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Norman Hetzler

Norman A Hetzler, Jr., M.D.

Hetzler CT LLC
8334 Old Town Drive
Tampa, FL  33647
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Categorical Surgical Intern, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX (1982-1983)
Resident, General Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX (1983-1987)
Chief General Surgery, Bayne Jones Army Hospital, Fort Polk, LA (1987-1988)
Assistant Chief General Surgery/Surgeon, Joint Medical Augmentation Unit for Special Operations, Wom
Resident, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (1990
Chief Adult Cardiac Surgery and Director of Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit Medical Director P.A.
Chief Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Brownsville Medical Center, Brownsville, TX (1994-1995)
Chief Surgeon, Texas Medical Specialists-McAllen Heart Hospital, Rio Grande Regional Medical Center,
Medical Director of the Heart Center, DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, PA (2001-2013)
St.Mary’s Medical Center (2013-2015)
Coliseum Medical Center (2015-present) Chief of Surgery; Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Other Interests

Aortic Valve Replacement
Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
Complex Coronary Artery Disease and Re-do Surgery
Endovascular Procedures


US Navy, NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan
Chief Medical Officer/Cardiothoracic Vascular and General Surgery (CDR), August 2019-August 2020
Responsible for all quality and safety programs for the command. Responsible for all continuing education programs for all military services and civilian contractors in Southern Afghanistan. Maintained an active clinical practice in care of all trauma and emergent surgery patients in Southern Afghanistan.
• Developed comprehensive COVID-19 management plan for all of Afghanistan.
• Developed chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and massive explosion management plan and procedures for Southern Afghanistan.
• Awarded Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, promoted to Captain (06)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular