Congenital Heart Surgeon

Constantine Mavroudis, MD

Medical School:
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency:
  • General Surgery – University of California San Francisco
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery – University of California San Francisco
Fellowship:
  • Research Fellow – University of California San Francisco
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – University of California San Francisco
Biographical Sketch

Constantine Mavroudis, MD was born in Thasos, Greece on July 19, 1946, the son of a naturalized American citizen, and moved to New York City in 1947. He grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended public schools where he participated in Boy Scouts, varsity sports (football, fencing, baseball), and student government.

He graduated from Rutgers University (1968) where he studied biological sciences and art. He was captain of the fencing team and represented the United States in the Martini and Rossi World Invitational Tournament (1968). He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1973) and completed General Surgery Training (1973-1979), Thoracic-Cardiovascular Training (1979-1978), and was a Research Fellow (1979-1977), all at the University of California-San Francisco.

His first faculty position was at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1981-1989) where he became Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery. He was recruited to Children’s Professor of Surgery, Division Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief. During 2008-2011, Dr. Mavroudis served as chair of the Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery with a joint appointment in the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic. In 2012, he was recruited to Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando where he became Director, Congenital Heart Institute and Site Director, Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery. His academic appointment is Professor of Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mavroudis is well recognized in his field, both nationally and internationally. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the Editor of the standard textbook, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its fourth Edition. He is Editor of Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its first Edition. In addition he has served as editor or co-editor for six other textbooks. He is a member and serves in leadership positions in the major Thoracic Surgery professional organizations. He is past President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (2002) and past President of the Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society (2004-2006). His practice attracts patients from the United States and abroad because of the expertise that Dr. Mavroudis has developed in the fields of complex congenital heart repairs, arrhythmia surgery, coronary artery surgery in children, and adult congenital heart interventions.

Dr. Mavroudis spends his leisure time training for athletic events with friends. He has completed 11 marathons, 37 Olympic distance triathlons and 5 Ironman 70.3 distance triathlons in the United States and Europe. He and his family have an active lifestyle and enjoy fishing trips, winery visits, and ski vacations.

Dr. Mavroudis is happily married to the former Martha Smith of Louisville, Kentucky. Martha paints flowers, raptor birds, and city scenes. She is a gourmet cook. Together they have raised two children. Paula Carrie Mavroudis is a graduate of the University of Iowa having majored in journalism and art history. She is an executive account supervisor for Edelman Public Relations Firm in Chicago. Constantine David Mavroudis is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in philosophy and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where he graduated with combined MD-MSc degrees. He is presently a resident in the integrated 6-year cardiothoracic training program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Prophylactic arrhythmia surgery in association with congenital heart operations: a critical review and recommendations

Mavroudis C, Stulak JM, Ad N, Siegel A, Giamberti A, Harris L, Backer CL, Tsao S, Dearani J, Weerasena N, Deal BJ.
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Indications for Fontan’s Operation in patients with Cono-Truncal Anomalies. In, Surgery of Cono-Truncal Anomalies

Mavroudis C, Mavroudis CD, Siegel A Lacour-Gayet F, Bove E, Hraska V, Morell V, and Spray T, eds. Springer, 2014.

Tricuspid Valve Repair in non-Ebstein’s Patients

Ali-Dodge A, Frost JL, Mavroudis C: Tricuspid Valve Repair in non-Ebstein’s Patients. Giamberti A et al, Eds. The Tricuspid Valve. Springer, 2014; 24: 1077-1087. 
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Ethical issues confronting outcomes analysis and quality assurance. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease

Mavroudis CD, Jacobs JP, Siegel A, Mavroudis C: Ethical issues confronting outcomes analysis and quality assurance. Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Disease (Barach, Jacobs, Laussen, Lipshultz, eds. Springer, 2014. 
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Congenital Heart Surgeon

Constantine Mavroudis, MD

Education

Medical School:
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency:
  • General Surgery – University of California San Francisco
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery – University of California San Francisco
Fellowship:
  • Research Fellow – University of California San Francisco
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – University of California San Francisco
Specialty:
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Specialty Certified:
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery – American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Re-Certification – American Board of Surgery
  • Re-Certification – American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Achievements

