Frederick Lough, MD


Frederick Lough, MD

Frederick Lough, M. D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the clinical director of the Cardiac Surgery program at The George Washington University Hospital. He is board certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery

Since 1987, he has performed or participated in more than 10,000 open-heart procedures. An innovator in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. Lough reduced patients’ discomfort and length of stay, and enabled earlier ambulation by introducing the use of shorter-acting anesthetics and surgical glues for wound healing.

Dr. Lough received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After completing his first residency at Walter Reed in general surgery, he returned the next year to complete his second residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.

Dr. Lough served as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps. He was staff surgeon in Korea and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery Service at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Lough’s published research can be found in a range of publications including Annals of Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Journal, American Journal of Cardiology and U. S. News and World Report and the video productions “Recurrent Subluxation of the Shoulder” and “Mammoth Inguinal Hernia Repair.