Dr. Vinay Badhwar, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinay Badhwar and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Ottawa in 1993. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute at WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital. Read more...

7 Patient Reviews for Dr. Badhwar

"Dr Vinay Badhwar is the BEST! Wonderful surgeon, extremely down to earth and compassionate."

-- Matthew Fountain, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 06/07/2011

"Dr. Badhwar is a compassionatel person. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of the heart and it's working. He is very dedicated to making your surgery the best experience it can be. He has a wonderful staff. You are their main concern!

Although no one wants to have surgery, he and his staff are dedicate to making it as comfortable as possible.

Thank you, Dr. Badhwar!"

-- Richard Haddon, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Mini Sternotomy, 12/20/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Complex and robotic mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • Cox-Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation

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

  • Optimal quality outcomes in cardiac surgery
  • Early minimally invasive intervention for mitral valve disease
  • Atrial fibrillation

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Vinay Badhwar, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Ottawa in 1993.

Dr. Badhwar is a certified fellow of the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Cardiology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the European Society for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Badhwar was awarded the Enriquez Lopez Innovative Humanitarian Award in 2006 for his progressive reconstructive heart surgery techniques in Tampa, FL and he was named the 2010 Orlando Healthcare Hero by the Orlando Business Journal. In 2010, he was named as an American Top Doctor as well as America’s Most Compassionate Doctor by the National Patient’s Choice Award.

During his time at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Dr. Badhwar received the Faculty of the Year Award by the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School in 2012 and 2013 for his leadership in education.

In 2016, Dr. Badhwar was recruited to become the executive chair of the newly formed WVU Heart & Vascular Institute which will be headquartered in a new $200 million, 10-story tower scheduled to open in 2017 on WVU Medicine's main campus.

For his research in mitral valve surgery, Dr. Badhwar was honored by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons by receiving the prestigious 2012 J. Maxwell Chamberlain Award for the nation’s best research paper in adult cardiac surgery.

Dr. Badhwar completed his Surgical Residency at McGill University in 1998 and his Cardiothoracic Fellowship at the University of Ottawa in 2000.

Dr. Vinay Badhwar

West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute at WVU Medicine Ruby Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
(888) 625-3189

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