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Travis O. Abicht, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

BIOGRAPHY




Travis O. Abicht, MD is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed general surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was the chief fellow.



 



He is interested in complex valvular heart disease, heart failure and mechanical assistance, coronary artery disease (including off-pump, minimally invasive, and hybrid procedures), and pathologies of the thoracic aorta. Dr. Abicht is currently the co-investigator on the EXCEL clinical trial which compares coronary artery bypass grafting to stenting in patients with stenosis of the left main coronary artery. He is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and has served on the executive subcommittees on education and communications for the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association. Dr. Abicht has published several research articles and book chapters and is the recipient of the Gundersen-Lutheran Summer Research Fellowship in General Surgery.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Kansas School of Medicine - 2005
  • Residency
    University of Kansas Hospital - 2010
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 2013

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 19-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-664-3278
Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Cardiac Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valvular Heart Disease

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Blue Advantage PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HMOI Fox Valley IPA
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus