Antonio Lassaletta, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Boston, MA, Tufts Medical Center


Thoracic Surgery Boston, MA

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Tufts Medical Center Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Education & Training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American College of SurgeonsFACS

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 2016
  • Who's Who in America 2015
  • Medical Student Teacher Award Harvard Medical School, 2015
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Effects of alcohol on postoperative adhesion formation in ischemic myocardium and pericardium  
    Elmadhun NY, Sabe AA, Lassaletta AD, Dalal RS, Sellke FW, Ann Thorac Surg, 1/1/2017
  • A highly adhesive and naturally derived sealant  
    Assmann A, Vegh A, Ghasemi-Rad M, Bagherifard S, Cheng G, Sani ES, Ruiz-Esparza GU, Noshadi I, Lassaletta AD, Gangadharan S, Tamayol A, Khademhosseini A, Annabi N, Biomaterials, 1/1/2017
  • Early cellular changes in the ascending aorta and myocardium in a swine model of metabolic syndrome  
    Saraf R, Huang T, Mahmood F, Owais K, Bardia A, Khabbaz KR, Liu D, Senthilnathan V, Lassaletta AD, Sellke F, Matyal R, PLoS One, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Ethanol Promotes Arteriogenesis and Restores Perfusion to Chronically Ischemic Myocardium.
    Lassaletta AD, Elmadhun NY, Liu Y, Feng J, Burgess TA, Karlson NW, Laham, RJ, Sellke FW, Harvard Surgery Research Day Symposium, Boston, MA, 1/1/2013
  • Mechanism for Reduced Pericardial Adhesion Formation in High-fat/cholesterol Fed Pigs Supplemented with Alcohol.
    Lassaletta AD, Chu LM, Elmadhun NY, Sellke FW, Harvard Surgery Research Day Symposium, Boston, MA, 1/1/2012
  • Baseline Cognitive Impairment a Predictor of Mortality in Cardiovascular Disease.
    Lassaletta AD, Sellke FW, Cohen RA, 2012 American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences: Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, 1/1/2012
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  • Robotic Segmentectomy. 
    Lassaletta AD, Kent MS, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship
    Norcross, GA - 1/1/2016
  • Against Occam's Razor: TAP Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia with Concomitant Inversion of Original Polypropylene Plug. 
    Lassaletta AD, Fellinger E, Schwaitzberg SD, 2010 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) 12th World Conference
    National Harbor, MD - 1/1/2010

Press Mentions

  • Possible Cardiovascular Risk Found with NSAID Use, Study Suggests
    Possible Cardiovascular Risk Found with NSAID Use, Study SuggestsSeptember 28, 2011

Other Languages

  • Spanish

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