About Dr. Joseph Bavaria,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Joseph Bavaria and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Tulane University in 1983. To date, I have performed approximately 9,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 6,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my dedication to the profession of surgery. From national leadership positions and clinical guideline settings to research in transcatheter and bicuspid aortic valve therapies, I’ve devoted my life to continued learning and innovation that advances the field of cardiac surgery.
This commitment has resulted in extensive experience and technical skills, access to new treatments, collaborations with colleagues from around the world, and superior outcomes in treating patients with complex aortic and heart valve disease.
26 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Bavaria is outstanding! He explained very clearly what my surgery would entail. I was up and about feeling much better within a week and a half after my surgery."
-- Mark Siedlecki , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 03/15/2021
"I was an RN for over 40 years in Chester Co. Pa.. Dr. Bavaria was recommended by numerous physicians for his expertise in aortic valve replacement. Five years previous to this aortic valve replacement operation, I received an aortic valve ,that he and my Cardiologist stated was a mismatch (too small) done at another facility. I actually was given Dr. Bavaria's name back then, but opted for my surgery closer to home. People fly in from other states to U of P in Philadelphia , just for this procedure. He actually did surgery on one of the Philadelphia Eagles football player. I felt so much better after this operation than the last one. The AFIB and loud heart murmur are gone. He is the best, and answered all my questions."
-- Diane Mowery, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/17/2018
-- Michael Carbone, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Root Replacement, Ross Procedure, 06/09/2017
-- Pete Stanton , Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 08/22/2016
-- Thomas Masters, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/01/2016
-- Gerald Schaffer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/26/2015
-- Eileen Garton, Aortic Valve, Median Sternotomy, 05/20/2015
-- George Hines, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 10/03/2014
-- Mike Rosamilia, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 05/08/2013
-- Stuart Wolfe, MD, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 11/14/2012
-- Fran Crowe, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/18/2012
-- Steven Kantor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/14/2012
-- Craig Fisher, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 04/20/2011
-- Thomas Musick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/04/2011
-- James Vaughan, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Maze Procedure, 11/01/2010
-- Chris G., Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/27/2010
-- Sean Murphy, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/23/2010
-- Sean Murphy, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/23/2010
-- Hubert Karreman, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 03/22/2010
-- Hubert Karreman, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, 03/22/2010
-- Joseph Minnucci, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/08/2010
-- Evelyn Healey, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 08/13/2009
-- Gordon Conwell, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 07/10/2009
-- Rebecca Roberts, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Median Sternotomy, 01/05/2009
-- James Lees, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/08/2008
-- Lene Fogelberg, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/08/2008
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic valve repair and replacement surgery
- Aortic root surgery
- Bicuspid aortic valve repair and aneurysm surgery
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Cerebral complications during heart valve surgery and aortic surgery
- Bicuspid aortic valve repair
- Marfan's disease and genetic disorders with aortic root surgery
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Joseph Bavaria, heart surgeon, graduated from Tulane University in 1983.
After medical school, Dr. Bavaria completed a General Surgery Residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He also completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1992.
Dr. Bavaria is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
During his career, Dr. Bavaria has received several awards and special credentials including:
* Vice Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
* Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
* Co-Director, Transcatheter Valve Program
* President, Thoracic Surgery Foundation
* Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
* Past President, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2016)
* Chairman, STS/ACC TVT Registry Steering Committee
* Penn Medicine Innovator Award
with Dr. Joseph Bavaria, MD
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bavaria, you can:
- Call (888) 470-9919 right now
- Request an appointment by clicking here.
The office of Dr. Bavaria is located at 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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News & Online References Featuring Dr. Joseph Bavaria
Here is the latest news featuring Dr. Joseph Bavaria:
- Dr. Joseph Bavaria Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- Former NFL Eagle, Jon Dorenbos, Says Dr. Bavaria Saved His Life
- Video: The Rise of Aortic Valve Repair with Dr. Joseph Bavaria
- Expert Surgeon Profile: Joseph Bavaria, MD, at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Surgeon Q&A: Aortic Valve Disease & Aortic Aneurysms with Dr. Joseph Bavaria
- Aortic Valve Disease & Aortic Aneurysms: What Should Patients Know?
- Free eBook: Advances in Aortic Valve and Aneurysm Surgery
Page last updated: January 23, 2022