Basic Science Research

The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery maintains an active basic science research program with laboratories in our Department, as well as close collaboration with other investigators. The Department has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Texas Advanced Technology Program, and from industrial sponsors.

National Registries and Outcomes Databases

Department members are contributors to a number of national registries. All cardiac surgical cases performed at UT Southwestern Medical Center are entered in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons database, all transplant cases are recorded in the UT Southwestern Heart and Lung Transplant database, and all cardiac cases at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center are submitted to the VA Continuous Improvement in Cardiac Surgery Program.