Faculty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Joseph S Coselli, M.D., FACS

Professor, Vice-Chair and Chief

Lorraine D. Cornwell, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery


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Thoracic oncology; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy

Kim Insua de la Cruz, MD, FACS, FACC, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Surgery


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Ravi Kiran Ghanta, M.D., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Adult Cardiac Surgery; Heart Failure; Heart Transplantation; Aortic Surgery

Ernesto Jimenez, M.D.

Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery; Thoracic aneurysms; Ischemic heart disease; Atrial fibrillation

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., FACS

Professor of Surgery


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Scott Anthony LeMaire, M.D., FACS

Professor and Vice-Chair for Research

George V Letsou, M.D., FACS

Professor of Surgery

Kenneth L Mattox, M.D., FACS

Distinguished Service Professor


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Trauma; Acute Care Surgery

Shuab Omer, M.D., M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery; Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); Coronary artery revascularization; Cardiac valve pathologies

Ourania Preventza, M.D., M.B.A., FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Professor and Chair

Matthew J Wall Jr, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Chest and the vascular trauma; Resuscitation

Jose Gregorio Casar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine

Kimber Langston Sawyer, P.A-C., C.C.D.S.

Instructor in Surgery


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