The distinguished faculty of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery are fellowship trained and certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Learn more about our faculty below, or visit our Faculty Directory to search all faculty at UT Southwestern.
Michael E. Jessen, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Frank M. Ryburn, Jr. Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation
Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
Pietro Bajona, M.D.
Alberto de Hoyos, M.D.
Neelan Doolabh, M.D.
Director, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Robert D. Jaquiss, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lynn Huffman, M.D.
Kemp Kernstine, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Robert Tucker Hayes Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Matthias Peltz, M.D.
Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program
Timothy Pirolli, M.D.
Jessica Pruszynski, Ph.D.
Scott Reznik, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program
W. Steves Ring, M.D.
Professor and Former Chair
Michael A. Wait, M.D.
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgical Service at Parkland Memorial Hospital
Chief, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery William P. Clements/Zale Lipshy University Hospitals and Parkland Memorial Hospital
Tre Welch, Ph.D.