Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D., Ph.D.
Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D., Ph.D.

Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiac Surgery
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Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, more

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Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center

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About Mario F.L. Gaudino, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Mario Gaudino is the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor (II) in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine - NY Presbyterian.

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 NY-Presbyterian Hospital.

In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Gaudino is currently the Assistant Dean for Clinical Trials, Director for the Joint Clinical Trials Office (JCTO), and the Director of Translational and Clinical Research for the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Gaudino has published more than 700 peer-reviewed manuscripts in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and research methodology and public health in high impact journals including first author in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet and the Journal of the American Medical Association along with numerous book chapters.

He is currently the lead investigator of several international, randomized, cardiac surgery trials (ROMA, ROMA:Women, RECHARGE, STICH3C, SITCOS, ODIN, PALACS, EPIC).

He currently serves as the Chair of the of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia CVSA Education and Publications Committee as well as the Chair of the Participant User File (PUF) Review Task Force of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Adult Cardiac Subcommittee). He also served as the Immediate past Chair of the Coronary Artery Surgery Task Force of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery.

As a known advocate for scientific integrity and surgical quality, Dr. Gaudino is often called upon to serve on guideline writing committees to help set standards for cardiac surgery both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the AHA/ACC Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and recently served as Chair of the writing committee for Methodological Standards for the Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Randomized Trials in Cardiac Surgery: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

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.

Outside of the hospital, he enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with his cats and rabbit.

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  • Aneurysmectomy of Heart

  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Aortic Aneurysm

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair

  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

  • Aortic Arch Surgery

  • Aortic Stent Graft

  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

  • Bloodless Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft)

  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery

  • Cardiac Valve Surgery

  • Coronary Bypass Surgery

  • Mitral Valve Surgery

  • Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement

  • Open Heart Surgery

  • Repair Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm

  • Repair of Cardiac Aneurysm

  • Surgery, Cardiac, Minimally Invasive

  • Surgical Removal of Aneurysm of Cardiac Conduit

  • Surgical Repair, Aortic Dissection

  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair

  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

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  • Degrees: University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy)

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  • English
  • Italian
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Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery II

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital


  • Degrees: University of Rome Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Italy)

Titles & Positions

  • Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery II

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian