As chief of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Sundt performs the full range of adult cardiac surgical procedures. He is also dedicated to assuring the highest quality care by the entire cardiac surgical team in a patient-centered, efficient, and safe manner.
BiographyUndergraduate education, Princeton University with BA in Biochemistry Summa cum Laude 1979
Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency, Massachusetts general Hospital
Research fellowship in Transplantation Immunology, National Institutes of Health
Thoracic Surgery Residency, Washington University in St. Louis
Advanced fellowship in Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation, Harefield Hospital, Harefield United Kingdom
Staff in Cardiac Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis 1994-2001
Director Thoracic Aortic Center
Director Heart/Heart-Lung transplantation
Staff in Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic 2001-2011
Co-Director Marfan and Thoracic Aortic Clinic
Vice-chair Department of Surgery
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center
The focus of my research has been on the genetics and clinical aspects of aneurysmal disease associated with bicuspid aortic valve. In addition my research team has explored fundamental aspects of medical error with a particular emphasis on Human Factors and communication.
Thor Sundt, MD, chief of cardiac surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, talks about heart valve options for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.
MGH Hotline 02.04.11 THORALF M. SUNDT III, MD, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
The Division of Cardiac Surgery at Mass General welcomes new chief. Thoralf M. Sundt III, MD, bridges legacy of surgical practice and passion for new ideas to improve upon the patient experience.
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