K. Joshua Wong

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


He received his Medical Degree from the Jefferson Medical College - Thomas Jefferson University, completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Rochester and recently completed a Cardiothoracic Fellowship with the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Wong is an expert in adult cardiac surgery, coronary artery revascularization, mechanical circulatory support, and heart and lung transplantation. He is driven to provide excellence in care to patients and teach and mentor the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons.

Dr. Wong's research interests are focused on surgical outcomes after adult cardiac surgery, surgical education, and Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO/LVAD)-Medical device innovation. 

"I am excited to be joining and working with the outstanding group of individuals who comprise the Department of Surgery," said Dr. Wong. "It will be my goal to help grow the clinical, educational, and research endeavors of our Division. I thank my U of M mentors for my growth as a surgeon."

Research Summary

Surgical outcomes after adult cardiac surgery; Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO/LVAD)-Medical device innovation; Surgical Education

Clinical Summary

Coronary (multi-arterial) revascularization; complex aortic surgery; structural heart disease; mechanical circulatory support; heart and lung transplantation  




Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
420 Delaware St. S.E., MMC 207
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Administrative Contact

Tina Russell | 612-625-1096 | russe041@umn.edu