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Our Physicians

It's one thing to read about all of the procedures offered at Mountainstar Cardiovascular Surgery and to appreciate the cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art facilities available to all our patients; but the most important resource we offer is our surgeons.

Each of our surgeons is a pioneer in their field. Each performs traditional and minimally invasive heart surgery almost every day. Each has published research and articles in prestigious medical journals and scientific publications. And each believes that patient care is the cornerstone of a successful surgery.

David G Affleck, MD

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Shreekanth Karwande, MD

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Gilbert Schorlemmer, MD, FACS

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Kent Thorne, MD, FACS

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Robert Zink, MD

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Advocates In Your Care Plan

When you meet with these surgeons, they will get to know you. Our surgeons will learn about your medical history and your personal history to understand the nature of your heart disease and to determine the best plan of action for your surgical needs. Knowing a little about our surgeons might help you feel more secure and comfortable during your consultation.

Our surgeons care about your experience with MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery as much as they care about your health and your wellbeing. Each one of our surgeons manages their own patient care which means from the moment you walk into our practice until your final follow up visit, your surgeon will be a part of every step in the process. So ask the questions you need to ask, feel empowered to understand your cardiac surgical options, and let the surgeons at MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery advocate for the best patient care available to you.