Dr. Jacob DeLaRosa is the chief of Cardiac and Endovascular surgery as well as the Surgical Director of the Trans-catheter Program. He is double boarded in General surgery and Thoracic surgery. He did his Thoracic surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004 he went to Southeast Idaho to start the first Cardiothoracic surgical program. Over the past 15-years he has built a nationally and international recognized program.
He is past president of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, and past member of the FDA Risk Advisory Committee. He has extensively published in peer reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts and holds several US and International patents. He is a Ted Talk alumnus, celebrated author and expert on dealing with Physician disruptive behavior. He has extensive experience in taking an idea, moving forward to production, and being able to take the product to market. He is known around the world as the surgeon that saved the 1-pound Yorkie.