Meet the Cardiac Surgery Expert Team

The team of medical professionals that specialize in cardiac surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute are the leaders across the nation in quality of care and superior patient outcomes. They treat a board spectrum of heart conditions from simple cases to complex cases for high-risk patients, such as those with low ejection fraction and multiple previous operations.

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The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Surgery
Chair, Cardiac Surgery
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Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Associate Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Professor, Surgery
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Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery ACGME Fellowship Program
Associate Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Surgical Co-Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Surgical Director, Heart Transplant
Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Director of Cardiac Surgery, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
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Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Surgical Co-Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Assistant Professor, Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic