Scott D. Lick, MD, FACS

Interim Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Heart and Lung Transplant
Professor, Surgery

Scott D. Lick, MD, FACS

Interim Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Heart and Lung Transplant
Professor, Surgery

Scott D. Lick, MD, is a professor of surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the Arizona Medical Center.

Dr. Lick has 20 years experience in all aspects of cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He is an active researcher, studying artificial lung development. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts and is committed to the innovation and discovery necessary for the next decade of advances in cardiac surgery, as well as heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Lick was previously a professor of surgery and director of Thoracic Organ Transplantation at the The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

As a resident, Dr. Lick worked with Jack Copeland, MD, former chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, who is recognized for performing the world’s first successful bridge to heart transplant with a total artificial heart. A fellow in the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lick has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1999, and one of Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors” in 2004 and 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Research Interests: 
  • Collaborator with Zain Khalpey, M.D., Ph.D. in VAD, stem cell and organ regeneration studies
  • Previous research work with J.B. Zwischenberger in Artificial Lung development
Degrees
  • MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1987
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized annually as one of the “Best Doctors in America”, 1999 -
  • “Texas Super Doctors”, Texas Monthly, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Residency
  • The University of Arizona - Tucson, 1992
  • The University of Arizona - Tucson, 1994
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 1993
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1995