Patient Care

Washington University cardiothoracic surgeons provide the latest treatments for heart and lung diseases in adults and children.

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac surgeons offer the latest advances in heart surgery, aortic surgery, and atrial fibrillation treatment, while also leading one of the highest volume heart failure programs in the world and providing lifesaving heart transplants.

Thoracic Surgery

Our thoracic surgeons provide leading-edge treatments for lung cancer, lung volume reduction, and benign esophageal disease, in addition to leading one of the largest lung transplant programs in the country.

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons are top experts in congenital cardiac, neonatal, and ventricular assist device surgery, as well as heart and lung transplant for newborns and children.

Why Choose Washington University Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Washington University cardiothoracic surgeons are experts in the latest techniques and technologies for heart and lung surgery. Many procedures can be performed minimally invasively, using smaller incisions than traditional surgery.

Our surgeons see patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital—the top hospital in St. Louis and Missouri, according to U.S. News & World Report—as well as convenient locations across the region. Pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons see patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Missouri’s #1 children’s hospital.

At Siteman Cancer Center, our team of surgeons work alongside medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, and other caregivers to provide outcomes that are among the best in the nation. Siteman Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Missouri and southern Illinois and the only cancer center in that area to be nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Since 2015, Siteman also has held NCI’s highest possible rating, “Exceptional.”

As Washington University Physicians, our cardiothoracic surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team of heart and lung specialists dedicated to providing the highest quality care, finding new treatments, and training future leaders in the field.

Meet the Team

Our surgeons have the experience and expertise to care for even the most complex heart and lung conditions. Many of them are leading groundbreaking research in addition to providing the highest quality surgical care. Meet our surgeons.