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Bruce Lytle, MD

  • Bruce Lytle, MD is a world-renowned cardiac surgeon with a clinical career dedicated to adult cardiothoracic surgery, making significant contributions in the areas of coronary bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, cerebral protection, aortic surgery, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, radiation-induced heart disease, and re-operative cardiac surgery. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard University Medical School. His general surgery and thoracic surgery training occurred at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

  • Chairman of Cardiovascular Strategic Development and Planning for Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano.

  • Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 2004 to 2007, and in 2007 was named Chairman of the Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute.

  • In addition to his academic and clinical pursuits, Dr. Lytle was fundamental in establishing Cleveland Clinic Consulting, a subsidiary of the HVI dedicated to managing programmatic quality, development, and strategy for hospitals providing cardiac care.  Cleveland Clinic Consulting allowed the HVI to establish a broad network of relationships with academic medical centers and community hospitals across the United States and abroad.

  • During his nearly forty years at the Cleveland Clinic, the Clinic’s heart program was ranked first in the nation for an unprecedented twenty years in a row.    

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