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Christian A. Bermudez, MD

Christian A. Bermudez, MD Physician

Director of Thoracic Transplantation Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation and ECMO Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bermudez is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP)
  • Heart Transplant - Post-Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Orthotopic Heart Transplantation
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Assist Device

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Concepcion
Residency: University of Chile School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Memberships

American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National Chilean Society of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, International Chilean Society of Transplantation, International Collaborative Clinical Research Committee: Priorities in Lung Transplantation, American Association for Thoracic Surgery/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Medical Advisory and Policy Board, Gift of Life, Philadelphia, PA, Local Priesley Society of Surgery, National The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, National Thoracic Solid Organ Heart Committee, Aetna, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bermudez is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Han Jason J, Hoenisch Kelly, Bermudez Christian: Designing an Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocol: It Is Time to Address Quality. ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) : 2019 epub .

Bhardwaj Abhishek, Miano Todd, Geller Bram, Milewski Rita C, Williams Matthew, Bermudez Christian, Vallabhajosyula Prashant, Patel Prakash, Mackay Emily, Vernick William, Lane-Fall Meghan, Raiten Jesse, McDonald Michael, Haddle John, Gutsche Jacob: Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients With Return of Spontaneous Circulation After Cardiac Arrest Owing to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia : 2019 epub.

Chen Carol W, Auvil Bryan J, Zhang Jason C, Chung Jennifer J, Gaffey Ann C, Bermudez Christian A, Goldberg Lee R, Acker Michael A, Atluri Pavan: Transplant Volume Is Associated With Graft Acceptance Threshold and Center Resource Availability. Journal of cardiac failure : 2019 epub.

McLean Rhondalyn C, Reese Peter P, Acker Michael, Atluri Pavan, Bermudez Christian, Goldberg Lee, Abt Peter L, Blumberg Emily A, Van Deerlin Vivianna M, Reddy K Rajender, Bloom Roy D, Hasz Richard, Suplee Lawrence, Sicilia Anna, Woodards Ashley, Zahid Muhammad Nauman, Bar Katharine J, Porrett Paige, Levine Matthew, Hornsby Nicole, Gentile Caren, Smith Jennifer, Goldberg David S: Transplanting hepatitis C virus-infected hearts into uninfected recipients: A single-arm trial. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2019 epub.

Sertic Federico, Crespo Maria M, Milas Bonnie, Bermudez Christian: Early diagnosis and management of pulmonary vein thrombosis following lung transplant. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2019 epub.

Bermudez C, Swain J: ECMO as a bridge to lung transplantation Difficult Decisions in Cardiothoracic Critical Care Surgery : 2019 (in press).

Suzuki Y, Bermudez C: Management of primary graft dysfunction Lung Transplantation Surgery : 2019 (in press).

Kim Yuli Y, Awh Katherine, Acker Michael, Atluri Pavan, Bermudez Christian, Crespo Maria, Diamond Joshua M, Drajpuch David, Forde-Mclean Rhondalyn, Fuller Stephanie, Goldberg Lee, Mazurek Jeremy, Mascio Christopher, Menachem Jonathan N, Rame Eduardo, Ruckdeschel Emily, Tobin Lynda, Wald Joyce: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation. Clinical transplantation 33(4) : e13496,2019 .

Bermudez C: Heart-lung transplantation Rob & Smith's Operative Cardiac Surgery, 6th Edition : 2019.

Bermudez C, Poynter J: ECMO and temporary mechanical circulatory assistance Rob & Smith's Operative Cardiac Surgery, 6th Edition : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0329
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)