Tom Theruvath, MD, FACS, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute

Get to know Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Tom Theruvath, who serves patients in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Theruvath is a highly-experienced cardiothoracic surgeon whose specialties include cardiothoracic surgery, endovascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He serves as Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute. 

Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute is home to some of the most renowned board-certified surgeons specializing in cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery in Charlotte, North Carolina. They work to understand the unique cardiothoracic and vascular needs of their patients, helping them navigate treatment options to determine the best course of action. 

Professionally, Dr. Theruvath is also on active medical staff at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

As for his academic career, he earned his medical degree from Hannover Medical School in Germany in 2000. Upon relocating to the United States, he went on to serve his research fellowship and his residency in thoracic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2008 and 2015, respectively. 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the doctor is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, which is an American surgical organization devoted to surgery of the chest. He is fluent in both English and German.

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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