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Val J. Bianco, III, D.O., M.P.H.

  1. Cardiovascular Surgeon


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Valentino Bianco, D.O., M.P.H., is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, with specialized training in advanced aortic surgery and management of aortopathy. Dr. Bianco's clinical practice encompasses all areas of cardiac surgery, as well as aortic disease.

Dr. Bianco received a Master of Public Health Degree at the University of Pittsburgh and then went on to complete his cardiothoracic training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to 6 years of integrated cardiothoracic surgery training at a high-volume academic center, he has also completed an advanced fellowship at an Aortic Center of Excellence.

Dr. Bianco has a strong background in patient postoperative outcomes research, including several national presentations and peer reviewed publications.

  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Associated Aortopathy
  • Valve-sparing Aortic Root Replacement
  • Reconstruction of Aneurysmal Aortic Arch
  • Connective Tissue Disease and Associated Aortopathy
  1. 2022
    Advanced Fellowship - Aortic and Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2021
    Resident - Integrated Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  3. 2015
    Research FellowDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  4. 2014
    MPH - Clinical ResearchSchool of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  5. 2012
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - MedicineArizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University
  6. 2005
    BA - BiologyMercyhurst College


  1. 2022
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Academic Leadership Award at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh
  2. 2020
    Scientific Contribution Award at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh
  3. 2019
    Honorable Mention at University of Pittsburgh's Cardiothoracic Surgery Academic LeadershipUniversity of Pittsburgh
  4. 2015
    Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

Professional memberships

  1. 2023
    MemberInternational Atherosclerotic Society
  2. 2023
    MemberCouncil on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association
  3. 2023
    MemberCouncil on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, American Heart Association
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association