Louis "Trey" Brunsting III, M.D., has joined the UAB Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery as an associate professor. Brunsting is an internationally recognized authority on robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques, and comes to UAB from Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
In practice for 21 years, Brunsting has been director of basic and advanced training courses for robotic coronary revascularization, has trained more than 50 U.S. and 25 international surgical teams, and has been involved in basic cardiovascular research and development, regulatory approval and clinical training for new surgical devices and techniques.
In 2011, U.S. News & World Report recognized Brunsting in the top 1 percent of physicians in robotic surgery. Brunsting will perform minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery, including robotic coronary artery bypass, robotic mitral and tricuspid valve repair, robotic atrial septal defect closure and robotic laser transmyocardial revascularization, among others. Brunsting completed his fellowship training at Duke University in thoracic surgery.