Honoring a Medical Pioneer: Creation of Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

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A Healed Heart Sings the Blues: "I've never been in a hospital that was so caring. Anything you need, they take care of it, no questions asked. The nursing staff and doctors are great. It's just been excellent."

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On Thursday, October 12, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery hosted its annual Russell M. Nelson, MD, PhD Educational Endowment Lectureship of Cardiac Surgery.

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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.

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Craig Selzman Affiliate Symposium Award 2019
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Apr 03, 2019

Craig Selzman Affiliate Symposium Award 2019

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 More

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