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Department and Faculty

The staff in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota treats people who have disorders of the heart, aorta and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases). Mayo Clinic's cardiovascular care center is one of the largest in the United States, with nine cardiovascular surgeons on staff. Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeons perform more than 2,700 cardiovascular surgeries each year using state-of-the-art technology, including minimally invasive techniques.

At Mayo Clinic, people benefit from experienced doctors who collaborate to determine the most appropriate care for each person. Cardiovascular surgeons work with specialists in cardiovascular diseases, pediatric cardiology and other areas to care for adults and children who have cardiovascular diseases at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.

Advisers and Mentors

You will be assigned a staff advisor to review your progress and career goals. Your mentor will meet with you periodically throughout the entire fellowship program to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Visiting Professors

Each year the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery hosts the John W. Kirklin Visiting Professor in Cardiac Surgery and Related Problems. This event is sponsored by an endowment by Drs. John and Margaret Kirklin in 1989. This event has become the most important academic activity of our Division. The event includes rounds and lectures with nationally and internationally known cardiovascular surgeons.

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