About Dr. John Stulak,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. John Stulak and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2001. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Mayo Clinic and Saint Mary's Campus. Read more...

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1 Patient Review for
Dr. Stulak

"Six months post-surgery for repair of my mitral and tricuspid valves, and I could not let this milestone pass without expressing my deep appreciation for Dr. Stulak’s skills as a surgeon. From the first moment of our consultation, his compassion and easy manner made a very scary diagnosis manageable.

When I met with my cardiologist today, he said the valves are working perfectly. Except for tweaking the pacemaker, I am recovering beautifully. I’ve been actively engaged in cardiac rehab three times a week; on the off days, I exercise and am continuing to build strength and stamina. Honestly, I’m something of an anomaly among the other rehab participants in my class; even though I’m the “new girl,” I feel like the equivalent of a teacher’s pet who assumes the role of the over-achiever. It’s a part I don’t mind playing, and I know that my success is due to Dr. Stulak’s expertise and to the exceptional care I received in his hands. Mayo’s reputation as an unparalleled facility springs from its people.

Dr. Stulak and the entire Mayo staff exemplify excellence, and I am eternally grateful."

-- Janice Netolicky, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 11/02/2021

My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Atrial fibrillation therapy (Maze procedure)

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

  • Valvular heart disease
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) surgery
  • Heart transplantation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. John Stulak, heart surgeon, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 2001.

After medical school, Dr. Stulak completed a General Surgery Residency in 2006 and a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Residency in 2010 at the Mayo Clinic. Then, Dr. Stulak completed a Fellowship in Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at the University of Michigan in 2011.

Dr. Stulak is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

During his career, Dr. Stulak has received several awards and special credentials including:

2019 - Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Dean's recognition Award Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

2017 - McGoon Award AATS/TSRA

2014 - Teamwork Above and Beyond Recognition Program

2014 - Castle Connolly Top Surgeons, The New York Times Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2013 - Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

2010 - Fellow Teacher of the Year Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery

2010 - Making a Difference Award University of Michigan Health System

2008 - O.T. Clagett Travel Award Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

2007 - Southern Thoracic Surgical Association President's Award - Best Scientific Paper Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

2005 - Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

2005 - Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award for Clinical Research Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery

2005 - Jonathon van Heerden Award for Meticulous Patient Care Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery

2005 - Best Scientific Presentation, Resident Competition Minnesota Surgical Association

2003 - Priestly Society Research Competition, Inlow Award Priestley Society, Mayo Clinic Rochester Societies

2002 - Excellent Teacher Recognition Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

2001 - Excellent Teacher Recognition Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. John Stulak, MD

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

  • Call (507) 710-3077 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Stulak is located at 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Page last updated: July 22, 2021