George L. Hicks, M.D.

George L. Hicks, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5384
Fax: (585) 244-7171

Professional Bio

George Hicks, M.D., Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center, received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and additionally completed his residency and fellowship from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks joined the Department of Surgery in 1981 and has been Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and program director for Cardiothoracic surgery since 1990. His areas of special interest include coronary artery disease, aortic and valve surgery and the use of cardiac simulation for educational purposes.

Dr. Hicks has been nationally involved in developing cardiac simulation for use in resident education for the last several years. He has been integral in pioneering new methods of assessment and simulation through a cardiothoracic "boot camp", new technology seminars and local skill sessions with residents and medical students.
Dr. Hicks is a member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Society for Thoracic Surgeons, Chairman of Workforce on Education STS, current President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, the Chairman of the Education Committee ABTS, Co-Chair of the Committee on Evaluation of LMS/CMS for global curriculum, and is a member of several more boards and societies.

Awards & Honors (National)

Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Socrates Award 2012

Awards & Honors (Local)

Alpha Omega Alpha - Rochester, 1971 1971

Recent Journal Articles

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Mokadam, Nahush A. MD; Fann, James I. MD; Hicks, George L. MD; Nesbitt, Jonathan C. MD; Burkhart, Harold M. MD; Conte, John V. MD; Coore, Daniel N. PhD; Ramphal, Paul S. MD; Shen, K. Robert MD; Walker, Jennifer D. MD; Feins, Richard H. MD. "Experience with the Cardiac Surgery Simulation Curriculum: Results of the Resident and Faculty Survey". Ann. Thoracic Surg. 2017; 103: 322-328.
Feins, Richard H MD; Burkhart, Harold M MD; Conte, John V. MD; Coore, Daniel N PhD; Fann, James I MD; Hicks, George L. Jr. MD; Nesbitt, Jonathan C MD; Ramphal, Paul S. MD; Schiro, Sharon E. PhD; Shen, K. Robert MD; Sridhar, Amaanti, BS; Stewart, Paul W PhD; Walker, Jennifer D MD; Mokadam, Nahush A MD. "Simulation-Based Training in Cardiac Surgery". Ann. Thoracic Surg. 2017; 103: 312-321.
Hicks, George L. Jr. M.D. "Invited Commentary for article Does Size Matter?". JTCVS. 2016; 15: 1803R2.
Hicks, George L. Jr., M.D. "Invited Commentary for article Does RIFLE Score a Bullseye with AK1 and Post Redo CABG Outcomes?". JTCVS. 2016; 15: 1845R1.
Hicks, G. "Invited Commentary for article Heart Valve Culture and Sequencing to Identify the Infective Endocarditis Pathogen in Surgically Treated Patients from Shrestha, Nabin K. et al". Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015; 99(1): 33-37.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD) - Primary


Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1971
BA | Arts & Sciences | Wesleyan University1967

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Residency in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1972 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry09/01/1971 - 06/30/1972