Dr. Durzinsky tackles problems when they arise, never putting off until tomorrow what he can solve today.
Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
East Bay Area
When KP created a cardiovascular surgery program in the East Bay in 2000, it needed a principled leader with administrative talent to turn a new program into a model of patient care. That leader is Dennis Durzinsky, MD.
In less than a decade, Dr. Durzinsky built a program widely regarded as the premier Off-pump (or Beating Heart) Coronary Artery Bypass Center in California.
The program’s excellence is evident. It received the highest rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a distinction held by only 15% of cardiovascular programs nationwide.
In the past three years, Dr. Durzinsky has excelled in his role as an APIC responsible for coordinating the Cardiac Cath Lab, CV Surgery and Surgical Services for the East Bay.
In all his administrative roles, he demonstrates an ability to solve problems with a calm demeanor.
Dr. Durzinsky’s leadership provides a solid foundation for the continued growth of superior cardiac surgery services for KP’s East Bay members.