2011 Norman E. Shumway, MD,
Visiting Professorship Lecture

Sara J. Shumway, MD, professor of surgery, vice-chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and surgical director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Minnesota, spoke at the fourth annual 2011 Norman E. Shumway, MD, Visiting Professorship Lecture on May 20, 2011.

The day's events included meeting with alumni and current residents as well as Dr. Shumway's presentation at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge, entitled “VADS and Dads”

View the video of Dr. Shumway's speech

About Dr. Sara Shumway

Dr. Sara Shumway was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and lived there for six months before spending four years in Minnesota. She then grew up in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Shumway attended Stanford University and then Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She stayed there to complete general surgery training and spent one year conducting immunology research with Sir Peter Medawar. Dr. Shumway received her cardiothoracic training at Johns Hopkins Medical School. After Johns Hopkins, her entire academic career has been at the University of Minnesota.  She has been surgical director of both heart transplantation and lung transplantation. She has enjoyed a busy clinical career and has mentored medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

Her current research interests include clinical trials with left ventricular assist devices and stem cell implantation, as well as basic immunology work on chronic rejection. She has over 120 publications including a book, Thoracic Transplantation, co-edited with her father, Norman E. Shumway, MD.

Sara J. Shumway, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Surgical Director
Lung Transplantation

Senior Member Graduate Faculty

Professor of Surgery

University of Minnesota