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Vinod Thourani


Dr. Vinod Thourani is the Bernie Marcus Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Piedmont Healthcare and the Marcus Heart and Vascular and Valve Center of the Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the Surgical Director of the PHI Structural Center of Excellence. He is Past- President of the Heart Valve Society (2020-2022), Past-President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (2019-2021), Past-President of the South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society (2019-2021), and the President-Elect of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and is the Treasurer (2022-2025). He is on the Board of Trustees of ISMICS, Board of Directors of the Heart Valve Society, Heart Valve Voice, and is on the Surgeons Council of the American College of Cardiology.

He was the adult cardiac tract co-chair of the 100th (2020) and 101th (2021) Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS, 2020-2021). He is co-chair of the STS/ACC National Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) database and the chair of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Research sub-committee. Dr. Thourani has authored over 620 peer-reviewed articles and is Principal Investigator or on the steering committee for 10 valve trials in the U.S. and the NIHLBI Cardiothoracic Surgery Network. He specializes in valve surgery and has a busy clinical schedule with over 300 cardiac cases per year. Specifically, he is passionate about working with a multidisciplinary team allowing options for traditional, minimally invasive, and transcatheter surgical options.