Language: English, Italian
Gender: Male
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th Street , M-404
New York, NY 10065
Fax
(646) 962-0106
Call
(212) 746-1815

Personal Statement

“I am humbled to be an Attending Cardiac Surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. Throughout my academic career, I have been lucky enough to train with the giants of coronary artery bypass surgery. While bypass surgery may appear as one of the more basic cardiac operation, the complexities of the patient and the variations of the operation require exquisite attention to detail to keep patients safe, which is my main priority. With the support of the incredible staff, including the cardiac anesthesia team, nurses, technicians and surgeons, I have the utmost confidence that I am in the best possible environment to provide the highest level of care to my patients.”

Specialties & Expertise

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Surgery

Expertise

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Repair Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm
  • Surgery, Cardiac, Minimally Invasive
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Repair of Cardiac Aneurysm
  • Surgical Removal of Aneurysm of Cardiac Conduit
  • Cardiac Valve Surgery
  • Aneurysmectomy of Heart
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Bloodless Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Arch Surgery

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Qualifications

Clinical & Academic Positions

Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery II
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy), 1994

Biography

Dr. Mario Gaudino is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Gaudino completed his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree in Rome, Italy at the University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1994. He subsequently completed his residency in 1999 at the same University and joined the faculty there in 2000 where he remained until 2014, when he joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He completed an Advanced Cardiovascular/Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Fellowship in 2016 and was recruited to stay on staff as Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In 2017, he was elevated to the position of Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Gaudino is currently the Director of Translation and Clinical Research in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Gaudino has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles along with numerous book chapters. He is currently the lead investigator of an international, randomized, controlled trial which aims to determine the optimal strategy for coronary artery bypass surgery (the ROMA trial). He has given expert presentations at national and international meetings to share his exquisite knowledge of coronary artery bypass surgery and the use of multiple arterial grafts. He currently serves as the Chair of the Coronary Artery Surgery Task Force of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Gaudino’s interests include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery. Along with his expert training and knowledge in coronary artery bypass surgery, including the use of multiple arterial grafting (radial artery conduits, the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries), Dr. Gaudino also specializes in structural heart disease, valvular dysfunction and complex aortic procedures.