At Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS), our physicians strive to perform at the top of their game — providing heartfelt patient care and unparalleled medical expertise– each and every day. So it is especially rewarding when we are recognized for actually being “Top Doctors” in our local community. 

Austin Monthly recently named their Top Doctors for 2020, and we are honored to have several of our team members make the list again, including:

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Stephen J. Dewan

Mark C. Felger

Eric M. Hoenicke

Faraz Kerendi

William F. Kessler

Vascular  Surgery

Jeffrey M. Apple

Mazin I. Foteh

Jeffrey S. Jobe

John K. Politz

Scott A. Seidel

Mark T. Stewart

Joe K. Wells, III

CTVS  specializes in surgery of the heart, lungs, chest, esophagus and major blood vessels of the body providing the utmost state-of-the-art treatment and care to Central Texans. Individually, and as a group, the physicians of CTVS have amassed a record of medical “firsts” including  the first ever open heart surgery in Central Texas in 1961.

Please join us in congratulating our doctors on this prestigious local listing. Way to go!

Austin Monthly celebrates Top Doctors annually from the community in a range of 57 different medical specialities. Top Doctors are selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. via peer nomination and an extensive survey process.

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