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Welcome to Cardiothoracic Surgery
cardiothoracic surgery

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

The specialists in this division work closely with related disciplines, including cancer specialists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and others to provide each patient with the most accurate assessment of his or her condition followed by the most appropriate treatment plan.

About the Division

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Division has long been on the forefront of the evolution of cardiac surgery. In 1968, our transplant team performed its first heart transplant procedure, distinguishing our program as the longest running transplant program on the East coast and the second oldest in the United States. We continue to pioneer improvements in mechanical assist devices and valve surgery, and in early 2006, our cardiac surgery team performed the first Cardiowest artificial heart implant on the East coast.

Please take a moment to learn about our physician educators, our comprehensive array of clinical services, our resident training program and our research activities.

Please contact us if you would like further information or would like to make an appointment with a surgeon.

Anthony Cassano, MD
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

VCU Pauley Heart Center


Anthony D. Cassano, MD

Anthony Cassano, MD
Division Chair, and Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship Program

Division Supervisor:
Demetria Patterson

Delivery Address:
West Hospital
7th Floor, South Wing
1200 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298
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Mailing address:
Box 980068
Richmond, VA 23298-0068

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





  Virginia Commonwealth University
  School of Medicine
  Department of Surgery
  Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  West Hospital, 7th floor, South Wing
  1200 East Broad Street | Box 980068
  Richmond, Virginia 23298-0068

  last updated: 07/09/2018









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