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Our Physician Team

 

The Franciscan St. Francis Heart Valve Center's dedicated team of independent and Franciscan Physician Network doctors began working together in 2006. A collaborative effort of the St. Francis Heart Center, Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians and Cardiac Surgery Associates, the St. Francis Heart Valve Center combines the talents of some of the most skilled physicians specializing in treatment of heart valve disease. During your visit to the Valve Center, the cardiologist and the surgeon are together with you, ensuring a thorough understanding of your valve condition. Efficient communication and seamless care create the best opportunity for a lifetime of good health.

Heart Valve Center physicians partner with other physician specialists, as well as specialty-certified nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and other medical professionals, to ensure you receive comprehensive care — all in one location. Our experienced physicians have focused their careers on the diagnosis and treatment of heart valve disease and can offer patients with complex heart conditions new hope that is not available at most hospitals.

Cardiac Surgery Associates (CSA) is one of the largest and most renowned cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery groups in the nation with a 10-year history of working with Franciscan Alliance to provide high quality, compassionate surgical care. CSA is an independent practice with 29 surgeons and is also a long-standing clinical partner of Franciscan St. Francis Health. CSA performs more than 3,500 open heart surgeries – 500 at the St. Francis Heart Center – and 3,200 vascular, thoracic and other surgeries annually and provides patients with unsurpassed excellence in patient care, innovative surgical procedures and research at 25 hospitals in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  In the last 20 years, CSA surgeons have performed heart surgery for more than 48,000 patients.

Renowned CSA surgeons at Franciscan St. Francis Health include:

Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians (IHP) was established in 1978 and is the first and one of the largest provider of cardiovascular care in south central Indiana. IHP has 25 board certified cardiologists specializing in clinical cardiology, cardiovascular research, electrophysiology, heart failure, heart and vascular imaging (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, CT, MRI), interventional cardiology, valvular heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.