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Russell Stahl

Russell F. Stahl, M.D.

Grand Strand Heart and Vascular
920 Doug White Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences(B.A. 1979)
New York University School of Medicine (M.D. 1983)
Univ.of Pennsylvania General Surgery Res. 1983-90
Harrison Department of Surgical Research 1985-87
Univ. of Pennsylvania Cardiothoracic Res. 1990-92
Univ of Massachusetts, Assist Prof of Surgery 1992-97
Cardiac Surgical Assoc. of NEPA 1997-2000
Premiere Surgical, L.L.C. 2000-2013
Geisinger Clinic 2013-2016
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA 2000-2016
Grand Strand Heart and Vascular 2016-Present

Other Interests

Valvular Heart Disease
Transcatheter Valve Replacement or Repair
Ischemic Heart Disease
Redo Heart Surgery
Aortic Reconstruction
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Heart Surgery and the Elderly
Lung Cancer
Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Quality Improvement
Health Care Policy
Bloodless Surgery
Renal Protection


  In the past I studied myocardial ischemia and reperfusion, and that has served me very well throughout my career.  Lately, I am focusing on blood conservation and protection from acute kidney injury.  This has made cardiopulmonary bypass safer, leading to extremely low rates of complications, as assessed by the STS database, and excellent patient outcomes. 

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • 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
  • Pulmonary valve disease
  • Thoracic