Dr. Sako obtained his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1982 and obtained his PhD in 1991. He is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He joined us in 1992 and is a Professor and the J. Kent Trinkle Chair of Thoracic Surgery. He also serves as the Vice Chair for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University Health System.