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    Our Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgical Team

    Our exceptional team surgeons has been trained in some of the most innovative state-of-the-art cardiovascular and thoracic surgical techniques. Additionally, many of our surgical team members actively participate in research clinical trials, allowing patients access to the most current treatments available.

    Peter Anastassiou, M.D.

    Peter Anastassiou, M.D. - Biography
    Medical Training: Baylor College of Medicine
    Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery
    Contact Numbers: (415) 600-0410 or (707) 573-6165

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    G. James Avery, M.D.

    G. James Avery, M.D. - Biography
    Medical Training: Columbia University; St. Luke's Roosevelt; Presbyterian Hospital City of New York
    Board Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
    Special Interests: Heart transplant; Pacemakers; Spine fusion exposure; Thoracic outlet syndrome; Ventricular assist devices
    Contact Number: (415) 600-1386

    Jim Avery, M.D. has been a member of the surgical staff at California Pacific Medical Center for over 25 years. Starting his practice with J. Donald Hill, M.D., the former Surgical Director of the Cardiovascular Surgery Program at California Pacific, in 1979, Dr. Avery is board certified in both General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Dr. Avery completed his B.A. at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut and received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Remaining in New York, he completed both his internship and residency in General Surgery at Roosevelt Hospital. He then went on to complete his residency in Thoracic Surgery in research at Columbia University and clinical at Presbyterian Hospital, both in New York.

    Dr. Avery is an active member of several professional associations and is a Charter Member of the Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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    Glenn Egrie, M.D.

    Glenn Egrie, M.D. - Biography
    Medical Training: Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital; Children’s Hospital (Boston); University of California, San Francisco
    Board Certification: General Surgery
    Special Interests: Cardiac surgery – adult and pediatric; Heart/Lung transplantation and devices; Lung and airway surgery; Thoracic aortic endovascular surgery
    Contact Number: (415) 600-1386

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    Vincent A. Gaudiani, M.D.

    Chief of CPMC's Heart Institute

    Vincent A. Gaudiani, M.D. - Biography
    Medical Training: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; University Hospitals of Cleveland; Stanford University Medical Center
    Board Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
    Special Interests: Cardiovascular Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
    Contact Number: (650) 366-0225

    Vincent A. Gaudiani, M.D. brings a stellar reputation to his role of Surgeon in Chief of CPMC's Heart Institute, coming from a 13-year position as Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Over the past 25 years, Dr Gaudiani has performed over 10,000 operations. He has focused on valve repair and replacement and electrophysiologic surgery. He has published over 40 scientific papers and has a passionate interest in quality assurance in cardiac surgery. A graduate of Harvard University and Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Dr Gaudiani completed his cardiac surgery training at the National Institute for Health and Stanford University. Board certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, he is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Medtronic Cardiac Surgery.

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