Washington University Division of Cardiothoracic SurgeryTime 2020-06-22 09:04:00
Description:The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine welcomes you. We encourage you to explore our web site to learn more about our clinical, research and teaching programs.The division evolved into a leading international cardiothoracic surgery program from one of the earliest such programs in the United States. Evarts A. Graham, MD, established and directed the program in the 1930s. Graham is known for many outstanding achievements, including the first successful pneumonectomy (lung removal) for cancer in 1933.Today, the program – led by Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD, the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery – continues to provide leading-edge medical care and research in four subspecialties: adult cardiac surgery, adult general thoracic surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and cardiothoracic critical care.As a pioneer in developing treatments for heart and lung disease in adults and children, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery continues to pursue its mission:Deliver the highest quality care to patients with heart and lung diseaseTrain the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeonsAdvance the science of cardiothoracic surgery with a program of innovative clinical and basic researchSupport the effort to make academic medical centers the showcase for medical careFunction as a national referral center for complex problems affecting the lungs, esophagus, trachea, heart and other thoracic organsPlease browse our web site to learn more about the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. James Brooks lives his life to its fullest. No one would ever guess that his family history of heart disease that took the life of his father and younger brother – came close to taking him. Read more on Washington University Physicians website.
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