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.

Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
William Maul Measey Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Co-Surgical Director, Temple Heart & Vascular Institute
Vice-Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Temple University Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

SPECIALTIES: Coronary artery bypass surgery, mitral valve repair and replacement, aortic valve repair and replacement, aortic root surgery, Ross procedure, tricuspid-pulmonary valve replacement and repair, throacic aortic surgery, adult congenital cardiac surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, heart, lung and heart-lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, total artificial heart, ECMO

View Yoshiya Toyoda's full profile.

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


Robert S. Boova, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Jeanes Hospital
Vice Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Structural heart disease, aortic valve disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, diseases of the mitral valve, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, myocardial revascularization, off pump coronary artery bypass surgery, total arterial revascularization, diseases of the thoracic aorta, aortic dissection, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery in advanced risk and elderly patients, accelerated recovery post cardiac surgery procedures, quality improvement in cardiac surgery

View Robert S. Boova's full profile.

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


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

View Verdi J. DiSesa's full profile.


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

Jesus Gomez-Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Heart and lung transplantation, organ recovery and preservation, mechanical circulatory support (MCS-VAD) and total artificial heart therapy for BTT and DT therapy, new modalities of MCS and development of surgical techniques for heart and lung failure, stem cell therapy applications of cell line development in advanced heart failure, development of artificial lung-oxygenation membranes and ECMO support, coronary artery bypass, valve surgery, physician education and training

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


Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD, FACS, FCCP, FACC

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: cardiothoracic surgery, valve surgery, re-operations, transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting, and use of multiple arterial conduits for CABG

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


Eros Leotta, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
SPECIALTIES: Heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support for advanced cardiopulmonary diseases; valve repair; coronary artery bypass

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

 



Grayson H. Wheatley III, MD, FACS
Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program, Temple University Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

 

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

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