Eric Roselli, MD, is Director of the Aorta Center and a Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and on the teaching faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Specialty/Clinical Interests: Cardiac surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, endovascular aorta treatment - thoracic, surgery reoperation, heart valve surgery, high-risk reoperation surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, percutaneous valve treatment
Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. Of these, Dr. Roselli performs approximately 350, including transcatheter aortic valve surgery, aortic valve surgery and complex aorta surgery. Since joining Cleveland Clinic in 2005, Dr. Roselli has performed more than 1,350 aortic repairs.
Success rates: Among top US hospitals for cardiac surgery, Cleveland Clinic’s volume is the highest with the best quality outcomes. You can view success rates for specific procedures at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx
Education and Training: Dr. Roselli did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, where he received the David J. Hallisey Memorial Academic Scholarship. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating in 1997 "with distinction." He completed residencies in both surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic, followed by additional training in catheter-based interventions and endovascular surgery. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005 in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Publications and Speaking: He has authored or co-authored several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on root, arch, and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular aortic surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, aortic valve disease, cardiac tumors, cardiac CT, atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve development. Dr. Roselli participates in the peer review process as a reviewer for prestigious medical journals.
Dr Roselli's research is focused on thoracic aortic dissection and aneurysms, and aortic valve and multi-valve disease. Specifically, his projects are directed at improving and developing safer and less invasive approaches to treat patients with these problems. He is regularly invited to present information about his research at medical and surgical conferences worldwide.
Dr. Roselli is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as a chairman and member of the program committee for multiple national meetings, co-authored practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases, and is an active member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
About Dr. Roselli: “I enjoy my field because every day within a matter of a few short minutes, I have the privilege of helping a patient and their family during one of the most important events of their life, making the decision to proceed with a potentially lifesaving operation. I never lose site of the trust that people put in our team to take care of their loved one like we would our own family member.
Leisure time activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Roselli likes to spend time with his family, skiing and boating
Videos: To learn more about Dr. Roselli and his expertise, watch the videos listed at the top of this page or those listed on HeartValveSurgery.com: