Gus Vlahakes, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Surgeon
Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Harvard Medical School 1975
adult unicuspid aortic valve; angioplasty; blood substitutes; cardiomyopathy hypertrophic; functional mitral regurgitation; hemoglobins; infective endocarditis; mitral valve insufficiency; right ventricular failure; ventricular dysfunction right; ventricular function right

Gus J. Vlahakes, MD, is an engineering and biochemistry graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. and 1971.

He received his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1975 and trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston.

He completed a three-year cardiac physiology fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.  He is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, and surgical critical care.

Dr. Vlahakes is a widely published expert on complex heart conditions. He is a founder of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center and participated in its inception and organization.

He has a clinical practice that includes complex cardiac surgery, often involving patients with unique problems referred from across the US and from overseas. Dr. Vlahakes conducts research relevant to mitral valve physiology in heart failure and right heart function.

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