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George L. Hicks, M.D.

Cardiology, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiac - Adults; Cardiac Surgery, Adult

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2509

Office: (585) 275-1510

Fax: (585) 244-7171

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

George Hicks, M.D., Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and additionally completed his residency and fellowship from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks joined the Department of Surgery in 1981 and has been Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and program director for Cardiothoracic surgery since 1990. His areas of special interest include coronary artery disease, aortic and valve surgery and the use of cardiac simulation for educational purposes.
Dr. Hicks has been nationally involved in developing cardiac simulation for use in resident education for the last several years. He has been integral in pioneering new methods of assessment and simulation through a cardiothoracic "boot camp", new technology seminars and local skill sessions with residents and medical students.
Dr. Hicks is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Society for Thoracic Surgeons, Chairman of Workforce on Education STS, past President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, the Chairman of the Education Committee ABTS, Co-Chair of the Committee on Evaluation of LMS/CMS for global curriculum, recipient of national societies award for teaching and is a member of several more boards and societies.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education

1967
BA | Wesleyan University
Arts & Sciences

1971
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1971 - 06/30/1972
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

09/01/1972 - 06/30/1977
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

09/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Residency in Thoracic Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2012
Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Socrates Award

1971
Alpha Omega Alpha - Rochester, 1971

Publications

Journal Articles

2017
Mokadam, Nahush A. MD; Fann, James I. MD; Hicks, George L. MD; Nesbitt, Jonathan C. MD; Burkhart, Harold M. MD; Conte, John V. MD; Coore, Daniel N. PhD; Ramphal, Paul S. MD; Shen, K. Robert MD; Walker, Jennifer D. MD; Feins, Richard H. MD. "Experience with the Cardiac Surgery Simulation Curriculum: Results of the Resident and Faculty Survey". Ann. Thoracic Surg. 2017; 103: 322-328.

2017
Feins, Richard H MD; Burkhart, Harold M MD; Conte, John V. MD; Coore, Daniel N PhD; Fann, James I MD; Hicks, George L. Jr. MD; Nesbitt, Jonathan C MD; Ramphal, Paul S. MD; Schiro, Sharon E. PhD; Shen, K. Robert MD; Sridhar, Amaanti, BS; Stewart, Paul W PhD; Walker, Jennifer D MD; Mokadam, Nahush A MD. "Simulation-Based Training in Cardiac Surgery". Ann. Thoracic Surg. 2017; 103: 312-321.

2017
Hicks, George L. Jr. "Invited Commentary for article You're right, You're right. I Know You're right." J. of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2017; .

Books & Chapters

2015
Book Title: Cardiac Surgery Simulation Curriculum
Author List: Richard H. Feins, MD, Harold M. Burkhart, MD, Daniel Coore, MD, John Conte, MD, James Fann, MD, George L. Hicks, MD, Nahush Mokadam, MD, Jonathan Nesbitt, MD, Paul Ramphal, MD, K. Robert Shen, MD, Jennifer Walker, MD
Published By: AHRQ2015

2015
Chapter Title: Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Module
Book Title: Cardiac Surgery Simulation Curriculum. simulation-based training in surgical skills and decision making
Author List: Burkhart, Harold M, Hicks, George L. Jr
Edited By: Richard H. Fines on behalf of authors & TSDA
Published By: Funded by US Dept of Hlth & Human Services Agency Healthcare Research & Quality2015

2013
Chapter Title: Simulation In Cardiothoracic Surgery
Book Title: The Comprehensive Textbook of Healthcare Simulation
Author List: Fann, James; Feins, Richard; Hicks, George
Edited By: Adam I. Levine; Samual DeMaria, Jr; Andrew D. Schwartz; Alan J. Sim
Published By: Springer New York Heidelberg Dordrecht London2013

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Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Introduced at URMC

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