Cynthia S. Herrington

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Lung Transplant
Congenital Heart Disease


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pediatrics


  • Department of Surgery


  • English

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Cynthia S. Herrington, is associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine. She is surgical director of pediatric thoracic transplantation and holds the Ryan Winston Family Chair in Transplant Cardiology at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Herrington is also the surgical director of the lung transplant program at the University of Southern California. She joined the faculty in July 2008 leaving her practice at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Herrington is actively involved with cardiothoracic surgical education locally and nationally. She is the program director for the congenital cardiothoracic fellowship at CHLA. She holds positions on the executive board of the TSDA and the newly formed joint council of thoracic surgical education. Her research interests focus on outcome of thoracic transplantation and donor management.


Doctor of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine, 1990


St. Luke's Medical Center, General Surgery, 1990 - 1995


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1995 - 1998
Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Congenital Cardiothoracic and Thoracic Surgery, 1998 - 1999


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional society memberships:

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
Women in Thoracic Surgery
Association of Women Surgeons
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics
Minnesota Women Physicians
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Chest Physicians


Coleman-Connolly Cardiovascular and Thoracic Teaching Award, University of Minnesota Department of Surgery, 1998
Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2000
Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2004
Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2006
Organ Donation Medal of Honor, 2006
Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2007
Top Doctors List, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2008