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Cynthia S. Herrington, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
HCC 514 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 4148


Dr. Cynthia S. Herrington, is associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. She is surgical director of pediatric thoracic transplantation and holds the Ryan Winston Family Chair in Transplant Cardiology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Herrington is also the surgical director of the lung transplant program at the University of Southern California. She joined the faculty in July 2008 leaving her practice at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Herrington is actively involved with cardiothoracic surgical education locally and nationally. She is the program director for the congenital cardiothoracic fellowship at CHLA. She holds positions on the executive board of the TSDA and the newly formed joint council of thoracic surgical education. Her research interests focus on outcome of thoracic transplantation and donor management.


Castellanos DA, Herrington C, Adler S, Haas K, Kumar SR, Kung GC. Erratum to: Home Monitoring Program Reduces Mortality in High-Risk Sociodemographic Single-Ventricle Patients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Jan 19. View in: PubMed

Castellanos DA, Herrington C, Adler S, Haas K, Ram Kumar S, Kung GC. Home Monitoring Program Reduces Mortality in High-Risk Sociodemographic Single-Ventricle Patients. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Dec; 37(8):1575-1580. View in: PubMed

Sabati AA, Szmuszkovicz JR, Herrington C, Hermes M, Mahmoud HA, Phei Wee C, Starnes VA, Menteer J. Survival and quality of life for children with end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul; 34(7):906-11. View in: PubMed

Adam E, Wang L, Herrington C, Bliss D, Church JA. Synchronous HIV/AIDS-related Epstein-Barr Virus-associated Smooth Muscle Tumors in a 20-year-old female. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Oct; 33(10):1055-6. View in: PubMed

Travelli FC, Herrington CS, Ing FF. A novel hybrid technique for transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation within a dilated native right ventricular outflow tract. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 148(2):e145-6. View in: PubMed

Afshar K, Boydking A, Ganesh S, Herrington C, McFadden PM. Rapidly fatal disseminated acanthamoebiasis in a single lung transplant recipient. Ann Transplant. 2013; 18:108-11. View in: PubMed

Fong TL, Cho YW, Hou L, Hutchinson IV, Barbers RG, Herrington CS. Outcomes after lung transplantation and practices of lung transplant programs in the United States regarding hepatitis C seropositive recipients. Transplantation. 2011 Jun 15; 91(11):1293-6. View in: PubMed

Herrington CS, Prekker ME, Arrington AK, Susanto D, Baltzell JW, Studenski LL, Radosevich DM, Kelly RF, Shumway SJ, Hertz MI, Bittner HB, Dahlberg PS. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of aprotinin to reduce primary graft dysfunction following lung transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2011 Jan-Feb; 25(1):90-6. View in: PubMed

D'Cunha J, Rueth NM, Belew B, Herrington CS, Hertz MI, Kelly RF, Shumway SJ. The effectiveness of the "open chest" for the unstable patient after bilateral sequential lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Aug; 29(8):894-7. View in: PubMed

Biniwale RM, Wells WJ, Herrington CS, Starnes VA. Obstruction of lateral tunnel fontan by an adjustable occluder device. J Card Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):750-2. View in: PubMed

McCue JD, Mooney J, Quail J, Arrington A, Herrington C, Dahlberg PS. Ninety-day mortality and major complications are not affected by use of lung allocation score. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Feb; 27(2):192-6. View in: PubMed

Setty SP, Linden BC, Herrington C, McGonigal M. Pediatric tracheal disruption repaired via median sternotomy. J Trauma. 2008 Feb; 64(2):493-5. View in: PubMed

Whitson BA, Prekker ME, Herrington CS, Whelan TP, Radosevich DM, Hertz MI, Dahlberg PS. Primary graft dysfunction and long-term pulmonary function after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Oct; 26(10):1004-11. View in: PubMed

Prekker ME, Herrington CS, Hertz MI, Radosevich DM, Dahlberg PS. Early Trends in PaO(2)/fraction of inspired oxygen ratio predict outcome in lung transplant recipients with severe primary graft dysfunction. Chest. 2007 Sep; 132(3):991-7. View in: PubMed

Kempainen RR, Savik K, Whelan TP, Dunitz JM, Herrington CS, Billings JL. High prevalence of proximal and distal gastroesophageal reflux disease in advanced COPD. Chest. 2007 Jun; 131(6):1666-71. View in: PubMed

Setty SP, Herrington CS. Fontan procedure: old lessons and new frontiers. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2006 Jul; 4(4):515-21. View in: PubMed

Whitson BA, Nath DS, Johnson AC, Walker AR, Prekker ME, Radosevich DM, Herrington CS, Dahlberg PS. Risk factors for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jan; 131(1):73-80. View in: PubMed

Nath DS, Walter AR, Johnson AC, Radosevich DM, Prekker ME, Herrington CS, Dahlberg PS, Kelly RF. Does Perfadex affect outcomes in clinical lung transplantation? J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2243-8. View in: PubMed

Lynch BA, Brown DM, Herrington C, Braunlin E. Thyroid dysfunction after pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 May; 127(5):1509-11. View in: PubMed

Herrington CS, Tsirka AE. Pediatric cardiac transplantation. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004; 16(4):404-9. View in: PubMed

Liao KK, Miller L, Toher C, Ormaza S, Herrington CS, Bittner HB, Park SJ. Timing of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosing patent foramen ovale in patients supported with left ventricular assist device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 May; 75(5):1624-6. View in: PubMed

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