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John Elefteriades, MD

William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery (Cardiac)

Contact Information

John Elefteriades, MD

Mailing Address

  • Cardiac Surgery

    P.O. Box 208039

    New Haven, CT 06520-8039

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Elefteriades has published over 500 scientific research articles on heart disease and diseases of the aorta. He has authored 10 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal AORTA.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Elefteriades and his team at the Aortic Institute have contributed to our understanding of when (at what size) aneurysms are likely to rupture and when surgery is necessary. They have elucidated the family patterns of aneurysm disease, as well as determined the exact changes in "letters" of the genetic alphabet that allow aneurysms to develop. They have developed and advanced the techniques for safe, effective surgery on the thoracic aorta.


Research Interests

Coronary Artery Bypass; Genetics; Heart Aneurysm; Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic

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Selected Publications