About Dr. Steven Bolling,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Steven Bolling and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Michigan in 1979. To date, I have performed approximately 7,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 5,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Michigan Health. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my innovative approach to mitral valve repair in patients with end-stage left ventricular failure. My ability to repair even the most challenging mitral valve abnormalities have received wide-spread, international acclaim.
26 Patient Reviews for
"I am convinced that seeking Dr. Bolling out was the best decision I made with regard to my mitral valve repair."
-- Jeff Adams, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/31/2012
"Dr. Bolling is very down to earth and easy to talk to. He saved my life. I would not go to any other doctor."
-- Brian Kirk, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/14/2022
He took the time to explain what was going on with my heart and why a mitral valve repair was necessary. Dr. Bolling answered all my questions and made me feel at ease (as much as possible) for this type of surgery.
He specializes in mitral valve repair and has done thousands of these over his 30 year career. Dr. Bolling was professional yet humorous. I am happy with how the surgery went, my healing process and the fact that I no longer have a heart murmur!"
-- Katie Johnson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 06/21/2022
-- Raymond Schihl, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 05/26/2021
-- Deena Royal, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/22/2020
Dr. Bolling kept me informed prior to the surgery. He prepped my family that I might not make it. Even after a successful operation Dr. Bolling checked up on me every day while I was waiting to have unplanned lung surgery. His primary assistant Marguerite was also a huge help too. It has been 18 months now since I had the operation and I'm doing great.
When I visit with my cardiologist he says that Dr. Bolling still follows up to see how I am doing. I can't think of a better surgeon to have put my heart in their hands."
-- James Belenis, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/14/2020
-- Erin Anderson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 12/20/2019
-- Marcella Guinan, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/26/2019
-- Kim Simon, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 01/18/2019
-- Todd Costa, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 09/28/2018
-- Jennifer John, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 05/31/2018
Dr. Bolling was very very honest about risks and just the right combination serious and teasing when I was frightened. ALWAYS respected my input. "
-- Dale Dedrick, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 02/17/2017
-- Kevin O'Neill, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 06/18/2015
-- George Parrish, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 06/12/2014
-- Chris McFatridge, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 11/19/2013
-- Linda Comai, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/20/2013
-- Brian Reid, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, 04/16/2013
-- Jeff Adams, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 07/31/2012
-- Gary Denolf, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 02/10/2012
-- David Dubay, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Maze Procedure, 11/02/2010
-- Steven Griffith, PhD, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 03/30/2010
-- Andrea Rundquist, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/19/2010
-- Arthur Hurlburt, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/28/2009
-- Elizabeth Knowlton, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/18/2008
I was referred to Dr. Bolling at the University of Michigan hospital. From the minute he walked into my room, I felt at PEACE making the decision to CHEAT on my cardiologist and have my surgery!
I let my mom meet Dr. Bolling before actually scheduling my surgery. With her being a Registered Nurse, she approved him hands down!
He specializes in VALVES!!"
-- Shanthi Young, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/04/2007
-- William Dillman, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 01/05/2007
-- Kathryn Kittides, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 03/28/2006
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Mitral valve repair surgery
- Tricuspid valve repair surgery
- Atrial fibrillation (Maze procedure)
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Mitral valve disease
- Heart failure
- Atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythms)
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Steven Bolling, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Michigan in 1979.
Dr. Bolling completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery in 1984. Dr. Bolling is an American Board of Thoracic Surgery Diplomate. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Bolling is a Professor of Cardiac Surgery.
In 2010, Dr. Steven Bolling received the Forest Dewey Dodrill Award from the American Heart Association.
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The office of Dr. Bolling is located at 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Steven Bolling
Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Bolling in these videos:
Surgeon Q&A: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement with Dr. Steve Bolling
Dr. Steve Bolling: Surgical Ablation Benefits for AFib & Mitral Valve Patients
Sternum Healing & Sternal Infection Rates After Heart Surgery with Dr. Steve Bolling
Dr. Steve Bolling: Why I Run To Work Everyday for 30 Years
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News & Online References Featuring Dr. Steven Bolling
Here is the latest news featuring Dr. Steven Bolling:
- Facebook Live: Dr. Steve Bolling at the Heart Valve Summit!
- New Finding: Mitral Valve Repair Restores Normal Life Expectancy
- Dr. Bolling Q&A: Sternum Healing, Wires & Infection after Heart Surgery
- Mitral Valve Repair Rings: What Should Patients Know?
- Video: Should Atrial Fibrillation Get Treated During Heart Valve Surgery?
- Technology Update: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapy (TMVR)
- Expert Surgeon Profile: Steven Bolling, MD, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Surgeon Q&A: Do All Mitral Valve Repairs Involve An Annuloplasty Ring?
- Heart Health Innovation: What Is The Latest Update For TMVR?
Page last updated: March 3, 2023