Dr. John Oswalt, MD

Dr. John Oswalt, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. John Oswalt, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1971 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

1010 W 40th St

Austin, TX 78756

Contact Information

(512) 459-8753

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Heart Surgery
more than 18% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 16% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
more than 12% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Oswalt "John D. Oswalt, M.D. is a Texas native, originally from Fort Stockton. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Oswalt has practiced with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons since 1980 and currently serves as president of the group. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Oswalt specializes in adult Cardiothoracic Surgery including Ross Procedure, homograft valve replacement, ascending aortic aneurysms, coronary valve surgery, mitral valve repair, MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation, hyperhidrosis surgery, and beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform the Ross Procedure on an endocarditis patient and the first in Central Texas to perform a heart transplant, mitral valve repair and place a Ventricular Assist Device. A skilled public speaker and teacher, Dr. Oswalt has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe instructing surgeons on the Ross Procedure. Dr. Oswalt currently serves as Director of Cardiac Surgery at Seton Medical Center. In addition, he organized and served as head of Cardiac Transplantation at Seton for 13 years. He has also served as president of the Texas Transplant Society. Dr. Oswalt was awarded Cardiac Care Provider of the Year in 1999 by the American Heart Association. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Donald Ross Surgical Society, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society. Dr. Oswalt has authored many research articles in his specialty. He is also a frequent speaker and surgical instructor on the Ross Procedure at International Cardiac Surgery Meetings."
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Texas Christian University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Brackenridge Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Texas Heart Institute At Houston, Exchange Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • United States Air Force Flight Surgeon
    Other Education | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiac Care Provider of the Year, 1999
Media & Publications

Dr. Oswalt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. John Oswalt, MD
TOTAL 1ST CLASS @ the bedside & in the OR.....worked alongside nearly 20 years. AweSome Memories.........
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CARILEY in Austin, TX – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr Oswalt performed heart bypass surgery on me. He bypass a total of four veins and surgery Was performed in just two and one half hours. I was able to leave hospital in four day,with no Compilations an my pain was controlled. The doctor and his staff checked on me regularly And we're very...Read More
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