Hello! My name is Dr. Duc Thinh Pham and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1997. To date, I have performed approximately 1,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 300 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Medicine. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I relate well to my patients and their families.
"The whole experience was fantastic! The surgeon, staff, housekeeping, everyone that I was in contact, was super friendly. Dr. Pham is right on top for me! Since I met him, I felt so comfortable with him and I never felt scared. The day after my heart surgery Dr. Pham came to see me to check on me."
-- Mary Ann Derouin, Aortic Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 03/01/2016
"Surgical results were great. I was 66 at the time of surgery and in good health except for the heart valve. I was told I could resume physical activity after the surgery, and resumed martial arts workouts (carefully) about 3 months after surgery. It is now 12 months after surgery and it's a distant memory. I have no physical limitations or side effects, and my blood pressure has gone down. My scar is tiny and not an issue at all.
Regarding bedside manner, Dr Pham was very good leading up to the surgery, but I did have trouble meeting with him afterwards for some follow-up questions while still in the hospital. However, once he was able to see me it went well. He is easy to talk to and spent as much time as I wanted.
My experiences with Dr. Pham and Nortwestern Hospital in Chicago were both very good and I recommend both."
-- Dan R, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 01/29/2016
-- Edith Plummer, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/11/2016
-- cheng shun mui, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 04/02/2010
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Duc Thinh Pham, heart surgeon, graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1997.
After medical school, Dr. Pham completed a General Surgery Residency in 2001 at University of North Carolina Hospitals where he served as the Administrative Chief Resident during 2002. Then, Dr. Pham completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Northwestern Medicine in 2004 where he served as the Chief Resident during 2005.
To advance his training, Dr. Pham completed an Advanced Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Failure and Transplantation Surgery at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Northwestern Medicine in 2006.
Today, Dr. Duc Thinh Pham is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Endografting Symposium, and the American Board of Surgery.