Dr. Thomas Gleason, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Thomas Gleason and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Rush Medical College in 1993. To date, I have performed approximately 6,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 3,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including UPMC, both Shadyside and Presbyterian locations, and my clinical office is at UPMC. Read more...

5 Patient Reviews for Dr. Gleason

"Dr. Gleason was awesome. I truly think the hands of God guide Dr. Gleason in what he does."

-- Charlene Melcher, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 09/10/2008

"Dr. Gleason was an amazing surgeon. His team was caring, answered all questions, took the time to calm worries and concerns and his staff was available almost 24/7 for any thing that might have come up leading up to the surgery. He constantly kept in touch with my daughter during the surgery so that she knew everything that was going on and was able to adapt as needed when my condition required more extensive work than first anticipated. I really do credit him with my new life and the care received by him and his staff at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh was outstanding. The cardiac nursing staff was amazing and so caring and kind!"

-- Michele Bamburak, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 03/26/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve repair
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Aortic root replacement

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic aneurysms

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Thomas Gleason, heart surgeon, graduated from Rush Medical College in 1993.

Dr. Gleason completed his Surgical Residency at the University of Virginia in 2000. He then completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.

Today, Dr. Gleason is board certified the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Gleason has received many awards for his commitment to heart health including:

* 1996-1997: PHS, National research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
* 1997: Sixth Annual Joseph Susman Memorial Award for most significant manuscript presented, Seventeenth Annual Meeting, Surgical Infection Society
* 1998: Alpha Omega Alpha
* 1998: Upjohn Achievement Award for outstanding surgical resident
* 1999: Eighth Annual Joseph Susman Memorial Award for most significant manuscript presented, Nineteenth Annual Meeting, Surgical Infection Society
* 2010: UPMC / Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute Cardiothoracic Surgical Faculty of the Year
* 2012: Named to Pittsburgh Magazine “Best Doctors”, Thoracic Surgery
* 2013: Named to Pittsburgh Magazine “Best Doctors”, Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Thomas Gleason

UPMC
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15123
(888) 544-9047

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