Division of

Cardiothoracic Surgery

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DOS Mission Statement

The University of Washington Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellent patient care, outstanding education, and bringing innovative world class research to the community. The faculty in Cardiothoracic Surgery are committed to patient-focused care, a philosophy of “patients first,” to provide patients with easy access along with the most advanced and highest quality cardiovascular and thoracic surgical care. The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is an invaluable resource to patients, healthcare providers, and other hospitals in Puget Sound and all of the Pacific Northwest as a referral center for tertiary and quaternary care.

Cardiothoracic Services

Division Leadership


Michael Mulligan, MD

Professor & Chief, Division of Cardiothroacic Surgery
Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Studio portrait of Dr. Gabriel Aldea, cardiovascular surgery, vascular surgery.

Gabriel Aldea, MD

Professor & Section Chief,
Adult Cardiac Surgery

Cardiothoracic Team