UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Program Receives National Recognition

Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy program honored as “Center of Excellence”

The physicians, surgeons and team members who pioneered the lifesaving pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) procedure at University of California, San Diego Health System are being honored for excellence at the annual CHEST conference, hosted by the American College of Chest Physicians, in Atlanta, October 20 to 25, 2012.  The PTE program based at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is among 11 specially selected “Centers of Excellence” showcasing the defining characteristics and practices that make them unique among health-care providers. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


Dr. William AugerMedical director of the PTE Program at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is William R. Auger, MD, pictured at left, professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine.

Other PTE Program specialists in the Department of Medicine are Drs. Peter F. Fedullo, Kim Kerr, and Nick H. Kim of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Drs. Kirk Knowlton, Lori Daniels, Daniel Blanchard, and Thomas Waltman of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.