Robert F Dunton, MD

Robert F Dunton, MD
Appointed 09/07/12
Women's Health Network
8102 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-6255

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Union College, Schenectady, NY, 2010, Bioethics
  • Fellowship: New England Deaconess Hospital, 1988, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Residency: Hartford Hospital, 1986, Surgery
  • MD: Albany Medical College, NY, 1981

Clinical Interests

  • Reducing hospital readmissions following cardiac surgery

    Reducing healthcare disparities

Education Interests

  • Clinical ethics consultations in patient care

Research Interests

  • Reducing blood utilization in cardiac surgery

Specialties & Certification

  • Cardiopulmonary Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Angina
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arch Aneurysm
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)


  • Adults


  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  • Lung Surgery
  • On Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Valvuloplasty


  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center
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