Surgeon-Dr. Bartley P. Griffith

"The closest cardiac surgeon I know of is Bartley Griffith. He is at my hospital-The University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is one of the best cardiac surgeons in the world and does lots of aortic dissection repairs. He is the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The University of Maryland." Dr. Robert Rodgers-Assistant Professor of Surgery/Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Program Director Combined EMIM Residency University of Maryland School of Medicine


Bartley P. Griffith, M.D.


Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation

Biography of Doctor Griffith

Department: Division
Surgery: Cardiac Surgery
Maryland Heart Center
Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Care; Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, General and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Certification: Thoracic Surgery
Biography: Dr. Griffith is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation in the Department of Surgery and is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Prior to his arrival at the University of Maryland, Dr. Griffith served as vice chair, department of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was also chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Surgery. He also was the director for the internationally recognized McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development. Dr. Griffith's clinical work focuses on coronary artery surgery, mitral and aortic valve replacement and aneurysmal disease of the thoracic aorta. His research interests are concentrated on heart and lung transplantation, cell transplantation and advancing use of artificial organs. He is looking forward to developing a program in mechanical support of the failing heart and to provide options with cardiologic colleagues to include transplant support and muscle retransplantation. Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed a surgery internship and general and cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Health Center Hospitals. He has published over 500 articles and book chapters, has lectured at professional meetings nationally and internationally and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including induction into the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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