Cardiac Surgery | Male | 64 years old
801 N Tustin Ave Ste 305
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Dr. Ott attended Washington University, lettering in baseball and football, while earning a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Biology. He went on to St. Louis University for extended studies and to work in the research lab under Dr. Hillel Laks, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, a Professor at UCLA.
Dr. Ott attended Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, earning his Medical Degree. Upon graduation, he was accepted into an internship and residency program at the University of California, Irvine. He went onto a cardiac fellowship at the University of Arizona, Tucson under Dr. Jack Copeland for two years. He is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon, specializing in the field of end stage heart failure, coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement, transmyocardial revascularization, atrial fibrillation ablation and mechanical cardiac devices.
Upon completion of his cardiac fellowship, Dr. Ott was recruited by the University of California, Irvine. He was named the Director of Cardiac Transplantation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Ott completed the first heart transplant in Orange County and went on to perform 39 successful operations over the next 7 years, many patients remain alive and active today. During this time, he expanded his practice to include the private sector of his community. In 1996, Dr. Ott was the first surgeon in Orange County to perform the minimally invasive beating heart surgery and first multi-vessel beating heart surgery.
During his career, Dr. Ott has been an invited reviewer to scientific peer review journals, a guest lecturer in over 60 scientific symposiums, both national and international conferences, participated in clinical trials and published 54 original manuscripts in peer review journals. He has edited 2 books and authored 6 book chapters and has 28 published abstracts.
During his career, he has completed 6,886 pump cases to date. He is on staff at 3 area hospitals. Since inception of the California CABG Outcome Report Program in 2003, Dr. Ott's case volume and mortality outcomes has ranked him in the top 3 in the state each year. He is in the top 3rd for the largest volume practice with lowest mortality rates, well below the state and national averages.
Dr. Ott was awarded the most prestigious honor of membership in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery in 2001. He was the first surgeon in Orange County to receive this award since 1976 and is only 1 of 700 surgeons worldwide with this honored distinction.
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No malpractice history found for California.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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