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Vinay Badhwar, MD
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Vinay  Badhwar, MD

  • ​Director of the UPMC Center for Mitral Valve Disease
  • Co-Director of the UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Chief of Cardiac Surgery, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Badhwar's surgical expertise is with complex mitral valve repair, minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic valve surgery, the MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation, repair for rheumatic mitral stenosis, and surgery for congestive heart failure. He has lectured worldwide as an international opinion leader in the area of mitral repair and atrial fibrillation surgery.

Dr. Badhwar earned his medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and completed his residency at McGill University. He earned a Master of Science in McGill's Surgical Scientist Program and completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Ottawa. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in heart failure, transplant, and mitral repair at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Badhwar is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Surgeons, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Heart Valve Disease and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.

In addition to his interest in valvular heart disease education and providing state-of-the-art care for his patients, Dr. Badhwar holds several national and international leadership positions in cardiothoracic surgery. He is the Chair of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Workforce on Practice Management, member of The STS National Database leadership and Chair of The STS Task Force on Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Surgery. He is Director of the international Florida Valve Symposium, an annual gathering of the world's leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery reviewing the latest advances in heart valve treatment. Dr. Badhwar has authored more than 50 articles and he serves on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Heart Valve Disease and The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

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