Bruce A. Hook, MD, FACS, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Lutheran Health Physicians

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Bruce A. Hook, who serves patients throughout the State of Indiana.

Dr. Hook is a respected professional in the field of cardiovascular / thoracic surgery and heart transplantation. He joined Lutheran Medical Group (LMG) in January of 2011 when his former group, Indiana Ohio Heart, joined LMG.

Namely, he practices out of the following locations: Lutheran Health Physicians – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery – Lutheran Medical Park; Lutheran Health Physicians – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery – Warsaw; and Lutheran Health Physicians – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery – Auburn.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Dr. Hook graduated with his medical degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1978. He then went on to perform his internships in general surgery and internal medicine at Edendale Hospital. He joined the South African military in 1980, rising to the rank of full lieutenant and earning a diploma in aviation medicine. Upon completion of his military obligation, he practiced as a primary care physician in England and Canada while completing Basic Medical Sciences for Surgeons studies at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, England.

During Dr. Hook’s residency at Berkshire Medical Center, he won the Zupancic Award for Surgical Excellence & the Tracy Award for outstanding performance in vascular surgery. During his fellowship at Tulane Medical Center, he focused on thoracic, trauma & adult and pediatric congenital heart surgeries and transplantation.

Treating conditions in the heart, lungs, and chest, the doctor is board-certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Licensed to practice medicine in Indiana, Dr. Hook is affiliated with Dupont Hospital, DeKalb Health-Auburn, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, St. Joseph Hospital-Fort Wayne, Mishawaka Medical Center, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Adams Memorial Hospital, Marion General Hospital, and Parkview Hospital.

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), he is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, the Society of Vascular Technology, the North American Society of Phlebology, the International Society for Endovascular Surgery, the Indiana Thoracic Society, the Indiana State Medical Association, and the Fort Wayne Medical Society.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. Cardiothoracic surgeons are medical doctors who specialize in surgical procedures inside the thorax, which may involve the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Alongside performing surgery, they also diagnose and treat diseases of these organs. 

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