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Berhane Worku, M.D.

Cardiac Surgery

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Personal Statement

At Weill Cornell Medical Center, world-class cardiac surgical expertise is combined with humane and passionate care.  The exceptional outcomes our department has achieved are the result of an exceptional multidisciplinary team effort and the availability of cutting edge technology.  The operating room, anesthesiology, intensive care unit, and nursing staff are amongst the best in the country and are all dedicated to delivering excellent care to each and every patient at every stage of their preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative course.

I am proud to be a part of this team and will always place the needs of my patients’ and those of their family first.    

Biographical Info

Dr. Berhane Worku is an Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center and at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Worku completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1998, obtaining a degree in neuroscience. He pursued his medical education at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in general surgery at New York University Medical Center. He completed a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in 2010 and a clinical fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2012 and assumed his present position afterwards. 

Dr. Worku has undertaken several research endeavors in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a member of several surgical societies, including the Society of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Worku’s practice focuses on adult cardiac surgery, including coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic, mitral, and tricuspid surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and ablation for atrial fibrillation. In addition, Dr. Worku has additional interests in transcatheter therapies for aortic and mitral valve disease and surgical treatment of the failing heart, including percutaneous and permanent ventricular assist devices.  

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Mitral Valve Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Surgical Repair of Aortic Dissection
Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm With Endograft
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
    2003
  • B.S.
    Brown University
    1998
Appointments 
  • Associate Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Videos

Structural Heart Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

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