Our mission is to provide the best possible heart, lung, and vascular care for our patients, and to improve the well-being of the diverse communities we serve.
We put patient care first with outstanding experiences and outcomes. We have several specialty services and resources to ensure patients receive the best treatment and care available anywhere.
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, patient care of the utmost importance. We offer fully comprehensive services for adults who are in need of heart, lung or vascular services. Our team of specialists offer state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced treatments, providing high-quality, innovative, and life-changing care that improves the health and well-being of our patients.
Patients can be referred for consultation by their primary care physician or by cardiologists for specialized heart care situations. We also take self-referrals depending on insurance carrier. Most insurance plans require patients have a primary care physician coordinate referrals to specialists for heart conditions they cannot treat. Check with your insurance carrier to see what options they allow.
Specialty Care Services
We treat adult patients with a variety of cardiac conditions, providing the most advanced cardiac care including comprehensive evaluation, consultation, and management of diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Learn More→
Using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge non-invasive methods, our team can diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. Learn More→
Comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic options for non-surgical treatments of cardiac conditions using non-surgical techniques — usually by running a catheter through the arteries into and around the heart — to repair the blockages that cut off the flow of blood in and out of the heart. Learn More→
Coronary Disease Program
Coronary heart disease is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. We were one of the first in the country and the only one in West Virginia to introduce new technology shown to protect patients from the risk of stroke during minimally invasive heart valve surgery, known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We are one of the few programs in the United States (and the only one in West Virginia) offering cerebral embolic protection during TAVR called Protected TAVR.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s Structural Heart Disease Program is a leader in managing structural heart diseases, providing cutting edge surgical and transcatheter therapies for these complex conditions. We have a multidisciplinary team of experts to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive care available. We also have technology and the most state-of-the-art facility in the region, including new cardiac cath labs and hybrid operating rooms, to make a rapid diagnosis and take quick, effective action. Learn More→
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our board-certified, and fellowship-trained advanced heart failure specialists treat patients with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to properly diagnose and treat all severities of heart failure. As the only multidisciplinary heart failure team in the state, our team includes pharmacists, specialty-trained nurses, exercise physiologists, social workers, dietitians, and expert physician team members. Our patients have someone to assist in every aspect of their care. Learn More→
The Electrophysiology team at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, includes board-certified cardiac electrophysiologists who specialize in treating conditions that cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or in an irregular pattern. Treatments include medications, procedures and implantable devices to help normalize arrhythmias. The team works in collaboration with other specialty services to ensure individualized care is provided to every patient. Learn More→
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our cardiac rehabilitation team works to help patients resume their normal lifestyle as soon as possible following a heart problem. Our team can help patients change their lifestyle, improve their diet and fitness, and provide them with the tools to stay on their new path. Using an individualized approach to patient care, rehab plans are customized to each patient’s needs and continuously evaluated. Learn More→
Women’s Heart Health Program – Coming Soon
The Women’s Heart Center at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute provides West Virginia and the surrounding regions a dedicated center for screening and educating women on identifying and reducing their risk for cardiovascular disease by continually providing information to the general population and to community providers concerning the latest female cardiovascular risk factors and treatments. Coming Soon
Pediatric Cardiac Care at WVU Medicine Children’s
Our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeons perform procedures ranging from mitral valve repair, cardiac bypasses, and congenital heart defect repairs to heart transplants and other complex procedures for high-risk adults. We use the most advanced equipment and latest surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive robotic surgery in state-of-the-art operating rooms. Learn more→
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our board-certified, and fellowship-trained thoracic surgeons treat patients with diseases of the chest (thorax), lungs, and upper gastrointestinal system (esophagus and stomach), using the most advanced equipment and latest surgical techniques including minimally-invasive robotic surgery and video-assisted thoracic surgery to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Learn More→
The Adult ECMO program – the only one of its kind in the state – is a nationally recognized Center of Excellence, providing the highest level of care and outcomes. The program was recognized with the ELSO Center of Excellence Silver Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). Learn More→
Our team of thoracic surgery specialists provide virtual second opinions to patients without the need to travel or to be seen in person.
Our board certified and fellowship trained experts treat all types of vascular diseases using state-of-the-art technologies. From varicose veins to aortic aneurysms, to limb preservation, our vascular surgeons have extensive experience and surgical expertise and knowledge to ensure exceptional patient care and outcomes.
We also work with other WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Centers of Excellence to diagnose and treat a full range of cardiovascular and other conditions. We work closely with WVU Medicine nephrologists (kidney), diabetes educators, WVU Medicine’s Comprehensive Wound Care Center, and other specialists as needed throughout patient care.
Centers of Excellence
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, we focus on the whole patient, not just an area of the body. That’s why we’ve created Centers of Excellence. Our team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, and thoracic surgeons work collaboratively with other specialists across multiple disciplines to better diagnose and treat patients. Learn more about the following related centers:
Center for Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Cardiology Support →
Center for Airway Diseases →
Center for Aortic Surgery →
Center for Aortic Valve Disease →
Center for Atrial Fibrillation →
Center for Cardiac Innovation →
Center for Esophageal Disease →
Center for Advanced Limb Preservation →
Center for Mitral Valve Disease →
Center for Myasthenia Gravis →
Center for Thoracic Oncology →
Center for Clinical Trials →
International Patient Program
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute we see patients from around the globe who come here to access our expertise in advanced comprehensive treatments and care.
Peter is “living his life” thanks to the cardiac surgical care he received.
Advanced care capabilities are all available right here.
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons perform the first completely robotic-assisted aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Get peace-of-mind. We welcome second opinion appointments to review cases and proposed treatment plans.
The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular clinical trials and research studies.
Academics & Fellowship Programs
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.