Cardiac Surgery Department

Message from the Department Chair

Today, our cardiac surgery team completes more adult heart transplants than any other medical center, which is one of the reasons our Heart and Heart Surgery Programs are ranked the best in the western U.S. Our innovative spirit is also demonstrated in new, minimally invasive procedures. From valve repair and replacement to aneurysms, our team is developing new, faster, smaller and safer alternatives to traditional open heart surgery, including robotics.

Joanna Chikwe

Chair, Cardiac Surgery

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The Smidt Heart Institute is the top cardiology center in the western U.S. and our doctors and nurses provide patients with compassionate care that makes the patient a partner in the healthcare process.

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