Richard Perryman, MD

Perryman Richard A
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 490
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-3437

About Me

I am a pediatric and adult cardiac surgeon specializing in congenital heart surgery. Throughout my career, I have held many leadership positions in the Florida medical community, most recently as Chief of the Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute.

Prior to joining Memorial, I served as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and director of Pediatric Heart Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital; chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville; and chief of Cardiac Surgery at Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Currently, I am honorary professor of surgery at the University of the West Indies and have had the honor of being included on the "America's Top Doctors" list several times.

In addition to my leadership and surgical responsibilities, I have also published and lectured throughout my career. I have held teaching appointments at Duke University, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Florida College of Medicine.

In the past I was also involved in clinical research. My research interests include, at that time, the use of vascular clip devices in congenital heart surgery, and the impact of profound hypothermia and circulatory arrest on regional cerebral temperature and protection.

I have been actively involved in the Jamaican Children's Heart Fund, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing Jamaican children with cardiac surgery and currently work with Chain of Hope, a London-based charity, to establish a sustainable pediatric cardiac surgery program in Jamaica.

Related Medical Services


  • St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1967
  • Duke University Hospital, 1970, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Duke University Hospital, 1977, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Duke University Hospital, 1977, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • University of Florida College of Medicine, 1981, Cardiothoracic Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery


Professional Organizations

  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • David C. Sabiston Surgical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Founding Member
  • Academy of Medical Sciences of Bahamas, Honorary Fellow
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow

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