Why Would a Renown Heart Surgeon Be "Bullish" on Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease?

Dr. Marc Katz who received his combined M.D., M.P.H. from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, then a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, and additionally a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. He served as Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation at the Medical College of Virginia, and subsequently founded the Virginia Transplant Center in Richmond, Va . He performed the first combined heart-kidney transplant in the eastern US; the first left ventricular assist device in Virginia; and has been a pioneer in minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery. Dr. Katz currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Bon Secours Heart & Vascular Institute, which spans 7 hospitals in central and eastern Virginia and involves more than 40 cardiac physicians. He continues an active practice in adult cardiac surgery specializing in minimally invasive and robotic approaches, plus surgery for congestive heart failure and placement of ventricular assist devices.

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Patient Case Studies of Heart, Stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Diabetes Reversal with Whole Food Plant-Based Approach.

Reversal of Angina, Diabetes, Obesity and Food Addiction Following Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Lifestyle Program – An Interview with Patricia Slimbarski

Reversal of Carotid Artery and Peripheral Vascular Disease Following Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease “Lifestyle” Program – An Interview with Jim McNamara

“A Case of Reversing Heart Disease in the Heart of Texas” – An Interview with Ken Stone

Other Cardiologists and Surgeons Interviews on Heart/Vascular Disease Reversal

How to Create a Successful Plant-Based, Diet-Driven, Heart Disease Reversal Program in a Cardiology Setting – An Interview with Kim Williams, MD, Past President, American College of Cardiology

How Do You Create A Successful Heart Disease Reversal Program That Anyone Can Do? – An Interview With Surgeon Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. MD

A Heart Surgeon’s Experience Living and Using A Whole Food Plant-Based Diet – An Interview with Staton Awtrey, MD

Creating A Successful Cardiac Wellness Program at a University Medical Center Using A Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet – An Interview with Cardiologist, Robert Ostfeld, MD

America’s (Plant-Based) Healthy “Heart Doc” – An Interview With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD

A Vegan Interventional Cardiologist Shares Her Thoughts on Diet, Heart Disease and Exercise – An Interview with Heather Shenkman, MD

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