Dr. Todd Dewey is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of valvular related heart disease, cardiac transplantation, mechanical assist devices, and complex coronary artery disease. He is the surgical director of both structural heart disease and cardiac transplantation at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Additionally, he serves as chief of the section of thoracic surgery at Medical City. Dr. Dewey is a member of Southwest Cardiothoracic Surgeons whose practice philosophy is to deliver compassionate world-class care to patients by providing access to innovative therapies and state of the art techniques.
As a pioneer in the field of aortic valve replacement using a catheter-based system that does not require use of the heart lung machine, stopping the heart or opening the chest, Dr. Dewey has the distinction of performing the first transapical aortic valve replacement utilizing this breakthrough technology in the United States. He is recognized as one of the most experienced surgeons in the world with this technique. Internationally known as a leader in the field of valvular heart disease, he has trained surgeons in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States in both catheter based aortic valve replacement as well as minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr Dewey is a 1985 graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree from Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Medicine. He did his general surgery residency in Dallas at UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at The New York Hospital / Cornell medical center in New York City. After finishing the Cornell program, he did further training in cardiac transplantation and mechanical assist devices with Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to returning to Texas, he served as cardiothoracic surgical faculty at Columbia.
Honored by D Magazine as one of Dallas’s best doctors for the 8th year, he is also the recipient of the Young Investigators award from the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and maintains a leadership position within the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. Dewey is an active member of numerous professional organizations including, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the 21st Century Cardiac Surgery Club, and the Parkland Surgical Society. The author of more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and multiple textbook chapters covering the areas of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery and left ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart disease, Dr. Dewey is a noted lecturer both nationally and internationally.