University of Nebraska Medical Center

Anthony W. Castleberry, MD, MMCi

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Anthony W. Castleberry, MD, MMCi

Dr. Castleberry is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in adult cardiac surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His clinical focus encompasses the full spectrum cardiothoracic conditions, including heart failure and heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and complex aortic surgical procedures. He serves as the surgical director of the UNMC Extracorporeal Life Support Program, and during his time as director the program achieved the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Award for Excellence in Life Support, gold level.

He completed his residency and fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center, where he also obtained a Master of Management in Clinical Informatics degree, with honors, from the Fuqua School of Business. He has been recognized for his work in clinical informatics and was invited to the White House by the Obama administration to join senior officials and fellow health care providers for a discussion on how health information technology can help improve care quality and patient health.

He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

  • MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Residency: General and cardiothoracic surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • MMCI: Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Research Interests
Dr. Castleberry has focused his research efforts to develop innovative clinical and health services research focused on outcomes, quality, efficiency, and cost in the care of surgical patients and as part of broader health care systems. He has published extensively, and his work has appeared in The American Journal of Transplantation, Circulation, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and elsewhere.