Christina Vassileva, MD, FACS, FACC
Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Witness, Cardiovascular Disease Expert Witness
mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement, mitral valve surgery, valve repair, valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, TAVI, coronary artery bypass, CABG, aortic aneurysm, atrial fibrillation
I completed medical school and general surgery at Johns Hopkins and subsequently finished my training in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac track at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2009. Throughout my training I have received multiple awards that distinguish my scholastic achievement.
I am well versed in all aspects of cardiac surgery. I have special expertise in mitral valve repair. I also have experience with transcatherter aortic valve replacement.
I have been involved on a national level in a number of professional organizations. In the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), I am a member of the Quality Management Task Force, and I was one of the participants in the development of the updated risk model in cardiac surgery, on which the STS risk calculator is based. In the American College of Cardiology (ACC), I have participated in a number of initiatives on patient-centered care and shared decision-making. In addition, I am one of two surgeons national...
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