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Edward M. Bender, MD, FACS

Bender has been a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saint Francis since 1997 and serves as section chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and is one of only two da VinciĀ® cardiothoracic surgeons in Missouri. Bender earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He served as chief surgical resident at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He also served as registrar in thoracic surgery at the City Hospital and Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland, and resident in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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