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Sara J. Shumway, MD

Sara J. Shumway, MD

Cardiovascular Surgeon
Languages I Speak
My Care Philosophy
My care philosophy is to always place the patient's best interest foremost in the decision making process. I try to care for the patient as I would want my family members cared for. My wealth of experience ensures excellent judgment in all matters related to the heart or lungs or aorta.
Medical School
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation (1989-2002, 2004-2005)
  • Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation
  • Vice Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Associate Program Director
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2019)
  • President, Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (2006-2008)
  • IBC's Century Award for Achievement (2006)
  • IBC's Leading Scientist of the World (2006)
  • Best Doctors in America (1996-1997)
  • UMHS Circle of Caring Award (1996)