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Meet the Cardiovascular Surgeons


Luis Castro, MD
Dr. Castro received his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, completing his internship and residency in general surgery at Stanford as well. Dr. Castro completed his cardiovascular surgery residency at the University of Southern California; he is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Castro has been involved in or performed more than 5,000 cardiac operations; he has particular interest in mitral valve repair and aortic root reconstruction.

Dr. Castro has also enjoyed medical research – being published in numerous publications and presenting multiple times at scientific sessions. Dr. Castro is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association and the Society of Thoracic Surgery. He has served as a consultant for Medtronic and St. Jude Medical, Inc. He is fluent in Spanish. Watch the YouTube video to hear Dr. Castro describe minimally invasive valve repair. Read Dr. Castro's Ask the Expert: The Impact of Cancer, Radiation Therapy & Heart Valve Function blog entry on HeartValveSurgery.com.


Adam L. Harmon, MD
Dr. Harmon graduated from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his internship and residency at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center and completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at State University of New York, Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Harmon is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

He was Director of Cardiac Surgery for three years at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont, CA, before moving to the mid-peninsula area and joining a team of cardiac surgeons at Sequoia Hospital. Dr. Harmon has participated in and performed close to 3,000 heart surgeries. His areas of interest include adult cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery. Read what patients are saying about Dr. Harmon on HeartValveSurgery.com.