Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Division

The division of thoracic and cardiovascular research is prolific in health services and translational research. Our focus is to better understand the quality of thoracic surgical care at the national level by studying processes of care, structure and surgical outcomes utilizing big data, clinical registries and administrative databases and help inform large scale policy. We also bridge health services with innovative translational research that can identify mechanistic and pathophysiological attributes in thrombosis and inflammation and how they related to improving several processes of surgical care that can result in real-world solutions to manned surgical problems.