Christian Shults, MD, is a cardiac surgeon and interim director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Shults specializes in the treatment of complex aortic disease, structural heart disease, valvular disease, coronary artery disease, and atrial fibrillation through the use of open, endovascular, minimally invasive, and transcatheter treatment therapies. He treats patients with aneurysms of the aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, and thoracoabdominal aorta. As a National Proctor for the Convergent Procedure for minimally invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation, Dr. Shults has performed one of the highest volumes of this procedure in the country and gives lectures nationwide to other physicians about the procedure.