Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic


University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview
6405 France Ave.  S. Ste. W200
Edina, MN 55435  



University of Minnesota Physicians Heart specialists provide a comprehensive range of cardiothoracic surgeries to treat everything from routine cardiac conditions to end-stage heart failure. With new less-invasive techniques being developed for surgery, our goal is to achieve a balance between the least invasive procedure and the best long-term outcome.


  • Heart transplantation
  • Implantation of ventricular assist devices
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • On- and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Treatment of aortic disease processes
  • Valve repair and replacement


  • Engelhart, Chad, PA

    • Physician Assistant
    Clinical Interests
    • Surgical treatments for GERD
    • Bariatric and metabolic surgeries
    • Post-operative pain management
    • Nutrition
    • Wound management

  • Shumway, Sara J, MD

    • Cardiovascular Surgeon
    Clinical Interests
    • Coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Mitral valve repair and replacement
    • Aortic valve replacement;
    • Redo coronary artery bypass surgery
    • Minimally invasive approaches to the above procedures
    • Repair of aortic aneurysms and dissections
    • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis
    • Heart transplantation
    • Lung transplantation

  • Strandquist, Chanel L., PA-C

    • Physician Assistant
    Clinical Interests
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Ward, Herbert B, MD, PhD

    • Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Clinical Interests

    Adult cardiothoracic surgery; Surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Great vessel and valve repair; Prophylactic coronary revascularization before peripheral vascular surgery


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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