Leonard Girardi, MD

Leonard Girardi, MD Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Leonard Girardi, MD
Specialties: Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
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525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

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  • Aetna - NYP
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About Leonard Girardi, MD

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Aneurysm of Heart

  • Aneurysm Stent Grafting

  • Aortic and Mitral

  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Aortic Aneurysm

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Aortic Arch Surgery

  • Aortic Dissect

  • Aortic Dissection

  • Aortic Dissection Repair

  • Aortic Root Replacement

  • Aortic Stent Graft

  • Aortic Valve Repair

  • Aortic Valve Surgery

  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Repair

  • Bloodless Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery

  • Cardiac Surgery

  • Cardiac Tumor

  • Cardiac Valve Surgery

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Endovascular Repair For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Endovascular Repair For Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repair of Descending Thoracic Aorta

  • Heart Valve Repair

  • Heart Valve Replacement

  • Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair (Complex)

  • Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Pericardial Disease

  • Structural Heart Disease

  • Surgical Repair

  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair

  • Thoracic Aortic Surgery

  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Valve Replacement

  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement


  • Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery