Each of our cardiothoracic surgeons brings a special area of expertise to the team, ensuring that patients receive the most optimal, appropriate care for their condition. Their involvement with the latest clinical trials and bench research, combined with their focus on teaching future cardiothoracic surgeons, keeps them on the leading edge of advances in cardiothoracic surgery. Patients directly benefit from their combined expertise.

Under the leadership of Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, USC surgeons have performed more than 15,000 open-heart surgeries for valve repair and replacements and coronary artery bypasses. Our surgeons, along with their extensive clinical, research and administrative staff, offer comprehensive state of the art therapy for all surgical diseases of the chest.

Leadership

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    Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

    Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery; Founder and Executive Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute

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    Practicing Locations

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Keck Hospital of USC
    USC Healthcare Center 2
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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    Ray V. Matthews, MD

    Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Co-Director, USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute

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    Practicing Locations

    Keck Medicine of USC – Pasadena
    USC Healthcare Center 2

    Specializing In

    Cardiovascular Disease

Our Cardiothoracic Surgeons

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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

Specializing In

Cardiac Surgery

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 1

Specializing In

Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Surgery

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center
Other Locations
USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
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USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2