About Dr. Wilson Szeto,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. Wilson Szeto and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1996. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,500 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is that I’m a true patient advocate, and I believe in a collaborative heart team approach to patient care. With a sense of confidence and humility, I value the model of a shared decision-making process in providing high-quality care by working with patients, their families, and my colleagues. I combine this philosophy with my advanced training and experience in both open-heart surgery and endovascular procedures to provide an individualized treatment plan that meets a patient’s short-term and long-term care goals.
Cardiac surgery is a very intense field, and I embrace the technical challenges of each patient’s case. What motivates me is knowing that I have the ability to make an immediate impact on someone’s life. It’s exciting, challenging, and rewarding.
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"Dr. Szeto is hands-down the best heart surgeon on the east coast. Every time you get to talk with him, his professionalism and confidence assures you that you're going to be just fine!"
-- Kenneth Grogan, Pulmonary Valve, 11/19/2020
"Dr. Szeto was very personable and able to discus complex medical issues in a manner I could understand."
-- Todd Miller, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 12/07/2011
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Valve-sparing aortic root replacement
- Minimally invasive complex aortic valve repair, including bicuspid aortic valve, and mitral valve repair
- Transcatheter aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve repair and replacement technology (TAVR, TMVr/R, TTVR)
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Thoracic endovascular aortic repair including branched aortic arch endografts
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
- Catheter-based novel technology in mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement (early feasibility study and IDE clinical trials)
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Wilson Szeto, heart surgeon, graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1996.
After medical school, Dr. Szeto completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2001, a General Surgery Residency in 2003 and a Cardiothoracic Residency in 2005, all at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szeto also complete an Aortic and Endovascular Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in 2006.
Dr. Szeto is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
During his career, Dr. Szeto received several awards and special credentials including:
*Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
*Surgical Director, Transcatheter Cardio-Aortic Therapies
*Vice Chief, Clinical Operations and Quality, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
*The Academy of Master Clinicians, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
*Chair, Council on Meetings and Education Operating Board, The Society of Thoracic Surgery
*Deputy Editor, Annals of Thoracic Surgery
*America's Top Doctors, 2013 – 2020
*Best Doctors in America, 2015 – 2020
*Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, 2012 – 2020
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The office of Dr. Szeto is located at 51 North 39th Street, Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: March 5, 2021