Mario F. L. Gaudino, MD, FECTS

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, NY, USA

Dr. Gaudino is Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Director of the Translational and Clinical Research Program and attending surgeon at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, NY, USA. 

He graduated cum laude in 1994 from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy, where he received his specialty training. He served as a fellow at the European Homograft Bank, Bruxelles, Belgium (1995), at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, San Camillo de Lellis Hospital, Chieti, Italy (1999-2000), and as a Fellow in Advanced Aortic Surgery at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City, NY, USA (2014-2016). Moreover, he served as Aggregate Professor in Cardiac Surgery at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy (2001-2014) and as Expert Reviewer for the Italian Ministry of the University and Research. Dr. Gaudino passed the European Board of Cardio-thoracic Surgery in 2016. He has particular expertise in bilateral mammary and radial artery grafting for coronary artery bypass surgery.

His main research interests include the use of arterial conduits for coronary artery bypass surgery, and aortic surgery. He sits on several Editorial Boards, including The European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and is reviewer for several journals including Circulation. He is PI and coordinator for multiple research groups.  He holds membership on several societies and organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, and the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery.

He has published more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed international medical journals, contributed chapters to cardiac surgical textbooks, and gave several invited lectures in the most important international cardio-thoracic surgery meetings.