Gabriel S. Aldea M.D.

 Gabriel  S. Aldea M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cardiovascular surgery, Vascular Surgery


Regional Heart Center


English, French, Hebrew, Romanian


Cardiac Clinic & Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4300|Map It 


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.



Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsMedical education1981


Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery1991
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