Dr. Charles H. Wyatt, FACS, FCCP

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

Charles H. Wyatt, MD, is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and is fellowship trained in thoracic surgery. He was responsible for building hospital-based cardiovascular and thoracic programs in the Pensacola area and in Louisiana. Prior to joining Springhill, he served in leadership roles with a large health system representing Florida on their National Cardiovascular Surgery Service Line workgroup and prior worked as Chief Medical Officer for a local Louisiana HCA hospital.

He has earned numerous awards and honors over his lengthy medical career, has held several political appointed positions, and founded the “Be A Heartstarter” annual mass bystander CPR training event in Lafayette among his lengthy list of community work.


1982, Wesleyan University

Bachelor of Arts

1986, Baylor College of Medicine 
Medical Doctor

Categorical Residency, General Surgery

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member, Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society (1986 – Present)
  • Louisiana State Medical Society, Governmental Affairs Disaster & EMS Committee (1998 – 2015)
  • Lafayette Parish Medical Society (1998 – 2015)
  • American College of Surgeons, Louisiana Chapter (1995 – 1998)
  • Michigan Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery American Heart Association (Michigan) (1995 – 1998)
  • St. Clair County, President – Elect 1997
  • State Task Force – Automated External Defibrillator Initiative (AED)
  • National Speaker’s Bureau, The Medicines Company (2009 – 2015)
  • National Speaker’s Bureau, Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals (1998 – 2005)
  • National Speaker’s Bureau, Blood Conservation Strategies, Ortho BioTech Products, L.P. (1998 – 2010)
  • National Speaker’s Bureau, Bayer Pharmaceuticals (1998 – 2010)
  • National Speaker’s Bureau, CV Therapeutics (1998 – 2010)
  • PRC 5 STAR Excellence Award for Physician Care & Patient Satisfaction (Pensacola, FL) (2018)
  • HCA Frist Humanitarian Award Physician Winner (Lafayette, LA) (2010)
  • The Jefferson Award, American Institute of Public Service (Washington, DC) (2006)
  • Acadiana Humanitarian of the Year United Way of Acadiana, Volunteer Hall of Fame (2005)
  • Physician Service Award, Lafayette Parish Medical Society (Lafayette, LA) (2005 – 2006)
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, published in Millennium ed. (2000)
  • Leadership Lafayette Class XIV; City of Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (1999 – 2000)
  • Florida Medical Association Outstanding Volunteer Service Award – Hurricane Andrew Relief (1994)
  • American Academy of Emergency Physicians Scholarship Runner-Up (1985)
  • Lafayette Regional Airport Commission, Initial Appointment (2002 – 2006)
  • Lafayette Regional Airport Commission, Re-Appointed (2006 – 2010)
  • Lafayette Regional Airport Commission, 2nd Re-Appointment (2010 – 2014)
  • Lafayette Regional Airport Commission, Chairman of Commission (2004 – 2005)
  • Lafayette Regional Airport Commission, Vice Chairman of Commission (2003 – 2004)
  • Head Ice Hockey Coach, Pensacola Jr. lceflyers, House League ( 8-11 y.o.)
  • Horn Player, Bay Bridge Band, Pensacola, FL
  • Assistant Head Coach, Varsity Lacrosse, St. Thomas More High School
  • Medical Director and Founder, “Be A Heartstarter”
    • Annual Mass Bystander CPR Training Event, The Cajundome, Lafayette, LA
  • City of Lafayette Committee on Disaster Preparedness
  • Head Ice Hockey Coach, Level 4 USA Hockey Certif.,
    • Lafayette Amateur Hockey Association Midget Travel Select Team
    • Bantam Travel Select Team,
      • USA Hockey National Championships,
      • New York City – Bronze Medalist Peewee Travel Select Team
      • New York City – Bronze Medalist
      • Peewee Travel Select Team
      • Squirt Travel Select Team
  • Graduate, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
  • FAA Private pilot , Instrument rated
  • Medical Advisor, Acadian Ambulance and Air Med Services, (Lafayette, St. Martin, and St. Landry Parishes)
  • Medical Practice Subcommittee Member, Cardiovascular Institute of the South
  • University of Louisiana Board of Regents, Acadiana Region Strategic Planning Group
  • American Heart Association, Louisiana Chapter, ACLS/BLS Emergency Cardiac Care Committee
  • Louisiana State Medical Society Subcommittee on Emergency Services and Disaster
  • United Way of Acadiana, Allocations Committee Member
  • United Way of Acadiana, Campaign Team Leader
  • Member, Krewe of Bonaparte, Mardi Gras Ball Floor Committee
  • Local Point of Contact – Flight Surgeon – Sertoma Air Show
    • US Navy Blue Angels
    • US Air Force Thunderbirds
  • Horn Player, Blue Soul, Lafayette, LA