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Kevin Lobdell, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center


Thoracic Surgery Charlotte, NC

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

System Director CV Quality, Education, and Research Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Advocate Health Clinical Professor Wake Forest University School of Medicine

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  • Kevin W. Lobdell MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon @ Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. He has been in practice 31 years and specializes in acquired and congenital cardiac surgery + cardiac critical care. Additional interests include digital health, quality, safety, optimal human performance, education, & research. Dr. Lobdell serves as reviewer, editor, and board member for various institutions.

Education & Training

  • Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University
    Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State UniversityFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaFellowship, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, 1994 - 1995
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center
    Yale-New Haven Medical CenterResidency, Thoracic Surgery - Integrated, 1992 - 1994
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center
    Yale-New Haven Medical CenterFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1991 - 1992
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaResidency, Surgery, 1986 - 1991
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineClass of 1986
  • University of Michigan
    University of MichiganBS, Microbiology, 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2004 - 2024
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 1995 - 2005
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1994 - 1994
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1990 - 1993
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • A 'Once-in-a-Century' Opportunity to Improve Health CareMay 2023
  • AATS 2022: Sharing Our VictoriesMay 2022
  • Focusing on Perioperative Care at AATS 2021May 2021
  • Innovative Methods to Transform Cardiac Care Have Never Been BetterMay 2019
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Press Mentions

  • Announcing Our 2023 Graduating Class of Digital Health Fellows
    Announcing Our 2023 Graduating Class of Digital Health FellowsNovember 19th, 2023

Grant Support

  • LEAD HealthThe Duke Endowment2019–2023
  • Perfect CareThe Duke Endowment2018–2021

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Industry Relationships

  • Steering Committee, AbiomedSteering Committee for research on temporary VADs.2020 - Present
  • Independent Quality Consultant, MedtronicIndependent Quality Panel-Structural Heart Independent Quality Reviewer-Valve Trials2014 - Present
  • Independent Advisor, Abbott Nutrition International2019 - 2021