Tuesday, December 8, 2015

David A. D'Alessandro, MD, joins Mass General

David A. D'Alessandro, MD
David A. D'Alessandro, MD

David A. D’Alessandro, MD, has been appointed surgical director of Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices in the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Division of Cardiac Surgery. He joins Mass General from Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where he served as the surgical director of Heart Transplantation.

“We are fortunate to have attracted Dr. D’Alessandro to lead our heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support program team here at MGH,” said Thor Sundt, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center. “He brings with him clinical and leadership experience from the Einstein program in New York where he directed a very successful heart transplant program. He is an outstanding clinical surgeon as well as teacher and innovative researcher." 

 

Dr. D’Alessandro received a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, followed by residency in thoracic surgery and clinical fellowship at the NYP/Columbia University program.

He has in-depth knowledge and experience with all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery including on- and off- pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, and the treatment of thoracic aneurysms. Dr. D’Alessandro’s research is focused on organ recovery and discovery new, novel therapeutics to treat end state heart failure.

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