Dr. Thomas Beaver is professor and chief in the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Beaver received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Colorado and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Florida.
Dr. Beaver's clinical interests include the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, thoracic aortic surgery, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve operations, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Dr. Beaver has over 60 publications and his research focuses on making cardiac and aortic surgery safer through minimally invasive techniques and improved postoperative management. He is an active clinical investigator with multiple clinical trials evaluating kidney protection strategies, stent grafting for thoracic aneurysms and is the Principal Investigator on an NIH clinical trial studying minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation. His laboratory investigations include projects studying ways to attenuate the inflammatory response following lung transplantation.
Dr. Beaver received his MPH with a focus on health policy in 2006 from the University of Florida and is studying the outcomes and policy implications of stent grafting of thoracic aneurysms versus open surgery and outcomes for minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery.