Dr. Dawn Lombardo developed program to help patients with moderate to severe heart failure

December 01, 2012
Dawn M. Lombardo, DO, Cardiologist

Dr. Dawn Lombardo joined UC Irvine Medical Center to initiate its Heart Failure Program. She developed the program and assembled a dedicated and highly experienced team including heart failure and electrophysiology specialists and talented cardiothoracic surgeons from UC Irvine University Physicians & Surgeons.

The clinical, research and educational expertise at UC Irvine Medical Center enables the Heart Failure Program to meet the complex needs of patients with moderate to severe heart failure. The program’s goal is to work with community and university hospital physicians to provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, utilizing the most current and best evidence-based medicines, devices, surgical therapies and technology. The program is dedicated to the development of new heart failure treatment approaches through a large, active research program.

Lombardo earned her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency in internal medicine was served at Chicago’s Northwestern Evanston Hospital, followed by a cardiology fellowship at University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. Subsequently, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at University of California, San Diego. She has participated in multiple multicenter clinical trials involving medical and device treatments for patients with heart failure. Her research interests center on new forms of heart failure therapy and on women with heart disease.

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