Craig R. Saunders, MD, Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Barnabas
Health, has pioneered innovative surgical techniques and excels in personally
delivering these advance treatments to his heart patients. As a distinguished
surgeon and former Head of Affiliate Programs for the Cleveland Clinic
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Saunders and a renowned team
of cardiac specialists throughout Barnabas Health are setting the standard
for excellence in cardiac care in New Jersey.
Dr. Saunders received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, College
of Medicine and completed postgraduate training in thoracic and cardiovascular
surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Saunders has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and is
an accomplished surgeon in all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. He serves
as primary and co-investigator on a number of ongoing research protocols
and has served on the editorial and advisory boards of a national peer
review journal. He has published, lectured and performed surgery worldwide.
He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College
of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Thoracic Surgery Directors
Association. Dr. Saunders has been featured in a number of prime time
television documentaries in California and Ohio and won an Emmy for the
production of “Baseball, Apple Pie and Heart Disease, an American