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Borchelt, Bret David, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.81 out of 5 | 77 reviews
Thoracic Surgery | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Novant Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons
(336) 768-9535
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Patient Comments 6 reviews
September 01, 2022
Very polite and friendly, also professional
-Patient in HILLSVILLE, Virginia

September 01, 2022
Nice and professional guy
-Patient in TOBACCOVILLE, North Carolina

July 21, 2022
The staff and the doctor were very courteous, the facility and offices were also very clean. Doctor took a great amount of time to answer all my questions.I felt very confident in the care I got.
-Patient in DOBSON, North Carolina

May 25, 2022
It was so wonderful seeing Dr Borchelt again! He truly is an awesome person!
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina

April 06, 2022
My husband and I were very pleased with my visit and my husband said I like him and trust him to take care of you. The surgeon listened to us and was very patient.
-Patient in WINSTON SALEM, North Carolina


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Novant Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons
(336) 768-9535

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Medical School:
Medical College of Virginia

University of Maryland Baltimore 1992

University of Maryland Baltimore 1997

University of Maryland Baltimore 2000

Board Certifications:
Thoracic Surgery

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I wanted to be a surgeon since I was 9 years old, after my younger sister had successful open-heart surgery. But it wasn't until halfway through my nine-year surgical training program that I decided to devote my career to thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.

A cardiothoracic surgeon specializes in procedures of the heart, lung, esophagus and other organs in the chest. I'm proud to be part of a dedicated team that provides top-notch care in this field. The team approach is essential not only to achieve the best outcomes but also to reassure patients that they always receive state-of-the-art medical care.

I have been working since 2000 at Novant Health, where I have also served as section chief for thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Over the years, I have been involved extensively with the Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute.

I am a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

My twin daughters were born just nine days after I finished my surgical training at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. My family and I moved straight to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where we have enjoyed living since. My wife has been extremely supportive of me, giving up her career in pharmacy to raise our three children. Of course, I have helped out, but I give her all the credit for their successes.

I enjoy spending time off with my family and our dog. I also like golfing, fishing and mountain biking.

Special Interests: Heart/CABG Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Gender: Male