Dr. Brian J. deGuzman is the Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. A graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his general surgical training at the University of Connecticut and his cardiothoracic training at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also served as a research fellow in the field of transplant immunology. He spent an additional year of advanced training in complex valve and atrial fibrillation surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. He returned to Boston in 2002 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts University and Senior Cardiac Surgeon at The Lahey Clinic. Dr. deGuzman soon established himself as a national leader in the introduction of innovative techniques in cardiac surgery including off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB), minimally invasive valve surgery, surgery for atrial fibrillation, and endoscopic vessel harvest (EVH). He sponsored a national preceptorship program where visiting surgical teams would come to his institution to learn operative techniques including OPCAB and EVH . He has been honored numerous times by Boston Magazine as one of the top cardiovascular surgeons in the region.