Our board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons specialize in treating diseases and disorders involving the heart, lungs, and vascular system, as well as treatment for varicose veins, complex venous disorders, and related complications. We offer a wide range of treatments that are customized for your health needs and goals, including minimally-invasive procedures.
We strive to provide the highest level of care, utilizing the most advanced technology available to provide effective, innovative treatment, including:
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Caitlin Anderson, NP-C is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and worked as a registered nurse before earning her nurse practitioner's degree. In her current role she assists with vascular surgery and evaluates patients in the primary and acute care setting.
Caitlin earned her master's degree from Boise State University.
Eric G. Bluemn, MD, PhD, RPVI specializes in all aspects of vascular surgery including aortic disease, carotid disease, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, hemodialysis access, and chronic venous disease. He is trained in both open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular techniques and is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery.Dr. Bluemn completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed his PhD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as part of the University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program, followed by completing an integrated vascular surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts.
Scott Burnett, PA-C earned his bachelor's degree in biology at the University of Nevada. He trained as a surgical technologist (CST) at Boise State University and as a physician assistant at the University of Cornell Medical College. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants with special recognition in surgery, and is an affiliate member of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).
Jeffrey J. Gilbertson, MD, FACS specializes in carotid disease, aortic aneurysm, and endovascular surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Surgeons, and the Rocky Mountain Vascular Society. Dr. Gilbertson is also a member of the Idaho Medical Association, Ada Medical Society, Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, Pacific Northwest Vascular Society, and the American Association for Vascular Surgery.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Gilbertson earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.
Christian A. Hamlat, MD, MPH, RPVI, FACS specializes in the management of aortic aneurysmal disease; carotid and peripheral arterial occlusive disease; acute and chronic venous disease; and long-term hemodialysis access using both standard open surgical as well as endovascular, less invasive procedures. Dr. Hamlat earned his bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Princeton University. He is board certified in General and Vascular Surgery.
Wendy Jones, PA-C is a physician assistant at St. Luke's Clinic-Cardiothoracic and Vascular Associates, and has experience in general surgery.
She earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and athletic training from California Polytechnic State University and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Midwestern University. She served as a collegiate soccer coach at Washington State University and Boise State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, and American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.
Wendy enjoys mountain biking, backpacking and traveling with her husband, friends and family.
Bryce E. Leonard, PA-C has experience in urgent care, acute care surgery, and thoracic surgery. He assists in surgery and cares for patients recovering from surgery in both acute and primary care settings.
Bryce earned his associate’s degree in radiologic sciences and his bachelor’s degree in computerized tomography, both from Boise State University. He received his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Washington. Bryce is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants.
In his free time, Bryce enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, and snowshoeing.
Joel Mathews, PA-C assists in surgery and cares for patients recovering from surgery in both acute and primary care settings. He is a fellow of the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.
Joel earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, his pre-medicine degree from City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College, and his master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University. He also serves as a preceptor and lecturer in physician assistant studies for Idaho State University. In his free time, Joel enjoys the outdoors, sports, and fishing.
Ashley Morgan, MD operates on the lungs, esophagus, stomach, ribs, diaphragm, and other chest structures, and uses minimally invasive approaches whenever possible to ensure a quicker recovery than traditional surgery. She has particular interests in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), mediastinal tumors, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and hernias of the diaphragm. She works closely with a team of specialists throughout the course of care that includes oncologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists.
Dr. Morgan focuses not just on the thoracic condition of her patients, but their overall health, including nutrition, exercise, and tobacco use. She believes that treating each person with compassion while working with the whole picture of their health leads to the best surgical outcomes.
In her free time, Dr. Morgan enjoys the outdoors, rock climbing, skiing, running, and exploring Idaho's mountains with her husband.
Matthew W. Schoolfield, MD is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, and lung cancer. He serves as the medical director of thoracic oncology at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute and is co-chair of the pulmonary nodule committee, to provide expert consultation, follow-up evaluation, and treatment of incidental chest imaging findings.
Watch these videos to learn more about preparing for your surgery, procedure details, and recovery.
What to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
The goal of St. Luke’s cardiovascular rehab is to stabilize, slow, or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease.
Vascular access surgery for patients who need permanent dialysis.
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