Center for Advanced Thoracic Aortic Disease

Aortic Institute at Yale, part of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the webpage of the Aortic Institute at Yale New Haven Hospital. This site provides information on thoracic aortic aneurysms, their treatment and the related services we offer.

The Aortic Institute is certainly one of the first, if not the very first, formally designated such Institute. It is now one of the largest Institutes in the world for clinical care of patients with aneurysms. We also have one of the most active centers for basic science and clinical research in aortic diseases.

Welcome from the Medical Director

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Thoracic Aortic Disease (Aortic Institute at Yale). As the Medical Director, I am very pleased that you have chosen to consider our Center of Excellence. 

The Center for Advanced Thoracic Aortic Disease at Yale was formed nearly 20 years ago and is now one of the largest and busiest centers of its kind in the world. Our Center incorporates nearly 5000 patients and performs over 150-175 Aortic surgeries per year. 


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Please visit to learn more about what we offer adult and pediatric patients needing surgical treatment and our comprehensive care for a full range of conditions and diseases, from the most common to the most complicated.