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VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

VCU Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


The goals of the research program are to provide an environment for scholarly growth through research endeavors, which enhance our ability to care for patients with cardiovascular and thoracic diseases, and to develop evidence based clinical and basic science research programs supported through extramural funding. Our program is focused on review of clinical care to basic understanding of disease at the molecular level. Much of what we do results in immediate improvements in patient outcomes.

All research is overseen by the Office of Research at VCU.

Joyce E. Hager, MPH

Joyce is the clinical research coordinator for the division of cardiothoracic surgery. She can be reached at 804-628-2520