Dr. Kevin G. Shortt, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male

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Bon Secours Cardiovascular & Thoracic Specialists is part of the Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, a program that provides coordinated, personalized general and interventional cardiac care to residents of Hampton Roads. Bon Secours has continually responded to the growing need for cardiac care in this region ? providing screenings and wellness programs as well as sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services. We strive to provide the highest quality cardiac care to our patients and streamline the process for referring doctors to make it easy, friendly and efficient.Read more

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Kevin G. Shortt, MD is a staff cardiothoracic surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery and Director of...Read more

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventricular Septal Defect

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Education

  • Medical School
    Rutgers-Umdnj

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Massachusetts

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Iona College

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Shortt says...

Kevin G. Shortt, MD is a staff cardiothoracic surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery and Director of Quality for the Heart & Vascular Institute. He specializes in heart failure surgery, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement, off-pump coronary bypass grafting, the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (MAZE procedure), treatment of pulmonary hypertension caused by chronic pulmonary emboli, reoperations, and ascending aortic replacement. Dr. Shortt is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Shortt has performed more than 2,000 heart operations since 1998, and he has authored or co-authored published studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications, including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Cardiology, among others.

Dr. Shortt earned his undergraduate degree from Iona College and medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry - New Jersey Medical School. His residency in general surgery, was obtained at The University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he became Chief Surgical Resident, and received fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery research. He completed his Cardiac and Thoracic training at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then received advanced training in cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center – including mitral valve repair and in 2003 was appointed as Associate Staff Surgeon. 

In 2004 Dr. Shortt was appointed to the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was integral in establishing an adult cardiac surgical program at Bassett Healthcare, also serving as Medical Director. In 2009, Dr. Shortt joined Bon Secours and in 2012, became Director of Quality for the Heart & Vascular Institute in Portsmouth and in this role, guides the efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care delivered at the Bon Secours facility in Hampton Roads. Dr. Shortt's also serves as Chairman of the Credentialing Committee for Maryview Medical Center.

He is a member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Heart Valve Disease. Dr. Shortt is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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Dr. Shortt's Care Philosophy

Bon Secours Cardiovascular & Thoracic Specialists is part of the Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, a program that provides coordinated, personalized general and interventional cardiac care to residents of Hampton Roads. Bon Secours has continually responded to the growing need for cardiac care in this region ? providing screenings and wellness programs as well as sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services. We strive to provide the highest quality cardiac care to our patients and streamline the process for referring doctors to make it easy, friendly and efficient.