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Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
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Practice Name
WakeMed Heart & Vascular – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Primary Address
Heart & Vascular - Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Suite 1100
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone:919-231-6333
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Secondary Address
Heart & Vascular - Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue
Structural Heart, Suite 1200
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone:919-232-5202
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Certification
American Board of Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Interests
Minimally invasive heart valve surgery, structural heart (TAVR & MitraClip®), aortic aneurysm and aortic root surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, hybrid revascularization, atrial fibrillation surgery, anomalous coronary arteries and other adult congenital surgeries
Medical School
University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
Residency
The University Hospital/University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine
Fellowship
Emory University
Undergraduate Degree
Miami University of Ohio
Internship
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Patient Care Philosophy
At WakeMed, the needs of our patients always come first. As surgeons, our goal is to provide a world-class surgical program to enhance each patient’s quality of life right here in Wake County.
Physician Bio

As a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and the surgical director of the WakeMed Structural Heart Program, Dr. Bryon Boulton brings to WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians unique surgical expertise with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic cardiac surgery and hybrid revascularization, mitral valve repair, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), and aortic aneurysm repair; as well as the full complement of general thoracic services.

Dr. Boulton also performs minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery, adult congenital heart surgery including anomalous coronary artery repair, and pulmonary valve replacements, and he co-leads the structural heart team that uses the MitraClip percutaneous mitral valve repair device.

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Boulton is the co-author of several articles and book chapters that have been published in prestigious medical publications. He was honored by the Triangle Business Journal as a 2015 40 Under 40 award recipient for his expertise in TAVR and various other accomplishments. Dr. Boulton was also a 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winner.

Dr. Boulton feels fortunate to be part of the team at WakeMed because of the way in which our doctors and specialists collaborate to provide the highest quality of patient care as well as this organization’s commitment to innovation, technology, and serving people from all walks of life.

"At WakeMed, the needs of our patients always come first,” said Dr. Boulton. “And as surgeons, our goal is to provide world-class surgical services available right here in Wake County.”

Patients can always expect that Dr. Boulton will take the time to educate them on their disease process, ease their anxieties and fears, and thoroughly discuss their surgery as well as expectations for recovery. He is also very supportive of family involvement and makes it a priority to engage family members while providing patient care.

Dr. Boulton and his wife Stacy, who is also a physician at WakeMed, have four sons that keep them both very active. In addition to coaching his boys’ soccer teams, Dr. Boulton is an avid cyclist. The Boulton family is very active with their church and enjoys traveling overseas to participate in medical mission trips including recent surgical mission work with Tenwek Hospital in Kenya.

Professional Memberships
American College of Surgeons Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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