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John Elefteriades, MD

William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Dr. ElefteriadesDr. John A. Elefteriades, is chief of the section of cardiac surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Yale School of Medicine, and an internationally known aortic surgeon. He has pioneered efforts in identifying the genetic roots of aortic diseases.

Dr. Elefteriades performs all aspects of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, and continues more than 14 different research projects in thoracic aortic disease and cardiac transplantation. He is a recognized authority in interventions for the failing left ventricle, including coronary artery bypass grafting, left ventricular aneurysmectomy, transplantation, and artificial heart implantation.

Dr. Elefteriades is a past president of the International College of Angiology and of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. He served on the national Board of Governors of the College and is a member of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association. Dr. Elefteriades serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is the author of more than 200 scientific publications on a wide range of cardiac and thoracic topics and is a frequently requested international lecturer, visiting professor and guest surgeon.

Dr. Elefteriades has been named consistently as a "Top Doctor in America," and was also selected as one of "America's Top Doctors for Men" by Men's Health. He is a recipient of the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution in Clinical Research in Cardiology and the John B. Chang Research Achievement Award. In 2006, Dr. Elefteriades received the Socrates Award, recognizing exceptional achievement in teaching and mentorship of residents, from the Thoracic Residents Association, Thoracic Surgery Directors' Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. That same year, Dr. Elefteriades was named the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Elefteriades is the author of the books: House Officer Guide to ICU Care, Advanced Treatment Options for the Failing Left Ventricle, Diseases of the Aorta, Your Heart: An Owner's Guide, Acute Aortic Disease, and the medical ethics thriller, Transplant.



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