Dr. Robert Farivar, MD

Dr. Robert Farivar, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Farivar, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery.Read his story

Florida Heart and Vascular Care

11760 SW 40th St Ste 352

Miami, FL 33175
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna

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Mitral Valve Disease
more than 79% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
more than 77% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Farivar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farivar "Dr. Robert Farivar is an accomplished, fellowship-trained cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in adult cardiac surgery. He serves as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the following Miami-Dade County hospitals: Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. His expertise is in minimally invasive valve surgery, including aortic and mitral valve repair and replacement. He is also skilled in cardiac surgery, reoperative surgery, octogenarian surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery. Prior to joining Florida Heart and Vascular Care, Dr. Farivar led a team of surgeons at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He was the first surgeon in the United States to perform transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). Since then, he has gone on to publish numerous papers and lecture on the procedure. He also has expertise in transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR. Dr. Farivar received his bachelor's degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University before earning his medical and doctoral degrees in pathology from Boston University School of Medicine. He went on to complete his fellowship in general and cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2006. Dr. Farivar served as Chief Resident the final year of his general surgery residency prior to completing his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident his final year. Committed to excellence in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. Farivar belongs to a number of professional societies including the Twenty-first Century Cardiac Surgical Society and Society of Thoracic Surgeons and serves as a reviewer for numerous professional journals. He has been published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, and The American Journal of Cardiology. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farivar "World class cardiac surgery"

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

38  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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36  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Yale College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham & Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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