Alejandro Bribriesco, MD

Alejandro Bribriesco, MD
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Department Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Surgery
  • Chest Surgery
  • Claggetts Window
  • Diaphragm Surgery
  • Diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • GERD Surgery
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
  • Lobectomy, VATS Lobectomy
  • Lung Lesion Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinum Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries
  • Nodulectomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Robotic Esophagectomy
  • Robotic Lobectomy
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery Department
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • Wedge Resection
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung
  • Collis Nissen/Nissen
  • Diaphragm Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Epiphrenic Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Perforation
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagus Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumor
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
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About Alejandro Bribriesco, MD

Alejandro C. Bribriesco, MD, is a thoracic surgeon in the Department of Thoracic Surgery in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. He sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Lung transplantation, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, pulmonary (lung) nodules, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, repair of hiatal and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus) hernias, acid reflux surgery, achalasia, mediastinal (between the lungs) tumors

Number of Patients Treated: Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeons annually perform more than 1,700 thoracic procedures, with each thoracic surgeon completing 350 to 450 surgeries a year. During his fellowship training, Dr. Bribriesco developed specialized expertise in lung transplantation and minimally invasive and robotic surgery for patients with lung or esophageal cancer. 

Education and Training:  Dr. Bribriesco earned his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his residency in general surgery and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. His fellowship included subspecialty training in thoracic cancer surgery at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Bribriesco joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2017.

Research, Publications and Speaking: During his residency, Dr. Bribriesco also completed a two-year research fellowship in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. His laboratory research included basic science investigation of the immune system after lung transplantation. He has published papers in medical journals, primarily on lung transplantation, and presented his research on that topic at conferences including the American Association of Thoracic Surgery annual meeting in 2016.

About Dr. Bribriesco: “It is important to remember that caring for patients involves much more than just treating their disease.  Building trust through open and honest communication is at the heart of patient care, and I make sure my patients know that we are partners throughout the process.  For me, the patient is the most important person on the health care team.  Taking the time to listen and explain everything is essential.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Bribriesco enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, exercising and visiting museums.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Washington University
Thoracic Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - Washington University
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical School - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA


  • General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Lung transplantation, minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery, pulmonary (lung) nodules, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, repair of hiatal and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus) hernias, acid reflux surgery, achalasia, mediastinal (between the lungs) tumors

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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