Our “Why”

40 years ago, a young medical student, Richard Wampler was devastated by the loss of a close relative to heart failure. He resolved to create a device that could replace failing hearts and save lives. As a surgeon and engineer, Dr. Wampler has become one of the most influential and respected innovators in the field of blood pumps. This physician innovator’s lifelong goal is now becoming a reality through OregonHeart.