In early 2018, the University of Utah Health Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was awarded the Edwards Every Heartbeat Matters grant through the Thoracic Surgery Foundation. The receipt of this grant allowed the Division, along with the Center for Global Surgery, to move forward with a long-held vision of helping to establish a cardiac surgery program in Mongolia.... 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.
Huntsman only Utah hospital using technology for chest operations... Read MoreSurgery
This podcast shares the habits and practices of peak performers and top leaders, from many walks of life; physicians, senior executives, entrepreneurs, and academics. And from every season, from the seasoned and sage to those emerging leaders and rising rock stars. All who are blazing trails and shining a light for others. In this episode, physician leader Dr. Tom Varghese shares his stories of leadership by example. We cover his role in the #HeForShe movement in medicine, his mentors and his passion for mentoring and developing future clinician leaders, growth mindset, and the case for diversity and equity in healthcare.... Read MoreSurgery