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Ward, Herbert B, MD, PhD

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Specializations:

  • Cardiovascular Surgery



Clinical Interests:

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

Board Certification:

Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

Medical School:

University of Minnesota

Residency:

University of Minnesota

Fellowship:

University of Minnesota (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery)

Leadership Roles:

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Division 2008 – Present;
Member, CV Thoracic Surgery Performance Improvement Committee, 2009-present;
Member, Cardiovascular Service Line Operations Team, 2009-present;
Member, Cardiovascular Management Team, 2009-present; Co-Director, Lillehei Heart Institute, 2008-present;
Program Director, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota, 2008-present;
Member, Cardiovascular Thoracic Service Leadership Committee, University of Minnesota, 2008-2009;
Member, Cardiovascular Steering Committee, University of Minnesota, 2007-2009;
Member, Critical Care Committee, University of Minnesota, 2007-present.;
Member, Cardiovascular Performance Improvement Leadership Committee, University of Minnesota, 2007-present.;
Member, VA Central Office Surgical Quality Data Use Group, 2006-2009.; Member, Executive Committee, VA Multicenter Cooperative Study #557, VA Coronary Artery Revascularization in Diabetes Study-“VA CARDS,” 2006-present.;
Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2006-present.; Moderator, American Heart Association Abstract Oral Session: Surgical Treatment of Valve Disease, Chicago, IL, 2006.;
Member, Search Committee for Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2005-2007.;
Member, VA Central Office Cardiac Surgery Consultant Committee, 2003-2009.;
Chairman, Post-Tenure Review Committee, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2000-2002.;
Member, Executive Committee, VA Multicenter Cooperative Study #411, Coronary Artery Revascularization Prophylaxis Trial (CARP), 1997-2004.;
Member, Death Review Committee, VA Multicenter Cooperative Study #5, Processes, Structures, and Outcomes of Care in Cardiac Surgery, 1994-1997.;
Elected Member, Department of Surgery Associates Management Committee, University of Minnesota, 1996-2002.;
Peer Review Committee, American Heart Association, MN Affiliate, 1996-1997.; Member, Program Committee, Association for Academic Surgery, 1996-1997.;
Co-Chair, Scientific Sessions, Association for Academic Surgery, Dallas, TX, 1997.;
Co-Chair, Scientific Sessions, Association for Academic Surgery, Chicago, IL, 1996.;
Member, Department of Surgery Research Council, University of Minnesota, 1995-1996.;
Associate Examiner, American Board of Surgery, 1995.;
Coronary artery revascularization prophylaxis multicenter trial (CARP). A multicenter prospectively-randomized trial comparing myocardial revascularization with best medical therapy prior to peripheral vascular surgery. VA Cooperative Study, $5,674,278, 1997-2004, Co-principal Investigator.