Scott D. Lick, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery
Director, Heart and Lung Transplant

Scott D. Lick, MD, FACS, is a professor of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and director of Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery at the Arizona Medical Center.

Dr. Lick has 20 years of experience in all aspects of cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He is an active researcher, studying artificial lung development. He has more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts and is committed to the innovation and discovery necessary for the next decade of advances in cardiac surgery as well as heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. Lick was previously a professor of surgery and director of Thoracic Organ Transplantation at the The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. As a resident, Dr. Lick worked with Jack Copeland, MD, former chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, who is recognized for performing the world’s first successful bridge to heart transplant with a total artificial heart. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lick has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1999 and one of Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Doctors” in 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Research Interests: 

Stem cell and organ regeneration
Artificial lung development

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Heart Transplantation
Lung Transplantation
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1995
American Board of Surgery, 1993
MD: University of Minnesota Medical School, 1987
Honors and Awards: 
“Best Doctors in America”, 1999 - Present
“Texas Super Doctors”, Texas Monthly, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
The University of Arizona, 1994
The University of Arizona, 1992