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Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD Physician

Co-Director, Transcatheter Valve Program Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program Vice Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery Brooke Roberts - William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery

Dr. Bavaria is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Joseph E. Bavaria

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2002 through 2019
Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 - 2018
Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2012, 2015 - 2018
Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection Repair
  • Aortic Root Surgery
  • Aortic Stent Graft
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Replacement in Elderly
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Pulmonary Endarterectomy
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Stent Graft Aneurysm Repair
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, National Agnew Surgical Society, National American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), National American College of Surgeons (ACS), National American Heart Association (AHA), National American Medical Association (AMA), National American Society of Angiology, National American Surgical Association (ASA), National European Association for Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), International International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISES), International Montalcino Aortic Consortium, International Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society, National Society for Heart Valve Disease, National Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), National Society of Tulane Engineers, Local Society of University of Surgeons (SUS), National The Heart Valve Society, National The Society for Thoracic Surgical Education, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bavaria is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Puskas John D, Bavaria Joseph E, Svensson Lars G, Blackstone Eugene H, Griffith Bartley, Gammie James S, Heimansohn David A, Sadowski Jerzy, Bartus Krzysztof, Johnston Douglas R, Rozanski Jacek, Rosengart Todd, Girardi Leonard N, Klodell Charles T, Mumtaz Mubashir A, Takayama Hiroo, Halkos Michael, Starnes Vaughn, Boateng Percy, Timek Tomasz A, Ryan William, Omer Shuab, Smith Craig R: The COMMENCE trial: 2-year outcomes with an aortic bioprosthesis with RESILIA tissue†. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery : 2017.

Lee Suengwon, Levy Robert J, Christian Abigail J, Hazen Stanley L, Frick Nathan E, Lai Eric K, Grau Juan B, Bavaria Joseph E, Ferrari Giovanni: Calcification and Oxidative Modifications Are Associated With Progressive Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction. Journal of the American Heart Association 6 (5): 2017.

Milewski Rita Karianna, Habertheuer Andreas, Bavaria Joseph E, Siki Mary, Szeto Wilson Y, Krause Eric, Korutla Varun, Desai Nimesh D, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth: Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in patients with bicuspid and trileaflet valves undergoing aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2017.

Bavaria Joseph E, Prager Richard L, Naunheim Keith S, Allen Mark S, Higgins Robert S D, Thourani Vinod H, MacGillivray Thomas E, Boden Natalie, Sabik Joseph F: Surgeon Involvement in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States: A 2016 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Survey. The Annals of thoracic surgery : 2017.

Liang Jackson J, Betensky Brian P, Muser Daniele, Zado Erica S, Anter Elad, Desai Nimesh D, Callans David J, Deo Rajat, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Lin David, Riley Michael P, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Santangeli Pasquale, Acker Michael A, Bavaria Joseph E, Szeto Wilson Y, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Long-term outcome of surgical cryoablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology : 2017.

Grover Frederick L, Vemulapalli Sreekanth, Carroll John D, Edwards Fred H, Mack Michael J, Thourani Vinod H, Brindis Ralph G, Shahian David M, Ruiz Carlos E, Jacobs Jeffrey P, Hanzel George, Bavaria Joseph E, Tuzcu E Murat, Peterson Eric D, Fitzgerald Susan, Kourtis Matina, Michaels Joan, Christensen Barbara, Seward William F, Hewitt Kathleen, Holmes David R: 2016 Annual Report of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. The Annals of thoracic surgery 103 (3): 1021-1035,2017.

Kilic Arman, Siki Mary A, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Anwaruddin Saif, Desai Nimesh D: Concomitant Endografting of a Type B Aortic Dissection During Transfemoral Aortic Valve Replacement. The Annals of thoracic surgery 103 (3): e223-e224,2017.

Grover Frederick L, Vemulapalli Sreekanth, Carroll John D, Edwards Fred H, Mack Michael J, Thourani Vinod H, Brindis Ralph G, Shahian David M, Ruiz Carlos E, Jacobs Jeffrey P, Hanzel George, Bavaria Joseph E, Tuzcu E Murat, Peterson Eric D, Fitzgerald Susan, Kourtis Matina, Michaels Joan, Christensen Barbara, Seward William F, Hewitt Kathleen, Holmes David R: 2016 Annual Report of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69 (10): 1215-1230,2017.

Goldman Scott, Cheung Anson, Bavaria Joseph E, Petracek Michael R, Groh Mark A, Schaff Hartzell V: Midterm, multicenter clinical and hemodynamic results for the Trifecta aortic pericardial valve. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 153 (3): 561-569.e2,2017.

Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Gottret Jean Paul, Menon Rohan, Sultan Ibrahim, Abbas Zara, Siki Mary, Kramer Matthew, Pulsipher Aaron, Naidu Suveeksha, Pochettino Alberto, Milewski Kariana, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E: Central Repair With Antegrade TEVAR for Malperfusion Syndromes in Acute Debakey I Aortic Dissection. The Annals of thoracic surgery 103 (3): 748-755,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2017
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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