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; Chief, of Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Director of Thoracic Oncology
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Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC

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

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown; Assistant Professor of Surgery
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Takashi Murashita, MD

Clinical Instructor, Heart and Vascular Institute
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Olusola Oduntan, MD

MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown; Associate Professor of Medicine
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J. Scott Rankin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Professor of Medicine
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Kevin Tveter, MD

MD, Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown; Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Lawrence Wei, MD

Co-Director, Center for Aortic Surgery and Director, Center for Aortic Valve Disease; Associate Professor of Medicine
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