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Lars Svensson, MD, PhD

Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD, Chairman, Heart and Vascular Institute
The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, J4-1
Cleveland, OH  44195
United States
216-444-3119 (fax)
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Adult Cardiac Surgery
General Thoracic Surgery
Peripheral Vascular Surgery


University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg
M.D.(M.B.,BCh.) 1978, MSc (Med) 1983, PhD (1986)
Medical, Cardiology, Surgery Internship, 1979, Johannesburg Hospital
General Surgery Residency 1980,1981-1986
Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1986-1987
Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1987-1989
Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 1989-1991
Specialty Board Examinations: General Surgery - F.R.C.S. (Edin)., F.C.S.(S.A.)
Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery - F.R.C.S. (Canada)


Publications and Books on Cardiovascular Disease, Aorta, Marfan Syndrome, and Aortic Surgery
Minimal use of Blood Transfusions
Marfan Syndrome and Clinic
Center for Aortic Surgery
Aortic Surgery
Hobbbies: Photography and Hiking
Research and Prevention of Stroke after Heart and Aortic Operations and Paralysis after Aortic opera