John A. Elefteriades

Yale University, USA

Dr. John Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale University and Yale New-Haven Hospital. Dr. Elefteriades graduated magna cum laude from Yale College. He received his MD degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Elefteriades directs the Center of Thoracic Aortic Disease at Yale, one of the nation's largest facilities for treatment of the dilated thoracic aorta. He conducts laboratory research in new techniques of heart transplantation. Among his research projects, he is working to identify the genetic mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms. Dr. Elefteriades serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. He is a member of the Thoracic Surgery Director's Association and has been named consistently in The Best Doctors in America. He was selected as one of the ten best doctors in America by Men’s Health magazine. In 2007, together with the Yale Office of Cooperative Research, Dr. Elefteriades started CoolSpine, to pursue novel mechanisms for spinal cord and brain protection. This work is being supported by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Elefteriades was named the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2006. This endowed chair honors the memory of Dr. Elefteriades’ mentor, Dr. Glenn. Dr. Elefteriades is the author of the books House Officer Guide to ICU Care (1st and 2nd Editions), Advanced Treatment Options for the Failing Left Ventricle, Diseases of the Aorta, Your Heart: The Owner's Guide, The Woman’s Heart: An Owner’s Guide, and Acute Aortic Disease.

Biography Updated on 26 September 2011

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