About Dr. Arash Salemi,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Arash Salemi and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Weill-Cornell Medical College in 1997. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Read more...

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6 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Salemi

"Dr. Salemi is meticulously brilliant and pays attention to all your needs. I had TAVR done and feel a lot better. Dr. Salemi is truly compassionate, caring and perfect. You are in best hands with Dr. Salemi. Thank you for helping me breathe and feel better!"

-- Carol Tsairis, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 07/31/2023

"From the moment I met him I felt a calming presence which alleviated the fears that go along with the shock of finding out you need open heart surgery. My intuition was correct and God placed me in the hands of this gifted surgeon and his Staff. I’m forever grateful that he was put in my path!!!"

-- Laura Agin, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/18/2020

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally Invasive Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Surgery

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

  • Evaluation of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Compared to SurveilLance for Patients with AsYmptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis: EARLY TAVR trial
  • Expanded Clinical Study of the Tendyne Mitral Valve System
  • Validation of a personal fitness tracker as a predictor and motivational tool in cardiac surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Arash Salemi, heart surgeon, graduated from Weill-Cornell Medical College in 1997.

After medical school, Dr. Salemi completed his residency in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Salemi went on to complete a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in cardiovascular surgery, specializing in valve repair, before returning to Cornell Medical Center to practice for several years. He completed postgraduate specialty training in endovascular surgery at the University of Paris in France and at the University Vita Salute-San Raffaele in Milan, Italy.

Today, Dr. Salemi is the Clinical Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at RWJBarnabas Health (Northern Region). Dr. Salemi has a strong interest in structural heart disease. He regularly performs surgical and non-invasive heart valve procedures including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He has performed over 2,000 TAVR procedures.

Dr. Salemi teaches didactics and has proctored cases at over 50 centers across the U.S. He is a member of the Review Board for the seminal Partner Trial for TAVR and is involved in the development of novel techniques for transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) including Abbott Tendyne.

Dr. Salemi is a member of many medical societies including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Heart Valve Society of America, and the American College of Surgeons. He has many publications on topics in cardiovascular surgery and has presented both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Salemi is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Salemi has received several awards and acknowledgments during his career including:

• President, New York Society of Thoracic Surgery
• Surgical Director, Acquavella Heart Valve Center
• Rated One of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors (2015-present)
• Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for Academic Achievement (1996)

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with Dr. Arash Salemi, MD

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The office of Dr. Salemi is located at 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Arash Salemi

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Salemi in these videos:

  • Dr. Salemi's Aortic Valve Patient Success Story: Doyle Sutton
  • TAVR Procedure: What Should Patients Know?

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Page last updated: October 8, 2022