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Marc Pelletier, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Cleveland, OH, UH Cleveland Medical Center

MarcPelletierMDMSc, FRCSC

Thoracic Surgery Cleveland, OH

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery

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  • Office

    UH Cleveland Medical Center
    11100 Euclid Ave Department of Surgery-Cardiac
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Phone+1 216-844-4004
    Fax+1 216-844-1202
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  • Dr. Marc Pelletier is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at University Hospitals, in Cleveland, OH. He arrives from Boston, where he was a cardiac surgeon in the division of cardiac surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as the surgical director of the TAVR program. He joined this group in April of 2016 after 9 years as head of cardiac surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre, which followed a period as assistant professor at Stanford University. Dr. Pelletier trained at McGill University in cardiac surgery and Stanford University in cardiothoracic transplantation and ventricular assist devices. His areas of specialty include TAVI procedures, minimally invasive valve surgery, aortic valve and aortic root surgery, surgery for heart failure and minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed publications, with over 100 abstracts accepted at scientific meetings and over 100 invited and local talks. He was chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada’s examination board in cardiac surgery from 2014-2018 and in 2018 received the Larry Cohn Outstanding Teacher Award for surgical education

Education & Training

  • Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford University
    Stanford Health Care-Sponsored Stanford UniversityFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000 - 2001
  • McGill University
    McGill UniversityResidency, Cardiac Surgery, 1994 - 2000
  • McGill University
    McGill UniversityM.Sc., 2000
  • Dalhousie University FOM
    Dalhousie University FOMClass of 1994
  • Mount Allison University
    Mount Allison UniversityB.Sc., Chemistry (Honors), 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2019 - 2024
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2000 - 2023

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Dr. Larry Cohn Outstanding Teacher Award Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2018
  • Supervising author, Andrew Foster Young Investigator Award Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2017
  • Specialist of the Year Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Images in Intervention Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Bioprosthetic Aortic Stenosis in Pregnancy  
    Pinak Shah, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Natalia Berry, Katherine Economy, Douglas Shook, Piotr Sobieszczyk, Charles Nyman, Michael N Singh, Marc Pelletier, ScienceDirect


  • Endoscopic vein harvest is associated with lower rates of leg wound infection at 30 days following cardiac surgery.
    Hassan A, Yip AM, MacLeod JB, Lutchmedial S, Ouzounian M, Brown CD, Forgie R, Pelletier MP, Can J Cardiol, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Montreal QC, 1/17/2013
  • The effect of brand of heparin on peri-operative transfusion rates in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
    Hassan A, Kang N, Yip AM, Justason S, Ouzounian M, Lutchmedial S, O'Reilly B, Pelletier MP, Can J Cardiol, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, ON, 1/27/2012
  • Long-term results following mitral valve repair surgery performed at a small-volume cardiac surgery center between 1991 and 2008.
    Forgie R, Dube C, Roy L, Yip AM, Pelletier MP, Brown C, Parrott J, Hassan A, Can J Cardiol, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, ON, 1/27/2012
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  • Isolated Aortic Stenosis With Very Small Annulus: TAVR Vs Root Enlargement 
    2019 ACC Scientific Session & Expo, New Orleans - 3/16/2019
  • "The Perceval sutureless valve: A comprehensive review." 
    Boston, MA - 1/1/2017
  • "Evolving options for aortic valve replacement" 
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - 1/1/2016
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Authored Content

  • A Rock-Star HeartMay 2022

Press Mentions

  • UH Regional Hospitals Now 'One-Stop Shop' for More Heart Patients
    UH Regional Hospitals Now 'One-Stop Shop' for More Heart PatientsOctober 10th, 2021
  • 'Incomprehensible' CABG Recommendation Raises Concerns
    'Incomprehensible' CABG Recommendation Raises ConcernsJanuary 21st, 2022
  • Diaphragm Pacing Can Enhance Recovery and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Cardiac Surgery, Small Series Concludes
    Diaphragm Pacing Can Enhance Recovery and Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Cardiac Surgery, Small Series ConcludesOctober 11th, 2020

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French

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