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Charles Canver

Charles C. Canver, MD, MBA

Essentia Health West
Chair, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3000 32nd Avenue South
Fargo, ND  58103
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Med;Gen Surg (1983-88) - Thorac Surg (1988-90) Residency
University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Med; Assistant Professor of Surgery,Dept of Surg (1990-91)
Dartmouth Medical Sch/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr; Assistant Professor of Surgery (1991-1993)
University of Wisconsin at Madison Sch of Med/UW Health; Associate Professor of Surgery (1993-1998)
Director, Heart Inst at AMC-Albany Med Coll Sheridan-Alley Prof and Chair; Director,Thorac Surg Residency (1998-2003)
Director, King Faisal Heart Inst; Chair,Dept of Cardiovasc Dis; Head, Card Surg (2005-2010)
Vice Founding Rector, Near East Univ; CEO, Near East Univ Hosp;Chair&Prof,CVT Surg (2010-2012)
Vice President for Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer,Presence United Samaritans Med Ctr (2012-2013)
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, Div of Cardiothoracic Surgery-Duke University School of Med/Duke Health (2014-2016)
Chief, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Lake Regional Health System (2016-2023)
Chair, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery-Essentia Health West (2023 to Present)

Other Interests

Coronary Artery Bypass-Primary/Redo
Multi-Valve Repair and Replacement
Heart Failure/Restoration Surgery
Combined Carotid and Coronary Artery Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm/Dissection Repair
Endovascular Surgery
Surgical Critical Care

Additional Educational Information

George Washington University - School of Business (2006-08)
Erciyes University - School of Medicine (1974-81)