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Ulfur T. Gudjonsson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board certified in Surgery with specialty certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Gudjonsson received his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his Surgery Internship and General Surgery Residency with the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. His Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency was completed with IUSM in Indianapolis, IN. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

Dr. Gudjonsson has extensive medical and surgical experience working most recently as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with IU Health Bloomington where he established a lung cancer screening initiative for Bloomington and five surrounding counties and a minimally invasive lung resection program and IU Health Methodist in IN. In Bloomington, Dr. Gudjonsson was one of three certified cardiac surgeons involved in the highly successful IU Health TAVR program which treated over 150 patients over 3 years with less than one percent stroke incidence.

He also served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA and Surgeon and Assistant Professor for Athens Regional Medical Center/Emory University in Athens, GA.

Dr. Gudjonsson also has a stellar military medical background reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander and working for the US Naval Hospital in Keflavik, Iceland as the Surgical Department Head and as the Ship Surgeon for the USS Kitty Hawk Aircraft Carrier, Homeport Yokosuka, Japan. He was also Head Medical Officer for the USS Tarawa Amphibious Assault Ship, Homeport San Diego, CA.

His areas of interest include transcatheter aortic valve replacement with special interest and expertise in subclavian and non-sternal splitting approaches in patients with hostile iliofemoral anatomy, Aortic valve replacement via manubrial split off pump coronary bypass, Maze procedure, Thoracoscopic lobectomy and Aortic root replacement.

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Medical School

Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC


Naval Medical Center (Surgery)
San Diego, CA


Naval Medical Center (General Surgery)
San Diego, CA

Indiana University School of Medicine (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Indianapolis, IN

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery