Episode 10: Interview with a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

In this episode we interview Dr. Joseph Lahorra, the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Heart & Vascular Institute Chair at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. Dr. Lahorra provides us insights into the typical day of a cardiac surgeon, the common procedures he performs, how cardiac surgery has evolved, and new innovations in heart care. He also provides advice for medical students applying to surgery and cardiothoracic surgery residency programs.

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Joseph Lahorra, M.D.

Current Positions
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chair of Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital


Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School
Cardiac Surgery Research Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
General Surgery Residency, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
B.A., Tufts University

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