Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

Welcome to the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is a team of eight surgeons under the leadership of Dr. Michael Madani. We are known throughout the world for the pioneering research and innovative surgical therapy of our group. Since 1989, when our program began, we have performed more than 30,000 major heart and lung operations.


At  the 2011 Society of Thoracic Surgeons meeting in San Diego, Michael M. Madani, MD, reported UC San Diego Health’s declining perioperative mortality rates in the 500 PTE patients most recently undergoing surgery, while at the same time attaining superior clinical outcomes (STS: Lung Emboli Surgery Safer).


Scientific Articles in Cardiothoracic Surgery

View titles and abstracts of scientific articles at PubMed written by UC San Diego Health System cardiothoracic surgeons.