Cardiovascular Surgery
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

Meet the Cardiovascular Surgery Team

Our multidisciplinary team comprises four board-certified cardiac surgeons who work with our advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners), critical care and operating room nurses, perfusionists, respiratory and physical therapists, and anesthesiologists to deliver outstanding care before, during, and after your surgery. Our cardiac surgery service team members are trained in CPR and advanced life support (ALS).

Frank W. Sellke, MD Headshot

Frank W. Sellke, MD

Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Afshin Ehsan, MD, MBA Headshot

Afshin Ehsan, MD, MBA

Co-Director of Quality, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute, and Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals

Neel R. Sodha, MD Headshot

Neel R. Sodha, MD

Director, Lifespan Thoracic Aortic Center; Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit; and Surgical Director, ECMO and Mechanical Circulatory Support