Hello! My name is Dr. Glenn Barnhart and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Common Wealth University in 1977. To date, I have performed approximately 6,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Swedish Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I have been fortunate to have trained with the forefathers and the leaders in the fields of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation and Congenital Heart repair.
I have experience in all of these areas and practiced all for approximately 30 years. While my current practice is devoted to Adult Cardiac surgery, Surgery in the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease, and an emphasis on minimally Invasive Cardiac surgery, my former experience gives me a wealth of knowledge from which to draw upon for current and future operations, regardless of their complexity.
I have been devoted to the practice and care of Cardiac Surgery patients for 30 years. I have always and continue to consider taking care of patients an honor, but most of all a privilege.
"Dr. Barnhart was great. My valve is now working perfectly. I'm so thankful!"
-- Bob Strayhan, heart valve surgery patient
"You will not find a more qualified, knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate surgeon than Dr. Glenn Barnhart. Dr. Barnhart has surrounded himself with one of the most experienced and trusted teams to assist him in the OR. It has only been a week since my surgery and people are amazed at how well I am doing and how well I look. Dr. Barnhart takes the time to explain everything about your medical condition, the surgical procedure and answer any questions you might have. Also, the staff at Swedish Hospital (nurses, aids, even those who brought my food) during my recovery were second to none. Everyone had a great attitude and seemed to truly enjoy their jobs. Thank you Dr. Barnhart for a job well done and everything you did for me!"
-- Steve Lynch, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/22/2016
Post-Op, he spent solid time with me, and I was also in the hands of the most wonderfully caring P.A.'s, nurses and maintenance staff. My treatment in every aspect was superb.
Though I had some of the usual ups and downs on my road to recovery, I look back at it all now--just four months later--as one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, because it connected me to life again, and not just on a physical level.
How do I feel now? Well, I was pulled over the other day for speeding--and I was WALKING.
Trust me, you'll never find better than this surgeon, this team and this hospital."
-- Artie Rubin, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 08/18/2015
He and his staff really listened to me, and were highly responsive to my questions, concerns and issues. When my heart was failing fast, he moved up my surgery. He successfully repaired my heart and gave me back my life. I am so grateful to him and his staff. I wholeheartedly recommend him. When a dear friend called me this spring needing valve surgery I did not hesitate to recommend Dr. Barnhart. She just had her surgery and all went well! This guy knows his stuff and is a gem of a human being."
-- Sara Hedberg, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/08/2015
-- Ernest Gee, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/22/2012
-- Marjorie Peterson, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 11/03/2011
He is the head of the heart surgery unit at Swedish Cherry Hill. His bedside manner is quite appropriate. I was (so far at least) totally happy with my outcome."
-- Rob Fairchild, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/17/2011
-- Michael Marthaller, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, David Procedure, 02/26/2010
-- Jan Hadley, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/18/2010
-- Richard Kuprewicz, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/21/2009
-- Kristen Burrell, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/30/1994
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. Glenn Barnhart, heart surgeon, graduated from Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Common Wealth University in 1977.
After medical school, Dr. Barnhart completed a General Surgery Residency at Medical College of Virginia in 1984 and Cardiac Surgery Residency in 1986. He then completed a Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Barnhart is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and has won many honors and awards during his 30-year career including:
* Top Doctor, US News & World Report (2012) * Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2009) * Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2009) * Bridgewater College Leadership Award (2001) * I. A. Bigger Surgical Medal, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia (1984) * Bridgewater College Alumni Association, Distinguished Young Alumnus Award (1983) * Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Medical Student in Surgery (1977) * Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Bridgewater College (1972-1973)