Dr. A. Marc Gillinov is an internationally recognized cardiac
surgeon and innovator. Dr. Gillinov holds the Judith Dion Pyle Chair in Heart
Valve Research at the Cleveland Clinic and is principal investigator of The
Atrial Fibrillation Innovation Center, a $23 million program funded by the State
of Ohio. He has extensive experience with the development and assessment of new cardiovascular therapies, and is a founder of Viacor, Inc, a venture-funded company developing percutaneous approaches to mitral valve repair and Pleuraflow, LLC, which focuses on development of new, more effective techniques for surgical drainage. He is also co-developer of the left atrial appendage clip, a novel medical device designed for open or minimally invasive occlusion of the left atrial appendage.
Dr. Gillinov is author or co-author of more than 200 publications, 10 continuing medical educational films, and 19 contributory chapters to medical/surgical textbooks. He is a member of ten scientific societies, and he has been invited to join the editorial review board or act as an editorial reviewer for 15 scientific periodicals
After graduating summa cum laude from Yale University, Dr. Gillinov entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he ranked first in his class. Dr. Gillinov received his clinical and advanced training in general surgery and cardiac and thoracic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1997, after completing his education and training, he joined the Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgery staff.