Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Dr. Susan Hecker, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o

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Dr. Susan Hecker, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. She is 48 years old. Dr. Hecker is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center.

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph

1802 Yakima Ave Ste 102

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

Learn about Dr. Hecker

Care Philosophy

Susan Hecker, MD, MPH, is a cardiothoracic surgeon with special interest in adult cardiac surgery, in particular valve repair and replacement. She also has experience with coronary artery bypass and arrhythmia surgery, along with endovascular intervention.

Dr. Hecker became a surgeon in order to help people directly using her own hands. She appreciates the team approach in caring for patients and their families, and can explain complex issues with clarity and compassion.

In her off hours, Dr. Hecker enjoys cooking, downhill skiing, travel and hiking with her family.

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Dr. Hecker's Experience

Dr. Hecker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular 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*

Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm


  • Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Surgery for Arrhythmias
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hecker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hecker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hecker to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hecker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Tacoma |
Honest and up-front when discussing your condition. Very personable.She repaired a hole in my aorta and I'm still here going strong!
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Hospitals where Dr. Hecker has admitting privileges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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