Dr. Kevin Shortt, MD

Dr. Kevin Shortt, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Kevin Shortt, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Portsmouth, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rutgers-Umdnj in 1991 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery.Read his story

3636 High St

Portsmouth, VA 23707

Contact Information

(757) 398-2222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • One Net
  • Optima Health
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Lung Surgery
more than 80% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 69% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 49% of peers

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Dr. Shortt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shortt "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 Surgery, The 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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shortt "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."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

44  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
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • 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
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37  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Iona College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rutgers-Umdnj
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Massachusetts
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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