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Christopher Salerno, MD

Christopher Salerno, MD

2021 Senior Faculty Scholars

Christopher Salerno, MD, is a global leader in cardiac surgery and an expert in performing complex surgeries for patients suffering from a wide range of heart conditions. Dr. Salerno’s practice primarily focuses on treating heart failure, mechanical circulatory support (ventricular assist devices) and heart transplantation.

Along with his devotion to his clinical practice, Dr. Salerno is also an avid researcher who investigates treatment and techniques to improve overall care for his patients. He has evaluated long-term outcomes of heart patients to assess which treatments deliver the best results, improve protocols and patient care. Dr. Salerno has also conducted intense research centered on caring for patients with heart conditions during COVID. His research has been published in a number of highly respected, peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Journal of Transplantation, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.