Hartzell V Schaff MDStuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Dr. Schaff is the Stuart W. Harrington Professor of Surgery and a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from the University Of Oklahoma School of Medicine and trained in general and thoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Schaff joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in 1980 and is consultant in cardiovascular surgery, Professor of Surgery in Mayo Medical School, and a member of the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Previous institutional leadership positions include Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular surgery and member of the executive committee of the Board of Governors.
Dr. Schaff is a member of numerous major international societies, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for which he served on the council (2004 to 2013), was chair of the program committee (2003), and elected as President in 2012-2013. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of 11 journals including Circulation, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (associate editor for adult heart surgery), and Journal of the American College of Cardiology (associate editor for cardiac surgery).
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- On-Pump CABG Beats Off-Pump CABG in Five-Year Results
- Improved Outcomes With On- vs Off-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass
- Relation of Mitral Valve Surgery Volume to Repair Rate, Durability, and Survival
- Aorta, Aortic Annulus, and Left Ventricle Injuries During TAVR
- First Experience With Percutaneous Mitral Valve Plication as Primary Therapy for Symptomatic Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Association of Institutional Experience on Outcomes After Septal Myectomy and Alcohol Septal Ablation for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Optimal Timing for Surgery vs Medical Management in Patients With Infective Endocarditis
- Role of Hospital, Physician, and Care Factors in Outcomes of Black vs White Patients Undergoing CABG
- Bioprosthetic vs Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement in Older Patients
- Progress in Late Results Among Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients