Paul Michael McFadden, MD, FACS, FCCP, FACC

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. McFadden is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Surgical Co-Director of Lung Transplantation at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has served in the position since 2006, and has worked as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with hospitals in the Los Angeles and New Orleans areas for 43 years. Dr. McFadden contributes to the editorial boards of Chest Disease Reports and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and he is a celebrated medical educator, honored with multiple teaching awards.

Dr. McFadden received his MD from Tulane University in 1974. He served his surgical internship and residency with the Tulane University School of Medicine at Charity Hospital and went on to complete a residency in Thoracic Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Dr. McFadden joined Stanford University Hospital in 1981 as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, concurrently serving as the Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery for the Palo Alto Medical Clinic beginning in 1983.

In 1991, Dr. McFadden returned to New Orleans to teach at Tulane as a Clinical Professor of Surgery and as the Surgical Director of the Lung Transplantation Program at the Ochsner Clinic. Dr. McFadden served as Director of the Thoracic Surgery training program from 1998 until 2006, when he joined the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Additionally, Dr. McFadden served to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1983 to 1994. Dr. McFadden served as Ship’s Surgeon for the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier in 1987 and 1988 and as Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Naval Hospital, Oakland, during his active duty call-up during Desert Storm. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, awards for both pistol and rifle marksmanship, and two Meritorious Unit Commendations during his service.

Dr. McFadden has been recognized by a number of industry magazines. He is the recipient of the 2014 Berne Teaching Award, the 1994 Tiki Award from the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the 1995 Hurst B. Hatch Memorial Teaching Award from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, the 2010 Teaching Award from the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and Keck Medical School, and the 2012 Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. McFadden served as the board director of the Palo Alto YMCA as well as the chair of the Heart-Lung Transplantation Committee of One Legacy OPO in Los Angeles and Chair of the Thoracic Surgery Division of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Dr. McFadden currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. McFadden has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and films. He has participated in national and international clinical research trials dealing with organ preservation, heart and lung transplantation, endovascular stenting for thoracic aortic aneurysms, and endobronchial valves for the treatment of emphysema.