Shreekanth V. Karwande, MD, has surgical expertise in coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement and repair, lung cancer surgery, heart and lung transplantation and artificial heart devices.

Dr. Karwande graduated from Gandi Medical College and began his internship training in India. He completed a surgical internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and residency training at the State University of New York at Buffalo New York. Following residency, he trained in cardiothoracic surgery at Cornell University.

Dr. Karwande is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon. He specializes in lung esophageal cancers and open heart surgery. He was influential in the development of the UTAH Heart Transplant program. He started the Lung Transplant Program and served as its director during his tenure at the University of Utah.

Dr. Karwande provides the best care possible for each of his patients. He strives to help them achieve a quality of life where heart and lung conditions no longer interfere with everyday activities.


Medical School
Ghandi Medical College, India

Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

State University of New York

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cornell University, NY

Certifications & Memberships

Cardiothoracic Surgery



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed:

Cardiac Procedures

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

Thoracic & Thoracic Robot Assist

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


  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Transabdominal
    • Thoracic
    • Endovascular
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Sympathectomy

Conditions Treated:

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valve Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • PFO Nickel Allergy Device Removal
  • Hyperhidrosis


Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Sub Specialty

Thoracic Surgery

Office Locations

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery
1160 East 3900 South
# 3500
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