1. Post-doctoral Fellowship - Major - Surgery Minor - Physiology Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  2. Resident - Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Utah
  3. Resident - General Surgery University of Minnesota Hospital
  4. Internship - Cardiovascular Pathology Dr. Jesse Edwards Miller Hospital
  5. MD Baylor College of Medicine
  6. BS - Chemistry Baylor University


  1. American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. American Board of Surgery

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Surgery

Professional Highlights

  • National Principal Investigator, VentrAssist LVAD Destination Therapy FDA Protocol, 2005-2007
  • Interim Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2005-2007


  • Aortic diseases
  • Adult and pediatric cardiac assist devices
  • Maze procedure
  • Valve repair
  • Aortic reconstruction
  • Beating heart coronary artery bypass
  • Heart transplantation
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery


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