About Thomas M Beaver
Dr. Thomas Beaver is The Grant and Shirle Herron Chair and Professor and Chief of The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Beaver has devoted his career to making surgery safer and easier for patients through minimally invasive techniques and improved peri-operative management. Dr. Beaver specializes in minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation, aortic and mitral valves –including transcatheter valves and stent grafts for thoracic aortic surgery.
Dr. Beaver has over 120 publications and his research has been supported by the NIH, State of Florida and multiple industry trials evaluating kidney protection strategies and stent grafting for thoracic aneurysms. Dr. Beaver is currently the Co- Principal Investigator on an NIH clinical trial studying intra-operative diaphragm training to help patients wean from ventilatory support.
Dr. Beaver received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega honor society. Dr. completed his general surgery residency at the University of Colorado. In 1996, he moved to Gainesville and completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Florida. In 2006, Dr. Beaver received an MPH with a focus on health policy.
Dr. Beaver was a member of The United Stated Army Reserve Medical Corps from1991-2006. In 2004, he served in Tikrit, Iraq and Asadabad, Afghanistan and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
- Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
- Aortic aneurysm repair – endovascular
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic stenosis
- Aortic valve surgery – minimally invasive
- Aortic valve surgery – open
- Bicuspid aortic valve
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart transplant
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Marfan syndrome
- Mitral valve surgery – minimally invasive
- Mitral valve surgery – open
- Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)