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Bartley Griffith, M.D.


Bartley Griffith, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Chief, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiothoracic Transplantation

Dr. Griffith's clinical work focuses on coronary artery surgery, mitral and aortic valve repair and replacement and aneurysmal disease of the thoracic aorta. His research interests are concentrated on heart and lung transplantation, cell transplantation and advancing the use of artificial organs. He has directed more than 1,200 heart transplants and 600 lung transplants and is an innovator in the use of immunosuppression after transplant and mechanical blood pumps prior to transplant. He is also developing a program in mechanical support of the failing heart, providing surgical options as a bridge to transplantation or as a life lengthening therapy.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Maryland, Dr.Griffith served as vice chair in the department of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was also chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the Henry T.Bahnson Professor of Surgery. He also served as the founding director for the internationally recognized McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development.

Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed a surgery internship and general and cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Health Center Hospitals. He is an NHLBI investigator and is currently developing an artificial lung. He has published over 500 articles and book chapters, lectured at professional meetings nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including induction into the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.


James Gammie, M.D.


James Gammie, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Gammie's clinical and research interests include minimally invasive and video-assisted mitral valve repair, off-pump bypass or "beating heart"surgery, and the treatment of atrial fibrillation using a modified MAZE-type procedure, cryoprobes, and microwave technology. He also contributes to the growing heart and lung transplant program and the mechanical circulatory support program at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Gammie joined the University of Maryland Heart Center from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he was an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and surgical director of cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also completed a research fellowship in the divisions of cellular therapeutics and cardiothoracic surgery.

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