Gianluca Torregrossa, MD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Dr Gianluca Torregrossa graduated from the University of Padua Italy cum laude and distinguished medal honor in 2006. His involvement and passion for cardiac surgery begin since the medical school with a research internship on heart valve tissue engineering accomplished in Italy and at Harefield Hospital Cardiac Centre in London. 

After been graduated as cardiac surgeon at University of Padua, under the direction of Prof Gino Gerosa, dr. Torregrossa spents 9 months in Sudan working for the NGO EMERGENCY, providing cardiac surgery to a large Sub Saharan population of children/young adults focusing on congenital heart disease and surgery for rheumatic valves. During this experience he developed a deep interest on complex repair valve surgery and valve reconstruction. He decided to gain additional experience and expertise in the field of valve surgery completing a 3 years advanced fellowship at the Department of Cardiothoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City under the direction of Dr David Adams.

In 2016 Dr Torregrossa has been appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Mount Sinai Health System working under the direction of Dr John Puskas. His training has been focused on advance mitral, complex aortic root surgery, Ross procedure, heart failure surgery, complex coronary artery bypass surgery including robotic CABG, OPCABG and total arterial revascularization. 

Gianluca Torregrossa is an Alumni of “Collegio Navale Francesco Morosini” in Venice, active member of European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Italian Society of Cardiac Surgery. He is also honored member of the SISM (Italian Association of Medical Students) and treasure of the ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation) Cardiovascular Science Chapter. 

In December 2011 Gianluca Torregrossa was part of the surgical team who implanted the first Total artificial Heart in Italy and he was the surgeon and medical point of reference for the longest survivor patient in the world supported with a total artificial heart. 

Dr Torregrossa is author of 34 publications in peer reviewed journal including 1 book; his current impact point is above 95 with main research focus on total artificial heart, heart valve tissue engineering and congenital coronary artery bypass. 

Gianluca Torregrossa speaks fluently 4 languages, crossed the Sahara twice on his motorbike and enjoys play guitar.  

Terms of Appointment: May 2017 - Apr 2019