Joseph E. Bavaria, M.D.
Past President (2016-17) Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
Brooke Roberts-William M. Measey Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart and Vascular Center
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program
Dr. Joseph Bavaria is currently the Brooke Roberts-William M. Measey Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His is President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2016-2017). He is Director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at PENN which is a multidisciplinary program encompassing all aspects of aortic disease including thoracic aortic reconstruction and Marfan’s Syndrome. His primary interests include thoracic aortic surgery, aortic dissection, aortic root and ascending aortic reconstruction, aortic arch surgery and the circulation management necessary for successful thoracic aortic clinical outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Bavaria’s clinical interests include thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. Dr. Bavaria’s clinical interests include valvular heart surgery and. He is the national primary investigator in over 20 industry sponsored, FDA IDE Phase I, II, and III trials as well as ongoing NIH funding in the GenTAC study and the CTSNetwork.