Dr. Badhwar’s surgical expertise is in complex mitral valve repair, minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery, the MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation, and surgery for congestive heart failure. He has lectured worldwide as an international opinion leader in the area of mitral repair and atrial fibrillation surgery.
Dr. Badhwar earned his medical degree at the University of Ottawa, and completed his residency at McGill University. He went on to earn a master’s in science in McGill’s Surgical Scientist Program and completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Ottawa. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in heart failure, transplant, and mitral repair at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Badhwar is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society of Heart Valve Disease.
In addition to his interest in valvular heart disease education and providing state-of-the-art care for his patients, Dr. Badhwar holds several national leadership positions in cardiothoracic surgery. He is the Chair of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Workforce on Practice Management and member of STS National Database. He is Director of the international Florida Valve Symposium, an annual gathering of world leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery to discuss the latest advances in therapy. Dr. Badhwar has authored more than 50 articles and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Heart Valve Disease.