Ben Levin, MD recently completed his residency in anesthesiology and is headed to Massachusetts General Hospital for a fellowship in critical care.
In this episode, I have the privilege of speaking with Ben Levin, MD on the perioperative management of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) for non-cardiac surgery. We discuss device function, cardiac physiology, and perioperative management and monitoring of patients with LVADs. This is your podcast if you’re looking for a refresher or quick overview of managing patients with LVADs as an anesthesia provider!
Dr Levin received his Master’s of Science in biomedicine and his medical degree from Tufts University Medical School. He just wrapped up his anesthesia residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine and is currently a fellow in critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical areas of interest include cardiovascular surgery and critical care, echocardiography and mechanical circulatory support devices.
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