Kenton E. Stephens Jr., MD

Kenton E. Stephens, Jr, M.D. received his undergraduate training at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, receiving a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Biochemistry.

Dr. Stephens completed medical school at Stanford University Medical Center, conducting advanced research
in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He completed general surgical residency training and cardiac surgical training at the University of Washington Medical Center.

After completion of fellowship, Dr. Stephens remained on staff at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harbor View Medical Center for a period of one year. He completed military service at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center and Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and has been a cardiac surgeon in Anchorage, Alaska since March of 2001.

Dr. Stephens’ surgical specialties encompass a wide array of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. He has extensive expertise and experience including:

Cardiac Valve Surgery

  • Aortic valve replacement and homografts
  • Stentless aortic valves
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Tricuspid valve repair
  • Adult pulmonary valve problems
  • Aortic valve repair and valve sparing procedures

Cardiac Electrophysiological Surgery

  • Eepicardial Pacer and Defibrillator Lead Implantation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery including the Cox MAZE III procedure
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Minimally Invasive Vein Harvesting
  • Radial Artery Grafting
  • All Arterial Grafting
  • Complex Arterial Revascularizations including Endarterectomy

Dr. Stephens also has extensive experience in noncardiac thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. He received specialized training in the treatment of lung cancer, noncancerous lung tumors, minimally invasive lung surgery, chest wall reconstruction and trauma. He performs thoracic vascular surgery, has extensive experience in removal and reconstruction of non-pulmonary thoracic tumors, and all types of thoracic trauma including penetrating injuries, bleeding, pneumonia, empyema, and operations on the diaphragm are an integral part of his hospital practice.