Joseph Zwischenberger is Chair, Department of Surgery and Director, Transplant Center for UK HealthCare. Dr. Zwischenberger received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich. Dr. Zwischenberger is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Zwischenberger is co-inventor of new device which greatly improves the oxygenation of blood for patients who suffer from severe lung failure. The device, a two-channel catheter expands the potential application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO in treatment for the 425,000 people in the U.S. affected annually with acute respiratory distress syndrome and end stage chronic lung disease.
UK Department of Surgery