Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Hersh Maniar, MD, and colleagues have performed clinical trials evaluating minimally invasive procedures that make heart valve replacement an option for previously inoperable patients.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has a long-standing dedication to excellence and innovation. Our chest service was initially established in 1920, and our residency program — the second-oldest in the country — was established in 1929. Today, our clinical expertise spans the entire breadth and depth of our specialty, and our surgical volumes have grown steadily over the last decade. In addition, we continue to contribute major advances to human health through groundbreaking clinical and basic science research.