Welcome to Cardiothoracic Surgery

The VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery encompasses several specialty areas, including heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, aortic surgery, heart transplant, minimally invasive surgery, general thoracic surgery and surgery for congenital heart disease.

We have long been on the forefront of the evolution of cardiac surgery. In 1968, our transplant team performed its first heart transplant procedure. Our distinguished transplant program is the longest running on the East Coast and the second oldest in the United States. We continue to pioneer improvements in mechanical assist devices and valve surgery.

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Surgery Education

Our cardiothoracic fellowship program provides extensive clinical experience in the evaluation and management of adult and pediatric cardiothoracic conditions.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

Research

Our goal is to develop evidence-based clinical and basic science research programs supported through extramural funding that enhance our ability to care for patients with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases.

From the Chair

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From the Chair

"Our division’s specialists work closely with related disciplines, including cancer specialists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and others, to provide each patient with the most accurate assessment of their condition followed by the most appropriate treatment plan."

— Anthony D. Cassano, M.D., FCCP

VCU Health Cardiothoracic Surgery

Faculty

Advanced Practice Providers

Anastasia Brusilovsky, NP
Andrew L Yale, PA
Courtney Drissi, NP
Daniel C Raible, PA
Erin MacMillan, PA
Janaya Ogunware, NP
Jennifer Cox, NP
Jessica M Lassen, PA
Pedro Jovel, PA
Lenore Roach, NP
Lisa L Capps, NP
Melissa Scott-Doney, NP
Morgan Childress, NP
Nikki Waters, NP
Paula Talley-Pugh, NP
Sean Plant, NP
Jessica Norman, NP
Katherine Rodman, NP

Contact Us

Anthony Cassano, M.D., FCCP
Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
anthony.cassano@vcuhealth.org

Angel Medina, RN
Associate Administrator
angel.medina@vcuhealth.org 
(804) 628-0741

Demetria Patterson, MBA
Division Supervisor
demetria.patterson@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828-4620

Office Location
West Hospital
Seventh Floor, South Wing

Mailing Address 
Box 980068
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0068

Phone: (804) 828-4620
Fax: (804) 628-0537