Divisions and Sections

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery features the expertise of more than 35 cardiothoracic surgeons and 170 professional staff members across three divisions and two sections.

Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in an environment that fosters the development and evaluation of innovative surgical techniques and therapies.

Section of Heart Transplant and Heart Failure

The Section of Heart Transplant/Heart Failure has rich history that includes more than 1,400 transplants over 30 years, making the Heart Transplant Program at UPMC one of the most experienced centers in the world.  

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery provides surgical intervention for infants, children, and young adults with congenital and acquired cardiac and vascular diseases, and abnormalities of the tracheobronchial tree and chest wall.

Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery

The Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery focuses on conditions of the lung, trachea, chest wall, mediastinum, diaphragm, esophagus, stomach, and proximal small intestine with a focus on minimally invasive procedures.

Division of Lung Transplant and Lung Failure

The Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure takes a true team approach to patient care.  Our multidiscplinary group of experts strives to provide the best care possible to patients from around the world with complex cases that have made them unsuitable cardiothoracic transplant candidates at other centers.