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...

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26 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Bavaria

"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

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

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

Schedule Appointment
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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Page last updated: January 23, 2022