Awards and Honors:
  • President’s Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Best Scientific Paper: “Taussig-Bing Anomaly: Arterial Switch versus Kawashima Intraventricular Repair”
  • Krikos Humanitarian Award for Activities Associated with the Hellenic Heart Program
  • Hellenic Bar Association Professional Achievement Award For Service to the Greek Community
  • Sacred Heart Goal Award For Professional and Humanitarian Activities
  • J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for Congenital Heart Surgery Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Annual Meeting
  • Dickinson High School Hall of Fame, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • President’s Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Best Scientific Paper: “Contemporary Fontan Operation: Association of Type of Cavopulmonary Connection with Early Outcome”
Professional Societies:
  • National and International
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Section
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Cardiology, (1984 – 2010)
  • American College of Chest Physicians, (1983 – 1997)
  • American Heart Association, (1985 – 2010)
  • American Surgical Association, (1992)
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • International Society for Heart Transplantation
  • International Society of Surgery
  • Medical Society of Thessaloniki, est. 1928 (Honorary)
  • Society for Thoracic Surgical Education President, (2007)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, (1985)
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Sociedad Argentina de Cardiologia (Honorary)
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association President, (2002)
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Local: San Francisco and California
  • Naffziger Surgical Society
  • Local: Louisville and Kentucky
  • Jefferson County Medical Society, (1981 – 1989)
  • Kentucky Surgical Society, (1985 – 1989)
  • Kentucky Thoracic Society, (1980 – 1989)
  • Louisville Surgical Society, (1982 – 1989)
  • Innominate Historical Society, (1986 – 1989)
  • Local: Chicago and Illinois
  • Chicago Surgical Society
  • Regional Organ Bank of Illinois (ROBI)
Professional Appointments:
  • Deputy Director, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, (1987 – 1989)
  • Chief, Section of Congenital Heart Surgery – Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, (1982 – 1989)
  • Staff Surgeon – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (1989 – 2008)
  • Division Head and AC Beuhler Professor of Surgery – Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (1989 – 2008)
  • Staff Surgeon – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (1989 – 2008)
  • Division Head and AC Beuhler Professor of Surgery – Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (1990 – 2002)
  • Division Head and Willis J. Potts Professor of Surgery – Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (2002 – 2008)
  • Willis J. Potts Professor and Surgeon-in-Chief – Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, (2003 – 2008)
  • Ross Chairman of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery – Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, (2008 – 2011)
  • Director, Congenital Heart Institute – Florida Hospital for Children, Site Director, Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery – Florida Hospital for Children, (2012 – Present)
  • Professor of Surgery-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Academic Appointments:
  • Professor of Surgery – Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, (1988 – 1989)
  • Professor of Surgery, Vice Chairman – Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, (1989 – 2008)
  • Professor of Surgery Chairman – Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner School of Medicine, (2008 – 2011)
  • Joint Appointment – Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic, (2010 – 2011)
  • Professor of Surgery; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Research

Research Project(s):
  • Children’s Heart Foundation Principal Investigator, Fontan Conversion Longitudinal Database 2011-2013 $100,000.00
  • National Institutes of Health, Heart and Lung Institute Principal Investigator, Children’s Memorial Hospital Subcontract “Intrathoracic Artificial Lungs” 1998-2001 $355,617.00
  • G.J. Aigner Foundation “The Bidirectional Glenn Operation: A NEW Solution for Congenitally Corrected Transposition, Ventricular Septal Defect, and Pulmonary Stenosis” $15,000.00
Publication(s) (Peer-Reviewed):
  • 334 peer reviewed articles in the breadth of congenital and acquired heart surgery
  • 94 book chapters
  • 34 book reviews, invited commentaries, and letters to the editor

Biographical Sketch

Constantine Mavroudis, MD was born in Thasos, Greece on July 19, 1946, the son of a naturalized American citizen, and moved to New York City in 1947. He grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended public schools where he participated in Boy Scouts, varsity sports (football, fencing, baseball), and student government.

He graduated from Rutgers University (1968) where he studied biological sciences and art. He was captain of the fencing team and represented the United States in the Martini and Rossi World Invitational Tournament (1968). He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1973) and completed General Surgery Training (1973-1979), Thoracic-Cardiovascular Training (1979-1978), and was a Research Fellow (1979-1977), all at the University of California-San Francisco.

His first faculty position was at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1981-1989) where he became Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery. He was recruited to Children’s Professor of Surgery, Division Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief. During 2008-2011, Dr. Mavroudis served as chair of the Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery with a joint appointment in the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic. In 2012, he was recruited to Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando where he became Director, Congenital Heart Institute and Site Director, Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery. His academic appointment is Professor of Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mavroudis is well recognized in his field, both nationally and internationally. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the Editor of the standard textbook, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its fourth Edition. He is Editor of Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, now in its first Edition. In addition he has served as editor or co-editor for six other textbooks. He is a member and serves in leadership positions in the major Thoracic Surgery professional organizations. He is past President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (2002) and past President of the Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society (2004-2006). His practice attracts patients from the United States and abroad because of the expertise that Dr. Mavroudis has developed in the fields of complex congenital heart repairs, arrhythmia surgery, coronary artery surgery in children, and adult congenital heart interventions.

Dr. Mavroudis spends his leisure time training for athletic events with friends. He has completed 11 marathons, 37 Olympic distance triathlons and 5 Ironman 70.3 distance triathlons in the United States and Europe. He and his family have an active lifestyle and enjoy fishing trips, winery visits, and ski vacations.

Dr. Mavroudis is happily married to the former Martha Smith of Louisville, Kentucky. Martha paints flowers, raptor birds, and city scenes. She is a gourmet cook. Together they have raised two children. Paula Carrie Mavroudis is a graduate of the University of Iowa having majored in journalism and art history. She is an executive account supervisor for Edelman Public Relations Firm in Chicago. Constantine David Mavroudis is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in philosophy and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine where he graduated with combined MD-MSc degrees. He is presently a resident in the integrated 6-year cardiothoracic training program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.