Stephen Huddleston, MD, PhD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital

Care Philosophy

All aspects of healthcare are increasingly complex and demanding for both patients and physicians, but the patient-doctor relationship preserves that fundamental human bond that compels me to care for patients. Listening to my patients and working together with them toward healing and recovery is at once challenging and fulfilling.

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Columbia University, New York, NY


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (Fellow in Thoracic Surgery)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Cassius Ellis Award (2009)
  • The Doctor David Gaviser Mount Sinai Surgical Research Award (2008)
  • Minnesota Surgical Society, Resident Award for basic research (2004)
  • Richard C. Lillehei, MD/Earl Bakken Prize (2004)


  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Resident and Associate, Society of American College of Surgeons

Academic Information

Assistant Professor