James Tweddell, MD.

James Tweddell, MD

One of the leading cardiac surgeons and thinkers in the field, James Tweddell, MD, has joined our Heart Institute as an executive co-director and professor of surgery.

Tweddell will lead the Heart Institute’s surgical team together with David Morales, MD.

Tweddell built a premier pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he had served since 1994. In that time, he rose to become medical director of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and chief for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Tweddell has authored more than 125 peer-reviewed articles along with numerous books, chapters, invited reviews and editorials. He also has served on multiple editorial boards and national committees.

Cincinnati is a homecoming for Tweddell, who grew up in the suburb of Indian Hill, graduated from Miami University in nearby Oxford, Ohio, and earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed post-graduate training at New York University Medical Center and Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.