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John Laschinger, MD

Medical Officer
Division of Cardiovascular Devices
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Laschinger joined the FDA as a Medical Officer in 2010 after a 20 year career in the clinical practice of pediatric and adult cardiac surgery. He received his medical education at The Ohio State University. He has completed a residency in General Surgery at New York University, and fellowships in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University, and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Prior to entering into the private practice of Cardiac Surgery, he served as an Assistant Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Maryland and as an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. He is UNOS certified for both heart and lung transplant surgery and founded the Heart and Lung Transplant programs at The University of Maryland as well as the Broccoli Center for Aortic Surgery at Johns Hopkins. He currently is a medical officer in the Structural Heart Devices Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Devices at FDA.

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