Marijan Koprivanac, MD
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Treatment & Services
- Aorta Graft
- Aorta Surgery
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Valve Repair
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Aortic Valve Surgery
- Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
- Atrial Septal Defect Closure
- Bypass Surgery
- Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- Chest Surgery
- Complex Aorta Surgery
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (cabg) Surgery
- Coronary Artery Reoperation
- David Procedure
- David Reimplantation Operation
- ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
- Endovascular Aorta Treatment - Thoracic
- Endovascular Surgery
- Epicardial Lead Placement
- Heart Failure Surgery
- Heart Surgery for Marfan Syndrome
- Heart Surgery Reoperation
- Heart Valve Surgery
- High Risk Reoperation Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Repair
- Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgeries
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
- Mitral Valve Replacement
- Mitral Valve Surgery
- Modified David's Reimplantation Procedure
- Off Pump Bypass Surgery
- Off Pump Heart Surgery
- Pericardium Surgery
- Pulmonary Embolism Surgery
- Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
- Pulmonic Valve Repair
- Pulmonic Valve Replacement
- Removal of Atrial Myxoma
- Removal of Cardiac Tumors
- Reoperation Valve Surgery
- Repair Of Aortic Aneurysms And Dissections
- Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
- Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Surgical Ablation Of Atrial Fibrillation
- Surgical Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
- Tricuspid Valve Repair
- Tricuspid Valve Replacement
- Valve Sparing Method
- Valve Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aorta Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
- Aortic Occlusion (blockage)
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Coarctation Of The Aorta
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Congenital Valve Disease
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Heart Attack
- Heart Disease
- Heart Failure
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Related Illnesses
- Heart Valve Disease
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infective Endocarditis
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Marfan Syndrome
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Mitral Valve Regurgitation
- Mitral Valve Stenosis
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Patent Foramen Ovale
- Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Valve Disease
- Pulmonic Regurgitation
- Pulmonic Stenosis
- Rheumatic Heart Disease
- Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Tricuspid Regurgitation
- Tricuspid Stenosis
- Tricuspid Valve Disease
- Ventricular Aneurysm
- Ventricular Septal Defects
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About Marijan Koprivanac, MD
Marijan Koprivanac, MD, is a staff surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He is at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.
Specialty Interests: Adult cardiac surgery; aortic valve and bicuspid valve repair; surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection, including endovascular approach; complex aorta surgery and cardiac reoperations; David's reimplantation procedure; cardiac surgery for Marfan’s and other connective tissue disorders; minimally invasive heart surgery; cardiac tumors; endocarditis
Experience: Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons perform a total of more than 4,500 heart surgeries annually, with each surgeon completing 300 to 400 cases. During his training, Dr. Koprivanac performed more than 1,000 cardiothoracic surgeries, including heart valve surgery, reoperations and complex aorta operations.
Success Rates: Cleveland Clinic has been rated the top heart center in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 25 consecutive years, drawing patients from across the country and around the world. To learn about patient outcomes for specific conditions and procedures at Cleveland Clinic, go to http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.
Education: Dr. Koprivanac holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia, and a master’s in clinical research from Case Western Reserve University. He was a research fellow in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery while earning his master’s and entered a six-year surgical residency at Cleveland Clinic on completion of his degree. Following his residency, Dr. Koprivanac completed his training with a two-year cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
He returned to Cleveland Clinic as an aortic clinical associate in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 2021 and was named a full member of the surgical staff in 2022.
About Dr. Koprivanac: “There is no greater feeling than being able to help patients and improve their quality of life. In cardiac surgery, this requires high technical expertise and a wide skill set to be able to choose the best treatment option and achieve the best possible outcome. I am grateful to have learned these skills from one of the best heart surgeons in the world. I am privileged that my work is facilitated by an amazing team of individuals caring for our patients from diagnosis to discharge and beyond.”
Leisure Activities: In his leisure time Dr. Koprivanac enjoys nature and outdoor activities, including hiking, sailing and fishing, as well as basketball, tennis, movies and spending time with his family.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
Medical Education - University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
Dr. Koprivanac has presented at national and international medical meetings, including the Society for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has coauthored scientific papers published in leading surgical journals, authored chapters in surgical textbooks and is a manuscript reviewer for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
- Cardiac Surgery
Awards & Honors
- 2021 Michael A. Acker Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania
- 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic
- 2018 Best Oral Presentation, Cleveland Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Day
- 2008 Rector's Award for best student research/article, University of Zagreb
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
- International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
- American Heart Association
Research & Publications
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Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023
My surgeon *Dr. Koprivanac was very good. I owe a life to him and his team.
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023
My doctors worked well together. Very happy.