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St. Luke’s Clinic – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Associates

Our board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons specialize in treating diseases and disorders involving the heart, lungs, and vascular system, as well as treatment for varicose veins, complex venous disorders, and related complications. We offer a wide range of treatments that are customized for your health needs and goals, including minimally-invasive procedures.

We strive to provide the highest level of care, utilizing the most advanced technology available to provide effective, innovative treatment, including:

  • Cardiac surgery – treatment of conditions of the heart, its blood supply, and the major blood vessels of the chest
  • Thoracic surgery – treatment of conditions the lungs as well as other conditions that require the expertise of a cardiothoracic surgeon, such as diseases of the esophagus
  • Vascular surgery – treatment of peripheral vascular disease, which are diseases or disorders of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart
  • Endovascular surgery – minimally-invasive surgery designed to access the body via major blood vessels

Providers

  • Biography

    Caitlin Anderson, NP-C is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and worked as a registered nurse before earning her nurse practitioner's degree. In her current role she assists with vascular surgery and evaluates patients in the primary and acute care setting.

    Caitlin earned her master's degree from Boise State University.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Vascular Surgery

    Biography

    Eric G. Bluemn, MD, PhD, RPVI specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery including aortic disease, carotid disease, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access, and chronic venous disease. He is trained in both open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular techniques and is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. 

    Dr. Bluemn completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed his PhD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as part of the University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program, followed by completing an integrated vascular surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts. 

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Biography

    Megan Brown, PA-C earned her bachelor's degree in movement science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her master's degree as a physician assistant from Northeastern University in Boston.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Biography

    Scott Burnett, PA-C earned his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Nevada. He trained as a surgical technologist (CST) at Boise State University and as a physician assistant at the University of Cornell Medical College. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants with special recognition in surgery, and is an affiliate member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Biography

    Andrew Forbes, MD, FACS is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in all areas of cardiothoracic surgery with special interest in stentless aortic valve surgery. 

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Vascular Surgery

    Biography

    Jeffrey J. Gilbertson, MD, FACS specializes in carotid disease, aortic aneurysm, and endovascular surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgeons, and the Rocky Mountain Vascular Society. Dr. Gilbertson is also a member of the Idaho Medical Association, Ada Medical Society, Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, and the American Association for Vascular Surgery.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Gilbertson earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

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  • Vascular Surgery

    Biography

    Christian A. Hamlat, MD, MPH, RPVI, FACS specializes in the management of aortic aneurysmal disease; carotid and peripheral arterial occlusive disease; acute and chronic venous disease; and long-term hemodialysis access using both standard open surgical as well as endovascular, less invasive procedures. Dr. Hamlat earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Princeton University. He is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery.

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Biography

    S. Scott Huerd, MD, FACS is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in adult cardiac surgery and valve repair and replacement. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and trained in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota.

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Biography

    Wendy Jones, PA-C is a physician assistant at St. Luke's Clinic-Cardiothoracic and Vascular Associates, and has experience in general surgery.

    She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and athletic training from California Polytechnic State University and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University. She served as a collegiate soccer coach at Washington State University and Boise State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, and American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.

    Wendy enjoys mountain biking, backpacking and traveling with her husband, friends and family.

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Vascular Surgery

    Biography

    Philippe A. Masser, MD, RVPI specializes in acute and chronic venous disease, dialysis access, arterial occlusive and aneurysm disease, and cerebrovascular disease. He primarily sees patients at the Boise VA Medical Center, but periodically cares for inpatients at St. Luke's Boise.

    Dr. Masser earned his bachelor's degree from Williams College and completed his general surgery training at the University of Washington. He served four years as a general surgeon in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
  • Vascular Surgery

    Biography

    Brian Matteson, MD, FACS, RPVI specializes in carotid artery disease, aortic and peripheral aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, hemodialysis access, varicose vein treatment, and minimally invasive endovascular and open surgical modalities. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

    Dr. Matteson earned his bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of Minnesota. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of New Mexico, and his vascular fellowship at the University of Utah.

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Thoracic Oncology

    Biography

    Matthew W. Schoolfield, MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, and lung cancer. He serves as the medical director of thoracic oncology at St. Luke’s MSTI and is co-chair of the pulmonary nodule committee, to provide expert consultation, follow-up evaluation, and treatment of incidental chest imaging findings.

    Dr. Schoolfield earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Sioux Falls. He completed his general surgery residency at Robert Packer Hospital, and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where he trained in VATS for pulmonary lobectomy, esophageal surgery, and minimally invasive tumor staging of the mediastinum with endoscopic ultrasound. 

    Surgical specialties include:

    • Minimally invasive staging of mediastinum for cancer
    • Endobronchial ultrasound with biopsy (EBUS)
    • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
    • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
    • VATS lobectomy, segmentectomy
    • VATS removal mediastinal tumors
    • Complex airway procedures, sleeve lobectomy, and tracheal resection
    • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
    • Rigid and flexible bronchoscopy for airway tumor treatment
    • Diagnosis of interstitial lung disease
    • Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
    • Transcervical thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis
    • Treatment of mediastinal masses, pleural disease, and spontaneous pneumothorax

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      St. Luke's Health Partner

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Biography

    David Stuesse, MD specializes in the surgical treatment of valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease, minimally invasive surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation, adult congenital heart surgery, pediatric heart surgery, and blood conservation. He earned his bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency in surgery and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery at Oregon Health & Science University.

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