Edwin C. McGee Jr., MD is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the surgical director of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assistance for the Advanced Heart Failure Program within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He is a member of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and an associate professor of Surgery at Northwestern University at Feinberg School of Medicine.Dr. McGee's special interests include heart failure, transplantation, mechanical assistance (VAD, LVAD), coronary bypass surgery, valve repair, aortic surgery, endocarditis, maze procedure and re-operative surgery. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. McGee completed his internship as well as his general surgery and thoracic surgery residencies at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in transplantation, heart failure and mechanical assistance at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and served as a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. McGee is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and has been inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.