Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Berick Center for Student Advising Preprofessional Programs
A Talk by Damien LaPar, MD, MSc Assistant Professor of Surgery Pediatric and Congenital Surgery at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center Dr. LaPar remembers being in your shoes, as a premed, not so long ago. He has volunteered share a little bit about his own career trajectory as you contemplate your futures. Dr. LaPar has been able to meaningfully integrate research into his career as a pediatric cardiac surgeon and he will talk a little bit about how he made this happen. He will also answer any other questions that you might have about navigating this journey. Dr. LaPar completed his Congenital Cardiac Surgery training at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital where he served as Chief Clinical Fellow. He graduated medical school at the University of Colorado, and he completed General Surgery and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery training at the University of Virginia. He completed a two-year basic science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Virginia where he also acquired a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree from the School of Public Health Sciences. Dr. LaPar's clinical interests are in neonatal cardiac surgery, pediatric VADs, minimally-invasive pediatric cardiac surgery, and VATS (Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery) for PDA ligation and vascular ring repair. His research interests include stem-cell and myocardial regenerative therapy, as well as multi-institutional clinical research collaboratives and clinical trials.