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Christian A. Bermudez, MD

Christian A. Bermudez, MD Surgeon

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

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

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)
  • 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

  • Penn Heart and Vascular Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine East Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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 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

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, National Chilean Society of Transplantation, National Collaborative Clinical Research Committee: Priorities in Lung Transplantation, American Association for Thoracic Surgery/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Heart Failure/Transplant Scientific Council, The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Johns Hopkins University Committee for the Development of National and International Guidelines, Curriculum and Performance Metrics for ECLS, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Mechanical Circulatory Support Council, The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Medical Advisory and Policy Board, Gift of Life., Local Priesley Society of Surgery, National The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee, American Society of Transplant Surgeons., National Thoracic Solid Organ Heart Committee, Aetna, National Workforce on International Relationships, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International

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.

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)