November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and doctors say lung cancer causes more cancer deaths than any other cancer in Utah. But it was that very disease that brought two women from different worlds together for life.... Read MoreSurgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Utah Health. 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.
Dr. Sara Pereira, MD, joins the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as a Professor of Surgery.... Read MoreSurgery
SALT LAKE CITY — Decades of planning put physicians at University of Utah Health in the position to save a United States Army veteran whose life was hanging by a thread, as three of his major organs were failing.... Read MoreSurgery