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Jay Pal, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Aurora, CO, University of Colorado Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Aurora, CO

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Colorado

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Education & Training

  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2006 - 2009
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine
    University of California (San Francisco) School of MedicineResidency, General Surgery, 2001 - 2006
  • Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine  Science
    Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine ScienceClass of 2001, MD, PhD
  • University of California at BerkeleyBA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1989 - 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2013 - 2018
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2010 - 2013
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2006 - 2009
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - Present
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
  • Arthur J. Hunnicutt, M.D. Award 2005

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Surgical therapy for anomalous aortic origin of the coronary arteries.  
    Jaggers, J. and Pal, J.D., Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Gap junctions: Molecular basis of cell communication in health and disease.  
    Ebihara, L., Pal, J.D., Current Topics in Membranes, Volume 49


  • Management of the Post-Heart Transplant Patient. 
    Transplant Nursing Core Curriculum, University Health System
  • Prisoners on Death Row should be accepted as Organ Donors. 
    Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Successful Heart Transplantation in a Patient with Complex Congenital Heart Defects. 
    International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
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Press Mentions

  • New Technology Helps Move Hearts
    New Technology Helps Move HeartsFebruary 5th, 2017
  • Medical Students Help Create Surgical Training Tool to Meet Local and Global Needs
    Medical Students Help Create Surgical Training Tool to Meet Local and Global NeedsJune 4th, 2021

Professional Memberships

  • Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgery Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Western Thoracic Surgery Association

Hospital Affiliations