Honoring a Medical Pioneer: Creation of Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Learn More

A Healed Heart Sings the Blues: "I've never been in a hospital that was so caring. Anything you need, they take care of it, no questions asked. The nursing staff and doctors are great. It's just been excellent."

Learn More

Innovation. Read more.

Learn More

On Thursday, October 12, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery hosted its annual Russell M. Nelson, MD, PhD Educational Endowment Lectureship of Cardiac Surgery.

Learn More

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.

Latest News

Alumni Highlight - Dr. Noel Nellis
recognition
Oct 11, 2021

Alumni Highlight - Dr. Noel Nellis

Dr. Noel Nellis graduated from the University of Utah, School of Medicine in 1960 and became an intern at the University of Utah. He moved to Colorado for his surgical residency and returned to the University of Utah to complete his Thoracic Surgery Fellowship.... Read More

Surgery
Section Highlight - CVICU
recognition
Sep 30, 2021

Section Highlight - CVICU

The Critical Care Section within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is growing at a rapid rate. Currently comprising 4 members, our Section provides ~50% of the ICU coverage to patients in the Cardiovascular ICU, which is staffed 24/7 by in house attending intensivists, in addition to a resident/APC team.... Read More

Surgery

Welcome From Our Division Chief

Selzman

Read More

Giving

Help support the world-class surgical care, education, and research in the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. For questions, contact Collette Wixom-Call at 801-213-0920.

Give Today!

Upcoming Events

View Calendar

Giving

You can help the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery continue to progress with even a small contribution.

Give Today!