Cardiovascular Surgical Team

Temple's cardiovascular surgeons provide advanced surgical treatments for patients with coronary artery disease, heart failure, valve problems, aortic disease, arrhythmias, and other serious heart conditions.

Our cardiac surgery team is among the most respected and experienced in the mid-Atlantic region. They can integrate the newest technical and biomedical breakthroughs into customized solutions for patients with the most complex or severe forms of heart disease.

T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Chief, Robotic Surgery
Co-Surgical Director, Temple Heart & Vascular Institute
Associate Professor, Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Primary interest in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery for mitral valve and other conditions. Also experienced in procedures for complex aortic dissections and aneurysms, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, atrial myxomas, and congenital defects.

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To schedule an appointment with appointment with Dr. Guy, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).


Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support
SPECIALTIES: Surgical treatment for end-stage cardiopulmonary diseases including heart and lung transplantation; mechanical circulatory support and artificial lung, and other major cardiac surgery such as repair of aortic aneurysm and dissection, valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass, and adult congenital heart surgery

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Robert S. Boova, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Jeanes Hospital
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Aortic and mitral valve repairs and transcatheter aortic valve implantation, off-pump coronary artery bypass, surgery for atrial fibrillation and heart failure, cardiac surgery in advanced-risk patients, quality improvement in cardiac surgery

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Verdi J. DiSesa, MD, MBA
Professor of Surgery and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Temple University School of Medicine
Chief Operating Officer, Temple University Health System
SPECIALTIES: Adult cardiac surgery, valve repair and replacement, surgery for heart failure, transplantation

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Jesus Gomez-Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: CABG, valve repair/replacement, arrhythmia, heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart/lung transplantation

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Akira Shiose, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support for advanced cardiopulmonary diseases; valve repair; coronary artery bypass; VAD/TAH implantation; organ protection and preservation; development of cardiopulmonary support device

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Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, FACS
Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine

SPECIALTIES: Aortic and endovascular surgery; transcatheter valve replacement; minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery; research on innovative aortic therapies and endovascular technologies; new techniques, quality, and safety in endovascular interventions

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