Department of Surgery
Tae H. Song specializes in the treatment of complex cardiac and thoracic conditions. He has expertise in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support for patients suffering from heart failure. He also performs lung transplantation to treat advanced lung disease. Additionally, he is experienced in the surgical management of aortic conditions, including aneurysms and dissections. He is the surgical director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Lung Transplant Program and the director of its Acute Cardiopulmonary Support/ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) program.
Along with his clinical work, Song is committed to researching the best surgical techniques and treatment options to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. His own research findings have been published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Surgery, the American Journal of Cardiology, and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has also served as the co-investigator on multiple cardiac and thoracic clinical trials.
He received his MD from Seoul National University and completed his internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He then completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery, as well as mechanical circulatory support and cardiothoracic transplantation, at Massachusetts General Hospital.