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Ibrahim Sultan, MD

  • Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Co-Director, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cardiac Surgery Director, UPMC Center for Aortic Disease
  • Surgical Director, UPMC Center for Heart Valve Disease

Dr. Sultan obtained his medical degree from Cornell University. He completed general surgery training at Johns Hopkins, where he served as a Halsted Chief Resident. Dr. Sultan then pursued a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by specialization in Aortic surgery and Minimally Invasive Valve surgery.

Dr. Sultan’s clinical and scholarly expertise includes management of aortic aneurysms, surgical repair, and replacement of aortic valve, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and minimally invasive heart valve surgery. He is currently an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has authored over 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts, delivered over 200 invited talks around the world and is a Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials. He serves on the editorial boards for the flagship Cardiothoracic Surgery journals and has served in leadership roles for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology.

Dr Sultan is internationally regarded for his expertise in Thoracic Aortic disease and Aortic Valve disease. He has demonstrated a commitment to educating the future generation of surgical leaders, with his mentorship of medical students and trainees earning him several awards from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.