About Dr. Marijan Koprivanac,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Marijan Koprivanac and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia in 2009. Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,500 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I enjoy my field because there is no greater feeling than being able to help someone and to be a part of the process of improving one’s quality of life. In cardiac surgery, this requires high technical expertise and a wide skill set to be able to choose the best treatment option and achieve the best possible outcome. I feel grateful to have learned these skills from one of the best heart surgeons in the world. I am also privileged that my work is facilitated by an amazing team of individuals caring for our patients from diagnosis to discharge and beyond.
4 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Koprivanac replaced two previously repaired tissue valves and also did an aortic aneurysm repair that my previous surgeon refused to do. Doctor Koprivanac took on my very complex case. He’s the best."
-- Debbie Moody, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/15/2023
"Very professional with a good sense of humor that I found very relaxing. I have had more pain and problems during dental procedures than my open-heart surgery. Dr. Koprivanac did a fantastic job, as well as the rest of the staff, and I would not hesitate to have him operate on me or my loved ones in the future. Thank you for saving my life."
-- Dennis Sullivan, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/29/2022
-- Stuart Johnson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 08/17/2022
-- Thomas Murray, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/18/2022
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic and bicuspid valve repair
- Redo and minimally invasive cardiac surgery
- Surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection including endovascular approach
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Aortic surgery
- Advancing care in cardiac surgery
- Cardiopulmonary bypass and perfusion
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Marijan Koprivanac, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia in 2009.
After medical school, Dr. Koprivanac completed a General Surgery Residency in 2019 at Cleveland Clinic. In 2021, he completed both a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania and an Advanced Aortic Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Koprivanac has received many awards and recognitions during his career including the following:
* Michael Acker Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2021
* Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2019
* Best Oral Presentation, Cleveland Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Day, 2018
* Rector's Award for Best Student Research/Article, University of Zagreb, 2008
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Page last updated: May 10, 2023