Dr. Hackmann is the Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Surgical Director of lung transplantation and an assistant professor of surgery for the Keck School of Medicine. She graduated from UMKC Medical School, followed by five years of General Surgery residency at the University of South Florida and two years of Vascular Biology and Surgery research at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Hackmann completed three years of Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at USC, then a year of additional fellowship in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the foremost institutions in this field. She joined the faculty of USC upon completion of her training.
Dr. Hackmann's practice includes all aspects of complex cardiac surgery, with special interests in heart and lung transplantation and both temporary and permanent mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Hackmann is actively involved in medical student and resident education and contributes to the national resident curriculum.