Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D.
Cardiac Surgery
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Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D.

Cardiac Surgery

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Gender: Male
Language: English, Italian


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 and Expertise


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


  • 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
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Surgical Repair, Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair
  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)


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 Translational and Clinical Research in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Gaudino has authored more than 400 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. 

Dr. Gaudino recently appointed as the Director for the Joint Clinical Trials Office (JCTO) at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian. In his new role, Dr. Gaudino oversees ongoing clinical trials and provide strategic growth plans to increase investigator-initiated trials, pragmatic trials, and ongoing improvements and enhancements to the existing clinical trial infrastructure.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • 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 and Training

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


Insurance Plans Accepted

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

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

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • AgeWell New York
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Access
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Blue Connection
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY
  • WorldWide Medical

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