01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Charles Dietl is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He specializes in cardiothoracic critical care and adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, treating patients who have been diagnosed with lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Dr. Dietl is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and has more than 45 years of experience. Prior to working as a professor at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Dietl was a cardiothoracic surgeon at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, California and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is a member of several societies for thoracic surgery and has authored more than 35 publications.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Thoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Cardiothoracic critical care, adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, mediastinal tumors, pulmonary and esophageal tumors, chest wall reconstruction with pectoral and omental flaps, reconstruction of superior and inferior vena cava, aortic surgery and valve repair and replacement.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Thoracic Surgery Certification in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, member of American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), member of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA), member of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Care (FACTS)

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for General Surgery at St. Vincent Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship for Thoracic Surgery Oregon Health & Science University
  • Medical Degree from the University of Buenos Aires
03. Publications


Hybrid reconstruction of the aortic arch: A 15-year follow-upThe Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. December 2017;154(6):e95–e97. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.079

Effects of Technological Advances in Surgical Education on Quantitative Outcomes From Residency ProgramsJournal of Surgical Education. September 2016;73(5):819-830. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.03.016