Our Faculty and Residents

A friendly and collegial atmosphere is enjoyed by our team.  Faculty are readily available to trainees for teaching and discussion, providing substantial opportunities for one-on-one mentoring. Two of our core faculty members are graduates of our thoracic surgery training program.

Adult Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery


Abhishek Kashyap, MD

Abhishek Kashyap, MD

Samuel Brown, MD

Samuel Brown, MD

James Butz, MD

James Butz, MD



Graduate Career Paths

Year Academic/Private Practice Location
2022 Private Practice Texas
2021 Private Practice Michigan
2020 Private Practice Florida
2019 Academic Texas
2018 Private Practice California
2017 Private Practice Kansas
2016 Academic North Carolina
2015 Academic Mississippi
2014 Private Practice Kentucky
2013 Private Practice California
2012 Academic California


Alumni Testimonial

When I began to practice as an adult cardiac surgeon, I felt that my training at Loma Linda prepared me for the full spectrum of adult cardiac surgery, whether it be a low-risk revascularization or valve or a high-risk redo transplant or device.  The autonomy in the operating room and in the ICU is superb.  This factor alone would make me choose the Loma Linda program again.  I am proud and honored to be part of its legacy.

Dr. Mustafa Baldawi

2022 Graduate

Dr. Mustafa Baldawi