Charles J Lutz, MD

Charles J Lutz, MD
Appointed 07/31/12
8141 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-1800

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Robotic / Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • BS: Hamilton College
  • Fellowship: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • MD: SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic valve surgery, Ross procedure, MAZE procedure, Robotic cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery

Research Interests

  • Therapies that reduce the detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass

Specialties & Certification

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Arch Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Descending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease and Women
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Infection
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Murmers
  • Myocarditis
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia or PSVT
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation/Stenosis
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia


  • Adults


  • Aneurysm - Aortic - Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection Treatment
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
  • Off Pump Bypass Surgery
  • On Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Revision of Pacer Pockets
  • Robotically Assisted Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Heart Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Patent Foramen Ovale Repair
  • Robotically Assisted Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Robotically Assisted Tricuspid Valve Repair
  • Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation (MAZE)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
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