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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

April 1st:

New Aortic Center incorporates unparalleled technology, expert care

Early detection, immediate therapy and surveillance are the three pillars of the new Aortic Center.

When an aortic aneurysm bursts, patients may have minutes to live.

But even if the aortic aneurysm—a weakening or bulge in the walls of the aorta, the body’s largest artery—hasn’t torn, effective, multidisciplinary emergency care is still important in order to avoid a potentially fatal event.

The new University of Minnesota Health Aortic Center offers exactly that—plus unparalleled technology. The center, which launched earlier this year, brings together the skill sets of vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional radiologists and cardiologists, who are all dedicated to aortic disease care.

Full article here - M Health Blog

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:

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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