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Hartmuth Bittner

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

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute
Administrative Office
Tampa, FL  
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
  • Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve
  • Arrhythmias
  • Basic Science
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiac - Physiology
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Disease
  • Diaphragm
  • Endocarditis and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Great Vessels
  • Heart Failure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung
  • Lung - Cancer; VATS
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Mediastinum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve
  • Pericardium
  • Pleura
  • Surgery
  • Syndrome
  • Thoracic
  • Transplantation
  • Tricuspid
  • valve
  • Valve Disease
  • Vascular