- Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Residency: University of North Carolina
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery
The CHI St. Vincent Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program is now recognized as a Certified Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission.
77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.
Dr. Bauer is continuing that tradition as a cardiac surgeon at the same hospital where his relatives made their mark, but his course to the surgery suite was a roundabout one.
All the patients at the reunion benefited from the Impella heart pump, used more at CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute than at any other hospital in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent has implanted the Impella device, the world's smallest heart pump, in more than 100 patients.
Under the care of Dr. Thurston Bauer, Joe Lee Crawford received the life-saving ECMO treatment after battling congenital heart disease and will now be able to live a full life.