Hilton Head Regional Medical Center is proud to welcome David G. Kastl, MD to its heart team. Dr. Kastl with more than 25 years experience specializes in adult cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery. Prior to his appointment at Hilton Head Region, Dr. Kastl served as a cardiothoracic surgeon at East Jefferson General Hospital and Kenner Regional Medical Center in New Orleans. While at East Jefferson General Hospital, Dr. Kastl held the following positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Department Chairman of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, and Chief of Staff. He was also a clinical assistant professor of cardiovascular surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kastl earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed residency in general surgery at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He completed a cardiac surgery and research fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health and additional residency training in cardiothoracic surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center a part of the Pennsylvania State University. He has also earned a Masters of Business Administration. Dr. Kastl is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Surgeons.
As an accomplished surgeon, Dr. Kastl treats a variety of conditions relating to the heart, chest, and blood vessels. This includes surgical management of the heart circulation and valves plus the great vessels in the chest. He also focuses on surgical treatments for cancers of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall and has special interests in beating heart surgery, mitral valve repair and ablation of the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation.