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A Message from the Division Chief

It has been nearly 13 years since I accepted my first academic faculty position at Yale University School of Medicine and now it gives me great pride to head up the world-class Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale as Division Chief. I am honored to lead one of the largest adult and pediatric cardiovascular surgery sections in the nation. Our team offers the latest cardiovascular technologies and techniques, engages in innovative, world-renowned research and clinical trials, and practices a deeply compassionate approach to cardiac care.

The Cardiac Surgery team knows that patients and their loved ones put their trust in us, fully and completely, and we are honored to live up to the task of providing them with the finest, most compassionate cardiovascular care. Our focus on innovation and research allows us to use the most advanced technologies to provide patients with smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and less postoperative discomfort, whenever possible. We understand that the prospect of undergoing cardiac surgery is difficult. To that end, we passionately commit ourselves to excellence to ensure that patients receive the best care possible; and we dedicate ourselves to providing them with ample communication to help take the fear and confusion out of their experience.

I want to thank you for your interest in Yale Cardiac Surgery and I invite you to browse our website for more information about our work and our team of leaders.

Arnar Geirsson, MD, FACS, FAHA
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Yale School of Medicine
Department of Surgery