Stephanie Mick, MD, is a cardiovascular surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Surgical Director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement program in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery.
Specialty interests: heart surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, percutaneous valve treatment
Number of Procedures Performed: Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,000 heart surgeries each year. Of these, Dr. Mick performs approximately 350 surgeries per year.
Success rates: Among top U.S. 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: After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University, Dr. Mick completed medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, where she was awarded the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award, given to the female medical student with the best graduating academic record.
She completed an internship and residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell in New York City, during which she won the Chief Residents’ Award for Clinical Excellence. She then completed a three-year research post-doctoral fellowship with an interest in vascular biology at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mick returned to New York Presbyterian-Cornell to complete her chief residency in general surgery. She completed her subspecialty training in cardiothoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, where she specialized in adult cardiac surgery. She joined Cleveland Clinic in 2011 as a clinical associate in cardiac surgery and was appointed to the full medical staff in 2012. She is the surgical director of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement program.
Publications, Speaking and Research: Dr. Mick has authored more than two dozen articles and editorials published in leading medical journals. She has been an invited presenter at meetings of the American Heart Association, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Western Thoracic Surgical Association and the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Dr. Mick is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Mick is involved in several significant clinical research projects at Cleveland Clinic, including studies on alternative cardioplegia solutions, hybrid cardiac procedures and transcatheter valve therapies.
About Dr. Mick: I enjoy my field because it gives me the opportunity to make a big difference in people’s lives and to assist them in what is almost always a crisis -- to get them through that and support them through that in many ways.
Leisure activities: In her leisure time, Dr. Mick enjoys skiing, travel, music, and bike riding