Dr. Hoffman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was raised in Los Angeles, California. His undergraduate degree is from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and simultaneously received his MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Hoffman’s general surgical training began at Emory and Grady Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests include end-stage heart and lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, mechanical support and devices, as well as aortic surgery. His research interests involve studying heart failure physiology in patient’s undergoing LVAD placement and novel therapies to extend the viability of donor hearts.