Minimally invasive heart surgery topic of May 15 Omaha Science Cafe

May 01, 2018

Image with caption: Dr. Andrew Goldsweig

Dr. Andrew Goldsweig

Andrew Goldsweig, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of cardiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and an interventional cardiologist with Nebraska Medicine, will discuss minimally invasive surgical options for people who have structural heart disease, at the next Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m. on May 15 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Goldsweig specializes in a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of heart defects.

His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect closure, and interventions for peripheral arterial disease and pulmonary embolism. His research employs large data registries to study outcomes of structural heart disease interventions.

After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Goldsweig earned his medical degree at New York University. He trained in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology at Yale University, and went on to complete a dedicated fellowship in structural heart disease at Brown University.

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.

Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to

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