Leading Discovery and Innovation in Cardiac Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Cardiac Surgery Research Lab fosters discovery and innovation in cardiac surgery while providing comprehensive training to the next generation of cardiac surgeons and researchers. Our lab is involved in clinical research projects aimed at improving outcomes for our patients.
For over 80 years, we have introduced countless advancements in cardiac surgical treatment including the development of an artificial heart.
Areas of Research
Learn more about our active research areas.
Our lab is active in different areas of cardiothoracic surgery research projects aimed at improving outcomes for our patients. Learn more about our advanced clinical translational research and active clinical trials offered to patients.
Our History of Innovation in Cardiac Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Cardiac Surgery Research Lab was founded in 1942 by surgeons Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas who both successfully performed the first “blue baby” operation in 1944. Learn more about our lab's history and groundbreaking discoveries in surgical treatment for heart conditions.
(Pictured left is Vivien Thomas, Dr. Alfred Blalock and Dr. Helen Taussig)
Leading the Future of Cardiac SurgeryEducation & Training
Learn more about the unique education and training programs designed to prepare the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and researchers. Our research lab provides opportunities for residents, fellows, medical and undergraduate students.
Measures to Improve Utilization of Multiple Arterial Grafts for Isolated CABG
Multiple Arterial Grafts in CABG: Decreased Post-Operative Renal Failure and Stroke