Thurston Bauer, MD

  • Specialty: Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations



  • Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Residency: University of North Carolina

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Posted Nov 22, 2017

Heart Institute LVAD Program Achieves Center of Excellence Certification

The CHI St. Vincent Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program is now recognized as a Certified Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission.

Posted Feb 16, 2018

Harold Chronister Receives a Heart Pump and a New Lease on LIfe

77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.

Posted Nov 16, 2016

Family Ties Connect Surgeon with Cardiac Career

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.

Posted Jul 7, 2017

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute Hosts Heart Recovery Reunion

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.

Posted Mar 24, 2017

KARK Shares ECMO Joe's Story - New Cardiovascular System

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.

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