Thoralf (thor) M. Sundt Iii MD
Thoralf M. Sundt, MD, is a graduate of Princeton University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University.
Following an additional year of training in transplantation and advanced cardiac surgery at Harefield Hospital, he joined the faculty at Washington University. In 2001, he relocated to the Mayo Clinic where he advanced to the position of professor of Surgery and vice chair of the Department of Surgery.
Dr. Sundt returned to Mass General in 2011 as the Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery and chief of Cardiac Surgery. In this position, he is working to advance surgical education and the academic profile of the cardiac surgical unit. His clinical focus is in process redesign, with the goal of improving patient-centered care, reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. He is currently director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and co-director of the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care.