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NHLBI's Dr. Keith Horvath named among Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" 2012

Office of the Director - April 16, 2012

Three surgeons in scrubs around a patient covered in surgical drapes
Keith Horvath, M.D., left, director of cardiothoracic surgery research at the NHLBI, and Philip Corcoran, M.D., center—both named among Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" 2012—perform a heart transplant along with veterinary technician Ken Jeffries, right.

Congratulations to Keith A. Horvath, M.D., for being named one of Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Doctors" in March 2012. Horvath is director of cardiothoracic surgery research at the NHLBI and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Suburban Hospital, where he leads the NIH Heart Center. At the NHLBI, he manages a three-part surgical program to investigate cellular and molecular biology, biomechanics, and xenotransplantation results with in vivo models. He was recognized as one of the area's top cardiac surgeons based on responses from a Washingtonian questionnaire sent to 7,000 area physicians asking them where they would send their family members for care.

Also among the honorees was Philip C. Corcoran, M.D., a special volunteer in Horvath's NHLBI research branch and a cardiothoracic surgeon for the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital. Corcoran's NHLBI research focuses on cardiac xenotransplantation.

The NHLBI continues to recognize and take pride in the work of all of its dedicated staff.

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Dr. Keith Horvath, director of cardiothoracic surgery research at the NHLBI, talks about recent advances in heart valve replacement/implantation using real-time imaging with MRI.

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