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Dr. Erik Orozco-HernandezAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest
mechanical circulatory support, ventricular assist devices, heart transplant, adult cardiac surgery, vascular and endovascular Surgery


Dr. Orozco Hernandez completed his training in Mexico and was board certified for Consejo Nacional Cirugia de Torax with the highest honors. He has been an active surgeon in all the areas of cardiovascular and lung disease, including adult heart surgery, congenital surgery, vascular and endovascular surgery, chest wall surgery and tracheal and lung surgery. He completed a fellowship at Arizona Heart Hospital in vascular and endovascular surgery and a fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant.

Hernandez is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sociedad Mexicana de Cirugia Cardiaca, Sociedad Mexicana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax y Sociedad Mexicana de Cirujanos Toracicos Generales.

Dr. Orozco Hernandez is interested in clinical research related to the design and evolution of mechanical circulatory support and ventricular assist devices, as well as the continuous development of endovascular surgery.


Medical School
Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Universidad Autónoma De Guadalajara, Hospital del Carmen
Guadalajara, Jalisco México

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Hospital De Especialidades Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
General Surgery

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Hospital De Enfermedades Cardiovasculares y Del Tórax (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Diseases Hospital)
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Mechanical Cardiac Support and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship

Arizona Heart Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
Vascular and Endovascular Research Fellowship


Campus Address
THT 760

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