Tara Mastracci, MD


Tara Mastracci, MD

Appointed: 2008

Tara Mastracci, MD
Department: Vascular Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code H32
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Tara Mastracci, MD, is on the staff of the Department of Vascular Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She also is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Mastracci holds a medical degree and a Master’s degree in Health Research Methodology in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She completed a general General Surgery residency and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery there before coming to Cleveland Clinic in 2007 as an aortic/endovascular fellow.

She was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic Vascular Surgery staff in 2008. Her special interests include endovascular surgery, aortic aneurysm repair and aortic dissection.

A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Vascular Surgery and General Surgery, Dr. Mastracci is trained in advanced endovascular surgery. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and a Member of the Midwestern Vascular Society.

Dr. Mastracci has co-authored more than 30 articles on aortic disease, including complex endovascular surgery, repair of aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm repair. She also has five textbook chapters to her credit as co-author. She has lectured on endovascular repair for aneurysms and aortic dissection at several notable medical conferences, including the Society for Vascular Surgery 2009 Annual Meeting in Denver, Charing Cross Vascular Conference in London, England, the VEITH Symposium and as an invited lecturer at many  international symposia. 

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Aortic/Endovascular Fellow
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
Vascular Surgery
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Residency - McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
General Surgery
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Medical School - McMaster University School of Medicine
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Undergraduate - McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario Canada


  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- General Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- Vascular Surgery

Specialty Interests

Abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, aorta surgery, aortofemoral bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting, endovascular surgery, surgery for peripheral artery disease

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 6/9/2014, Dr. Mastracci has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Mastracci has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation:

  • Cook Medical

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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