View highlights from the most recent Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium... Read MoreSurgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center. We are proud to represent a legacy that includes one of the first open heart operations in the country in 1956, the first implantation of the total artificial heart for destination therapy in 1981, and to our current groundbreaking approaches to innovative surgical and translational approaches for treating the failing heart.
Our mission is to provide all of our patients and their families with the highest quality and valued care through outstanding surgical results as well as comprehensive and compassionate care, to educate the next generation of thoughtful and talented cardiothoracic surgeons, and to advance the understanding and treatment of cardiac and thoracic disorders through basic, clinical, and health services research.
Learn more about our upcoming symposium, the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium. The symposium features both national and international experts in heart care.... Read MoreSurgery
Nelson, a cardiothoracic surgeon known for building the first heart-lung bypass machine used on a human, was the keynote speaker at the School of Medicine alumni event celebrating 60 years of cardiac surgery in Utah.... Read MoreSurgery