Emmanuel Daon, MD, FACS, is a cardiothoracic surgeon at The University of Kansas Hospital. He also serves as director of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency Program. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Daon led the region’s first totally endoscopic robotic coronary bypass procedure early in 2011. The University of Kansas Hospital has one of the few hybrid robotic cardiac revascularization programs in the nation.
His clinical focus includes robotic surgery, cardiac valve replacement, coronary artery disease surgery, heart valve surgery, heart rhythm problems, lung cancer, lung cancer surgery, thoracic aneurysm surgery, esophageal cancer, cardiac valve repair, esophageal surgery and esophageal cancer.
Dr. Daon did his undergraduate work at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Before joining The University of Kansas Hospital in 2008, Dr. Daon had been clinical assistant professor for the Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and attending surgeon at North Kansas City Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians. He also is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer and International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, among others. He has served on a variety of hospital committees and has been a member of the medical advisory committee of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Kansas and Missouri.
His articles have been published in many professional scientific journals, including the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation, The Annals of Surgery, Journal of Trauma and
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, among others. He has made numerous presentations to prestigious medical groups, including the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, World Congress of Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Society of Clinical Oncology and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has been an invited judge, moderator and lecturer to fellows, residents and students at The University of Kansas Medical Center since 2009.