Best Doctors in America

Cardiovascular Disease


Thoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Honors and Accreditations

  • Joint Commission certification- Heart failure care
  • Joint Commission advanced certification- Implanting left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy for patients with advanced heart failure
  • Get With the Guidelines—Heart Failure Gold Plus
  • Highmark Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care*
  • Aetna Institute of Quality for Cardiac Medical Intervention and Cardiac Surgery
  • Aetna Institute of Quality for Rhythm Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • Accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories
  • Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation


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