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Gan H. Dunnington

Gan H. Dunnington, MD

Dr. Gan Dunnington is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive complex cardiac procedures such as the Hybrid Maze for treatment of atrial fibrillation, mitral valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement as well as VATS lobectomy for the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Dunnington received his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at Stanford University where he also served as Chief Resident of Surgery. In addition, he also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia.

Prior to joining Adventist Heart Institute, Dr. Dunnington was an assistant professor at Stanford University and assistant director of cardiothoracic surgery at El Camino Hospital—a Stanford University affiliate.

Andreas Sakopoulos

Andreas Sakopoulos, MD, FACS

Dr. Andreas Sakopoulos graduated with highest honors from the University of Pisa, School of Medicine and Surgery. He continued his education in North America, training at internationally acclaimed cardiovascular surgery programs, including Loma Linda University and the University of Toronto. He performs heart surgery, including coronary artery bypass surgery, “off pump” bypass surgery, mitral valve repairs and replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, pacemakers, as well as surgery for atrial fibrillation. He also has extensive expertise in the surgical and endovascular treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms. He has spearheaded the St. Helena Hospital endovascular program and performs cutting-edge interventions on the entire cardiovascular system.

Dr. Sakopoulos maintains a busy thoracic surgery practice, performing video assisted thoracoscopy, as well as surgery for the treatment of lung cancer and other chest tumors. He is a sought after teacher and has authored numerous publications in all of the leading journals of his field.

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