John M. Stulak, M.D.

  1. Cardiovascular Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

John M. Stulak, M.D., is a Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular surgery. His clinical focus includes:

  • Management of coronary artery disease, especially coronary artery bypass grafting with multiple arterial revascularization and redo coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Management of patients with valvular heart disease
  • Expertise with specific training in surgical treatment of advanced heart failure including high-risk conventional corrective heart surgery, mechanical circulatory assistance, and heart transplantation
  • Special interest in surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation and evolving techniques of alternate energy sources, as well as lesion sets
  • Management of patients with chronic relapsing or constrictive pericarditis, including preoperative hemodynamic optimization prior to surgical resection

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Stulak is active in outcomes research and national clinical trials. From an education standpoint, he provides guidance and mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows. He authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals.

Dr. Stulak currently serves as the Surgical Core Clerkship Director in the Mayo Medical School, Program Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship, Program Director of the Fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Assistance and Heart Transplantation, Associate Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency, and Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency.

  1. Aneurysm surgery
  2. Aortic root surgery
  3. Aortic valve repair and replacement
  4. Atrial fibrillation ablation
  5. Atrial flutter ablation
  6. Chest surgery
  7. Coronary bypass surgery
  8. ECMO
  9. Heart care
  10. Heart surgery
  11. Heart transplant
  12. Heart valve repair
  13. Heart valve replacement
  14. Maze procedure
  15. Mechanical circulatory support device implantation
  16. Mitral valve repair and replacement
  17. Pericardiectomy
  18. Pulmonary valve repair and replacement
  19. Surgical procedure
  20. Transplant
  21. Tricuspid valve repair and replacement
  22. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support (left ventricular assist device, total artificial heart, ECMO)
  • Arrhythmia surgery (Maze procedure)
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Pericardial disease
  • Ascending Aortic aneurysm, Valve-sparing root replacement
  • Cardiac tumors
  1. 2011
    Fellow - Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory SupportUniversity of Michigan
  2. 2010
    Chief Resident - Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2009
    Resident - Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2006
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2005
    Resident - General SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2001
    MDTemple University School of Medicine
  7. 1995
    BSWest Chester University

Certifications

  1. 2011
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    McGoon AwardAATS/TSRA
  2. 2014
    TeamworkAbove and Beyond Recognition Program
  3. 2014
    Castle Connolly Top Surgeons, The New York TimesCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  4. 2013
    2013 Teacher of the Year, Department of SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2010
    Fellow Teacher of the YearDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  6. 2010
    Making a Difference AwardUniversity of Michigan Health System
  7. 2008
    O.T. Clagett Travel AwardDivision of Cardiovascular Surgery
  8. 2007
    Southern Thoracic Surgical Association President's Award - Best Scientific PaperSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  9. 2005
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2005
    Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award for Clinical ResearchDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  11. 2005
    Jonathon van Heerden Award for Meticulous Patient CareDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  12. 2005
    Best Scientific Presentation, Resident CompetitionMinnesota Surgical Association
  13. 2003
    Priestly Society Research Competition, Inlow AwardPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  14. 2002
    Excellent Teacher RecognitionMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  15. 2001
    Excellent Teacher RecognitionMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  16. 2001
    Emergency Medical Technician, Volunteer of the YearGood Fellowship Ambulance Club
  17. 1996
    Who's Who in American Universities, West Chester UniversityWest Chester University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - 2019
    Co-ChairSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  2. 2018 - 2019
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  3. 2017 - 2020
    Board MemberMinnesota Surgical Society
  4. 2017 - present
    Associate Program DirectorThoracic Surgery Residency
  5. 2017 - 2020
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  6. 2017 - 2019
    Workgroup MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  7. 2016 - present
    Secretary/TreasurerPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberPREVENT II Steering Committee Member
  9. 2016 - 2017
    Workgroup MemberTech-Con Task Force 2016-2017
  10. 2015 - present
    MemberHeart Practice Marketing & Communications Subcommitee, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  11. 2015 - present
    MemberEnterprise Cardiac Services Demand Generation Subcommittee
  12. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Midwest Ethics Committee
  13. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Thoracic Surgery
  14. 2015 - present
    Program DirectorMechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation Fellowship
  15. 2015 - present
    Program DirectorAdvanced Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
  16. 2015 - present
    Program DirectorDepartment of Surgery, Clerkship Committee
  17. 2015 - present
    Program DirectorMechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship, Department of Surgery
  18. 2015 - present
    DirectorSurgical Core Clerkship, Department of Surgery
  19. 2015 - present
    ChairSPRRC, Department of Surgery
  20. 2014 - present
    DirectorSurgical Peer Review Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  21. 2014 - present
    MemberPost-Doctoral Program Executive Committee, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  22. 2014 - present
    Program Evaluation CommitteeDivision of Cardiovascular Surgery
  23. 2014 - present
    Program Evaluation CommitteeDivisions of Cardiovascular Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery
  24. 2014 - present
    Council MemberPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies
  25. 2013
    Abstract ReviewerInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  26. 2012 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Surgery
  27. 2012 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Surgery
  28. 2012 - 2014
    Assistant ChairSurgical Peer Review Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  29. 2012 - present
    MemberMortality Review Committee
  30. 2012 - present
    MemberSurgery Review Committee
  31. 2012 - present
    MemberSurgical Peer Review Research Committee, Department of Surgery
  32. 2012 - present
    MemberHealth Outcomes Committee, Department of Surgery
  33. 2012 - present
    Advisor Team PhysicianCritical Care Fellowship Committee for NP/PA
  34. 2012 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  35. 2012 - present
    Board MemberLifeSource Clinical Advisory Board
  36. 2012 - present
    MemberSouthern Thoracic Surgical Association
  37. 2011 - present
    MemberECMO Administrative Committee
  38. 2011 - present
    MemberCritical Care IMP Clinical Practice Subcommittee, Critical Care Independent Multidisciplinary Program, Independent Multidisciplinary Programs
  39. 2010
    MemberMayo Clinic Fellows Association
  40. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  41. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  42. 2010 - present
    MemberMidwest Surgical Association
  43. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  44. 2010 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  45. 2010 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  46. 2009
    Vice PresidentThoracic Surgery Resident Association
  47. 2007
    Vice PresidentThoracic Surgery Resident Association
  48. 2006 - 2010
    MemberThoracic Surgery Resident Association
  49. 2006 - 2009
    Representative from MayoThoracic Surgery Resident Association, Representative to AATS
  50. 2005 - 2006
    MemberGeneral Surgery Review Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  51. 2004 - 2006
    Academic AdvisorGeneral Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  52. 2004 - 2006
    ChairABSITE Committee, Mayo Clinic Residency Program
  53. 2004 - 2006
    MemberSurgical Sentinel Committee, Mayo Clinic Residency Program
  54. 2004 - 2005
    MemberPhysicians Focus Group
  55. 2001
    Board MemberGood Fellowship Ambulance Club
  56. 1998 - 1999
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  57. 1996
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  58. 1994 - 1995
    ChiefWest Chester University Emergency Medical Services
  59. 1994
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  60. 1994
    Research AssistantWest Chester University
  61. 1993 - 2001
    DirectorGood Fellowship Ambulance Club
  62. 1993
    TreasurerWest Chester University Emergency Medical Services
  63. 1992
    CoordinatorWest Chester University Emergency Medical Services
  64.  
    Ad-hoc MemberAdult Trauma Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Surgery
  65.  
    Program DirectorAmerican Red Cross
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Research activities

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