Welcome to the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Each year, we perform more than 3,000 cardiac surgical procedures for both adults and children, making us one of the largest and busiest cardiac programs in the Western United States.

The diverse experience of our faculty allows us to offer the full spectrum of surgical procedures, from minimally invasive approaches to complex aortic operations. Keck Medicine of USC is a long-standing pioneer of new surgical methods, and we take pride in being early adopters of new technology so that we can offer state-of-the-art care to our patients. We’re known for accepting complex cases that are not treatable at other institutions.

I invite you to explore our CardioVascular Thoracic Institute website. As you will see, we offer a collaborative environment, working closely with our colleagues from cardiology, vascular surgery, anesthesia and critical care to ensure that each patient gets a comprehensive examination and an individualized treatment plan.

We’re here to work with you and fight for you.
Craig J. Baker, MD, Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery

Please visit cvti.keckmedicine.org for more information about cardiac, vascular, and thoracic services at Keck Medicine of USC.

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Division Chief

Our Surgeons

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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 1

Specializing In

Cardiac Surgery, Endovascular Surgery

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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
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Practicing Locations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Keck Hospital of USC
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital