The University of Utah Health Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is proud to announce a recent grant award from the Hearst Foundations to support the work of Drs. Adil Husain, Eric Griffiths, and Aaron Eckhauser. ... 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.
Despite the ongoing pandemic and the inability to hold the conference in person, the 2021 Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (UCARS) still managed to attract an impressive 725 attendees from around the globe.... Read MoreSurgery
Dr. Devendra Saksena is the definition of “extraordinary.” A practicing cardiothoracic surgeon for over 50 years, Dr. Saksena is currently Professor and Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Science in Mumbai, India, as well as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon for the Central Railway, Indian Army, and Asvini Hospital for the Indian Navy in Mumbai. ... Read MoreSurgery