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Tae H. Song, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Director, Acute Cardiopulmonary Support/ECMO Program

As a highly skilled surgeon, Tae H. Song, MD, specializes in the treatment of complex cardiac and thoracic conditions. Dr. Song has expertise in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support for patients suffering from heart failure. Dr. Song also performs lung transplantation to treat advanced lung disease. Additionally, he is experienced in the surgical management of aortic conditions, including aneurysms and dissections.

Along with his clinical work, Dr. Song is committed to researching the best surgical techniques and treatment options to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. He has also served as the co-investigator on multiple cardiac and thoracic clinical trials.

Practice Location

University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

Seoul National University, Seoul


Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh


Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiothoracic Transplantation)


International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Chest Physicians

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-2500

Office Fax

(773) 702-4187

Office Postal Address

Tae H. Song, MD
University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5040
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Song

Dr. Song and his team flew to Elmhurst Hospital on UCAN with a portable ECMO unit to provide emergency care to a patient with respiratory failure. Read the full story.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Song's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.