Loma Linda University Medical Center – Murrieta (LLUMC-M) announced today that Adnan Cobanoglu, M.D. has been named its director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Cobanoglu joins LLUMC-M from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, where he served as professor of surgery and Chief of the division of Cardiac Surgery at Case Western Reserve University Hospital (CWRUH).
Prior to his tenure at the Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Dr. Cobanoglu was Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland for over 10 years. During his many years at CWRUH, Cobanoglu also served as Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation Program, and Co-Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Cobanoglu has accepted this position of leadership at LLUMC-Murrieta,’ said Trevor Wright, chief operating officer for Loma Linda University Medical Center and administrator of LUMC–Murrieta. “Cobanoglu brings with him, a wealth of experience that will elevate the level of excellence of our cardiothoracic surgical services.”
“I have had the opportunity to work with a number of premiere health care institutions, and am truly excited to be working for Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta. I wholeheartedly believe in its strategy that includes full integration of the Murrieta facility with the Loma Linda University Health system’s vision, quality standards, health care leadership and in its mission of ‘Making Man Whole.’”
Cobanoglu is a member of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the American College of Chest Physicians, with board certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He also has taken many leadership roles on committees of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons over the last 20 years.