- Ranked 17th for Heart Surgery by U.S News and World Report with special distinction in heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
- Currently, we have performed over 300 robotic cardiac cases and are the fastest growing robotic program in the country
- Over 1500 heart transplant and ventricular assist devices have been performed by our Cardiothoracic Surgery team, making it one of the largest heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support programs in the US. Our surgeons have experience in using beating heart ex vivo organ perfusion system for donor hearts
- At Baylor St. Luke’s, our surgeons pioneered the modern generation of mechanical support devices and currently are actively participating in the clinical trial of the newest left ventricular assist device
- Our lung transplant program is among the leading programs in the country to use EVLP for donor lungs preservation for lung transplantation
- We are conducting exciting translational research in developing a new generation of pediatric ventricular assist device and a continuous flow total artificial heart. We are also conducting basic science study on the warm ischemic impact on DCD hearts for heart transplant
- As one of the largest thoracic surgery training programs, Baylor College of Medicine is recognized for its outstanding educational offerings which include a Thoracic Surgery Residency, an Aortic Surgery Fellowship and T32 Research Training Program, and an ACGME approved Thoracic Surgery Integrated Residency Program
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The Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Fellowship program is a one-year, Texas Medical Board approved program.
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Heart and Lung Transplant Program at the Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of the most experienced, successful programs in the world.