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Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD

Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center Mather (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Mather Ste 1800
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD


  • Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off Pump
  • Coronary Revascularization
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Thoracic Aortic Repair
  • Percutaneous Valve Repair
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Valve Repair


  • Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
  • Director, Lung Transplantation, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, CWRU School of Medicine

Certifications & Memberships

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery - UH Case Medical Center (2004 - 2005)

Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Ucla David Geffen School Of Medicine/Ucla Medical Center (2003 - 2004)

Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2002 - 2003)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Exempla St Joseph Hospital (1998 - 2002)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Exempla St Joseph Hospital (1997 - 1998)

Research Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Mount Sinai Morningside (1996 - 1997)

Other Education
Institute Of Transplantology And Artificial Organs (1995)

Other Education
Institute Of Transplantology And Artificial Organs (1991)

Medical Education
Kemerovo State Medical Academy (1989)


Yakov Elgudin, MD, PhD, FACS, is a cardiac surgeon and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Elgudin earned his medical degree from Kemerovo State Medical Institute followed by master and doctorate degrees from the Institute of Transplantation and Artificial Organs in Russia. Dr. Elgudin then completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Exempla-Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He completed four fellowships – a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at St. Luke/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s.

With his extensive training and experience, Dr. Elgudin has developed a large heart surgery practice over the years. His clinical special interests include mitral valve repair, complex aortic surgery, complex redo cardiac surgery, mechanical circulatory support, and heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. Elgudin has several patents related to bioprosthetic heart valves and is the author of more than 30 publications in national peer-reviewed journals. He is an active member of numerous prestigious organizations including the American College of Surgeons, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Additionally, Dr. Elgudin is President of the Russian American Medical Association and enjoys medical missions to Siberia, where he performs and teaches adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

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Industry Relationships

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As of December 31, 2016, Yakov Elgudin did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.