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Stanford Health Care Cardiothoracic Program

Kaweah Health and Stanford Health Care are Working Together to Grow Cardiac Surgical Care

Kaweah Health is excited to announce a new affiliation with Stanford Medicine Cardiac Surgery Program. The affiliation will bring three Stanford Medicine cardiothoracic surgeons to live and work in Visalia as part of the Kaweah Health Cardiothoracic Surgery Program in affiliation with the Stanford Medicine Cardiac Surgery Program. The move will ensure that the Central Valley community continues to have access to some of the best surgical heart care available for many years to come.

Dr. Michael K. McLean is the first cardiothoracic surgeon to arrive in Visalia from Stanford Health Care and provides surgical expertise in heart bypass surgery, valve repair, and other advanced cardiac procedures. Dr. McLean attended medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, with a residency in general surgery at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Southern California. His special areas of training include minimally invasive valve surgery, congenital heart surgery, endovascular aortic surgery, minimally-invasive thoracic surgery, esophageal surgery, and heart and lung transplantation/procurement.

Learn more about Kaweah Health's heart and vascular care.