About - NorthStarr Cardiothoracic Surgery

Welcome to NorthStarr Cardiothoracic Surgery. As cardiothoracic surgeons, we specialize in the surgery of the heart, lungs, chest and esophagus. We are a group of highly trained and board-certified surgeons with over 35 years of collective experience. We strive for excellence and are committed to serving our community in the HEART of Alaska.

At first glance, our spelling may seem like an oversight. In reality, it is a testament to Dr. Albert Starr, blended with the brightest star in the Ursa Minor constellation, which is considered the north star. During his career, he had many great contributions to the field of cardiothoracic surgery, the greatest of which includes developing the worlds first durable artificial heart valve in 1960. Since it’s inception, the surgeons at Northstarr Cardiothoracic Surgery have committed their careers to bringing world class cardiothoracic surgical care using the latest technology and surgical techniques to Alaska. Many of those who worked and trained alongside Dr. Starr continue to use their vast experience and expertise to help our community here in Anchorage and beyond. 

The field of medicine is changing rapidly, just as treatment options are ever changing with new therapies on every horizon.  Our team of highly trained physicians were brought together from every corner of the country to deliver care in Alaska. We have dedicated our lives and careers to help those that we serve and to continue to advance the field of cardiothoracic surgery.  We have published several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, given countless podium presentations at national meetings and perform outreach to our peers, community, and hospital staff in an effort to encourage heart and lung health. You can count on world-class medical care by Northstarr Cardiothoracic Surgery for the treatment of conditions related to the heart, lungs, esophagus and other organs in the chest.

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To schedule an appointment or for more information Call: (907) 917-2200