Alberto Pochettino, MD

Alberto Pochettino, MD

Thoracic Surgery Rochester, MN

Associate Professor, Surgery, Mayo Medical School

Office Address

  • 200 1st St Sw
    Rochester, MN 55905
    Phone: (507) 284-2511

Alberto Pochettino, MD

Thoracic Surgery Rochester, MN

Associate Professor, Surgery, Mayo Medical School

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Aortic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Vascular Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Aortic Aneurysm; Aortic Arch Syndromes; Aortic Valve Insufficiency; Congenital Abnormalities; Aortic Coarctation; Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System
  • SUNY Health Science Center at BrooklynSUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2015 - 2017
  • MN State Medical LicenseMN State Medical License2012 - 2016
  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License2002 - 2017
  • DE State Medical LicenseDE State Medical License2001 - 2017
  • NJ State Medical LicenseNJ State Medical License1998 - 2017
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1994 - 2016
  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License1993 - 2016
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012, 2013
    • Philadelphia MagazineCastle Connolly, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • The prognostic impact of concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting during aortic valve surgery: Implications for revascularization in the transcatheter era  Thalji NM, Suri RM, Daly RC, Greason KL, Dearani JA, Stulak JM, Joyce LD, Burkhart HM, Pochettino A, Li Z, Frye RL, Schaff HV, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1/17/2014
    • Long-term outcomes of survival and freedom from reoperation on the aortic root or valve after surgery for acute ascending aorta dissection  Wang Z, Greason KL, Pochettino A, Schaff HV, Suri RM, Stulak JM, Dearani JA, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1/15/2014
    • Antegrade thoracic stent grafting during repair of acute Debakey type I dissection promotes distal aortic remodeling and reduces late open distal reoperation rate  Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Pulsipher A, Desai N, Menon R, Moeller P, Musthaq S, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 1/1/2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Cardiac Surgery: Technique and Practice. Chapter: Acute proximal aortic dissection with arch involvement. 
      Iturra SA, Pochettino A
      Editors: .
    • Fast Facts: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Highlights. Chapter: Hybrid procedure for arch aneurysms. Page 51 - 58
      Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A
      Editors: Davies A, Mitchell A.Health Press Limited, London, England
    • Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter: Aortic dissection. Page 534 - 544
      Pochettino A, Bavaria JE
      Editors: Kaiser LR, Kron IL, Spray TL.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
      Edition 2nd,2007


    • 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


    • 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


    • Ballerina: Thoracic Stent Graft Patient Success Story. Television News Segment Pochettino A, Channel 6 (ABC), Philadelphia, PA: Health Reporter/Anita Brinkman
    • Penn Vital Signs: Complex Aortic Surgery. Television Program Pochettino A, University of Pennsylvania Health System
    • 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

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • AmeriHealth Direct POS
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
    • Horizon BCBS HMO
    • Horizon BCBS POS
    • Horizon BCBS PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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