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Bryan Barrus, MD

9601 Baptist Health Drive Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72205

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(501) 223-2860



(501) 223-2258

Bryan Barrus, MD

“My philosophy is simple, deliver the best and most compassionate care possible.”

Dr. Barrus serves as the director of heart transplantation at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock. He specializes in cardiovascular disease and advanced heart failure. During the first part of his career, Dr. Barrus was trained on and developed less invasive techniques that decrease trauma and accelerate recovery. He is involved in regional, national, and international research so he can bring the best care and latest knowledge to his patients. Each patient will be provided with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary team approach to optimize outcomes and enhance recovery after surgery.

Dr. Barrus is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding. He also enjoys photography and music and flying. He was a music major before becoming a physician. He says his family is the world to him.


Cardiothoracic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY

Degree Origin

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Educational Specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Practicing Specialties

Cardiology-Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Practicing Health Concerns

Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, Ablation Therapy, Aortic Aneurysms, Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Endocarditis, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Support, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), Mitral Valve Repair, Sternum Reconstruction, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement, Tricuspid Valve Repair

Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic Surgery