Highly Skilled Surgeons at the Heart Center at Rideout
Patrick K. Griffith, M.D.
Dr. Griffith has combined extensive experience and skill with the most
advanced technologies and procedures to provide complete surgical care
for complex diseases of the heart, chest and lungs. He has over 20 years
of cardiac and thoracic surgery experience.
As a thoracic surgeon, he has performed over 1000 lung procedures, including
general thoracic surgery and video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
Dr. Griffith is Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery in General
Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons in Cardiovascular
and Thoracic Surgery.
His board certification qualifies him to perform transplants, coronary
bypass and valve operations, including complex mitral valve repairs, pediatric
heart operations, thoracic and vascular surgery. Also, Electrophysiologic
Surgery – including the Cox-Maze procedure and pain control operations
with Transmyocardial Revascularization. He has also established a minimally
invasive valve program at the Heart Center at Rideout.
Baron D. Harper, M.D.
Baron D. Harper, M.D. is a member of the cardiothoracic surgical team at
the Heart Center at Rideout Memorial Hospital. Dr. Harper has been in
practice for more than 20 years and is Board Certified by The American
Board of Surgery in General Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic
Surgeons in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. His board certification
qualifies him to perform coronary bypass and complex valve repairs and
replacement, vascular surgery and carotid endarterectomies. Also Electrophysiologic
Surgery - including the Cox-Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation and
pain control operations with Transmyocardial Revascularization. He also
performs resection of lung tumors and minimally invasive lung surgery.
He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College
of Chest Physicians.