WVU Medicine heart and thoracic surgeons continually make advances in treating patients with cardiothoracic diseases, performing hundreds of open-heart and thoracic surgeries each year.

Our surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive techniques and have pioneered the use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting procedures that can often eliminate the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.

Our surgeons, residents, and support staff communicate regularly with each patient’s cardiologist and primary care physician, helping patients achieve the best possible outcome and smoothest transition back into the community.

Ghulam Abbas, MD

Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Administration; Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC

Executive Chair, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute;, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Administration; Gordon F. Murray Professor and Chair; Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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Bryan Bush, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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Takashi Murashita, MD

Clinical Instructor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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Olusola Oduntan, MD

Assistant Professor, WVU Cancer Institute Clinics; MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown; Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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J. Scott Rankin, MD

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown
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Kevin Tveter, MD

Assistant Professor, WVU Cancer Institute Clinics; MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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Lawrence Wei, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown
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