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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

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

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 Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Procedures
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mediastinal Disorders
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Robotic Cardiac Surgery
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation

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:

Gershengorn Hayley B, Wunsch Hannah, Hua May, Bavaria Joseph E, Gutsche Jacob: Association of Overnight Extubation With Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery in the Intensive Care Unit. The Annals of thoracic surgery 108 (2): 432-442,2019.

Kreibich Maximilian, Chen Zehang, Rylski Bartosz, Bavaria Joseph E, Brown Chase R, Branchetti Emanuela, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Szeto Wilson Y, Desai Nimesh D: Outcome after aortic, axillary, or femoral cannulation for acute type A aortic dissection. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 158 (1): 27-34.e9,2019.

Nishimura Rick A, O'Gara Patrick T, Bavaria Joseph E, Brindis Ralph G, Carroll John D, Kavinsky Clifford J, Lindman Brian R, Linderbaum Jane A, Little Stephen H, Mack Michael J, Mauri Laura, Miranda William R, Shahian David M, Sundt Thoralf M: 2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS expert consensus systems of care document: A proposal to optimize care for patients with valvular heart disease: A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions 94 (1): 3-26,2019.

Allen Mark S, Baumgartner William A, Bavaria Joseph E, Mathisen Douglas J, Wood Douglas E: Robert A. Wynbrandt-Executive Director & General Counsel of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons June 1, 2002-March 15, 2019. The Annals of thoracic surgery 108 (1): 1-4,2019.

Ghoreishi Mehrdad, Sundt Thoralf M, Cameron Duke E, Holmes Sari D, Roselli Eric E, Pasrija Chetan, Gammie James S, Patel Himanshu J, Bavaria Joseph E, Svensson Lars G, Taylor Bradley S: Factors associated with acute stroke after type A aortic dissection repair: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : 2019.

Nishimura Rick A, O'Gara Patrick T, Bavaria Joseph E, Brindis Ralph G, Carroll John D, Kavinsky Clifford J, Lindman Brian R, Linderbaum Jane A, Little Stephen H, Mack Michael J, Mauri Laura, Miranda William R, Shahian David M, Sundt Thoralf M: 2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS expert consensus systems of care document: A proposal to optimize care for patients with valvular heart disease: A joint report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 157 (6): e327-e354,2019.

Nishimura Rick A, O'Gara Patrick T, Bavaria Joseph E, Brindis Ralph G, Carroll John D, Kavinsky Clifford J, Lindman Brian R, Linderbaum Jane A, Little Stephen H, Mack Michael J, Mauri Laura, Miranda William R, Shahian David M, Sundt Thoralf M: 2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: A Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 32 (6): 683-707,2019.

Nishimura Rick A, O'Gara Patrick T, Bavaria Joseph E, Brindis Ralph G, Carroll John D, Kavinsky Clifford J, Lindman Brian R, Linderbaum Jane A, Little Stephen H, Mack Michael J, Mauri Laura, Miranda William R, Shahian David M, Sundt Thoralf M: 2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: A Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Annals of thoracic surgery 107 (6): 1884-1910,2019.

Kreibich Maximilian, Rylski Bartosz, Czerny Martin, Siepe Matthias, Beyersdorf Friedhelm, Chen Zehang, Branchetti Emanuela, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Desai Nimesh D: Influence of age and the burden of ischemic injury on the outcome of Type A aortic dissection repair. The Annals of thoracic surgery : 2019.

Kreibich Maximilian, Rylski Bartosz, Czerny Martin, Pingpoh Clarence, Siepe Matthias, Beyersdorf Friedhelm, Khurshan Fabliha, Vallabhajosyula Prashanth, Szeto Wilson Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Desai Nimesh D, Branchetti Emanuela: Type A aortic dissection in patients with bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy. The Annals of thoracic surgery : 2019.

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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