John R. Mehall, MD, FACS

Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Colorado Springs

John R. MehallDr. Mehall attended Yale University and Southern Methodist University earning degrees in Philosophy and Biology, before graduating from University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He did his General Surgery training at the University of Texas, Pediatric Surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital and Cardiothoracic Surgery training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mehall received extensive training in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery, including a visiting fellowship at Herzzentrum in Leipzig. He has been at the forefront of the technologies and procedures associated with aortic and mitral valve repair and minimally invasive surgery, with 25 national meeting podium presentations and publishing regularly in a variety of journals and venues. He founded the CT Symposium (2006-2012), a training program for fellows focusing on minimally invasive surgery and new technology, and regularly conducts training courses for surgeons having trained over 200 surgeons in valve surgery approaches and techniques. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Mehall founded and manages Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Associates, the largest independent cardiothoracic surgical group in Colorado, is the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Centura Health in Colorado and Kansas, and is the Executive Co-Chair of the National Cardiac Surgery Committee for Catholic Health Initiatives. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology. He has also been voted Top Doc by peers every year since 2010.

Dr. Mehall enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors. He is actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation, Catholic Charities, and other community organizations.