Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery Mission Statement - The Department of Surgery Will Provide Compassionate and High-Quality Patient Care, Train Future Generations of Surgical Leaders and Conduct Research in a Collegial Environment Which Embraces Diversity and Promotes InclusivenessDepartment of Surgery Mission Statement - The Department of Surgery Will Provide Compassionate and High-Quality Patient Care, Train Future Generations of Surgical Leaders and Conduct Research in a Collegial Environment Which Embraces Diversity and Promotes Inclusiveness

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 Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Gabriel Aldea, MD

Professor & Section Chief,
Adult Cardiac Surgery

Cardiothoracic Team

Cardiothoracic Faculty Group Photo