Joseph A. Dearani, M.D.

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  2. Chair, Cardiac Surgery, Minnesota
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My name is Joseph Dearani and I am the Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

My area of interest and expertise really focuses mostly on congenital heart disease and robotic heart surgery. It's really simple. The patient comes first. To see over years and decades that a child can grow and become a productive member of society, I mean that's it for me. I mean, the ability to participate in the care of somebody that has that kind of a future in front of them is why I love the specialty of cardiac surgery.

I have made a concerted effort for the last 25 years to improve my skills, to move with the changing times of health care in a way that is compassionate and caring to a patient and their family so they believe in me, they believe in the medical team, and they believe in the Mayo Clinic.

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  1. Heart arrhythmias
  1. Congenital heart disease surgery
  2. Heart transplant
  3. Heart valve repair
  4. Neonatal and pediatric heart surgery
  5. Robotic surgery
  • Pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery
  • Reoperative cardiac surgery
  • Valve repair
  • Robotic assisted repair of valve and congenital heart defects (minimally invasive)
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Heart transplantation
  1. 1997
    Fellow - Congenital Cardiac Surgery and TransplantationLoma Linda University Medical Center
  2. 1996
    Resident - Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1993
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryGeorgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
  4. 1992
    Resident - SurgeryGeorgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
  5. 1990
    Research Fellowship - SurgeryBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  6. 1988
    Resident - General SurgeryGeorgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
  7. 1987
    Internship - General SurgeryGeorgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
  8. 1986
    MDSchool of Medicine, Georgetown University
  9. 1982
    BA - Biology/SpanishFordham University

Certifications

  1. 2010
    Congenital Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 1997
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery

Publications

Research activities

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