Vincent Conti

Title: Professor – Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston, Texas, United States

Vincent Conti, Professor – Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiothoracic surgery education.

There were many significant challenges in the cardiothoracic surgery field when Dr. Conti first entered the medical profession. In fact, it was these obstacles that Dr. Conti found most interesting as he ventured into providing patient care while meeting the ever-developing technical challenges of delivering quality operations in the heart and chest. As a surgeon, he is most proud of the positive outcomes he has helped his patients have in their medical care. In addition, he feels the reward of being an educator is ensuring that future patients are cared by the medical professionals he has had the opportunity to train and prepare. He served as the Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Texas from 1982 to 2017. He became a professor at the institution in 1986, and had originally joined the faculty as an assistant professor of surgery in 1972.

Prior to joining the University of Texas, Dr. Conti instructed at the University of Alabama Medical Center. He prepared for this career by first earning an AB at the College of Holy Cross in 1965. He continued at Tufts University to receive an MD in 1969. He followed this education preparation with a surgical internship and residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, he completed a residency in cardiovascular surgery at the University of Alabama Medical Center.  Dr. Conti is also a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Thoracic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Conti’s areas of expertise extend to researching myocardial preservation for cardiac surgery, physiology of cardiopulmonary bypass and heart transplants. In 1968, he was recognized as a Mosley Scholar. He served as a Major in the US Army Medical Corps from 1974 to 1976. Throughout his career, he has maintained professional affiliation with the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of University Surgeons. In addition, he has also been involved with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, the Longmire Thoracic Surgical Society, the Kirklin Surgical Society, the Galveston County Medical Society, the Southern Surgical Association, the Southern Thoracic Association, Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Delta Epsilon.

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