Michael J. Carmichael, M.D.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Carmichael is an accomplished surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians.
He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, where he also completed a General Surgery residency. He completed a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery residency at the Texas Heart Institute and M.D. Anderson Tumor Institute also in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Carmichael's areas of expertise include Heart Valve Repair and Replacement, Cardiac Arrhythmias, and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery.
Dr. Carmichael is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including America's Top Surgeons, the Compassionate Doctor Award and the Patients' Choice Award.
He is dedicated to Medical Missions work in China where he travels annually to perform surgery and to assist the Chinese in improving their quality of cardiac care. Additionally, he also brings Chinese surgeons to the United States to provide them with first hand experience and education of Western medicine.
Dr. Carmichael is the founder of the Ocala Heart Institute in Ocala, Florida, which expanded into seven cities throughout Florida and is a co-founder of the El Castano Orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. S. Cary Huber is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Huber received his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. He completed a General Surgery residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida. He also completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.
With 20 years of cardiac surgical experience, Dr. Huber's areas of expertise include Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Heart Valve Repair and Replacement, Arrhythmia Surgery, and Surgery for Lung Cancer.
Gregory H. Jones, M.D.
Gregory H. Jones, M.D. is a surgeon specializing in cardiothoracic surgery at McLeod Regional Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Jones serves as the Chairman for many McLeod Clinical Effectiveness initiatives critical to improving patient outcomes and advancing clinical processes. For many years, Dr. Jones has served as the Chairman for the Clinical Effectiveness Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Committee.
"Under his leadership in Clinical Effectiveness initiatives, Dr. Jones has worked diligently on improvements in cardiac surgery that have resulted in even better care being provided to our patients," said Donna Isgett, Vice President Clinical Effectiveness. "His guidance has helped to reduce mortality, complication and infection rates to below national averages in many areas of our program."
In 2008, Dr. Jones was elected as the Chief of Staff for McLeod Regional Medical Center. It is a six year leadership commitment for each physician who accepts the responsibility of Chief of Staff. The leadership path for McLeod Medical Staff begins as Secretary, then Vice Chief of Staff and ultimately Chief of Staff, with each position held for two years.
Dr. Jones is also a member of the McLeod Cancer Conference Board. Many people may not be aware that patients in need of surgery for lung cancer require the services of a cardiothoracic surgeon. "In that capacity, I work with the Cancer Conference Board and the McLeod Cancer Committee to determine the best course of treatment for patients diagnosed with lung cancer," stated Dr. Jones.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Scot C. Schultz is board certified in Thoracic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Schultz received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He completed a General Surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He also completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Schultz is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the distinction as a US News Top Doctor in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery by his peers, America's Top Surgeons, and the Compassionate Doctor by his patients.
Dr. Schultz's areas of expertise include Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery, Heart Valve Repair and Replacement, Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, and Lung Cancer Surgery.