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Brian Mitzman

Brian Mitzman, M.D.

University of Utah
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
30 N 1900 East, SOM 3C-127
Salt Lake City, UT  84132
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator

  • Editorial Board, JTCVS
  • Editorial Board, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Associate Editor, CTSNet - Interviews and Roundtables
  • Editorial Board, STS Online Curriculum
  • Member, ACGME Milestones 2.0 Thoracic Surgery Workgroup
  • Member, ACS Thoracic Surgery Decision-Making Workgroup
  • Co-Chair, STS Taskforce on Virtual Meetings
  • 2017 CTSNet Resident Video Competition, 1st Place
  • 2017 STS Top Gun Finalist
  • 2016 STS Jeopardy Finalist
  • 2016 TSRA/STS Traveling Fellow



Other Interests

Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Innovation in Surgical Technology
Translational and Outcomes Research


Balkhy HH, Kitahara H, Mitzman B, Nisivaco S.  Robotic totally Endoscopic Beating Heart Bypass to the Right Coronary Artery: First Worldwide Experience.  European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2019;0:1-6.

Mitzman, Brian; Schipper, Paul H; Edwards, Melanie A; Kim, Sunghee; Ferguson, Mark K. 'Complications after Esophagectomy are Associated with Extremes of Body Mass Index'. Annals of thoracic surgery. 2018;106:973-80

Krantz, Seth B; Mitzman, Brian; Lutfi, Waseem; Kuchta, Kristine; Wang, Chi-Hsiung; Howington, John A; Kim, Ki Wan. 'Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Shows No Survival Advantage to Chemotherapy Alone in Stage IIIA Patients'. Annals of thoracic surgery. 2018 105(4):1008-1016 (# 3214762)

Balaney, Bhavna; Mitzman, Brian; Fung, John; Paul, Jonathan D. 'Diagnosis and management of rare inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma guided by a novel minimally invasive vascular biopsy technique'. Catheterization & cardiovascular interventions. 2018 ():- (# 3214752)

Mitzman, Brian; Lutfi, Waseem; Wang, Chi-Hsiung; Krantz, Seth; Howington, John A; Kim, Ki-Wan. 'Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Provides Equivalent Survival to Open Esophagectomy: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database'. Seminars in thoracic & cardiovascular surgery. 2016 29(2):244-253 (# 3214742)

Mitzman, Brian; Cottam, Daniel; Goriparthi, Richie; Cottam, Samuel; Zaveri, Hinali; Surve, Amit; Roslin, Mitchell S. 'Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing (SIPS) Surgery for Morbid Obesity: Retrospective Analyses of Our Preliminary Experience'. Obesity surgery. 2016 26(9):2098-2104 (# 3214732)

Roslin, Mitchell S; Gagner, Michel; Goriparthi, Richie; Mitzman, Brian. 'The rationale for a duodenal switch as the primary surgical treatment of advanced type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic disease'. Surgery for obesity & related diseases. 2016 11(3):704-710 (# 3214722)

Mitzman, Brian; Caronia, Jonathan; Mina, Bushra; Stavropoulos, Christos. 'Incidental tracheal diverticulum discovered 30 years after tracheo-esophageal fistula repair'. Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology. 2015 22(1):73-75 (# 3214712)


Additional Educational Information

University at Buffalo (B.S. 2006)
University at Buffalo (M.D. 2010)
Lenox Hill Hospital, General Surgery Residency (2010 - 2015)
University of Chicago, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship (2015 - 2018)