School of Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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University of Utah & Veteran’s Medical Center Faculty

Anna L. Ciullo, MD

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Jason P. Glotzbach, MD

Dr. Jason Glotzbach is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah.  While his clinical practice spans all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, he has a special interest in aortic disease.  Dr. Glotzbach received his undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University and his me... Read More

Specialties: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Surgery, Aortic Dissection, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Surgery, Maze Surgery, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR)

Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: UNC Hospitals, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Residency: UNC Hospitals, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

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Antigoni Koliopoulou, MD

Dr. Antigone Koliopoulou has expertise in adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery, with a primary interest in heart transplantation and in temporary and chronic mechanical circulatory support (MCS). In relation to this field Dr. Koliopoulou has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and is a co-investigator in ongoing clinical trials.... Read More

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship: Evangelismos Hospital in Athens Greece

Fellowship: Evangelismos Hospital

Residency: NIMTS Hospital

Residency: NIMTS Hospital

Medical School: Universite Catholique de Louvain

Julian Macedo, MD

Dr. Julian Macedo, MD is proud to call West Texas home.  He received his undergraduate degrees from Texas Tech University, and medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and continued his post-gra... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Heart Transplant, Neuro Critical Care, Seizures, Stroke, Trauma - Neuro Critical Care, Traumatic Brain Injury

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: The Ohio State University Medical Center

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Brian Mitzman, MD

Dr. Brian Mitzman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, focusing on non-cardiac General Thoracic Surgery.   Dr. Mitzman completed formal cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Chicago.  His clinical interests concentrate on Thoracic Surg... Read More

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery

Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Residency: Lenox Hill Hospital

Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine

Sara J. Pereira, MD

Sara Pereira, MD joins the Division of Cardiothoracic surgery as a Professor of Surgery. She is a Northern California native and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed medical school at University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Pereira completed her residency in general surgery a... Read More

Specialties: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Medical School: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Craig H. Selzman, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Craig Selzman is the Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair as well as Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring heart surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and medical degree at Baylor College... Read More

Specialties: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Dissection, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Endocarditis, Heart Failure, Heart Stem Cell Therapy, Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Surgery, Lung Transplant, Marfan Syndrome and other Aortic Disorders, Maze Surgery, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Restoration, Valvular Heart Disease

Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Residency: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

Vikas Sharma, MD

Dr. Vikas Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah. While his clinical practice spans all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, he has a special interest in Arrhythmia Surgery and Adult congenital heart disease. Dr. Sharma received his medical degree and cardiothoracic training in I... Read More

Specialties: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Aortic Dissection, Arrhythmia Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Endocarditis, Heart Valve Surgery, Maze Surgery, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR)

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Wellspan York Hospital

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Residency: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

Residency: Banaras Hindu University

Medical School: Dayanand Medical College and Hospital

John R. Stringham, MD

JOHN STRINGHAM, MD, is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Colorado which included time working at the Trauma Research Center. He then completed a thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia ... Read More

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Lung Cancer, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery

Fellowship: University of Virginia Health System

Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Joseph E. Tonna, MD, MS

Dr. Joseph Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah with appointments in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU/Cardiothoracic Critical Care, the Associate Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) ... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Fellowship: University of Washington

Residency: Stanford University

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS

Dr. Thomas Varghese Jr. is the Executive Medical Director (Interim) and Chief Value Officer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, and Program Director of the Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency and Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Utah. He is also Professor (Tenure Track) in the D... Read More

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery

Fellowship: University of Michigan

Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical School: Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram/University of Kerala

Douglas R. Smego, MD

Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Douglas Smego, MD

Douglas Smego, MD

Title:  Associate Professor of Surgery

Primary Children's Faculty

Aaron W. Eckhauser, MD, MSCI

I joined the University of Utah, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2012. I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. My clinical interests are focused on caring for all patients, from neonates to adults, with congenital heart defects. I have a special interest in pediatric heart... Read More

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Transplant, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Residency: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medical School: University of Kentucky

Eric R. Griffiths, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard University

Fellowship: University of Virginia

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Medical School: Cornell University

S. Adil Husain, MD

Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency: University of Iowa College of Medicine

Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine