- National ECMO registry: The importance
Dr. Joseph Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Utah with appointments in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is the Section Head of Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU/Cardiothoracic Critical Care, and the Associate Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Services. He works as an Attending Physician in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units and in the Emergency Department. He is funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published over 90 peer reviewed publications. He is the Chair of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry Committee. His clinical and research interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR).