On Friday, October 22, 2021, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery hosted an event in celebration of the School of Perfusion’s Simulation Lab Support Fund. ... 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. 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 MoreSurgery
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 MoreSurgery