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Kenan Yount

Kenan W Yount, MD MBA

University of Virginia
PO Box 800679
Charlotteville, VA   22908
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Current Positions:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Virginia (2018-present)
  • Director, UVA Structural Heart & Valve Center
  • Director, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Program
  • Adjunct Lecturer, UVA Darden School of Business (2018-present)

Advanced Fellowships:

  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Surgery, University of Virginia (2018-2019)
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery, University of Pennsylvania (2018-2019)
  • Clinical Research, University of Virginia (2013-2014)


  • Chief Resident,  Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Virginia (2017-2018)
  • Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Virginia  (2011-2017)

Other Interests

Structural Heart Disease:

  • Valve Surgery (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid)
  • Minimally Invasive Valve surgery (mini AVR, mini mitral, mini tricuspid)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve therapies (e.g., MitraClip)

Coronary Artery Disease:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

Heart Failure:

  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs)
  • Heart transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Arrythmia Surgery:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (e.g., Cox Maze IV, cryoablation)

Complex Aortic Disease:

  • Aortic Dissection (e.g., Type A aortic dissection)
  • Aortic Aneurysms (e.g., ascending, arch)


Additional Educational Information

Graduate Education:

  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (2006-2010)
  • MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business (2009-2011)

Undergraduate Education:

  • BA, Economics, Dartmouth College (2002-2006)


Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • 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
  • Mediastinum
  • Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Heart/lung Transplant
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Education
  • Professional Affairs
  • Ethics