OHSU

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Academic: OHSU Cardiothoracic team

Division Chief

Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D.

Faculty

Victor Rodriguez, M.D.
Paul Schipper, M.D.
Matthew Slater, M.D.
Mithran Sukumar, M.D.
Frederick Tibayan, M.D.
Brandon Tieu, M.D.
Angelo Vlessis, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Section Chief

Irving Shen, M.D.

Faculty

Ashok Muralidaran, M.D.

Faculty members in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at OHSU specialize in the surgical treatment of advanced heart and lung disease. In order to provide the most advanced level of care, the Division is organized into three sections, Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Faculty members in each of these sections are experts in their field and focus on patients with diseases in their subspecialty.

Adult Cardiac Surgery at OHSU specializes in the surgical treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Our surgeons have expertise in heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices and aortic surgery. Our team is well-known throughout the region and acts as a regional center for the care of complex patients with advanced stages of disease.

General Thoracic Surgery at OHSU specializes exclusively in non-cardiac thoracic surgery with areas of expertise in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, chest wall tumors, pleural disease (including mesothelioma), surgery for COPD, primary hyperhidrosis, pectus excavatum, alveolar proteinosis, airway stenting and esophageal perforation. Our goal is to provide all of our patients and their families with the best possible care.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery specializes exclusively on the surgical treatment of children and adults who have congenital heart disease. Pediatric cardiac surgeons collaborate closely with our team of pediatric cardiologists, intensivists and anesthesiologists to carefully discuss the best course of treatment for a patient's heart care. We have expertise in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, atrioventricular canal, tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia, transposition of the great arteries, tetraology of Fallot, double outlet right ventricle, truncus arteriosus, coarctation of the aorta, aortic stenosis and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

About Our Residency

The Thoracic Surgery residency program develops excellence in the provision of cardiac and thoracic surgical diagnosis and treatment while nurturing the ability to critically analyze and advance the field.

OHSU offers the only Cardiothoracic Surgery residency program in Oregon. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and provides quick access to the Pacific Ocean, Mount Hood and the Willamette Valley. Our program prepares residents for a well-rounded surgical career; our graduates have gone on to make substantial contributions to their medical communities and the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

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Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D.

Academic Faculty Howard Song, M.D.

Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D. arrived at OHSU in 2004 and has served as the chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery since 2012. His special areas of clinical interest include mechanical circulatory support and surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysms. He conducts research in bioengineering, genetically-triggered aortic aneurysms and patient outcomes.

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