About Dr. Bryon Boulton,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Bryon Boulton and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2002. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at WakeMed Raleigh Campus. Read more...

5 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Boulton

"Dr. Boulton performed a mitral valve re-repair after the initial repair 15 months earlier had failed. Dr. Boulton did not perform the original procedure in 2022.

Dr. Boulton was referred to us from multiple people and I could not have been more satisfied with his work and approach. First, as his bio explains, I can attest that Dr. Boulton set a high priority on personal consultation with myself and my wife. He wanted to carefully explain our options, with relative benefits and risks.

I had MANY questions and he patiently addressed every one. Given this was a re-repair following so quickly after the first procedure, he needed to make sure I knew my risks with a second repair, as well as carefully walk me through various artificial valve options, in the event repair was not feasible.

The day of surgery Dr. Boulton met with me in advance to review the plan one final time, reassuring me and my family members that we were in good hands. His work in repairing the valve was outstanding and his follow up care for me in the hospital (and at my post-op check up weeks later) was just as attentive as he was in the pre-op process. I have a lot of respect for his professionalism and craft and cannot recommend him more highly."

-- James Martin, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 11/08/2023

"Dr. Boulton was very informative, extremely knowledgeable, calm, reassuring, very experienced and was always available to answer any questions. My surgery was a huge success. My recovery went better than expected. I would highly recommend him. He is the best in his field."

-- Christy Dixon, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/14/2020

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • Complex heart valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic aneurysm and atrial fibrillation surgery

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

  • Heart valve surgery clinical trials
  • Global health: Development of cardiac surgical programs in Kenya that has matured into first fully accredited fellowship program training program in the College of Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECA).
  • New medical device innovations

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Bryon Boulton, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2002.

After medical school, Dr. Boulton completed a General Surgery Residency and General Surgery Research Fellowship at the University of Cincinatti. Then, Dr. Boulton completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship in 2012. Dr. Boulton is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Boulton has received many awards, certificate and acknowledgments including:

- Medtronic, Consultant for device design, 2022
- Tied for #1 in the nation for CABG mortality (cms.gov), 2021
- IBM Watson US Top 50 for Heart and Vascular, 2020, 2021
- COSECSA Cardiothoracic Surgery Oral Board examiner, 2021
- COSECSA Cardiothoracic Surgery Written Board, Writing Committee, 2020, 2021
- Adjunct Faculty, Department of Global Health, University of Wisconsin
- PAACS Cardiothoracic Surgical Governance Council, 2018- present
- Edwards Lifesciences, TAVR Proctor, 2015-2019
- AtriCure, Surgical Proctor, 2014-present
- PRC Excellence in Healthcare Award – multiple years
- WakeMed Petal Award – multiple years
- Leadership Council (Board of Directors) Church of the Apostles, 2017-present
- Triangle Business Journal – 40 under 40 Award, 2015
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Looking to the Future Scholarship, 2008
- American College of Surgeons - Resident Research Award, 2006
- Cincinnati Surgical Society - Resident Research Award, 2006
- Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellow, 2004-2006
- Traveling Medical Student Award, University of Cincinnati COM, 1999
- Miami University Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award, 1994
- Cook Communications Scholar, 1994-1997
- Ohio House of Representatives Honorary Citizen for Community Service, 1993

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with Dr. Bryon Boulton, MD

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The office of Dr. Boulton is located at 3000 New Bern Avenue, Suite 1100, Raleigh, NC 27610. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: December 10, 2023