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Hartzell Schaff MD

Hartzell V Schaff MD

Stuart 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).