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Cardiovascular Surgery

Our Specialities

WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians — Cardiovascular Surgery offers traditional and cutting-edge heart, aortic surgery techniques, including minimally-invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Our cardiovascular surgery program has consistently been ranked among the top cardiac surgical programs in the country, and our specialties include:

  • Arrhythmia treatment
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Cardiac tumor removal
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Septal defect closure
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Chest wall and first-rib resections

We welcome new patients and accept most insurance plans.

Learn More About Our World Class Cardiovascular Surgery Program

Our Locations

Our Physicians

Bryon James Boulton, MDDr. Bryon Boulton
Medical Director

Structural Heart Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Abdul Chaudhry, MDDr. Abdul Chaudhry

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Dr. Charles Harr

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Alden ParsonsDr. Alden Parsons

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center
Cary

Trevor Upham, MDDr. Trevor Upham

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Judson Williams, MDDr. Judson Williams
Executive Medical Director

Structural Heart
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Emeritus

Advanced Practice Provider Team

Jessica Adams, FNPJessica Adams, FNP

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Allison Broderick, PAAllison Broderick, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Denise Chernoff, PADenise Chernoff, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Ron Fazio, PARon Fazio, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Jana Harris, PAJana Harris, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Robin Johnson, PARobin Johnson, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Taylor Kerr, PATaylor Kerr, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Jeffrey Lamphere, PA, MSJeffrey Lamphere, PA, MS

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Michael Modorow, PAMichael Modorow, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Lauren Parker, PALauren Parker, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Lindsey Rice, PALindsey Rice, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Kelly Thompson-Brazill, ACNPKelly Thompson-Brazill, ACNP

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Jon Van Hoose, NPJon Van Hoose, NP

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Cardiovascular Conditions We Treat

   Arrhythmias

  • Convergent Procedure (Hybrid A-Fib)
  • AICD, Pacemaker Laser-Lead Removal
  • Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation

   Aneurysms

   Blocked Arteries and Coronary Artery Disease

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting
  • Robotic-assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Lower extremity bypass

   Cardiac Tumors and Anomalies

  • Cardiac (Myxoma) Tumor Removal
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
 

   Valve Stenosis, Regurgitation and Endocarditis (minimally-invasive options for all)

  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Transseptal Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)