• Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Clinical Professor, Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals


  • Gender: Male
  • Online Personal Health Record Available

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Soon J. Park, MD, joined University Hospitals in October 2013 as the chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, co-director of University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, and Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Park is a renowned leader in heart surgery, thoracic surgery and mechanical cardiac assistance. His areas of expertise include cardiothoracic procedures such as open heart surgery, heart valve surgery, heart bypass, heart and lung transplant surgery, and ventricular assist device (VAD) procedures. Dr. Park has served on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation for three years and he is currently a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, and Clinical Transplantation. Dr. Park has published over 150 peer reviewed articles or book chapters. His research interests include cardiac xenotransplantation, myocardial recovery, and innovative surgical therapy for heart failure.

Dr. Park earned joint Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees in Chemistry in 1983 and Doctor of Medicine in 1987 from the University of Chicago. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Washington in 1992 and Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Minnesota in 1996. Subsequently, he served as Surgical Director for Heart, Lung and Cardiac Assist Device Programs at the University of Minnesota. He rose to Associate Professor of Surgery with tenure and was named St. Jude Medical Chair in Biomedical Engineering. He then served as Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center and Marin General Hospital in California from 2003 to 2006. He was recruited as the Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery.

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education & Training


1983, University of Chicago

Medical / Professional School(s)

1987, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


1992, General Surgery - University of Washington Medical Center


1996, Thoracic Surgery - University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Surgery-Cardiac
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
3999 Richmond Rd
Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute
Beachwood, OH 44122
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UH Elyria Medical Center
630 E River St
Elyria, OH 44035
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UH Parma Medical Center
7007 Powers Blvd
Parma, OH 44129
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UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center
3909 Orange Pl
Ste 3300
Orange Village, OH 44122
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