana; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine - Fort Wayne, Indiana  
Current Projects: 
My priority is clinical research about donor heart risk factors.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?: 
The privilege to help people get a new lease on life.  
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?: 
The privilege to give people a new lease on life gives me the job satisfaction that keeps me going, that makes me want to get up and do it every day!
How have you served AST?: 
I previously served on the Thoracic and Critical Care COP Executive Committee.  Currently, I’m serving as co-chair of the TCC COP Cardiopulmonary Shock Workgroup.
Fun Facts: 
I enjoy cooking with my family.