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Dr. Peter D. Wearden

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Faculty - Academic, Physician

UPMC
200 Lothrop Street Suite G300
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15213
United States

Company Description: The UPMC Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is a national leader in the treatment of heart disease, education and cardiovascular research. The Institute's research...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Clinical Instructor In Cardiothoracic Surgery
    UPMC
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Director of Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Regenerative Medicine Today
  • Faculty Member
    McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Director of Surgery for Preclinical Testing
    McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support
    Children's Hospital

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow In Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
    The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Board of Trustees Member
    Children's Hospital

Education

  • Georgetown University
  • Ph.D. , Pharmacology and Toxicology
    West Virginia University
  • M.D. , Pharmacology and Toxicology
    West Virginia University , School of Medicine
54 Total References
Web References
University of Pittsburgh: PediaFlow
www.launchpnt.com, 16 July 2008 [cached]
Peter Wearden
Dr. Wearden is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.He graduated from Georgetown University with honors and then received his M.D. from West Virginia University, School of Medicine and then his Ph.D. also from West Virginia University in Pharmacology and Toxicology.In 2003, Dr. Wearden was Director of Surgery for the McGowan Center for Preclinical Testing at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and then following that position, he was a Clinical Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.Under his post-graduate studies he held positions which included being a Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and held several positions at West Virginia University, School of Medicine which included Chief Resident in Surgery, Senior Surgical Resident, Research Associate, Intern and Junior Surgical Resident and Research Assistant.
The animal implant was performed by ...
www.dimag.com, 6 Sept 2007 [cached]
The animal implant was performed by Peter Wearden, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric cardiac surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Regenerative Medicine Today - Podcast: Regenerative Medicine Today Podcast #66
www.regenerativemedicinetoday.com, 31 Mar 2009 [cached]
Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Peter Wearden, MD, PhD. Dr. Wearden is an Assistant Professor-Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Director Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a faculty member at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Joining Dr. Wearden is Dr. Joel Gradowski and Cindy Gradowski, who discuss their son's recent cardiac treatment and recovery through the use of a Ventricular Assist Device.
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For more information on Dr. Wearden's work interests and initiatives:
Development of Pediatric Artificial Heart.
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Dr. Peter Wearden, M.D., ...
pediatrics.ulitzer.com [cached]
Dr. Peter Wearden, M.D., Ph.D. is a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplantation, Director of Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support program, and Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Wearden currently is spearheading two National Institutes of Health-funded projects to develop an internal and external ventricular assist device (VAD) for young children to help keep their blood pumping during life support or as a bridge to heart-lung transplant. Dr. Wearden completed medical school and surgical residency, and earned a doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology from West Virginia University. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and was Chief Clinician Fellow in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Wearden was also director of surgery for preclinical testing at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
www.givetochildren.org, 29 July 2011 [cached]
Because ECMO is considered to be only a temporary measure, his doctors, led by cardiac surgeon Peter Wearden, MD, Ph.D, requested and received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place Ethan on the Berlin Heart.  
The Berlin Heart is a pediatric heart assist device that has been used with success in Europe but is still considered experimental in the United States. Dr. Wearden and his team at Children's are among a handful of physicians in the country who have undergone special training to implant the device in children as young as Ethan and must get FDA approval for each procedure. 
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Ethan started showing signs of improvement and Dr. Wearden ordered another cardiac catheterization.
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