Dr. Joseph Dearani, MD

Dr. Joseph Dearani, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Dearani, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

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200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Heart Defect Repair
very high
more than 92% of peers
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
high
more than 88% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
high
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Dearani's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dearani "Interests Pediatric and adult congenital heart surgery Reoperative cardiac surgery Valve repair Robotic assisted repair of valve and congenital heart defects (minimally invasive) Arrhythmia surgery Heart transplantation "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dearani "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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35  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • BA - Biology/Spanish Fordham University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • MD School of Medicine, Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • General Surgery Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Chief Resident - General Surgery Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • General Surgery Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Surgery Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Clinic in Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Transplantation Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Research Fellowship - Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 1993First Place, Basic Science Washington Academy of Surgery, Surgical Resident's Competitive Forum, 1993
  • Resident Teacher Award in Surgery Georgetown University, 1993
  • Dwight McGoon Mentorship Award American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 2006
  • Marguerite George Award in Vascular Surgery Awarding Organization, 1993
  • Outstanding Editorial Board Member for 2016 Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2016
  • L.O.R.I. Award Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA), 2008
  • O.T. Clagett Travelling Fellowship Award in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Mayo Clinic, 1994
  • 2013 John A. Hawkins Top Scoring Abstract Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society, 2013
  • Charles A. Hufnagel Research Award in Surgery Awarding Organization, 1990
  • Harry B. Zehner Traveling Fellowship Award Washington Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 1993
  • Outstanding Editorial Board Member for 2014 Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2014
  • First Place, Basic Science Washington Academy of Surgery, Surgical Resident's Competitive Forum, 1993
Media & Publications
  • Improving Results of Surgery for Ebstein Anomaly: Where Are We After 235 Cone Repairs?,
  • Does septal thickness influence outcome of myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • C. Walton and Richard C. Lillehei Surgical Society, Member
  • Cardiac Subcommittee American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Specialty Council Mayo Clinic Specialty Council Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Member
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, President - Elect
  • Congenital Heart Surgery MOC Committee American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • Congenital Heart Surgery Submcommittee American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • Examination Committee American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • MOC Exam SESATS Committee American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chair
  • Workforce on Humanitarian Outreach Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chair
  • Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Society of Thoracic Surgeons American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Chair
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Dr. Dearani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dearani

4.7

Based on 13 reviews

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Left with significant permanent complications following heart valve surgery. Very disappointed in the care I received.
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Algonquin, IL – Jun 14, 2017
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Dr. Dearani performed surgery on me in 2014, and thanks to his expertise and skills, and am healthy and alive today. He takes the time to explain the procedure to you, and makes you feel very comfortable and confident in him.
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Portland, OR – Sep 17, 2016
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Dr. Dearani has been an incredible ray of hope for our family. From his bedside manner to his level of expertise, Dr. Dearani is an absolute God-send. Daily, we thank the lord for Dearani's gifts and abilities. Without the two of them, I'm not sure where our family would be. All I do know is that...Read More
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Joseph Jaeger in Elburn, IL – Apr 20, 2016
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