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Robert J. Moraca, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Dr. Moraca specializes in adult cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, arrhythmia surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), thoracic aortic surgery, aortic valve repair, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, mitral valve repair and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transplantation/ventricular assist devices.

Curriculum Vitae
Robert J. Moraca, MD

Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, CTEPH, Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement, Endovascular Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary Bypass Surgery
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Education and Professional Achievements
Education

The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 2000

Residency

General Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2006

Fellowships

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo. 2008

Professional Activities and Awards

Surgical Director, Virginia Mason Heart Institute
Pittsburgh Business Times Health Care Hero Award, 2013
Vice President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS), 2014-2015
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS), 2015-2016
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Temple University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2016-2019
Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery, Cardiovascular Institute at Allegheny General Hospital, 2010-2019
Surgical Director of Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) Program, Cardiovascular Institute at Allegheny General Hospital, 2012-2019

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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
*Dr. Moraca explained fully the extent of my heart condition & presented the proposed treatment that really helped me with my decision to go ahead with the surgery. Will recommend *Dr. Moraca to my family & friends in the future.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
*Dr. Moraca was so helpful. His diagram of the heart and needed procedure was so helpful. I seemed he really cared. Very positive experience.