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Marco A. Zenati

Dr. Zenati is a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery Laboratory. Dr. Zenati's research in Cardiac Surgery has been continuously funded by the NIH for 20 years. Dr. Zenati is the recipient of the Alexis Carrel and of the ISHLT‘s Philp K. Caves International Awards and Chairs the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section of the NIH. Dr. Zenati has led multiple randomized clinical trials, including the REGROUP trial ( NCT01850082 published in 2019 in The New England Journal of Medicine). Dr. Zenati is a pioneer of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery and performed the U.S.-first beating-heart robotic coronary bypass surgery in 2000. Dr. Zenati has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and holds several patents. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Medical Robotics and Bionics.

Board certified in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Zenati attended Catholic University School of Medicine in Rome, Italy and began his graduate medical training at the University of Verona, Italy with a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Following a 3-year cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic transplant clinical fellowship, in 1996 Dr. Zenati joined the faculty of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh as Founder and Director of the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program and established in 1998 one of the world’s first robotic surgical programs. In 2010 Dr. Zenati was recruited to Boston as Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the VA and associate surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.