David D'Alessandro, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Surgeon
Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
MD Columbia University, Office of the Registrar 1997
beating heart surgery; cardiac stabilizer; ex-vivo organ perfusion; mechanical circulatory support systems; mitral valve repair; mitral valve replacement; myocardial regeneration; organ resuscitation; ventricular assist devices Dr. D'Alessandro research has studied the effects and effectiveness of mechanical circulatory support systems, including ventricular assist devices. He has participated in numerous clinical trials, with a focus on mitral valve repair and replacement.   

In addition to numerous publications and scientific presentations, he was awarded a U.S. patent for a novel cardiac stabilizer with a potential application to beating heart surgery. Dr. D'Alessandro was a co-investigator in the NHLBI sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network and an active participant in trial design and implementation. Additional areas of interest include stem cell applications for myocardial regeneration and ex-vivo organ perfusion and resuscitation.
Publications Clinical Profile

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