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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.
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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.
View my most recent publications at PubMed
Complete removal of a tumor thrombus resulting from venous tumor invasion is essential for eliminating the cancer in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). A multispecialty tumor thrombus team within an integrated practice can improve the safety of this intricate and extensive procedure.
A Mass General team finds ECMO allows for more aggressive interventions to increase survival of high-risk pulmonary embolism patients.
In October 2016 the Cardiology Division at Mass General celebrated 100 years of heart care. This video highlights the story of its founder Paul Dudley White.
Mass General is among the 1.4% of hospitals in the country that achieved an overall 3-star rating for all three STS categories.
New guidelines recommend mitral valve repair for asymptomatic patients with mitral valve regurgitation, allowing for comparable outcomes with faster recovery.
“See something, say something” was one of the many takeaways from an address by Thor Sundt, MD, chief of Cardiac Surgery, during Patient Safety Awareness Week at the MGH from March 13-19.
Almost 200 MGH staffers, patients and family members joined over 10,000 walkers on the Charles River Esplanade on Sept. 12 to participate in the 2015 AHA Boston Heart Walk.
12 cardiac patients with MGH Cardiac Surgery clinicians from the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program came together for a reunion at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.
Massachusetts General Hospital offers pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), a highly specialized operation to remove chronic blood clots in the lungs. Without surgery, patients who have this life-threatening disease will likely develop progressive shortness of breath so severe that it leads to heart failure.
To introduce the Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to the MGH community, “Health Information Day” will be held Sept. 12 from 7 am to 8 pm under the Bulfinch Tents.
The Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care integrates services to accelerate advances in stroke-related atrial fibrillation research and patient care.
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.
MGH Hotline 02.04.11 THORALF M. SUNDT III, MD, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
Dolly Lakkis—a business owner, optician and competitive dancer—didn’t have time to be sick. When mitral valve disease started to affect the quality of her life, she turned to a team of specialists at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dolly’s doctors were able to repair her damaged heart valve with minimally invasive surgery that got her back on her feet—and back on the dance floor—as quickly as possible.
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.
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