About University of Southern California

USC Cardiothoracic Surgery has been a leader in the treatment of cardiothoracic diseases for more than 10 years. Under the leadership of Vaughn A. Starnes, M.D., USC surgeons have performed more than 15,000 open heart surgeries for heart valve valve repair and heart valve replacements and coronary artery bypasses, and more than 10,000 surgeries for diseases of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

Our surgeons, along with their extensive clinical, research, and administrative staff, offer comprehensive state of the art therapy for all heart valve diseases - using standard and minimally invasive approaches - including aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. 

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Our Patient-Centric Approach To Valve Treatment

All the knowledge and expertise in the world is worth nothing if the care is not delivered with compassion and empathy. Members of the USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons intimately understand the stress and worry that go hand-in-hand with cardiothoracic conditions. These consuming emotions not only affect the patient, but envelop families as well.

We believe education and open communication, along with a compassionate approach to care, can help alleviate some of this worry and concern. Patient coordinators serve as "point people" to ensure that our patients and families are in constant contact with us, and that all questions are answered. Although our practice is university-based, its values are grounded in traditional doctor-to-patient care -- providing personalized service every day of the week.

Meet Our Heart Valve Specialists

University of Southern California has assembled a special team of heart valve specialists that are committed to getting patients the best surgical results. Our team consists of many leading surgeons and cardiologists that you can learn more about by clicking the links below:

Our Patients Say

I did a lot of research to find and select Dr. Vaughn Starnes as my heart surgeon.

Now, six years after my surgery, I can't tell you how thankful I am that I located this incredible and dedicated ... Read more.

I had MV repair completed at USC with Dr. Starnes and his 'team' September 13th.

He did as planned and repaired my mitral valve with a minimally invasive, nonrobotic approach. I'll quote directly ... Read more.

Have A Question? Call Sherry at (866) 306-0952

Sherry Whitney

Hi, my name is Sherry Whitney and I am the heart valve clinic coordinator for University of Southern California.

I have been working at USC's division of cardiothoracic surgery for the past 20 years. As my family has a history of cardiac disease, I am very familiar with the unique needs and emotions of patients needing treatment. I'm here to help you through this process. You can contact me by calling (866) 306-0952. I look forward to speaking with you.

Best regards,

Sherry Whitney
Heart Valve Clinic ... Read more.

Clinical References For Our Patients

To help you learn more about University of Southern California, here are references for you:

Hospital Info

University of Southern California
1520 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, California 90033
(866) 306-0952

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Have A Question? Call Us at (888) 725-4311

HeartValveSurgery.com
2117 Huntington Lane, Unit A
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (888) 725-4311