John A. Kern, MD
Dr. Kern is dedicated to educating and mentoring residents at the University of Virginia. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Socrates Award from the Thoracic Surgeons Residents Association. This award is given in recognition of dedication to residency training. His research interests include spinal cord protection and aortic aneurysms.
Nicholas R. Teman, MD
Dr. Teman is a cardiac surgeon at UVA, where he directs the adult ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) program and is co-director of the thoracic and cardiovascular ICU. He specializes in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including coronary artery disease, valvular disease, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation, mechanical circulatory support, heart transplantation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Leora T. Yarboro, MD
Dr. Yarboro’s research interests include surgical simulation and resident education.
Kenan W. Yount, MD
Dr. Yount joined the UVA faculty in the Division of Cardiac Surgery in 2018. His primary research interests include heart valve disease, enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery, cardiac surgical outcomes, health policy and health economics.