Dr. David Hormuth, OD, MD, MBA, FACS, a native of Boonville, Indiana, started as an undergraduate student at Indiana University in 1973. Since then he has completed four separate degrees from the university.He graduated with a B.S. in Pre-Optometry in 1977 and went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1979. He then attended IU School of Medicine receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1983. He did his general surgical residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His experience as a general surgery resident afforded him the opportunity to be an active participant in the Heart Transplant Program. He continued his surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Returning to Indianapolis in 1990, Dr. Hormuth joined Cardiovascular Surgical Associates at Methodist Hospital.
He continued his active practice of cardiac and thoracic surgery for 24 years at Methodist as a member of the IU Health Physicians Cardiovascular Surgery Practice. His clinical expertise was in the area of heart and lung transplantation. In 2014, he left IU Health to create Advanced Cardiothoracic Consultants, LLC, with his wife Renee Lassinger. In 2015, Dr. Hormuth earned his fourth degree from IU as a student in the first cohort of the Business of Medicine MBA at the IU Kelley School of Business in 2015.
During his 32 years of surgical practice, Dr. Hormuth has held multiple leadership positions. They include chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Vincent Evansville, chairman of the Executive Transplant Policy Committee at IU Health, the surgical director of Cardiac Transplantation at IU Health and professor of Clinical Surgery at Indiana University. He is the former professor and Chairman of Surgery and Clinical Clerkships at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Kelley School of Business where he teaches graduate level Healthcare Operations Management for MBA students. He holds multiple board appointments both locally and nationally and currently serves on the US Senate’s Healthcare Advisory Council. He has presented nationally and internationally over 200 times on a variety of healthcare topics both clinical and business related.
Dr. Hormuth has received multiple honors both locally and nationally. He has been named to America’s Top Surgeons in Cardiothoracic Surgery each year since 2008. In 2012, 2013, and 2014 he was named to U.S. News and World Report's Top Doctors in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He was the recipient of the Bicentennial Medal (2020) for his distinguished service to Indiana University as well as the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2013) for efforts to support scholarship development including an optometry award honoring his father, Dr. James O. Hormuth.
Dr. Hormuth has also given back to the IU community as a member of the IU School of Optometry's Dean's Development Council. He also served as the inaugural chair of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business: Business of Medicine MBA Alumni Advisory Board, as well as an ad hoc member to the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Kelley School of Business. He has recently contributed to IU on the Advisory Board for the School of Public Health exploring the need for advanced degrees in biostatistics.
In addition to his vast clinical experience, Dr. Hormuth has revitalized multiple clinical programs to develop sustainable growth and provide a patient centric care model through strategic leadership, innovation and collaborative provider interaction. He continues to provide consultative services to healthcare systems to assist in quality improvement and program reviews.
Dr. Hormuth is currently working with Star Teams, Inc., providing heart and lung recovery services for transplants. In addition to continuing his lifelong passion in thoracic organ transplantation, Dr. Hormuth provides mentoring to many students to help guide their future career choices.
Dr. Hormuth lives in Jupiter Florida with his wife Renee. They enjoy golf, travel and most importantly their children and grandchildren.