About Dr. Austin Ward,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Austin Ward and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2012. To date, I have performed approximately 1,300 cardiac surgeries, of which 500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Baptist Health Paducah. Read more...

1 Patient Review for
Dr. Ward

"It’s very important to me that I started three miles down the road from my house, with a Baptist Health facility, and then ended with a Baptist Health surgeon fixing it. If I had traveled to another hospital, I don’t believe I would have gotten near the service that I’ve gotten here."

-- Garrett Travis, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/20/2021

My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Minimally-invasive and transcatheter valve therapies

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

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Quality outcomes improvement

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Austin Ward, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2012.

After medical school, Dr. Ward completed a General Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky in 2017 and a Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 2020. Dr. Ward is board-certified in General Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Austin Ward, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ward, you can:

  • Call (270) 918-5665 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Ward is located at 2601 Kentucky Avenue, Medical Park 1, Suite 301, Paducah, KY 42003. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Austin Ward

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Ward in these videos:

  • Health Talks: Dr. Austin Ward & Dr. Martin Rains Form Special Heart Team
  • Dr. Austin Ward Uses Minimally-Invasive Techniques to Treat Aortic Stenosis

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Page last updated: May 24, 2023