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Cardiothoracic Surgery Faculty

Paul J. Pearson, MD, PhDPaul J. Pearson, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Mayo Medical School (MD), Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (PhD), National Institutes of Health (Post Doctoral Fellowship), Virginia Mason Medical Center (General Surgery Residency), Mayo Clinic, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Resident)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

G. Hossein Almassi, MDBest Doctors Logo 2017-2018G. Hossein Almassi, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Pahlavi University School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran (MD), General Surgery, University of Chicago (Residency), University of Illinois (Residency), Thoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (Residency)
Interests: Adult cardiac surgery, aortic valve repair and replacement, mitral valve repair, thoracic aortic surgery, surgery for arrhythmia including MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation
Board Certification(s): Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Lucian A. Durham III, MD, PhDLucian A. Durham III, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond (PhD, Biochemistry), Medical College of Virginia, Richmond (MD), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (General Surgery Residency), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver (General Surgery Residency), University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor (Thoracic Surgery Residency), University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor (John Alexander Fellow in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery), University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville (Surgery Residency)
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

George B. Haasler, MDBest Doctors Logo 2017-2018George B. Haasler, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery
Training: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD), General and Thoracic Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York (Residency), Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Fellowship).
Interests: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, lung transplantation, pleural diseases, emphysema, chest wall reconstruction, laser and stenting procedures
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Laser Surgery

David W. Johnstone, MDDavid W. Johnstone, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Northwestern University Medical School (MD), Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York (General Surgery Residency), Cornell University Medical Center, New York (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency)
Board Certification(s): Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

David L. Joyce, MDDavid L. Joyce, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Harvard Medical School (MD), Johns Hopkins University (General Surgery Residency), Stanford University Hospital (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency)
Board Certification(s): Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhDBest Doctors Logo 2017-2018Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Training: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas (MD), University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic (General Surgery Residency), University of Utah (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency), University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic (Post-doctoral Fellowship in Surgery)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

R. Eric Lilly, MDR. Eric Lilly, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: Duke University School of Medicine (MD), Duke University (Internship, Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Fellowship)
Interests: Minimally-invasive heart valve surgery, mitral valve disease, aortic valve diseases, ascending aortic surgery, cardiac arrhythmia surgery, left ventricular remodeling, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, off-pump coronary artery surgery, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting
Board Certification(s): Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Goya Raikar, MDGoya Raikar, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (MD), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (General Surgery Residency), University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison (Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

 

Chris K. Rokkas, MDChris K. Rokkas, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Training: National University of Athens, Greece, University of Illinois-Chicago (Residency), Washington University-St. Louis (Residency), State University of New York-Syracuse (Chief Resident), Medical College of Wisconsin (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency)
Board Certification(s): Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

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