Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Providers


The most important member of the multidisciplinary team is the patient.

Your multidisciplinary care team is a partnership among everyone who will be involved in your care, consisting of a diverse group of health care professionals including physicians (your primary care physician, specialists and surgeon), nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, and health educators, social workers and patient advocates.

A team approach helps to assure the patient and family that the health care professionals are all talking to one another; everyone knows what everyone else is doing.

Multidisciplinary care is associated with improved patient outcomes and enables teams of experts to examine a case from every possible angle.  Together, team members brainstorm possible treatments — an approach that expands the patient's range of options. Members of the team then meet with patients to help them create the plan that's right for them and assist them in the management of their care.

At an Academic Medical Center like UTMB Health, Cardiothoracic Surgeons have contact with a wide range of specialists and sub-specialist, many of whom are the very best in their fields of expertise: 

  • General

    • Primary Care Physician
    • Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine
    • Burn Care
    • Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
    • Transplant
    • Gastroenterology
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Ear, Nose and Throat
    • Research
    • Critical Care
    • Perfusionist
    • Anesthesia
    • Pulmonary Care & Lung Surgery
    • Cancer Care 
  • Heart Team

    • Primary Care Physician
    • CardiologyTeam
    • Clinical Cardiologist (non-interventional)
    • Interventional Cardiologist
    • Cardiac Surgeon
    • Echocardiographer/Imaging Specialists
    • Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
    • Dietary and Rehabilitation Specialists
    • Heart Failure Specialist
    • Anesthesiologist
    • Social Workers
    • Clinical Trials Coordinators
    • Nurses, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Prof.
    • Residents and Fellows
    • Cardiac Surgery Team
  • Lung Team

    • Primary Care Physician
    • Pulmonary Team
    • Rad/Oncology Team
    • Thoracic surgery Team
    • Pathologist Team
    • Radiology-Review prior films
    • Clinical Trials Coordinators
    • Nurses, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Professionals
    • Residents and Fellows 

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