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Cardiothoracic / Surgical / ICU (CTICU)

Cardiothoracic / Surgical / ICU (CTICU)

The 28-bed CTICU/SICU delivers care to adult cardiac, heart/lung transplantation, thoracic and vascular patients. These patients have undergone cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, heart transplants, lung transplants and ventricular assist device placement. This ICU specializes in the support of patients with invasive cardiac monitoring, cardiac support devices and advanced support of ARDS. The CTICU team provide all day to day ECMO support management and under the leadership of Dr. Penny Sappington as the Medical Director of the ECMO program and colleagues in CT Surgery and Perfusion Services, oversee our ELSO recognized ECMO Center of Excellence. 


Dr. Penny Lynn SappingtonCTICU/SICU Medical Director

Dr. Holt Murray, CTICU Co-Director

Other Team Members: Drs. John Kellum, and Hernando Gomez; APPs: Jane Guttendorf, Amanda Lombardi, Charmaine Pykosh, Charles Ammon, Kimberly Anderson, Heather Halle, Mitch Kampmeyer; PharmD: Ryan Rivosecchi