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John P Kupferschmid, MD

John P Kupferschmid, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
John P. Kupferschmid, MD, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Later, he completed an MBA at the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Kupferschmid did his general surgery training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed a cardiovascular surgery research fellowship with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in 1987. Dr. Kupferschmid did his cardiothoracic surgery training at Boston University Medical Center. He then completed a research fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital of Boston. Dr. Kupferschmid was clinical instructor of pediatric cardiac surgery at University of California in San Francisco, California. At Boston University Medical Center, he was an attending cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Kupferschmid was assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics, section chief of congenital heart surgery and co-director of the cardiac intensive care unit at Penn State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Since his arrival in Texas, Dr. Kupferschmid has served as assistant, and, later, associate professor and chief of the congenital heart surgery section at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. He was also chief of the cardiovascular/thoracic surgery setion for Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. Dr. Kupferschmid is currently the program director for the Congenital Heart Surgery program at Pediatric Specialists of Texas. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kupferschmid is a member of many professional societies, including the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics/Section of Congenital Heart Surgery and The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society.

Aterial Switch Operations

Atrial Septal Defect Closure

Atrioventricular Canal Repair

Bi-Directional Glenn Shunt

Ebstein's Anomaly

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support

Fontan Procedure

Norwood Procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Rapid Rescue Cardiopulmonary Support System

Repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return

Ross Procedure

Tetralogy of Fallot Repair

Ventricular Septal Defect Closure