Ways to Support the Department

Child in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Our Department continues to thrive, due in large part to the many resources we receive. But our resources are not infinite and we are always striving to ensure we have the means to continue to be a leader in cardiac care.

If you want to be a part of our mission to pursue the best treatment for cardiac patients, please consider a gift to the Department of Cardiac Surgery on the Health and Medicine area of the Leaders & Best Giving website. Some funds to consider include:

  • Cardiac Gift Fund—A resource to help pay for innovative teaching ideas and important educational initiatives to enhance the training opportunities of the next generation of the leaders and best in cardiac surgery. 
  • Deeb Professorship -  This professorship will enable the Department of Cardiac Surgery  to recruit and retain surgeons of the highest caliber through an enduring tribute to Dr. G. Michael Deeb and his innumerable contributions to education in cardiac surgery at the University of Michigan. 
  • CHC Directors' Research Endowment - Fuels research and innovation, improving outcomes and quality of care for kids and adults with congenital heart disease worldwide. Efforts shape future breakthroughs, spur novel device and therapy development, and establish best practices in care.
  • Mott Save A Heart Campaign Fund - Congenital heart disease is the No. 1 birth defect in the U.S. and requires lifelong care. Help “Save a Heart” by contributing to research, clinical innovation, education and training, and support programs for congenital heart families.

  • Center for Circulatory Support - Terumo Fund—Funds aid the CCS whose physicians continually evaluate new mechanical circulatory support devices, and participate in the development of new types of devices.

  • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program—Gifts are given directly to the Cardiac Surgery Heart Failure/Heart Transplant program which encompasses not only heart transplant surgery, but also works closely with the Center for Circulatory Support (CCS) to provide bridge procedures using ventricular assist devices (VAD) for patients awaiting transplant.
  • John Alexander Society Resident Education Fund - These funds will support resident education and research within the Cardiothoracic surgery residency program. 

For more information, please call 1-888-518-7888 or contact:

Katarina Schutt
Director of Development, Cardiovascular Programs, UMHS - Major Gifts
1000 Oakbrook Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6815
Phone: (734) 763-1405
Fax: (734) 998-7268