Heart surgeon Andy C. Kiser joins UNC

Heart surgeon Andy C. Kiser joins UNC
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Andy C. Kiser, M.D.

The UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care welcome Andy C. Kiser, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon who joined UNC as professor of surgery on Nov. 1.

At UNC, Dr. Kiser joins Brett C. Sheridan, MD, in providing heart surgery for adults.  Michael R. Mill, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, provides heart surgery for pediatric patients at UNC.

Dr. Kiser is recognized as an international leader in arrhythmia surgery, having pioneered the paracardioscopic procedures to treat atrial fibrillation. Dr. Kiser has an expertise in minimally invasive valve and coronary artery surgery, performing valve procedures using only a 3-inch incision. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of cancers and other disease processes that involve the lungs, the esophagus, and the chest wall.

Dr. Kiser, a native of Moore County, earned B.S. and M.D. degrees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his training in both General and Cardiothoracic Surgery at UNC in 2000. He practiced cardiac and thoracic surgery in Pinehurst until he rejoined UNC this fall. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

For an appointment with Dr. Kiser, please call 919-966-3382.