Brian Mitzman, MD, joins the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an Assistant Professor (Clinical Track) of Surgery.... 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. Collins is currently the Chief of General Thoracic Surgery at LDS Hospital, a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Brigham Young University School of Nursing. Dr. Collins developed a dedicated division of thoracic surgery, which, later in his career, also encompassed thoracic oncology. His patients note that he is compassionate, caring, thorough, and trustworthy.... Read MoreSurgery
In many ways, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is sustained by the incredible generosity of donors. Their gifts enable our Division to expand educational opportunities, collaborate with other institutions, develop new initiatives, and continue increasing the strength of our program. ... Read MoreSurgery