Life-changing cardiac care from the most comprehensive team of experts using advanced procedures and latest surgical techniques.
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, our team of board-certified, and 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.
We are committed to providing the safest and highest quality patient care, and work closely with cardiologist, and other specialists to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for both common and complex cardiac conditions, 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.
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
At the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, surgeons continue developing and implementing a uniquely novel approach to aortic valve replacement, performing the entire surgery robotically.
First in West Virginia to...
- Repair mitral valve robotically via right mini thoracotomy using the da Vinci® Surgical System
First in the region to...
- to perform a fully robotic aortic valve replacement in the northeastern U.S.
Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award
Awarded by the American Heart Association and the Mitral Foundation to organizations who have a demonstrated record of superior clinical outcomes in degenerative mitral valve repair resulting from evidence-based guideline treatment. We join a small group of only eight distinguished organizations in the entire country. Learn more→
Peter is “living his life” thanks to the cardiac surgical care he received.
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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute surgeons perform the first completely robotic-assisted aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
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.
Our Cardiac Surgery Faculty
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Director, Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director of the Center for Aortic Surgery; Director of the Center for Aortic Valve Disease; Director of Robotic Revascularization, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
Through partnerships and affiliations with local hospitals and clinics, we bring access to complete comprehensive care for patients across West Virginia, and into surrounding regions, including Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and beyond.