Dr. Setty is triple-board-certified in surgery, thoracic surgery, & congenital heart surgery. He began his medical education at Medical College of Ohio where he graduated with honors (AOA), and then did his general surgery residency at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University, one of the largest general surgery training programs in the country. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota, the birthplace of modern cardiac surgery. Dr. Setty went on to do additional congenital cardiac surgery training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and spent a year at Green Lane Hospital in New Zealand as a pediatric and adult cardiac surgery fellow.
He has experience in all aspects of pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery including neonatal and transplant surgery. He is currently involved in basic and clinical cardiac research projects.
Dr. Setty is a member of the medical school honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Setty has numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters to his credit, including a recently published article in collaboration with UCLA on Circulatory Support Devices in Advances in Heart Failure. He is on the advisory board of a congenital heart journal and has been invited to review manuscripts for many other journals. In addition, he has made over forty research presentations or lectures on pediatric cardiac issues and treatment. Dr. Setty was also recognized in December 2016 by Becker's Hospital Review as One of 15 Young Physician Leaders to Know; and was one of only two physicians in the Pediatrics category who was awarded "Top Doctors" in the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2017.
Above all, Dr. Setty’s primary interest is in providing the highest level of individualized care for each one of his patients. This also includes his humanitarian visits to underserved areas around the world. Dr. Setty has traveled to Raipur, India, and Haiti where he performed and taught life-saving congenital heart surgeries on young patients who otherwise would not have had the chance to live a full life.
As a specialist, Dr. Setty may not be selected as a primary care physician.
Areas of Interest
- Congenital Heart Disease, including Neonatal Surgery
- Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery
- Heart Failure and Transplant
- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- Heart-lung Bypass Mechanics
- Cardiac Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic / Thoracic Surgery