Marc Pelletier, MD, MS
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- Director, Heart Surgery Center, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals
- Division Chief, Cardiac Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Clinical Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Marc Pelletier, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at University Hospitals Health System and Director of the Heart Surgery Center for University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.
Dr. Pelletier joined University Hospitals from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he served since 2016 as surgical director of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) program. Prior to this role, he spent nine years as head of cardiac surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre in Canada. Before that, Dr. Pelletier was a surgeon and an assistant professor at Stanford University.
Dr. Pelletier trained at McGill University in cardiac surgery and Stanford University in cardiothoracic transplantation and ventricular assist devices. His areas of specialty include TAVR procedures, minimally invasive valve surgery, aortic valve and aortic root surgery, surgery for heart failure and minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery.
He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, with over 110 abstracts accepted at scientific meetings and participated in more than 110 invited talks. Dr. Pelletier was chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada’s examination board in cardiac surgery from 2014 to 2018, and in 2018 received the Larry Cohn Outstanding Teacher Award for surgical education. In 2021, he was named one of Cleveland’s Top Doctors and also awarded the Distinguished Surgeon designation at University Hospitals.
- Cardiac Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) - Off Pump
- Heart Transplantation
- Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
- Structural Heart Disease
- Valve Repair
Certifications & Memberships
- Cardiac Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
Fellowship | Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Cardiothoracic Transplantation - Stanford Hospital And Clinics (2000 - 2001)
Residency | Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery - Mcgill University Health Centre - The Glen (1994 - 2000)
Mcgill University (2000)
Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine (1994)
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As of December 31, 2016, Marc Pelletier did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.