Randall K. Wolf, MD, FACS, FACC

Randall K. Wolf MD
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Dr. Randall K. Wolf, MD, FACS, FACC is a  cardiovascular surgeon and a  pioneer in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. in 2003 he performed the first of thousands of Mini-Maze procedures.  In 2006, the Cincinnati Business Courier named Dr. Wolf "Innovator of the Year".  He has taught this revolutionary procedure to over 800 heart surgeons from different countries.

Dr. Wolf has been a visiting professor in 18 countries, including Oxford University, University of Tokyo and Peking University. He was the first North American heart surgeon to perform da Vinci™ robotic cardiac surgery.

He is past President of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) and past President of the 21st Surgery Cardiothoracic Club. He served as Professor of Surgery, Ohio State University (1998-2003) and Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati (2003-2007).

He is currently a member of the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center at the Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He serves as the arrhythmia specialist of the group. Through his tenure, Dr. Wolf has operated on AFib patients from almost all of the US states.

Dr. Wolf is widely published with over 100 peer review papers and textbook chapters, and he has served as co-editor of the Innovations Journal (2005-2007). As creator of the Wolf Mini-Maze procedure, he has more experience with this atrial fibrillation treatment than any other surgeon in the country. When not in the operating theater or lecturing, he performs stage and close-up magic.

His website dedicated to Atrial Fibrillation is http://wolfminimaze.com

Clinical Anatomy Associates, Inc is proud to have Dr. Wolf as part of our team. He can help and consult with our clients in the following areas:

Areas of research expertise: Minimally invasive heart and lung surgery, Robotics in cardiac surgery, anastomotic devices, surgical sealants, Biosurgery and minimally invasive atrial fibrillation devices and procedures

Interests and subspecialties: Robotic assistance in minimally invasive heart surgery, minimally invasive coronary artery bypass and valve repair, instrumentation for minimally invasive heart surgery, video thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung volume reduction for emphysema and thoracoscopic spine surgery, phrenic nerve pacemakers MEMS technology, minimally invasive atrial fibrillation research

Personal interests: Dr. Wolf is a renown magician and an avid collector of historical magic tricks, books, and posters. For an article on this CLICK HERE


If you are a patient and need to contact Dr. Wolf, you can visit his website at http://www.wolfminimaze.com, or contact his AFib Coordinator (CLICK HERE ), or at the:

6550 Fannin Street
Smith Tower; Suite 1401
Houston, Texas, 77030
+1 (713) 441-9342

Dr. Wolf explains the rationale behind the Mini-Maze procedure he pioneered