Dr. Cheng is the surgical director of heart failure and mechanical circulatory support at Oklahoma Heart Institute. He is a cardiovascular surgeon who specializes in heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, ECMO, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, atrial fibrillation surgery (MAZE), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement. He is also a scientific investigator at Cardiovascular Innovation Institute. Dr. Cheng served as the surgical director of heart transplantation at Jewish Hospital's Rudd Heart and Lung Center at the University of Louisville prior to joining Oklahoma Heart Institute. Dr. Cheng was previously trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford and UCLA.
Dr. Cheng has received multiple national awards including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award, American Heart Association (AHA) Research Award, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) Research Award and the Society of Heart Valve C. Walton Lillehei Research Award.
He has an extensive publication record in major international cardiovascular journals including Circulation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and ASAIO. He also serves as a reviewer for these journals.
Cardiovascular surgery - Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
Cardiovascular surgery - Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Cardiothoracic surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
General surgery - Cornell University Medical College Program, New York Hospital Medical Center, Flushing, New York
General surgery - University of California, Los Angeles, California
Medical degree - Texas A&M University College of Medicine, College Station, Texas
Bachelor of Arts degree - Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Dr. Cheng received additional speciality training at the University of Rochester Medical Center, department of cardiovascular surgery.
Board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery