Hartmuth Bittner, MD, PhD, FACS
Hartmuth Bittner, MD, PhD, FACS
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Medical School University of Heidelberg, Germany
Residency Duke University Medical Center
  • German Heart Institute in Berlin
Practice Locations
Societies & Affiliations
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Sabiston Surgical Society
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • German Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Florida Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • CTSnet
Special Surgical Interests
  • Advanced Disease of the Heart and Lungs
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Aortic Surgery and Aneurysm Resection
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • MAZE – arterial fibrillation surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral and Aortic Valve
  • Performs Surgeries to Repair Aortic Aneurysms
  • Repairs and Replaces Mitral
  • Restores Arterial Flow Using Off-and-On-Pump Coronary Bypass
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valves
  • Valve Repair and Replacement
  • VATS – Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Dr. bittner is an advanced and highly experienced CVTS Duke University Medical Center trained surgeon specializing in minimally invasive procedures for cardiothoracic diseases with a focus on high-risk, advanced staged patients. Recently awarded “Best in Medicine – Cardiothoracic Surgery” for 2017 in Florida by the American Health Council. Dr. Bittner repairs and replaces mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary valves, performs surgeries to repair aortic aneurysms, restores arterial flow using off-and-on-pump coronary bypass, and heart and lung transplantation. For 10 years he was the Professor of CV Surgery at the Heart Center of the Univeristy of Leipzig, Germany, one of the busiest and most modern facilities. Dr. Bittner is board certified in general, cardiac and thoracic surgery, and has attained status as a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.