Kevin W. Lobdell, MD

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

Kevin W. Lobdell, MD is the Director of the Quality Department at the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC, USA, a part of the Carolinas HealthCare System, as well as the Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Lobdell is currently a reviewer and an Editor for various journals and societies. He is a Member in the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Infection Society, American College of Medical Quality, & the American Telemedicine Association. Lobdell is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery and has special qualifications in surgical critical care. His research interests include value, performance management, quality, and cardiac critical care. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on quality, safety, and various clinical subjects (metabolism, effects of BMI on surgical outcomes, aortic dissection, etc).