WVU Medicine has built one of the finest cardiac surgery programs in the United States, and did so by recruiting several leading cardiac surgeons from some of the most notable academic medical centers in the world. Their commitment to our patients is to work closely with them and their families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, one that is grounded in trust and open communications, and built on the notion that every patient deserves a compassionate care team whose only focus is to care for that patient and provide them the best outcome possible.

Our cardiac surgeons offer a wide range of services – everything from mitral valve repair to cardiac bypasses. Specific surgeries include:

  • Aortic surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation surgery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy surgery – septal myectomy
  • Heart failure surgery – left ventricular assist devices, left ventricular reconstruction
  • Valve surgery

Our surgeons also use the most advanced procedures, including minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic-assisted cardiac surgery, transcatheter valve procedures (including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement – TAVR), and percutaneous mitral valve treatments. The cardiac surgery team also is on the forefront of using new technologies, procedures, and treatments for cardiac patients. In October of last year, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute perform the first minimally invasive procedure to implant the Tendyne Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve to combat mitral regurgitation (MR). The Institute is one of only 25 institutions worldwide chosen to participate in the clinical trial of this device.

Contact Us

For an appointment, visit our appointment information page, or call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273).

Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC

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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Chris Cook, MD

Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Associate Professor
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Awori Hayanga , MD, MPH, FACS

Thoracic Surgeon
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Takashi Murashita, MD

Clinical Instructor, Heart and Vascular Institute
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Harold Roberts, MD

Co - Directory of Program Integration for Advanced Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Assistant Professor
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Muhammad Salman , MD

Assistant Professor, Surgical Director of Advanced Heart Failure Program
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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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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Connellsville

401 East Murphy Avenue
Connellsville, PA 15425

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Elkins

812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Glen Dale

426 8th Street
Glen Dale, WV 26038

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Grafton

1 Hospital Plaza
Grafton, WV 26354

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Morgantown

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Oakland

13079 Garrett Highway
Oakland, MD 21550

WVU Heart and Vascular Institute - Parkersburg

705 Garfield Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101