J. Kent Thorne, MD, FACS, specializes in complex heart valve replacement and repair and is a recipient of the prestigious Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship from Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Thorne was born and raised in Salt Lake City and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. Following graduation, he earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After completing his internship at the University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Thorne returned to the University of Utah for his surgical and cardiothoracic residency training. He also completed a fellowship program in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Thorne is a board-certified surgeon who works hard to provide his patients with the care they need to resolve or diminish heart conditions and experience improved health.


Medical School
University of Utah School of Medicine

University of California Los Angeles

Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Utah

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Certifications & Memberships

Cardiovascular Surgery



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed:

Cardiac Procedures

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Cox Maze
  • Valve Repair/Replace
    • Aortic
    • Mitral
    • Tricuspid
    • Pulmonary
  • TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)


  • Pulmonary Resection
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Wedge Resection
  • VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Sternal Repair/Platting


  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Transabdominal
    • Thoracic
    • Endovascular
  • Vascular Stenting

Conditions Treated:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endocarditis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Office Locations

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery
1160 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Phone: (801) 743-4750
Fax: (801) 743-4765

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Locations

Timpanogos Regional Hospital

750 W 800 North
Orem, UT 84057
Phone: (801) 714-6000