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Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiothoracic Surgery Team

Niloo M Edwards, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Special Interests: Aortic surgery, mitral valve repair, Endocarditis - infections of the heart

Karl J Karlson, MD
Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Special Interests: Aortic root reconstruction, Aortic valve repair and replacement, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Mitral valve repair and replacement, Surgical treatment of ascending aortic aneurysms and valvular heart disease

Nikola Dobrilovic, MD, MBA
Special Interests: Aortic Surgery; Complex Mitral Repair; Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting; Aortic Endovascular Repair; Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgeons


Virginia R Litle, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Center of Minimally Invasive Esophageal Therapies
Director, Barrett's Esophageal Program
Director, Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research
Boston Magazine Top Docs
Special Interests: Barrett's esophagus ablation, endoscopic resection and surveillance, Esophageal cancer: surgical treatment, Esophageal cancer: cryoablation, stents, Paraesophageal hernia repair, Achalasia and POEM

Kei Suzuki, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Thoracic Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer/Disease, Mediastinal Disease

Outpatient Nurse Practitioners




Oluwakemi (Kemi) Olotu, NP   , Cardiothoracic Surgery at Boston Medical Center
Nurse Practitioner

Inpatient Physician Assistants

Laura Barton, PA-C

Adrieene Berkowitz, PA-C

Sudeshna Chaudhuri, PA-C

Charlene Dearden, PA-C

Julianne Plausse, PA-C

Ian Roberts, PA-C

Todd Steinwagner, PA-C

Bella Vogt, PA-C