Dr. Gorav Ailawadi, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Gorav Ailawadi and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 2,400 cardiac surgeries, of which 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Virginia Medical Center. Read more...

2 Patient Reviews for Dr. Ailawadi

"Dr. Ailawadi has the best bedside manner of any surgeon I have ever met. He allowed me to pick the type of heart valve I would get if I could depending on my anatomy once he opened me up. Eye Surgical results have been excellent and I'm on my way to recovery. I start cardiac rehab next week.

I have my good and bad days but as a whole I would never have picked anybody else to do my surgery!"

-- Toni Watson, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 02/06/2017

"My surgeon was able to do a minimally invasive procedure. Everything went very well. Dr. Ailawadi is very likeable and professional."

-- Susan Houk, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/19/2013

My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Aortic valve surgery and transcatheter valve surgery

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

  • Less invasive heart valve therapies
  • Aortic aneurysm disease and atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment of acute heart failure (infarction) with a novel patch

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Gorav Ailawadi, heart surgeon, graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1998.

Dr. Ailawadi then completed a Critical Care Residency in 2002 at the University of Michigan, a Surgical Residency at the University of Michigan in 2005, and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Virginia in 2007.

Dr. Ailawadi is board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and has received several awards including:

* Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award (2012 & 2013)
* Top Research in the Department of Surgery (2013)

Dr. Gorav Ailawadi

University of Virginia Medical Center
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908
(434) 202-3455

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