Susan Hecker, MD, MPH

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery, in particular valve repair and replacement. She also has experience with coronary artery bypass and arrhythmia surgery, along with endovascular intervention.

Dr. Hecker became a surgeon in order to help people directly using her own hands. She appreciates the team approach in caring for patients and their families, and can explain complex issues with clarity and compassion.In her off hours, Dr. Hecker enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, travel and hiking with her family.

Name with degree:Susan Hecker, MD, MPH
Specialties: • Cardiac Surgery
• Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital affiliation: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Interests: • Aortic Surgery
• Aortic Valve Repair
• Arrhythmia Surgery
• Coronary Artery Bypass
• Endovascular Aortic Repair
• Heart Valve Repair
• Mitral Valve Reconstruction
• Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
• Open Heart Surgery
Medical School:Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Residencies:Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Fellowships:Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC


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