Please join us as Dr. Francisco Arabía disucsses his new role with Banner Health’s Heart Program. Dr Arabía will share his knowledge and expertise about heart transplants at Banner Health. Feel free to ask questions!
Light food and beverages will be served at 5:00 pm for social time before Dr Arabía starts at 5:30 pm.
"Dr. Arabia is a world-class cardiac surgeon, who is an international leader in the care of patients with the most severe types of heart disease. In addition to clinical care, he will advance education and research for our students and residents as he works collaboratively with teams in Phoenix and Tucson," said Guy Reed, MD, dean of the University of ArizonaCollege of Medicine – Phoenix.
New Life Society is pleased to host Francisco A Arabía, MD, an internationally recognized surgeon and executive leader in thoracic, cardiothoracic vascular and transplant surgery.
Dr. Arabia joined Banner Health in July as physician executive of Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. His is creating a system-wide Advanced Heart Failure and Circulatory Support program in Phoenix and Tucson.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Heart Association in advanced cardiovascular life support, Dr. Arabía came to Banner from Cedars-Sinai, where he served as both Director of CSHI Center for Surgical Device Management of Advanced Heart Disease and Surgical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
In 2005, Dr. Arabía helped start the first heart transplant program in metropolitan Phoenix at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Arabía has more than two decades of experience in the fields of thoracic, cardiothoracic vascular and transplant surgery, and often is called upon for his expertise by national and international agencies. He has presented his work at professional conferences and meetings throughout the world and has published peer-reviewed research in multiple journals, including the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
Dr. Arabía received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and served residencies in general surgery at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans and in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Arizona, Tuscon. His undergraduate work was done at Tulane University, where he graduated magna cum laude in the field of Biomedical Engineering. Among Dr. Arabía’s professional honors and awards are the Training Award of Excellence by the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. Dr. Arabía also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona.
The Newton is located at 3rd Ave and Camelback, inside Changing Hands bookstore. Light food and refreshments hosted by New Life Society, drinks are available for purchase. Free parking across 3rd Ave and across Camelback.