About Dr. T. Sloane Guy, MD

 

Dr. Guy was born in 1967. He grew up in Elkin, North Carolina and then attended college at Wake Forest University with an Army ROTC scholarship and was a walk-on varsity football player, graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors in Biology in 1989. With help from the U.S. Army’s health professions scholarship program, Dr. Guy earned both an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of Business and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1994.  At Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Guy completed his general surgery internship before a two year stint as a general medical officer and commander of a U.S. Army family practice clinic in Germany. From there he returned to Penn where he completed his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery research and clinical fellowships.

He was extremely well-trained at Penn in adult cardiac surgery, mitral valve surgery, complex aortic surgery, heart failure surgery, robotics and minimally invasive surgery, finishing this training in 2004. Once Dr. Guy completed his training, he returned to active duty to complete his educational obligation to the Army as a staff cardiothoracic surgeon at Walter Reed. Dr. Guy’s then got a unique assignment at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center as part of a DOD/VA cardiac surgeon sharing arrangement. There Dr. Guy successfully developed a robotic and minimally invasive cardiac program at the VA and taught students, residents, and fellows in the field of cardiac surgery as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco.

During his active duty time, Dr. Guy served three tours as a trauma surgeon in the war. Twice he served in Afghanistan as chief of clinical services with the 249th General Hospital detachment at Forward Operating Base Salerno and most recently he served as chief of surgery for the 47th Combat Support Hospital, in Mosul in Northern Iraq. During his military service, the Army awarded Dr Guy with numerous recognitions including the Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Bronze Star.

In the period after formal training, he also completed multiple advanced mini-fellowships in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery including Washington Hospital Center in D.C. (off-pump coronary artery surgery), California Pacific Medical Center & Sequoia Hospital in California (minimally invasive cardiac surgery), and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA (robotic cardiac surgery).  He trained with Dr. Vincent Gaudiani who worked with Dr. Morrow, the surgeon who originally designed the septal myomectomy procedure.  All of these experiences have contributed in building Dr. Guy into the advanced cardiac surgeon he is today.

With a background that has served him well for thinking on his feet and becoming a most creative and versatile surgeon, Dr Guy completed his military service in 2010 as a decorated Lieutenant Colonel and was on staff Saint Joseph’s Medical Group in Atlanta Georgia followed by his appointment from 2011-2015 as Associate Professor of Surgery & Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and Robotics at Temple University in Philadelphia where he grew the cardiothoracic and robotic programs dramatically. He was named a U.S. News & World Report and Philadelphia Magazine “Top Doctor” in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Edition 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th.

Dr. Guy was appointed to the faculty at Weill-Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in November 2015 where he specializes in robotic and minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mitral valve disease, and general cardiac surgery.