Marin Science Seminar Presentation: “There's a Robot in my Heart!: Developing the Field of Robotic Cardiac Surgery” (May 14, 2008)
Dr. T. Sloane Guy is a cardiothoracic surgeon who is an expert in adult cardiac surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, surgery for heart failure, and thoracic aortic surgery.
Prior to joining UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Guy was an active duty U.S. Army officer assigned as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical and the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. He was deployed twice to Afghanistan where he was awarded the Bronze star, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Medical Badge and the Combat Action Badge. He was then assigned on active duty to the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center as part of a cooperative arrangement between the VA and DOD and was invited onto the UCSF faculty.
Sloane earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He simultaneously earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business with emphasis in Health Care Administration. Subsequently, he completed general surgery internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center followed by two years as a general medical officer and commander of a U.S. Army medical clinic in Germany. He then returned to Penn where he completed his general surgery residency, a cardiothoracic surgery research fellowship, and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship.
Sloane is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the University of Pennsylvania Surgery Resident of the Year Award, U.S. Surgical Corporation Surgical Resident Scholar Award, Pennsylvania Thoracic Society Research Award, and the Bronze Star. He was the recipient of an NIH individual NRSA grant at Penn where he did work examining surgery for ischemic mitral regurgitation. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Heart Association, American Medical Association and Association for Academic Surgery. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF and Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is an active duty U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. He is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.