|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-9348||University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. Craig Selzman is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring heart surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his General and Cardiothoracic Surgery training at the University of Colorado and is Board-Certified in both fields. Dr. Selzman was on faculty at the University of North Carolna before joining the faculty at University of Utah in 2008.
Dr. Selzman is the Surgical Director of the Cardiac Mechanical Support and Heart Transplant program as well as Surgical Director of the Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant program. In addition to his role in the advanced Heart Failure and Artifiical Heart program, he specializes in complex valvular heart disease including reoperative heart surgery, adult congenital heart disease, and aortic root reconstruction. He is one of a few surgeons in the Intermountain West with significant experience with minimally invasive heart surgery for a wide variety of disease, and, in particular, mitral valve repair.
Dr. Selzman is heavily involved with clinical research related to advanced heart failure, transplantation, and ventricular assist devices. He also has an active basic science collaboration with many of our researchers here at the University of Utah. Dr. Selzman is one of a handful of cardiothoracic surgeons that runs a laboratory funded by the National Institute of Health. His research focus is related to examining mechanisms of heart recovery.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||Cardiothoracic Surgery
|Board Certification||American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient December 12, 2014
perfect on all counts.UofU Patient November 18, 2014
I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Selzman is! He is very good at explaining my condition thru drawings and analogies. He shows concern about my symptoms, and recommends followup care and other cardiologists for treatment. I put great trust in him.UofU Patient November 13, 2014
He took time and was patience with me and all my questions. He made me feel like he had all the time and did not rush me. Even though he may had a lot to do.He made my son comfortable and help with assurance of the operation good and badUofU Patient October 31, 2014
I arrived feeling worried and the put me at ease about my procedureUofU Patient October 23, 2014
Dr. Selzman and Dr. Ryan spent a significant amount of time with us explaining several options and addressed all of our concerns. We felt better about everything when we left.UofU Patient September 26, 2014
Dr. Selzman and his PA, Dr. Lies, were both easy in conversation and thorough in describing the details of anatomical and surgical procedures. One is given the impression that each listened attentively and cared about the patient's concerns. Dr. Selzman's anatomical drawings are easy to interpret, if a bit cartoonish.UofU Patient August 15, 2014
The doctor was very complete and took the time to explain answer any and all questions that I had in a manner that I understood.UofU Patient July 24, 2014
All goodUofU Patient July 20, 2014
Excellent careUofU Patient May 13, 2014
Above and beyond.UofU Patient May 09, 2014
I've already recommended Dr. Selzman to at least 6 people.UofU Patient May 09, 2014
Dr. Selzman is a man of great integrity, honesty and one who embodies trust during the most vulnerable and difficult times of life. I have known him now since 2010 when he performed my 3rd open heart surgical procedure, and the most complicated. He brought me back to life and became my friend for life. He had also been my advocate during complex medical complications with right sided heart failure and subsequent renal issues. Most there don't understand the life-altering and frightening complications of this situation, but he does and he has been an advocate for specialized treatment and a chance at life. He is always such a pleasure to see and he makes me laugh and gives me hope. He is my friend and I am grateful to him and also to his incredible nurse, Heather Clark, RN. She is so deeply compassionate, kind and amazing at follow-up. Thank you.UofU Patient March 03, 2014
I have always trusted in Dr. Selzman. If I didnt, I wouldn't fly from Oregon for my surgeries and care from him. He is the best Nationally as far as I am concerned. I would recommend him and I do.UofU Patient February 09, 2014
Dr. Selzman understood the 29 days of hospitalization I had experienced and showed concern for how I was dealing with that. He also quickly assured me that I was now doing fine.UofU Patient January 17, 2014
Perhaps the best experience I've had with any physician and other care providers in my 66 years.UofU Patient January 15, 2014
The team was terrific.UofU Patient January 10, 2014
my physical response to this corrective surgery has been difficult. Having Dr Selzman and his team provide excellence with attentive and compassionate care made all the difference. Thank you!UofU Patient January 10, 2014
The care we received here is better than any care we've received elsewhere!UofU Patient December 06, 2013
greatUofU Patient November 21, 2013
Dr.Salizman is wonderfulUofU Patient September 23, 2013
the doctor felt my medical wasn't severe enough to operate. I'm just scared that something more is going to happen with my luck to. I want to know I haven't been forgotten about.UofU Patient July 15, 2013
We are totally impressed with everyone involved in my surgery, recovery and follow up. Everyone were exceptional professionals.UofU Patient May 28, 2013
all goodUofU Patient May 13, 2013
Left with no questions. When they did arrise it was convenient to get answersUofU Patient May 09, 2013
Good experience Staff were very helpful.UofU Patient April 29, 2013
I was treated like. person. with concern and care. I am asked if I understand my condition and explained what I don't. I am explained what is happening to me. I am reassured that I am in good hands. and I feel at ease because I am being talked to and looked at.UofU Patient February 18, 2013
Very pleased with the degree of knowledge and concernUofU Patient January 07, 2013
Terri was very informative during my pre-op visit, great personality and concern. I would highly recommend anyone visiting your practice for sugical intervention to be followed by Dr. Allen. In my opinion, he is the best rounded professional on staff in his position. My family concurs that he was very informative, caring, and aware of my situation whenever he rounded on me. He has a great demeanor and followed through efficiently. I felt that any/all of my concerns were addressed and confident that he would relay them to Dr. Selzman. I didn't get the same quality of care with Dr. Kim.UofU Patient August 07, 2012
Dr. Salzman is the bestUofU Patient June 25, 2012
The UUH LVAD team is tops in my book!!!UofU Patient June 24, 2012
Outstanding care and concernsUofU Patient June 11, 2012
This was a very positive and comforting visit.UofU Patient April 25, 2012
very good.UofU Patient February 22, 2012
Good experience as bad health situations go!