Mr. Douglas Lohmann is the Senior Biomedical Engineer at Vital Engineering. He joined the Vital Engineering team in March of 2002. He has over 18 years of clinical ventricular assist device/total artificial heart (VAD/TAH) experience, including over 270 VAD/TAH patients. Vital Engineering is a UPMC program that offers around- the-world medical consultation, physician training, and patient support regarding the implementation of various VADs.
Mr. Lohmann earned his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his MEng degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Lohmann pioneered a new cardiac assist device program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and served as a biomedical engineer in cardiothoracic services at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center.
Mr. Lohmann has been involved in numerous clinical trials for cardiac assist devices and has trained several centers in the use of Thoratec VAD and IVAD, Novacor, Heartmate 1 and 2, and Ventracor.
Additionally, he has authored/co-authored more than 20 published articles, chapters, and abstracts.
View a list of Mr. Lohmann’s publications here.