Eric I Jeng

Eric I Jeng, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-0916
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About Eric I Jeng

Eric I. Jeng, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, and the Surgical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Dr. Jeng was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and obtained his bachelor’s of science in Biology from the University of California Los Angeles in 2005. He subsequently completed a joint Doctorate of Medicine degree and Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2009. For his high scholastic achievement, Dr. Jeng was selected for membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business. Dr. Jeng stayed in Chicago to complete his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System. As a chief general surgery resident, he was awarded the Best Teacher Award from the Department of Surgery, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Mentors Program. He then moved to the University of Florida to complete a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. During his chief cardiac fellowship year, Dr. Jeng gained specialty training in heart and lung transplantation, cardiopulmonary mechanical support, cardiothoracic minimally invasive and robotic surgery and complex aortic and valvular reconstruction.

Dr. Jeng has continued to contribute to the field of medicine and surgery with peer-reviewed journal articles. As a scientist and surgeon, Dr. Jeng’s research interests include translational research in cardiopulmonary mechanical support and heart and lung transplantation, dysphagia in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, artificial intelligence and advanced imaging technology, and economics in medicine. He has presented at both domestic and international conferences in these areas. At the University of Florida, Dr. Jeng contributes to groundbreaking innovations and clinical trials, teaches future physicians and surgeons and leads continuing medical education conferences for practicing medical providers. Furthermore, Dr. Jeng is a Co-Primary Investigator in a multi-disciplinary project submitted to the NIH as a Research Project (R-01) .

He is an active board member serving a three year term (2021-2024) as the Treasurer of the Faculty Council for the College of Medicine . Dr. Jeng is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association. Dr. Jeng offers operative expertise in heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist device implantation, extracorporeal membranous oxygenation, cardiopulmonary mechanical support, transcatheter valve replacements, thoracic endovascular repair, minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery and complex aortic and valve pathology.


Advocacy Scholarship-ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit
2017 · Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Centennial Resident Poster 2nd Place Winner Thoracic Surgery
2017 · American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Da Vinci Robotics Fellowship Advanced Training
2017 · American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Re-Evolution Summit Cardiothoracic Surgery Gore Scholarship
2017 · Re-Evolution Summit
Da Vinci Robotics Graham Foundation Fellowship
2016 · American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    American Board of General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Aortic valve surgery – minimally invasive
  • Aortic valve surgery – open
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Lung transplant
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic pathology
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical circulatory support


A mini-thoracotomy approach for walking veno-arterial extracorporeal membranous oxygenation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 36(4):1569-1571 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.15232. [PMID] 33331047.
Application of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in open left chest aortic aneurysm repair.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.080. [PMID] 33934896.
Cor-Knot automated fastener in distal anastomosis of total aortic arch replacement: A case report.
Clinical case reports. 9(7) [DOI] 10.1002/ccr3.4555. [PMID] 34306706.
Discriminant Ability of the 3-Ounce Water Swallow Test to Detect Aspiration in Acute Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patients.
Dysphagia. [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-021-10333-0. [PMID] 34268585.
Dysphagia after cardiac surgery: Prevalence, risk factors, and associated outcomes.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.02.087. [PMID] 33814177.
Florida Sleeve Operative Technique
Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. [DOI] 10.1053/j.optechstcvs.2020.11.001.
Management of a spontaneous supra-aortic arterial dissection: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13256-021-02886-3. [PMID] 34074328.
Pericardial release for early LVAD malalignment a less invasive approach.
Clinical case reports. 9(3):1155-1157 [DOI] 10.1002/ccr3.3702. [PMID] 33768800.
Pregnancy With a Ventricular Assist Device: A Systematic Review of the Existing Literature.
Journal of cardiac failure. 27(2):185-187 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.08.014. [PMID] 33573759.
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
Vocal Fold Mobility Impairment After Cardiovascular Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Sequela.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 112(1):53-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.074. [PMID] 33075318.
Early versus standard renal replacement therapy after left ventricular assist device implantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(10):2529-2538 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14873. [PMID] 32741013.
Impact of Secondary Aortic Interventions After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 110(1):27-38 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.10.015. [PMID] 31785293.
J-Mart: aortic valve replacement with Florida sleeve aortic root reconstruction.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 58(6):1304-1305 [DOI] 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa236.
Pasteurella Multiocida infection resulting in a descending thoracic aorta mycotic pseudoaneurysm.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(8):2070-2072 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14776. [PMID] 32652682.
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
Protek Duo Rapid Deployment cannulation utilized to bridge to durable heartware left ventricular assist device.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(8):2067-2069 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14775. [PMID] 32652695.
Risk Stratification and Optimization to Prevent Right Heart Failure During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2020.09.130. [PMID] 33097383.
Simultaneous aortic valve endocarditis and mycotic pseudoaneurysm of aortic coarctation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(7):1714-1716 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14645. [PMID] 32557775.
Swallowing screening practice patterns for nurses in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit.
Journal of clinical nursing. 29(23-24):4573-4582 [DOI] 10.1111/jocn.15490. [PMID] 32920944.
Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14486. [PMID] 32115823.
The Impact of Donor and Recipient Age: Older Lung Transplant Recipients Do Not Require Younger Lungs.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 107(3):868-876 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.066. [PMID] 30444994.
Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology. 41(11):1463-1467 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23070. [PMID] 30225924.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to facilitate tracheal healing after oesophagogastric catastrophe.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 53(1):288-289 [DOI] 10.1093/ejcts/ezx284. [PMID] 28950364.
Femorofemoral Shunt During Surgery for Acute DeBakey Type 1 Dissection to Treat Peripheral Extremity Malperfusion.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 103(1):e17-e20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.05.114. [PMID] 28007264.
Fusobacterium emphysematous pyomyositis with necrotizing fasciitis of the leg presenting as compartment syndrome: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13256-017-1493-y. [PMID] 29179775.
Perfusion Index: An Indicator of Success During Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 104(2):426-430 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.023. [PMID] 28527965.
Left Ventricular Assist Device and Bariatric Surgery: A Bridge to Heart Transplant by Weight and Waiting Time Reduction.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(2):120-2 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12688. [PMID] 26749254.
Inferior Vena Cava Stent-Graft Sepsis.
Annals of vascular surgery. 29(7):1451.e17-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.avsg.2015.04.067. [PMID] 26122419.
Comparison of nonoperative management with renorrhaphy and nephrectomy in penetrating renal injuries.
The Journal of trauma. 71(3):554-8 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e318203321a. [PMID] 21610541.
Biological effects of induced MYCN hyper-expression in MYCN-amplified neuroblastomas.
International journal of oncology. 37(4):983-91 [PMID] 20811720.
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A Mini-Thoracotomy Approach for Walking Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation
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Aug 2020 ACTIVE
DRPD-ROF2020: Reversible thiol oxidation and antioxidant treatment of cardiac and diaphragm contractile dysfunction in patients with end-stage heart failure
Role: Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
2015-2018 · University of Florida, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Residency – General Surgery
2011-2015 · University of Illinois, Department of Surgery
Masters of Business Administration – Management, Human Resources and Information Technology in Healthcare Management
2008-2009 · Liautaud School of Business at University of Illinois
Medical School
2005-2009 · University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship

Contact Details

(352) 265-0916