Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
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About Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
"Because of my good fortune in training with some of the pioneers in general and cardiac surgery, I had opportunities to join the faculty of many well established cardiovascular surgery programs throughout the country. I chose to return to Weill Cornell Medicine because I could not find a program anywhere in the United States that could provide the same high level of care to patients that the nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians do here at Weill Cornell Medicine. I take great pride in being a member of a team that can handle the most complex patient situation, regardless of the time, whether day or night, the circumstances or the nature of the problem."
Dr. Leonard N. Girardi is a Professor and Chair of the Cardiothoracic Surgery department of at Weill Cornell Medicine as well as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also an Associate Attending Surgeon at the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Girardi completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 1985, obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He pursued his medical education at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Weill 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. 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 is committed to training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and 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.
Dr. Girardi has four sons, Nicholas, Henry, Edward, and Anthony.
Stephen Gold Award for Humanitarianism in Medicine 2004
Il Leone di San Marco Award in Medicine 2004
National Marfan Foundation Award 2004
Spingold Scholar 1985 - 1989
Skudder Scholar 1986 - 1989
NIH Research Fellowship 1986 - 1988
Coryell Prize in Internal Medicine 1988
Coryell Prize in General Surgery 1988
Papanicolaou Fellow in Gross Anatomy 1988
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
M.D.Cornell University Medical College1989
Chair of Cardiothoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Cardiothoracic Surgeon-in-ChiefNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Attending Cardiothoracic SurgeonNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Professor of Cardiothoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
O. Wayne Isom Professor of Cardiothoracic SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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