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Education

Yale University
School of Medicine

Chief Resident,
Cardiothoracic Surgery
1978-1979

Yale University
School of Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident
1977-1978

University of Arizona,
Arizona Health Sciences Center

Chief Resident, General Surgery
1971-1973, 1975-1977

University of Arizona,
Arizona Health Sciences Center

General Surgery Intern
1971-1972

University of Arizona,
Doctor of Medicine

Charter Class of 1971

Doc Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell’s experience in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery over the last 25 years includes certification by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Membership in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Western Thoracic Association. Dr. Lundell was a pioneer in “Off-Pump” heart surgery reducing surgical complications and recovery times. He’s in the Beating Heart Hall of Fame and has been listed in Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 10 years.

He has been recognized by his peers as a leader and has served as Chief resident at the University of Arizona and Yale University Hospitals. He was elected as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital.

He was one of the founding partners of the Banner Baywood Heart Hospital which became the second largest Heart hospital in the U.S.

As a leader in his field, Dr. Lundell has consulted and advised for a variety of leading medical device manufacturers such as Cardio Thoracic Systems, Inc. before, and after it’s acquisition by Guidant Corporation. He advised St. Jude Medical on tissue valve implantation and marketing.

For A-Med, Inc., he consulted on, conducted, and published the first clinical study on miniature pumps for heart support. He co-authored a clinical study validating key technology for Coalescent Surgical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic, Inc.

In 2005 Dr. Lundell recognized that heart disease was largely preventable and that the focus on cholesterol was misguided. He closed his surgical practice and refocused the rest of his career on the education of people about the true cause of heart disease. Since then Dr. Lundell has published two books, The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie. He has spoken widely and written many articles about heart disease and proper human nutrition.

Recognition of his expertise is demonstrated by; multiple appearances on Fox News as an expert on heart disease, long interviews and quotations in the recent books, Heart of Perfect Health and Cholesterol Clarity. He was a guest speaker on the 2013 Low Carb Cruise.

Dr. Lundell is an avid triathlete, a two time Ironman Arizona champion, Ironman Coeur d’ Alene champion, and the 2011 ITU Long Course World Champion in his age group and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Publications & Presentations

The Cure for Heart Disease: July 2007

The Great Cholesterol Lie: 2009

A Miniature Right Heart Support System Improves Cardiac Output and Stroke Volume During Beating Heart Posterior/Lateral Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heart Surgery Forum, 2003;6(5):302-6. Clinical and Six-Month Angiographic Evaluation of Coronary Arterial Graft Interrupted Anastomoses by Use of a Self-Closing Clip Device: a Multi-center Prospective Clinical Trial, J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2003 Jul; 126(a):168-77, discussion 177-8.

The Interrelationship of Factors Controlling Cardiac Output, Med Hypothesis, 1983 Jan; 10(1):77-95. Clinical Applications of the Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, Ariz Med, 1981 Jan;38(1):19-21. Randomized Comparisons of the Modified Wire-Guided and Standard Intra-aortic Balloon Catheters, J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1981 Feb;81(2):297-301. Combined Aortic Valve Replacement and Myocardial Revascularization, Connecticut Medicine, 1980 Jun;44(6):363-6.

The Importance of Myocardial Protection in Combined Aortic Valve Replacement and Myocardial Revascularization, Annual. Thorac Surg, 1979 Dec;28(6):501-8. Leiomyoma of the Esophagus, Conn Med, 1979 Aug;43(8):483-5 Cold Chemical Cardioplegia, Presentation at the New England Surgical Society, May, 1979. Doppler Ultrasound Diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Presented at Connecticut Society of Board Surgeons, December 1978.

Hypoliquorreic Headache and Pneumoncephalus Caused by Thoracosub Arachnoid Fistula, Neurology 1977 Oct;27(10):993-995.

Guidelines for the Management of Lung Cancer, Ariz Med, 1977 Mar;34(3):176-82.

Education

Yale University School of Medicine
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1978-1979

Yale University School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, 1977-1978

University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
Chief Resident, General Surgery, 1976-1977

University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
Surgery Resident, 1971-1973, 1975-1977

University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center
General Surgery Intern, 1971-1972

University of Arizona
Doctor of Medicine, Charter Class of 1971