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Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiothoracic Surgery division has a storied history of leading the way into new surgical techniques to repair the heart.  Read more about our history.  

Patient Care Information

Our Sections and Subspecialties

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Heart Transplant Program
Lung Transplant Program
VAD Program
Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery 

Clinic and Administrative Contact Information

Latest News

March 14th:

University of Minnesota Medical Center's aorta hot line saves lives -  Star Tribune

Hot lines have emerged for heart attacks and strokes — partly because they help hospitals vie to be the first choice for treatment — but this is a Twin Cities first for aortic conditions. “Within 5 to 10 minutes, we have all the ducks in a row,” said Dr. Gabriel Loor, a U cardiothoracic surgeon.

Other metro hospitals treat aortic conditions, but the U is considered a top center because of its specialists and inventory of grafts to patch up most any size of aortic injury.

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January 30th:

U of M is Becoming a National Hot-Spot for Lung Transplants - KSTP

"The University of Minnesota is becoming a national hot spot for lung transplants. Dr. Gabriel Loor is one of the surgeons responsible for the growth in lung transplants. He feels he does his best work in an operating room. "I love being able to touch a patient’s life with our hands," he said. Loor's passion for his job has helped the University of Minnesota's Health Lung Transplant Program see a record year."

Full story: KSTP.com


University of Minnesota Health lung transplant team has record-setting year - UMN Health blog

The surgeons and staff of the University of Minnesota Health lung transplant program set a program record in 2014, when they performed a total of 52 lung transplant surgeries.

The total is a new high water mark for the 29-year-old program, which is one of the largest and most successful lung transplantation programs in the nation. Since its founding in 1986, the program’s surgeons have performed nearly 800 lung and heart-lung transplants in children and adults, with survival rates significantly higher than the national average.

Full story: UMN Health Blog

Fellowship Information

The academic charge of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota is to provide the ideal environment to facilitate training cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residents, general surgery residents, and medical students in the discipline of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical sciences.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship site for Program and Application Information.

Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program Policy and Procedure Manual.

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Cardiothoracic Conference Schedule

Click here for details on the cardiothoracic conference weekly schedule.

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