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Roland Assi, MD, MMS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cardiac); Associate Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, Surgery; Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Surgery; Medical Director of Perfusion Services, Heart and Vascular Center

Contact Information

Roland Assi, MD, MMS

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Cardiac Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States

Research Summary

Dr Assi's scientific research focuses on the understanding of the pathogenesis, genetics, and biomechanics of thoracic aortic disease (aneurysm, dissection, penetrating ulcers). He has a special interest in the understanding and treatment of thoracic aortic disease in women and in patients with genetic conditions. His research laboratory is part of the prestigious Vascular Biology and Therapeutics program at Yale University and is partially supported by NIH funding.


Research Interests

Aneurysm; Aortic Dissection; Aorta, Thoracic; Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Diseases; Aortic Rupture; Aortic Valve; Aortitis; Coronary Artery Bypass; Bicuspid; Biomechanical Phenomena; Connective Tissue Diseases; Dissection; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Heart Valve Diseases; Heart Valves; Marfan Syndrome; Aneurysm, False; Aneurysm, Ruptured; Genetic Research; Endovascular Procedures; Endoleak

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases; Women's Health

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials