Alberto Pochettino, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Rochester, MN, Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester

AlbertoBPochettinoMD

Thoracic Surgery Rochester, MN

Aortic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Associate Professor, Surgery, Mayo Medical School

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Summary

  • I am a board certified cardiovascular surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
  • Video Q&A about Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

    Drs. Michelena, Bagameri, and Pochettino discuss watchful waiting for thoracic aortic aneurysms.

    Mayo Clinic - Surgical Treatment of Aortic Arch Disease

    In this video, Alberto Pochettino, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeon, provides an overview of surgical treatment of aortic arch aneurysms.

    Cardiovascular expertise & teamwork save pregnant woman and baby: Ivy's story

    Type B Thoracic Aortic Dissection: When to Intervene

    In this roundtable discussion originally posted on Medscape Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, and Vascular Surgery specialists Robert D. McBa

    Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement: What Patients Need to Know

    In this video, Alberto Pochettino, M.D., Mayo Clinic heart surgeon specializing in aortic surgery, provides an overview of valve-sparing aortic root replacement

    Aortic Surgery: What Patients Need to Know - Mayo Clinic

    In this video, Mayo Clinic heart surgeon Alberto Pochettino, M.D., aortic surgery expert, provides an overview of aortic surgeries to repair aortic disease, and

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994 - 1997
  • SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
    SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynResidency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1994
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineClass of 1987
  • Northwestern UniversityB.A., Chemistry, 1980 - 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2012 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2002 - 2023
  • DE State Medical License
    DE State Medical License 2001 - 2021
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 1998 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1994 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2008-2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Philadelphia Magazine Castle Connolly, 2007-2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Long-Term Results of Neomedia Sinus Valsalva Repair in 489 Patients With Type A Aortic Dissection  
    Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Milewski RK, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Kremens E, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1/1/2014
  • Aortic Valve Morphology Determines the Presentation and Surgical Approach to Acute Type A Aortic Dissection  
    Rylski B, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Milewski RK, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1/1/2014
  • Type A Aortic Dissection After Previous Cardiac Surgery: Results of an Integrated Surgical Approach  
    Rylski B, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Moser W, Vallabhajosyula P, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Milewski RK, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Improved long-term survival with multiple arterial grafting compared with percutaneous coronary intervention or conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: analysis ...
    Locker C, Schaff HV, Daly RC, Frye RL, Bell MR, Dearani JA, Li Z, Lennon RJ, Joyce LD, Greason KL, Stulak JM, Pochettino A, Lerman A, Circulation, 1/1/2013
  • Targeting landing zone 0 by total arch rerouting and TEVAR-mid-term results of a transcontinental registry.
    Czerny M, Weigang E, Gelpi G, Antona C, Funovics M, Grimm M, Carrel T, Szeto W, Pochettino A, Bavaria J, American Heart Association Scientific Session, Chicago, IL, 1/13/2010
  • Durability of Porcine Bioroots in Younger Patients with Aortic root pathology: A Propensity Matched Comparison with Composite Mechanical Roots.
    Desai NJ, Szeto WY, Zeeshan A, Brown D, Pochettino A, McCarthy F, Moeller P, Bavaria JE, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1/1/2010
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Lectures

  • Aortic Arch Surgery. CV 
    Bergen, Norway - 1/1/2014
  • Hybrid Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection with Antegrade TEVAR of the Distal Aorta (Frozen Elephant Trunk). 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2014
  • Frozen Elephant Trunk in DeBakey I Dissection. 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina - 1/1/2014
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Other

  • Ballerina: Thoracic Stent Graft Patient Success Story. Television News Segment 
    Pochettino A, Channel 6 (ABC), Philadelphia, PA: Health Reporter/Anita Brinkman
    1/14/2006
  • Penn Vital Signs: Complex Aortic Surgery. Television Program 
    Pochettino A, University of Pennsylvania Health System
    1/14/2004
  • Skeletal muscle ventricles for cardiac assistance. 
    Ruggiero R, Niinami H, Hooper TL, Pochettino A, Hammond RL, Lu H, Spanta AD, Nakajima H, Nakajima HO, Mannion JD, Acker MA, Bridges Cr, Anderson DR, Colson M, Kantrowi..., Basic and Applied Myology
    1/1/1991

Press Mentions

  • Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its Aftermath
    Surviving Aortic Dissection and Navigating Its AftermathOctober 16th, 2019
  • A Personalized Approach to Heart Health
    A Personalized Approach to Heart HealthJuly 15th, 2018
  • Daughter’s Persistence Leads to Discovery of a Life-Threatening Aortic Aneurysm
    Daughter’s Persistence Leads to Discovery of a Life-Threatening Aortic AneurysmMarch 5th, 2017
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