The Washington University Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was one of the earliest centers for thoracic surgery that encompassed clinical care, teaching and research. Evarts Graham, MD, first established the program and directed it himself in the 1930s. Graham is known for many outstanding achievements, including the first successful pneumonectomy (lung removal) for cancer in 1933.

Today, the division’s faculty is engaged in extensive basic science and clinical research in cardiac, thoracic and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. It is also home to a residency program with rotations in all three subspecialties.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes support of its educational and research programs, which helps maintain their high quality. The division thanks you for considering such a gift.

Making an Online Gift:

Click on this link to make an online gift to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Please follow the directions below.

  1. Select category of gift.
  2. You will see four drop down boxes with the second one designated for “Schools.” Select “School of Medicine.”
  3. In the box below, select “Other” and a blank box will appear. Type in “Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,” then enter a gift amount. Click “Save Area & Amount.”
  4. If this gift will be matched by your employer, complete the Matching Gifts section.
  5. Complete the remainder of the form and submit.