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Arthur Hill, M.D.

Heart and lung surgeon

Dr. Arthur Hill is chief of thoracic surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. His clinical interests include general thoracic, cardiac and thoracic trauma surgery. His specialties include adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, coronary surgery, valve repair, aortic surgery and non-cardiac thoracic surgery. Hill has been on the faculty at UCSF since 2000.

Hill earned a medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed cardiothoracic training at Stanford University. Hill is certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of Surgical Critical Care. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Surgeons and American College of Chest Physicians. He also is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Heart Association, California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

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Tufts University School of Medicine 1982


Stanford University Medical Center 1991
UCLA Hospital 1998


Cleveland Clinic Hospital 1992

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hill AC, Lesh MD, Khairkhahan A. Novel mitral repair device for the treatment of severe mitral regurgitation: preclinical ovine acute and chronic implantation model. Innovations (Phila). 2014 Nov-Dec; 9(6):432-8.
  2. Hill AC, Guy TS. Minimally invasive surgical implantation of the percutaneous left atrial appendage transcatheter occlusion device: initial experience in a canine model. Innovations (Phila). 2012 Jan-Feb; 7(1):52-8.
  3. Beschorner WE, Sudan DL, Radio SJ, Yang T, Franco KL, Hill AC, Shearon CC, Thompson SC, Dixon RS, Johnson ND, Kuszynski CA, Rubocki RJ, Lechtenberg KF, Matamoros A, Goertzen TC, Fox IJ, Langnas AN. Heart xenograft survival with chimeric pig donors and modest immune suppression. Ann Surg. 2003 Feb; 237(2):265-72.

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