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Dans joins St. Mary’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons

Nestor F. Dans, MD, board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, has joined the team at St. Mary’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Dans is certified in surgical critical care and has nearly 24 years of experience in cardiac, thoracic, vascular and esophageal surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive procedures, including Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

A fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Dans is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Dans received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He completed his residency in general surgery at Tulane University and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.  Dr. Dans completed a fellowship in trauma/critical care at San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, Calif., a fellowship in cardiovascular surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at Pat O. Daily, MD, Medical Corporation in San Diego, Calif., and a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He most recently practiced with Beaumont Cardiac Surgeons in Sterling Heights, Mich. Dr. Dans has also worked in West Virginia at Charleston Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in Charleston and J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

For more information about St. Mary’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons, visit www.st-marys.org.