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Dimitrios V Avgerinos, MD, PhD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dimitrios V Avgerinos, MD, PhD

Dr Avgerinos is a board certified Cardiac Surgeon practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hospital located in Flushing, NY. He earned his medical degree from Athens Medical School and also obtained a MSc in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a PhD from the University of Athens. He performed his thesis in the research field of robotic laparoscopic simulators with full support from a grant from the National Science Foundation. He subsequently completed a residency in General Surgery, received multiple awards including the Leon Ginsburg Award for professionalism and clinical outcomes, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Award for scholarly activity. He pursued training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center. He remained at Weill Cornell for a year of advanced fellowship training in Complex Cardiac and Aortic Surgery. He utilized his skills to develop a large program concentrating on all the areas of cardiac and great vessels surgery. Dr. Avgerinos is a member of multiple surgical societies, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed surgical journals. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, and the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr Avgerinos’ clinical interests include all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including coronary bypass and surgery of the great vessels such as aneurysms and dissections of the entire thoracic aorta. He is also quite experienced in mitral valve repair/replacement, aortic valve repair/replacement, minimally invasive and robotic techniques, transcatheter valve surgery (TAVR), and the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (MAZE). His research interests include aortic surgery and structural heart disease.


Board Certification
  • Cardiac Surgery
Medical/Graduate School
  • University of Athens, Medical School
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Beth Israel Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbtyerian Weill Cornell Medical Center
Area of Interest
  • Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib) Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • MAZE Procedures
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair