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Kenneth Herskowitz, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Health Medical Center

KennethHerskowitzMDFACS

Thoracic Surgery Fort Lauderdale, FL

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Broward Health Medical Center

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Summary

  • Dr. Kenny Herskowitz is a board certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon practicing medicine since 1986. Currently, he is the Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Broward Health Medical Center.

    Recently Dr. Herskowitz has spearheaded the opening of the new Broward Health Heart Valve Center, a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of structural and valvular heart disease. This Valve Center, along with the opening of the new state of the art Hybrid Operationg Suite, will allow cardiovascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists to work together to perform procedures in a large operation room specifically designed for advanced procedures.

    The Hybrid Operating Suite will allow us to perform newer procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI), Minimally invasive valve surgery, balloon valvuloplasty, asd/pfo closure, and complex endovascular stenting for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. Benefits of the Hybrid Suite may include fewer surgeries, shortened hospital stays, faster recovery times and better outcomes.

    He has hospital privileges at Broward General Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. Prior to entering private practice in 1997, Dr. Herskowitz was assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

    Dr. Herskowitz has performed more than 7,000 cardiovascular surgical procedures and is a leading expert in the field of minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery, as well as beating heart surgery. He is the principal investigator on numerous research projects and has lectured and published extensively on heart and lung surgery.

    His other areas of expertise include endovascular stent grafting for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, peripheral vascular surgery, and arrhythmia surgery.

    He completed a bachelor's degree in biology suma cum laude at Tulane University in Ne

Education & Training

  • University of Miami/Jackson Health System
    University of Miami/Jackson Health SystemFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1992 - 1994
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1986 - 1989
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineClass of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1992 - 2025
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1988 - 1995
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Gulfstream FL-Broward Castle Connolly, 2008-2020
  • Top Doctors:South Florida Castle Connolly, 2012

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • As You Age, so Do the Valves Around Your Heart. New Treatments Are Much Less Invasive
    As You Age, so Do the Valves Around Your Heart. New Treatments Are Much Less InvasiveFebruary 22nd, 2019

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