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Dwight Hand

Dwight E. Hand, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C.

Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg
Bayfront Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
601 7th Street South, Suite 205
Saint Petersburg, FL  33701-4704
United States
(727) 553-7450
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of California Irvine, CA (B.S. Biological Sciences 1980)
UHS/The Chicago Medical School , IL (Ph.D. Pharmacology 1987)
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL (M.D. 1988)
Barnes Hospital/Washington University General Surgery Residency, St. Louis, MO (1988-1990/1993-1995)
Cardiac Surgery Research Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (1990-1993)
Barnes Hospital/Washington University Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, St. Louis, MO (1995-1997)
UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Fellowship, New Brunswick, NJ (2003-2006)
UCLA Heart & Lung Transplant / Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship, L.A., CA (2006-2007)
University of Cincinnati Minimally Invasive Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Fellowship ('07-'08)
Adjunct Clinical Professor, William Carey University

Other Interests

Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Coronary Bypass Grafting
Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
Heart Valve Repair
Aorta Repair and Replacement
da Vinci Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery Procedures
Heart & Lung Transplantation
Mechanical Circulatory Support

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Robotic
  • VATS
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Lung
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Benign disease
  • Cancer
  • Infection
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Transplant
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Heart/lung Transplant
  • Vascular
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Critical Care
  • Education
  • Basic science