Mark Bleiweis, MD

Mark Bleiweis, MD

Thoracic Surgery Gainesville, FL

Director & Principal Cardiothoracic Surgeon, UF Health Congenital Heart Center

Office Address

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  • 1600 Sw Archer Rd
    Gainesville, FL 32610
    Phone: (352) 846-2776
    Fax: (352) 846-4853


  • I am an academic cardiac surgeon with private practice and administrative experience. I'm interested in all aspects of caring for children and adults with complex heart disease. My specialties include neonatal heart surgery, including small and premature babies; thoracic transplantation; ventricular assist devices; complex valve disease; adult congenital heart disease; diseases of the aorta, including connective tissue disorders such as Marfan's Syndrome; and cardiac intensive care.

Dr. Bleiweis's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Thoracic Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Pediatric Thoracic
  • Clinical Interests: Heart-Assist Devices; Congenital Abnormalities; Congenital Heart Defects; Heart; Heart Valve Prosthesis; Heart Transplantation

Dr. Bleiweis's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ProfessorUF Health
    Gainesville, FL
  • Director & Principal Cardiothoracic SurgeonUF Health
    Gainesville, FL
    Director of UF Health Congenital Heart Center and Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery directing multi-specialty center dedicated to the treatment of heart disease in children and adults.

Dr. Bleiweis's Education & Medical Training

  • University of California at San FranciscoUniversity of California at San FranciscoFellowship, Congenital Heart Surgery
  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsFellowship, Thoracic Surgery
  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery
  • UCSD Sch of MedUC San Diego School of MedicineMedical School
  • Cornell UniversityCornell UniversityOther Training, BS, Chemistry, Distinction in All Subjects

Dr. Bleiweis's Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical License2006 - 2016
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic & Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryCongenital Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Bleiweis's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American College of SurgeonsFellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons

Dr. Bleiweis's Publications & Presentations

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  • American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular SciencesMember2000 - Present
  • American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery & AnesthesiaMember2000 - Present
  • American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the YoungMember2000 - Present
  • American Heart Association Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes ResearchMember2000 - Present

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Network Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust POS-SE
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref

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