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Outstanding Multidisciplinary Clinical Care, Pioneering Research, Educational Excellence

Cardiac Surgery is one of three 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., a recent chief of the division, and now through the current interim chief, Tobias Deuse, M.D.

The Division has a fully accredited ACGME training program in cardiothoracic surgery that consists of rotations in adult cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Our executive team, management staff and academic and clinical staff are dedicated to serving our community, our faculty, and our academic colleague and we pride ourselves in surgical excellence and patient care.