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Robert F Tranbaugh, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Robert F Tranbaugh, MD

Robert Frederick Tranbaugh, MD is chairman of the Department of Cardiothroacic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and a professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. He performs mitral valve surgery, aortic valve replacement, aortic dissection and aneurysm surgery, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include the role of radial artery grafting in improving outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery. Dr. Tranbaugh offers cutting-edge cardiac care and has been named a top doctor by Castle Connolly, New York's Best Doctors, Super Doctors, and U.S. News and World Report. His coronary artery bypass mortality rates are among the lowest of all cardiac surgeons in the state, according to the New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgery Reporting System. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the New York State Surgical Society. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Tranbaugh completed his general and cardiothoracic surgery residencies at the University California San Francisco Medical Center. He previously served as the director of pediatric cardiac surgery a SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn and served as the first chief of cardiac surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in 1991.

Background

Board Certification
  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
Medical/Graduate School
  • University of Pennsylvania
Residency
  • University of San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship
  • University of San Francisco Medical Center
Area of Interest
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Bypass
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Arterial Bypass Grafting
  • Aortic Valve Replacement