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.