Mark Slaughter, MD

Mark Slaughter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Executive Medical Director, Jewish Hospital

Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Assist Device, University of Louisville, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare System

Special interests

  • Clinical research trials in thoracic surgery
  • Training future leaders in thoracic surgery


  • Medical degree – Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, IN
  • General surgery residency – McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery fellowship – University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Professional activities

  • Board of Directors for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO)
  • Board of Trustees for the International Society of Rotary Blood Pumps
  • Editorial Board of American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
  • Consultant to the US FDA Medical Device Review Panel
  • Grant reviewer for US National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR
  • Past member of the US Health and Human Services Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee
  • Reviewer for the following journals: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Circulation and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Visiting professor at various universities
  • Guest speaker at numerous national and international conferences
  • Author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, book author, and author of book chapters
  • Awarded 2010 ARGI Physician of the Year by Medical News
  • Named Science Ambassador for the Louisville Science Center in 2009.