Dr. Rawn Salenger, MD, is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center where he oversees the cardiac surgery team, providing vision for the future growth of the hospital’s Heart Institute, an enduring Center of Excellence for the University of Maryland Medical System.
Dr. Salenger, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Union College/Albany Medical College Seven-Year Medical Program in 1995. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, followed by a valve fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Salenger has been a part of the UM St. Joseph cardiac surgery program since 2013, during which he has contributed to the excellent patient outcomes and the achievement of an STS 3-Star Rating for the program.
Dr. Salenger has been instrumental in creating the Cardiac Surgery Integrated Care Team, which developed and implemented one of the first Cardiac Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Programs in the country. His clinical practice is focused on coronary surgery with arterial grafting, and valve repair. He has published and lectured widely on the topics of arterial bypass grafting, blood conservation and Enhanced Recovery.
In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Salenger is an Executive Board member of the national ERAS Cardiac Society, Immediate Past Chair of the Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative and Co-Chair of the Maryland Healthcare Commission Cardiac Services Advisory Committee.