ECU - Div. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery


Higher Education

About Us

Welcome to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University. We are a collaborative group of surgeons and cardiologists working together to treat patients with cardiac, vascular, and thoracic diseases in a more integrated manner than is possible under the traditional academic organizational structure of cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery.

We stand out as the source of exceptionally-focused, patient-centered care for people throughout eastern North Carolina and beyond. We provide the highest quality therapeutic care for patients with cardiovascular conditions, and we are leaders in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the rehabilitation back to health of patients with those same disease processes. We also provide cutting edge lung and esophageal care in our multidisciplinary thoracic surgery program.

As a Department of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, we are dedicated to research and education. We offer fellowships in clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, which enables us to spread these advanced practices to other physicians and surgeons.

Our department comprises cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiovascular imaging and pediatric cardiac care. Within our department, we are organized into the following domains, which affords us the opportunity to bring medical, surgical, and behavioral treatments together in highly individual treatment plans:

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