Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D.

  1. Cardiovascular Surgeon
  2. Transplant Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Mauricio Villavicencio, M.D., MBA is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery specializing in adult cardiac surgery, heart & lung transplantation, and ventricular assist devices. He was fully trained in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery in Chile, and then completed an Advanced Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Villavicencio undertook Heart & Lung transplantation fellowships at the Freeman Hospital in the UK and at Duke University Hospital.

He was the founder and chief of the Heart & Lung Transplantation Service at the Cardiothoracic National Institute in Chile, and then Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Over there he also served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Before coming to the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Villavicencio performed independently 397 heart or lung transplants, and over 2000 general cardiac cases. His clinical focus are:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting, with emphasis in arterial revascularization and complex cases.
  • Heart valve surgery and concomitant surgery for atrial fibrillation (Maze procedure).
  • Acute and durable mechanical circulatory support, including ECMO and ventricular assist devices.
  • End-stage heart and lung failure surgery, with a special interest in heart and lung transplantation.
  • Surgery for heart tumors, aortic root, ascending aorta, and endocarditis.

His research interests include heart and lung transplantation outcomes, ex-vivo organ preservation, donation after circulatory death, and expanded criteria donors. Dr. Villavicencio has multiple publications in major medical journals and participates in multicenter international clinical trials.

  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support (left ventricular assist device, total artificial heart, ECMO)
  • Arrhythmia surgery (Maze procedure)
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Pericardial disease
  • Ascending Aortic aneurysm
  • Cardiac tumors
  1. 2015
    Fellowship - Thoracic Transplantation and Assist DeviesDuke University
  2. 2013
    MBA - Health AdministrationUniversidad Andres Bello
  3. 2007
    Fellowship - Thoracic Transplantation Freeman Hospital
  4. 2006
    Fellowship - Cardiopulmonary TransplantationMayo Clinic
  5. 2005
    Fellowship - Advanced Cardiovascular SurgeryMayo Clinic
  6. 2003
    Residency - Cardiovascular SurgeryInstituto Nacional del Torax
  7. 2000
    Residency - General SurgeryUniversidad de Chile
  8. 1997
    MDPontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  9. 1996
    Internship - SurgeryPontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  10. 1996
    Internship - Internal MedecinePontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  11. 1995
    Internship - Obstetrics/GynecologyPontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  12. 1995
    Internship - PediatricsPontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Thoracic Organ Perfusion RegistryTransmedics/FDA
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  3. 2015 - 2021
    Heart and Lung Transplant CommitteeMassachusetts General Hospital
  4. 2015 - 2021
    Ventricular Assist Devices CommitteeMassachusetts General Hospital
  5. 2015 - 2021
    Lung Transplant ConsortiumNew England Donor Services
  6. 2015 - 2018
    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement CommitteeMassachusetts General Hospital
  7. 2012 - 2014
    Member of the Scientific CommitteeSociedad Chilena de Trasplante
  8. 2010 - 2014
    Director, Thoracic Transplantation DepartmentSociedad Chilena de Trasplante
  9. 2009 - 2014
    Heart and Lung Transplant CommitteeInstituto Nacional del Torax
  10. 2009 - present
    MemberInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  11. 2009 - present
    Member of the Pulmonary Transplantation CouncilInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  12. 2009 - present
    Member of the Chronic Thromboemolic Pulmonary Hypertension CouncilInternational Society For Heart and Lung Transplantation
  13. 2008 - 2014
    Heart and Lung Transplant CommitteeClinica Davila
  14. 2008 - 2014
    Lung Transplant Policy CommitteeMinister of Health
  15. 2008 - 2011
    PresidentChilean Cardiovascular Surgeons Association
  16. 2008 - 2010
    Member of the Scientific CommitteeSociedad Chilena de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
  17. 2008 - 2010
    Grant ReviewerSociedad Chilena de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
  18. 2008 - present
    MemberSociedad Chilena de Trasplante
  19. 2007 - 2018
    Member of the Cardiac Surgery DepartmentSociedad Chilena de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
  20. 2007 - 2018
    Member of the Heart Failure DepartmentSociedad Chilena de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
  21. 2007 - 2014
    Heart Transplant Policy CommitteeMinister of Health
  22. 2007 - 2014
    MemberChilean Cardiovascular Surgeons Association
  23. 2007 - 2009
    Education CommitteeInstituto Nacional del Torax
  24. 2007 - present
    MemberSociedad Chilena de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular

Publications