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Hartmuth Bittner

Hartmuth B Bittner, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Cardiac Surgery Associates, IndianaGulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute
Dr. Bittner
Franciscan Health 1701 South Creasy Lane Med Staff Office
Lafayette, IN  47906
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Diplomat, National Acadamy of Sports Sciences, Cologne, Germany (1982)
University of Heidelberg,Germany, Medical School
Cardiac Surgery, National Heart Center Berlin, Germany (1989-1991)
Duke University Medical Center General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency/Fellowship (1991-1999)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota (1999-2002)
Professor, Endowed Chair Cardithoracic Transplantation, Heart Center of the University of Leipzig, Germany (2002-12)
Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Chief of Advanced Cardiac Surgery, Florida Hospital Orlando (2012-2015)
President anf Founder, Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute, Tampa, FL (2015-today)
Vice-Chief Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, FL (2016-2018)
Director of Heart Failure and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Largo Medical Center, FL (10/2016-07/2018)

Other Interests

Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
Advanced Heart Failure Surgery
Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Valve Surgery/Repair
High-risk Coronary Revascularization
Heart and Lung Transplantation and MCS

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Minimally Invasive
  • VATS
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Endocarditis
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Thoracic
  • Diaphragm
  • Lung
  • Mediastinum
  • Pleura
  • Cancer
  • Transplant
  • Vascular
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Endovascular
  • Basic science