Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Kpodonu is a cardiovascular surgeon, visionary clinician /scientist and lead author/editor of 4 medical textbooks. Dr. Kpodonu’s current interests include innovations in cardiac surgery, global health innovation, precision medicine, digital health technology, biomedical innovation, hybrid operating room design and constructions and global surgical capacity building.

Dr. Kpodonu has held various leadership positions including recently as surgical director of Hybrid cardiac surgery program at the Jeffrey Milton Heart and Vascular Institute of Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, CA and clinical associate professorship of surgery at the University of California Irvine (UCI)

Dr. Kpodonu was involved in fund raising activities with over$40million raised during his tenure including being the lead in development and construction of a $6.7 million advanced cardiac hybrid operating room currently touted as one of the most complex and advanced robotic hybrid operating rooms in the world.

Dr. Kpodonu is an active member of the American Society of cardio-thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Vascular Surgeons. He is a member of the division of cardiac surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and holds a faculty position at the Harvard Medical School.