Dr. Glenn Barnhart, Heart Valve Surgeon

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...

12 Patient Reviews for Dr. Barnhart

"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

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Root Replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Techniques in Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Improvements in Valve choices

Education, Training & Certificates

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)

Dr. Glenn Barnhart

Swedish Medical Center
1600 E. Jefferson St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 504-1650

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