Washington University cardiothoracic surgeons are consistently ranked among the Top Doctors in St. Louis. Our experts are internationally regarded as leaders for their excellence in performing advanced techniques, conducting leading-edge research, and educating the next generation of surgeons. Our surgeons provide care at the best hospital in the state of Missouri in three of the highest performing surgical specialties (lung cancer treatment, heart surgery, and lung surgery) in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Division Leadership

Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD

Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery

Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Resident Program Leadership