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Outstanding Clinical Care and Surgical Outcomes, Personalized Treatment Options, World-Class Patient Experience, Pioneering Research, & Educational Excellence

Cardiac Surgery is one of four sections within the Division of Heart Surgery (BH)Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery. The program was established fifty years ago by Leon Goldman, M.D., the then chair of the Department of  Surgery and the father of the California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Dr. Goldman recruited the late Benson Roe, M.D. to join the faculty and establish a division for Cardiothoracic Surgery, a new subspecialty at the time. Dr. Roe's pioneering work continued through the leadership of Scot Merrick, M.D., an emeritus faculty, and now through Tom. C. Nguyen, M.D.. 

The Division has a fully accredited ACGME training program in Thoracic surgery that consists of rotations in Adult cardiac surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation. Our executive and management team, academic and clinical staff are dedicated to serving our community. Our faculty, and our academic colleagues pride ourselves in surgical excellence and patient care.