Gabriel S. Aldea, M.D., is section chief for adult cardiac surgery. Dr. Aldea specializes in minimally invasive heart surgery, valve replacement or repair, cardiopulmonary bypass and surgery for aortic aneurysms.
Dr. Aldea is also a UW professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
His clinical interests include less invasive cardiac surgery as an alternative to standard cardiac surgery, coronary bypass, valvular replacement/repair, aortic aneurysm surgery and repair with endovascular stents, and maze atrial fibrillation surgery and atrial revascularization. His research interests are focused on improving methods and techniques for cardiac surgery and on evaluating quality care and outcomes.
He earned his M.D. from Columbia University in New York City, New York; completed a residency and fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery in New York Hospital; and was a fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at University of California, San Francisco.