Thoralf M Sundt MDEdward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, and Co-Director, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
I have a track record of successful clinical investigation over my 20 year career as a practicing cardiac surgeon. As such I understand the process and the pitfalls of clinical studies. I have participated in guidelines writing committees and understand “appropriate use” guidelines. I have participated in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Council on Clinical Outcomes, Quality and Safety as chair of the Workforce on Patient Safetey. As chief of cardiac surgery at MGH I have access to the necessary databases and clinical material. As a clinician I understand the nuances of clinical practice. I have a track record of successful mentorship of junior investigators.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Coronary Artery Target Selection and Survival After Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting
- Ross Procedure Outperforms Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement in Long-Term Follow-Up
- Transfusion Threshold After Cardiac Surgery
- Costs Associated With Healthcare–Associated Infections in Cardiac Surgery
- Effect of Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery on Long-Term Survival