Hello! My name is Dr. Gosta Pettersson and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Gothenburg University - Sweden in 1971. To date, I have performed approximately 15,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I have extensive experience with complex pathologies in very complex patients suffering from heart valve disease.
I enjoy my field of practice and focusing on giving people hope, especially in complex reoperation cases. I appreciate having something to give in order to make a difference in people’s lives.
"Dr. Pettersson replaced my old heart valve replacement and repaired a third one. This was my 7th heart surgery."
-- Jeff Peters, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 02/15/2016
"Dr Pettersson exudes a brilliance and charisma that patients can only pray for from their surgeon. I was what is called a "re-do" from a prior surgery with another surgeon that had poor results.
I did so much research on Dr Pettersson that from our first handshake I knew I was in the best of hands. He is a perfectionist. The staff and nurses provided me with absolute quality care.
Thank you Dr Pettersson and the Cleveland Clinic for giving me back the wonderful life I am enjoying now 2 years post op!"
-- Kathy Lee, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/20/2012
-- Andrea Caporale, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 11/22/2010
-- Rosemary Walton, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 10/29/2010
-- Ray Harman, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/15/2010
-- Charles Bishop, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/02/2010
-- Alice Ruffing, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/08/2010
-- keli coleman, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 02/03/2009
-- Claude LaPerle, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/20/2009
-- John Ottesen, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/15/2008
-- Chris Rockerd, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/01/2008
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Gosta Pettersson, heart surgeon, graduated from Gothenburg University - Sweden in 1971.
After medical school, Dr. Pettersson completed a Thoracic Surgery Residency in 1981. In addition to being board certified in the United States, Dr. Pettersson is also certified by the European Board of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons for Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.
During his career, Dr. Pettersson has received many acknowledgements, awards and special credentials including:
* 2013 - Master Clinician Award, Cleveland Clinic, Innovations & Patents, bronchial artery revascularization in lung transplantation * 2010 – Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic * 2007 - Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower and Family Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Research, Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute * Honorary Member, Finnish Surgical Society * Honorary Member, Lithuanian Thoracic Surgery Society * Honorary Member, Romanian Scientific Society * Bruce Hubbard Steward Award for Humanistic Medicine