Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Dr. Girardi completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 1985, obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He pursued his medical education at Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Cornell Medical College, where he remained as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Girardi graduated from the program in 1996 under Dr. O. Wayne Isom, his Chairman at present. After completion of a fellowship in aortic surgery at Baylor, Dr. Girardi assumed his present position at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Girardi’s surgical expertise includes adult cardiothoracic, minimally invasive cardiac, cardiac valve, mitral valve, and coronary artery bypass surgery, as well as thoracic and thoraco abdominal aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and bloodless surgery.

Deeply committed to training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Girardi teaches medical students and residents on all levels. He is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery, The DeBakey International Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively on multiple topics in cardiovascular and aneurysm surgery and has given many lectures at regional and national surgical meetings.

Advisory Board

David Adlam, MD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK

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Esther Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

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Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Malissa Wood, MD

Co-director, MGH Heart Center Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD

Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Santhi Ganesh, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Human Genetics — University of Michigan

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Sarah Berga, MD

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Executive Director of Women’s Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

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Uri Elkayam, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology) Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

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