Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Dr. Girardi completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 1985, obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He pursued his medical education at Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery at Cornell Medical College, where he remained as a resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Girardi graduated from the program in 1996 under Dr. O. Wayne Isom, his Chairman at present. After completion of a fellowship in aortic surgery at Baylor, Dr. Girardi assumed his present position at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Girardi’s surgical expertise includes adult cardiothoracic, minimally invasive cardiac, cardiac valve, mitral valve, and coronary artery bypass surgery, as well as thoracic and thoraco abdominal aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and bloodless surgery.

Deeply committed to training the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Girardi teaches medical students and residents on all levels. He is a member of numerous surgical societies, including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgery, The DeBakey International Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons. He has published extensively on multiple topics in cardiovascular and aneurysm surgery and has given many lectures at regional and national surgical meetings.

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