Nov 07, 2019

My Name Is Tom, and This Is My Patient Experience

Taped on the wall above my head was a sign that read, “My name is Tom.” As a cardiothoracic surgeon, making the transition from doctor to patient was humbling. I would like to share with you what the experience has taught me, and how it has changed the way I practice medicine.... Read More

Oct 07, 2019

The ACS Strong for Surgery program: Changing clinician and system behavior to optimize health before surgery

Health care systems around the world are struggling with rising costs and variations in the delivery of quality care. Medical care often is administered without sufficient evidence-based protocols, with U.S. patients receiving only about half of the preventive, acute, and chronic care recommended by current research and evidence-based guidelines.... Read More

Craig Selzman Affiliate Symposium Award 2019
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

Mar 26, 2019

University of Utah Health scored in the top 10% nationwide for patient satisfaction

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 More

Mar 01, 2019

HCI Clinical Leadership Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Dr. John Ward, the Margaret A. Amundsen Endowed Professor of Medicine, has accepted the positions of Interim Senior Director of Clinical Affairs and Interim Physician-in-Chief of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. In these roles, Dr. Ward will report directly to the CEO of HCI and will serve as a member of the Institute’s enterprise leadership team. John will continue to care for breast cancer patients while assuming these new responsibilities.... Read More

Feb 01, 2019

Four Faculty Members Awarded GME Value Educator Training Grant

University of Utah Health has become well-known for its focus on and expertise in delivering value in health care. Many training programs are developing curricula for their residents and fellows, but content among these programs and dissemination to trainees has been variable. The GME office created funding grants to further support faculty with new roles in value education. ... Read More

Jan 10, 2019


Recovering a failing heart is not science fiction. The seventh annual Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS) will explore the latest research and treatments available to recover and regenerate heart tissue to improve the muscle’s efficiency and function. The event will be hosted by University of Utah Health at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House on Jan. 17–18 in Salt Lake City, Utah.... Read More

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