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Samuel R. Vester, MD

Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • MD: University of Cincinnati
  • BS: Davidson College
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) (Certification Date: 1992-06-05) - (Recertification Date: 2021-11-22)


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Contact Information
Research Interests

Adult cardiac surgery; Adult congenital heart surgery; Minimally invasive chest surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiovascular Disease

Heart Failure

Thoracic Surgery

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Diseases and Disorders

Arteriosclerotic Aortic Disease

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease


Coronary artery disease


Peer Reviewed Publications

Gerdisch, Marc W; Austin, Erle H; Vester, S Russell; Stavridis, George T; Singhal, Arun; Weber, Alberto; Deja, Marek A; Wei, Lawrence M; Badhwar, Vinay; Rankin, J Scott 2022. Evolution of techniques for repair of intermediate-type bicuspid aortic valves. JTCVS techniques, 15 , 62-69

Dobrilovic, Nick; Wright, Creighton B; Vester, S Russell; Patel, Manisha A; Fannin, Elizabeth A 2005. Unusual chest lesion: giant primary pulmonary lymphoma. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 80 3, 1134