Dr. Douglas Zusman

Dr. Douglas Zusman

Dr. Douglas Zusman earned his doctorate of medicine degree at Yale University Medical School, graduating Cum Laude. He served his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and completed his residency in cardiovascular surgery at Stanford University Medical Center as well as a research fellowship in cardiovascular surgery.  While at Stanford, Dr. Zusman was Cardiac Transplant Chief Resident.  Dr. Zusman has held various significant positions including Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and Co-Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Sharp Memorial Hospital.  He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on cardiac surgery and cardiac transplantation.

Dr. Zusman has devoted his professional career to developing expertise in the latest techniques of cardiothoracic surgery.  With an exclusive agreement to practice cardiac/thoracic surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital, he is committed to providing 24-hour availability for cardiac surgery. This commitment has paid off as Hoag Heart Institute has consistently been ranked #1 in overall heart surgery program performance as well as receiving top marks in the state of California.  Dr. Zusman performs hundreds of cardiac and thoracic procedures annualy, using state-of-the-art equipment including minimally invasive endoscopic vein harvesting for cardiac bypass surgery and Eclipse Holmium Laser for transmyocardial laser revascularization.  As Chairman of Thoracic Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Dr. Zusman has developed one of the busiest and highly rated lung cancer surgical programs in the state of California.

Dr. Zusman's professional affiliations include membership as Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.  He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Zusman resides in Orange County.


Medical school:

Yale University School of Medicine, 1975

Specialty training:

Stanford University Medical Center, 1982-1985
Harvard, Mass General Hospital 1976-1982

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests:

Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
Endoscopic Sympathectomy Surgery for Excessive Sweating
Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

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