Dr. Craig Selzman, Chair of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, is the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Clinical Leadership Award, University of Utah Health Affiliate Network. Dr. Selzman understands that his work, and that of his colleagues, is significant not only within Salt Lake City, but across the western United States. He speaks about the reciprocal benefits of University of Utah affiliate sites in surrounding states, such as surgeons in Salt Lake City who can fill in so a small town surgeon can take a much needed vacation and patients who can receive their follow-up care from providers who are nearby rather than needing to fly to Utah. Dr. Selzman is recognized for his willingness and drive to train providers at affiliate sites in ways that support the well-being of doctors and patients alike. Congratulations, Dr. Selzman!... 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.
Heart transplants at age 70 are a rarity. But here's why this Utahn, former NFL draftee underwent one
No offense to his wife, Deidra, who weighs the same as she did when they started dating in ninth grade and who competes in cross-country skiing races same as him, but Ray Groth knew something just wasn’t right when he looked up the hill and there, ahead of him, was something he was completely unaccustomed to seeing: his wife’s backside.... Read MoreSurgery
In March, 270 providers at University of Utah Health scored in the top 10% nationwide for patient satisfaction. Three of our doctors in Cardiothoracic Surgery received this honor: Dr. Jason Glotzbach, Dr. John Stringham, and Dr. Thomas Varghese. They are recognized as providing the highest quality patient care while also maximizing patient experience. Congratulations!... Read MoreSurgery