About 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...

13 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

"Dr. Barnhart recognized the importance of immediate surgery on my heart after passing out 3 times within a short timeframe. He said that he could not ethically let me leave the hospital without surgery. I agreed and I had aortic valve replacement the next day. I'm thankful for his sense of urgency and I'm thankful for the work he did. I'm doing great 4 months later. No recovery issues. I would highly recommend him. "

-- Robert Fessler, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/21/2017

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • 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)

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Barnhart

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

  • Call (206) 504-1650 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Barnhart is located at 1600 E. Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98122. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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