L. Wiley Nifong, MD

L. Wiley Nifong

Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Director of The Robotic Surgery Center for Training and Education

East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

252-744-2187 (office)
252-744-7623 (fax)
252-744-4400 (appointments)



  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Robotic Mitral Valve Repair
  • Robotic Arrhythmia Surgery
  • TAVR

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Medical School: East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 1990
Residency: University of Rochester, General Surgery, 1997
Fellowship: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1999

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Society for Heart Valve Diseases
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Joint Council for Thoracic Surgery Education
  • Surgery Biology Club
  • North Carolina Chapter American College of Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • New York Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Pitt County Medical Society