Faculty

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.
Assistant Professor

Alberto de Hoyos, M.D.
Associate Professor

Neelan Doolabh, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Robert D. Jaquiss, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Lynn Huffman, M.D.
Assistant Professor

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.
Associate Professor
Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program

Timothy Pirolli, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Jessica Pruszynski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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.
Professor
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.
Assistant Professor