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Joseph E. Bavaria

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Joseph Bavaria is currently the Roberts-Measey Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He was President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2016-2017) and is presently President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) (2019-2021). He is Director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at PENN which is a multidisciplinary program encompassing all aspects of aortic disease including thoracic aortic reconstruction and Marfans Syndrome.

His primary interests include thoracic aortic surgery, aortic dissection, aortic root and ascending aortic reconstruction, aortic arch surgery and the circulation management necessary for successful thoracic aortic clinical outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Bavarias clinical interests include thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. Dr. Bavarias clinical interests include valvular heart surgery and he is the national primary investigator in over 20 industry sponsored, FDA IDE trials as well as ongoing NIH funding in the GenTAC study and the CTSNetwork.