The team of medical professionals that specialize in cardiac surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute are the leaders across the nation in quality of care and superior patient outcomes. Guided by expert clinical leadership, they treat a board spectrum of heart conditions from simple cases to complex cases for high-risk patients, such as those with low ejection fraction and multiple previous operations.

Joanna Chikwe, MD

  • The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair, Cardiac Surgery
  • Chair, Cardiac Surgery

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