Our Practice

As Kentucky’s premier cardiothoracic surgical group, the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is among the most experienced cardiothoracic practice in the nation, averaging over 1600 procedures annually. Our board-certified physicians, along with our staff of advanced practice professionals and medical assistants, offer an exceptional depth of both clinical and research experience.

  • Internationally recognized for our work in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
  • Our surgical team has pioneered major advancements in cardiothoracic surgery
  • Regional ‘firsts’
    • heart transplantation
    • double-lung transplantation
    • implantation of mechanical circulatory support systems as bridges to transplantation
    • implantation of the AbioCor™ replacement heart
    • minimally invasive surgical options including robotic mitral valve surgery