Hello! My name is Dr. Michael Borger and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Toronto in 2001. To date, I have performed approximately 3,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is the fact that I’ve been trained by and worked with three of the top cardiac surgeons in the world: Dr. Tirone David in Toronto, Dr. Fred Mohr in Leipzig, and Dr. Craig Smith at Columbia University Medical Center.
"From my 1st visit (consultation ), I felt I was in good hands. I was very scared, but he put my mind & my husband at ease. The surgery was successful and the post op care was great. He kept my husband & son in the loop, stopped by to see me after surgery several times. His bedside manner was outstanding. Thank you Dr. BORGER for everything. You are the best."
-- Carol Ann Moccio, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/19/2016
"Michael Borger is a "Rock Star" Surgeon that performed the David Procedure on my heart. He is the best in world at this valve sparing procedure.
His attention to detail was amazing. I trusted him with my life and he saved it! I have had a complete and full recovery. "
-- Todd Lawson, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 08/05/2015
-- Joel Schwartz, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 04/16/2015
-- Robert Curley, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/24/2015
I am 36 years old and have seen numerous doctors throughout the years. This was the first time in my life when I felt a doctor was truly listening to me as I explained my symptoms.
Dr. Borger took the time to review my scans again after we spoke and concluded that I would need emergency open heart surgery. This was very overwhelming, but he took the time to carefully explain the procedure and answered all of our questions.
I was able to overcome my fears knowing that I was literally in the most experienced and capable hands. No words could ever fully convey my gratitude and admiration for Dr. Borger. For anyone in need of heart surgery, take comfort in knowing that Dr. Borger and his team are truly the very best."
-- Luisa DiNardi, Aortic Valve, Root Replacement, 09/09/2014
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. Michael Borger, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Toronto in 2001.
After medical school, Dr. Borger completed two Cardiac Surgery Residencies at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and Saxon College of Physicians and Surgeons in Germany.