Train with the Experts

LifeNet Health supports the advancement of clinical expertise by providing donated human tissue to teaching institutions for hands-on training. Residents, fellows, and practicing cardiac and vascular surgeons can refine surgical techniques utilizing human tissue that has been donated for education.

Hands-on training made possible through the gift of donation can improve surgical skills, patient outcomes, and give healing every advantage.

Common training topics:

  • Aortic valve repair/replacement
  • Pulmonary valve repair/replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Atrial or Ventricular septal defect repair (ASD/VSD)
  • Suturing
  • Anastomoses
  • Root enlargement
  • Angioplasty
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Fistula creation


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“I had a great experience at the course. Was able to bring back some pearls and insight to our valve team.” – Dr. Ryan Shelstad

“Thank you all so much for your hard work planning/coordinating this event and giving me the opportunity to attend. It was an excellent course and I learned a great deal. I am also very appreciative of the donors and their families for their contribution to education and advancement in cardiac surgery.” – Dr. Anna Xue

“The meeting was absolutely outstanding! Very well done and very helpful. I appreciate you guys organizing it.” – Dr. Geoffrey Answini

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate. It was a great pleasure to meet you all. It was truly a wonderful course, and I learned a lot. I look forward to participating in your upcoming courses as well.” – Dr. Nataliya Bahatyrevich