At the age of 14, Dr. Torin Fitton told his parents he was going to be a heart surgeon. “My father was a social worker and my mother an administrative assistant so how I settled on cardiac surgery remains a mystery – I think I just knew.”
Dr. Fitton earned his medical degree at Northwestern University. He completed his residency in General Surgery and his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery both at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Dr. Fitton is board certified in Thoracic and General Surgery.
As an adult cardiac surgery provider, Dr. Fitton hopes he can bring hope to the patients he treats. “At the end of the day, patients don’t come to doctors asking for a valve replacement or bypass, they come looking for hope – hope that they can feel better, hope that they can make it to their next anniversary, birthday, reunion, wedding, birth, etc. It is simply the greatest job in the world – there has never been a day that I haven’t felt honored to be a heart surgeon.”
Dr. Fitton grew up in Mystic, Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, hiking, anything in Montana, and spending time with his wife and their golden retriever, Talulah Belle.