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Message From The Chief

The Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery is comprised programs in Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, Heart Transplantation and Lung Transplantation. While our Thoracic team lead the multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program based at UCSF Mt. Zion campus, our Cardiac team are also serving important leadership roles at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center, Operating Rooms, Intensive Critical Care Service Units at Parnassus.

Sites and Affiliations

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area communities, the Cardiothoracic faculty and staff are proud to provide exceptional services for our patients at UCSF Parnassus, Mt. Zion & Mission Bay campuses, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC), Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), St. Mary's Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, and Washington Hospital. Our reputation for excellence in the clinical setting, stellar outcomes, and dedication to providing concierge customer service, informs our patients' decisions to come to UCSF. 

Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders

Training the leaders of the next generation, the Division has a prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency program in Thoracic surgery. This consists of rotations in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Oncology, Advance Heart Failure, and Lung Transplantation. Our graduates are hired by top academic institutions and organizations nationwide.

Innovation and Discovery Realized

Our commitment to research and discovery in areas such as heart failure and lung cancer, is best evidenced within our Cardiac Biomechanics, Cardiothoracic Translational Research, and Thoracic Oncology Laboratories. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Division is proud to work with our industry partners as well as the National Institutes of Health in seeking to translate clinical discoveries into the practice setting where such work is truly meaningful.


Our executive and management team, academic and clinical staff are dedicated to serving our community, faculty, and our academic colleagues. Our division has received accolades from the University's Administration for excellence in patient care service. 

Professor & Interim Chief
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Julien I.E. Hoffman, M.D. Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery
Director, Minimally-invasive Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director, Transcatheter Valve Program

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