Cardiac Surgery

Appointments & Information: 410-328-5842

James S. Gammie, MD 
Professor of Surgery
Division Head, Cardiac Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Aortic Valve Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (MAZE Procedure), Cryoprobes and Microwave Technology, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Mitral Valve Repair

Adult Cardiac Surgeons

James M. Brown, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 
Board Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Heart and Vascular Surgery

Murtaza Dawood, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Saba University School of Medicine
Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center; Western Reserve Care System
Special Interests: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation Surgery (MAZE Procedure), Coronary Revascularization, Endocarditis, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Pulmonary Embolectomy


Bartley Griffith, MD 
Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Care, Aortic Diseases, Cardiothoracic Transplantation, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Reconstruction Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Heart Valve Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy Surgery (PTE), Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Zachary Kon, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System 
Special Interests: End-Stage Heart Disease, End-Stage Lung Disease, Heart and Lung Transplantation, Mechanical & Circulatory Support Systems, Pulmonary Embolectomy, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy, Ventricular Assist Devices


Si Pham, MD 
Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation,
University of Maryland Medical Center

Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
Special Interests: Heart and Lung Transplantation, Immunosuppression Management, Mechanical & Circulatory Support Systems, Ventricular Assist Devices

Richard Pierson, MD 
Professor of Surgery,University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital; University of Michigan Hospitals
Board Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Mechanical & Circulatory Support Systems, Thoracic Transplantation  


Bradley Taylor, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Emory University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Coronary Revascularization, Endovascular Aortic Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Valvular Heart Disease

Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons

Sunjay Kaushal, MD 
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Pediatric Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center

Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center
Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery; Congenital Cardiac Surgery; General Surgery
Special Interests: Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Fontan Conversion, Neonatal Heart Surgery, Pediatric Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), Cardiomyopathy, Valve Repair