Dr. Dwight Lundell’s experience in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery over the last 25 years includes certification by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Membership in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Western Thoracic Association. Dr. Lundell was a pioneer in “Off-Pump” heart surgery reducing surgical complications and recovery times. He’s in the Beating Heart Hall of Fame and has been listed in Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors for 10 years.
He has been recognized by his peers as a leader and has served as Chief resident at the University of Arizona and Yale University Hospitals. He was elected as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital.
He was one of the founding partners of the Banner Baywood Heart Hospital which became the second largest Heart hospital in the U.S.
As a leader in his field, Dr. Lundell has consulted and advised for a variety of leading medical device manufacturers such as Cardio Thoracic Systems, Inc. before, and after it’s acquisition by Guidant Corporation. He advised St. Jude Medical on tissue valve implantation and marketing. For A-Med, Inc., he consulted on, conducted, and published the first clinical study on miniature pumps for heart support. He co-authored a clinical study validating key technology for Coalescent Surgical, which was subsequently acquired by Medtronic, Inc.
In 2005 Dr. Lundell recognized that heart disease was largely preventable and that the focus on cholesterol was misguided. He closed his surgical practice and refocused the rest of his career on the education of people about the true cause of heart disease. Since then Dr. Lundell has published two books, The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie. He has spoken widely and written many articles about heart disease and proper human nutrition.
Recognition of his expertise is demonstrated by; multiple appearances on Fox News as an expert on heart disease, long interviews and quotations in the recent books, Heart of Perfect Health and Cholesterol Clarity. He was a guest speaker on the 2013 Low Carb Cruise.
Dr. Lundell is an avid triathlete, a two time Ironman Arizona champion, Ironman Coeur d’ Alene champion, and the 2011 ITU Long Course World Champion in his age group and loves spending time with his children and grandchildren.