Abeel A. Mangi MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery (Section of Cardiac Surgery); Surgical Director, Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Transplantation
Abeel A. Mangi, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University, and is Surgical Director of the Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at the Yale New Haven Heart & Vascular Institute.
He specializes in complex and re-operative cardiac surgery, heart, heart-lung, and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices, total artificial hearts, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), operations for heart failure, aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement, off-pump coronary bypass grafting, myectomy and the surgical treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, treatment of chronic pulmonary emboli, and ascending aortic and arch replacement.
Dr. Mangi is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is an associate professor of surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Mangi has performed more than 1,500 heart operations since 2005, and his accomplishments include pioneering one of the first uses of VA-ECMO in an awake, ambulating patient as a successful bridge to lung transplantation. At his prior hospital, he expanded cardiac surgery volume by 65%, performed 60% of all cardiac surgery, expanded lung transplant volume seven-fold and expanded the mechanical circulatory support 30-fold while at the same time dramatically decreasing length of stay, morbidity and mortality rates and improving quality in these programs.
Dr. Mangi earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. After completing his residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in cardiac surgery at Columbia University. He was awarded a postdoctoral National Research Service Award fellowship, and won awards from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for ground-breaking stem cell research done at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He was then appointed as an Associate Staff Cardiac Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.
As principal or co-investigator in several clinical trials and studies, Dr. Mangi has focused his research efforts on his specialty interests, including the surgical treatment of ischemic heart failure, cellular therapy to treat advanced heart damage and rotary blood pumps, such as the Duraheart and HeartMate II devices, which are used to support patients until they receive a transplant or for permanent cardiac support. He is also interested in the management of patients who are highly sensitized prior to thoracic organ transplantation.
Dr. Mangi has been invited to speak about his clinical experience and research findings at conferences and symposia worldwide. He is the author or co-author of numerous book chapters on subjects related to his specialty interests, including advances in cardiac intensive care, cardiac surgery, assist devices and treatment of heart failure. He has authored or co-authored seventy published studies and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications, including Circulation, Nature Medicine, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery among others.
Dr. Mangi serves on multiple national and international committees, scientific advisory boards, and has been elected to membership and fellowship in the most esteemed organizations in his field including the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, The American College of Cardiology, The Society for Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of University Surgeons, and The American College of Surgeons.
Education & Training
- Brown University (1997)
- Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Surgery (1997 - 1998)
- Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Surgery (1998 - 2000)
- Research Fellow
- Brigham & Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Gene and Stem Cell Therapy (2000 - 2002)
- Senior Resident
- Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Surgery (2002 - 2004)
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Cardiac Surgery (2004 - 2007)
- Board Certification
- Surgery, Board Certified (2005)
- Board Certification
- Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac, Board Certified (2009)
Honors & Recognition
- University Scholar
Brown University (1990)
National Cancer Institute and Eugene W. Kettering Education Fund. (1995)
- Full Membership
Sigma Xi National Scientific Honors Society (1997)
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
National Institutes of Health. (2000)
- New Investigator Award
American Heart Association. (2001)
- Finalist & Winner, 2nd Place, Young Investigator Award Competition,
American College of Cardiology. (2002)