The USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute has established itself as a leading authority in the treatment of cardiothoracic diseases for over a decade. Spearheaded by Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes, the institute has assembled a formidable team of clinicians and scientists dedicated to exploring advanced and innovative methods of addressing heart disease.
Under the guidance of Dr. Vaughn Starnes and Dr. Craig Baker, who assumed the role of chief of the cardiac surgery division in 2017, USC surgeons have successfully performed over 22,000 open heart surgeries, including valve repairs and replacements, coronary artery bypass procedures, and more than 12,300 surgeries for lung, esophageal, and chest wall disorders.
Our highly skilled surgeons, supported by a dedicated team of clinical, research, and administrative professionals, provide comprehensive, cutting-edge treatments for various heart valve conditions. These treatments encompass both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, catering to ailments such as aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.
Furthermore, our USC surgeons deliver a full spectrum of care for patients with cardiac diseases, whether they are children or adults.