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Emmanuel Daon, MD

Emmanuel Daon portrait
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Vice Chair, Associate Professor of Surgery, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Professional Background

Born near Paris, France in 1966, Dr. Daon emigrated to the United States of America in 1983. After graduating from Louisiana state University School of Medicine in 1993, he completed a general surgery residency in Kansas City, and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Dr. Daon has been in practice since 2001, and his principal interests include resident education and cardiothoracic robotic and minimally invasive surgery. He is the founding director of the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center, an ACGME accredited program. He has served on the medical advisory committee for the Myasthenia Gravis Association of the heartland since 2009.
He is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and licensed in the states of Missouri and Kansas. He is a member of the Society of thoracic surgeons, where he serves on the taskforce for innovative learning and education. He is a fellow of the American College of surgeons and of the American College of chest physicians. He serves as a journal reviewer for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has published at the national level and has delivered invited presentations both locally and internationally. Currently, Dr. Daon is principal investigator of an FDA pivotal trial evaluating the effectiveness of trans catheter mitral valve replacement therapy.
He is an active member of the University of Kansas Health system cardiovascular service line committee, and serve as chairperson for the University of Kansas Health system robotics and advanced minimally invasive surgery committee. Dr. Daon was honorably discharged from the United States Naval Reserve Medical Corps in 2004 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.