Elisabeth Wynne is a General Surgery resident from Washington University in St. Louis currently completing her research years as a Stanford Biodesign Fellow. She has a background in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. She is interested in medical technology innovation, particularly related to general and cardiothoracic surgery.

Honors & Awards

  • Looking to the Future, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2011)
  • Travel Award, American Society of Hematology (2009)
  • Department of Homeland Security Scholar, Department of Homeland Security (2006-2008)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Surgeons (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Association of Women Surgeons (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Association (2008 - 2012)

Professional Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Virginia (2008)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia (2012)

Stanford Advisors

Community and International Work

  • Pop Wuj, Xela, Guatemala


    Medical Spanish

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Virginia

    Populations Served

    Rural and Low Income



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Medical technology innovation by identifying robust needs and concept solutions.


Journal Articles

  • Use of a Left Ventricular Assist Device in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY Wynne, E., Bergin, J. D., Ailawadi, G., Kern, J. A., Kennedy, J. L. 2011; 26 (6): 663-665


    Late stages of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) result in medically refractory heart failure. Current treatments include septal myomectomy or alcohol ablation; however, not all patients are eligible for these procedures. We describe the technical aspects of implantation of a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplant therapy for a patient with HCM and end-stage heart failure. Pre- and post-operative imaging demonstrates the importance of establishing a functional inflow tract for the device.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01331.x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000298002800029

    View details for PubMedID 22010636

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