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 more than 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Passavant, and UPMC Mercy. Read more...

5 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 the the very best surgeon in the United States. He is very kind, compassionate, and he knows what he is doing. This was my second open heart surgery. If I would of been able to have him for my first surgery then I would not of needed a second one."

-- Tricia Allen, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 06/23/2015

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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.

Upon his arrival to Pittsburgh, Dr. Badhwar has 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.

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

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(888) 625-3189

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