Who Are the Top Cardiac Surgeons in the U.S.?


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In the United States, three of the best cardiac surgeons are Gordon A. Cohen, Scot H. Merrick and Michael Mann. There are only a handful of doctors who are considered to be the best cardiac surgeons.

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Gordon A. Cohen, M.D., holds a Ph.D. and a M.B.A. He specializes in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and works at Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, California. He is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and in thoracic and cardiac surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Scot H. Merrick works in adult cardiothoracic surgery and was educated at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He did residencies at the University of California. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is also the Helen and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor in Surgery.

Michael Mann is a medical doctor who has expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and is part of the Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco. He is board certified by both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Mann received the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

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