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Yong Zhan, MD
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Co-Director, Aortic Disease Program; Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Focus Areas
Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, aortic aneurysm and dissection surgery, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices
Research Focus Areas
Endovascular and endocardiac therapies in cardiac surgery
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Boston , Aortic Disease referrals phone: 617-636-5590; Vascular Surgery referrals phone: 617-636-8094
Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 6th Floor
800 Washington St.
Boston , MA 02111
Phone #: Aortic Disease referrals phone: 617-636-5590; Vascular Surgery referrals phone: 617-636-8094
Fax #: 617-636-6410
2012, Outstanding Chief Resident Award, NY Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
2005, MGH Research Award
1. Hwang D, Zhan Y. A combination of type A aortic dissection and COVID-19: operative mortality of 33%? Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1734.
2. Zhan Y, Kooperkamp H, Lofftus S, McGrath D, Kawabori M, Chen FY. Conventional open versus hybrid aortic arch repair: a meta-analysis of propensity-matched studies. J Thorac Dis. 2021;13:4714-22.
3. Kawabori M, Critsinelis AC, Hironaka CE, Chen FY, Zhan Y, Thayer KL, Couper GS. Right ventricular undersizing is associated with increased 1-year mortality. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1048-59
4. Zhan Y, Kawabori M, Lofftus S, Cobey F, Rastegar H, Weintraub A, Chen FY. Right transaxillary transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the "flip-n-flex" technique. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:57-62.
5. Zhan Y, Toomey N, Ortoleva J, Kawabori M, Weintraub A, Chen FY. Safety and efficacy of transaxillary transcatheter aortic valve replacement using a current-generation balloon-expandable valve. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020;15:244.
6. Zhan Y, Wimmer NJ, Shah PB, Davidson MJ. Abdominal aorta as an alternative access route for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg. 2015; 30:510-2.
Yong Zhan, MD graduated from China Medical University in Shenyang, China. After completing a surgical residency at the University Hospital of China Medical University, he moved to Boston. He went on to pursue research fellowships at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed a surgical residency at New York Methodist Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College, followed by cardiothoracic surgery training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Zhan obtained training in endovascular surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Zhan is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery. Dr. Zhan's research and clinical interests included endovascular surgery for valvular diseases and aortic aneurysms, coronary artery bypass graft, arrhythmia surgery, minimally invasive surgery, aortic surgery, heart transplantation and implantation of ventricular assist devices. Dr. Zhan holds memberships in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Heart Association.
Besides his professional interests, he loves sports, music, and photography and enjoys traveling with family.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American Heart Association