Gabriele Di Luozzo, MD
- SENIOR FACULTY | Cardiovascular Surgery
Gabriele Di Luozzo, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health Care System. He currently is the Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Beth Israel Campuses. He directs one of the largest Thoracic Aortic Programs in the country with over 1,400 patients maintained in his aortic aneurysm surveillance program.
Dr. Di Luozzo is originally from New York City and has gained his training in Cardiac and Aortic Surgery in the New England area. He has returned to his roots in New York City and has been in practice for over 11 years. He has been on faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital for the majority of his time as a practicing cardiac surgeon. One of the main reasons Dr. Di Luozzo returned to New York was to work alongside Dr. Randall Griepp, a pioneer cardiac and aortic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital. After completing his aortic surgery fellowship, he joined Dr. Griepp as his associate until he retired in 2012.
As a cardiac surgeon he has focused his practice on patients with valvular heart disease (like bicuspid aortic valve), aortic and connective tissue disorders (like Marfan and Loey-Dietz Disorder) and aortic dissections. He approaches most patients with valvular heart disease with a minimally invasive approach to reduce pain, blood loss and promote a more speedy recovery. With respect to aortic conditions, he specializes in all areas of the aorta from the aortic valve to the aortic bifurcation. He has a busy practice in aortic root (David procedure) replacement surgery, aortic arch and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. He is one the busiest surgeons in the north east and south east regions with patients requiring an aortic arch and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Each patient is evaluated for either an endovascular (TEVAR) or open repair depending on patient’s needs, condition, and appropriateness of either approach.
He has authored just fewer than 100 publications mostly in the area of thoracic aortic diseases and outcomes from different operations. His research has been presented at both national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Di Luozzo is the Director of a large animal laboratory which investigates ways to prevent neurologic injuries after different aortic procedures. This is a unique laboratory since much of protective measures used in the operating room world-wide have been first investigated in this laboratory.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal
- Aortic Coarctation
- Aortic Dissection
- Aortic Insufficiency
- Aortic Regurgitation
- Aortic Stenosis
- Aortic Stenosis - Adult
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Bacterial Endocarditis
- Cardiac Tamponade
- Heart Murmur
- Heart Valve Replacement
- Marfan Syndrome
MD, Ross University
Residency, Surgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School
Residency, Cardio-Thoracic Surg, University of Miami Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
Best Abstract Presentation
Resident Teaching Award
Di Luozzo G, Tannous H, Ellozy S, Griepp RB, Plestis KA, Adamns DH, Nowakowski S. Delayed Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection in a Patient with Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Pulse Deficit. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007 December; 84(6): 2097-2099.
Etz CD, Homann TM, Silovitz D, Spielvogel D, Griepp RB, Luehr M, Di Luozzo G, Plestis KA, Bodian CA. Long-Term Survival After the Bentall Procedure in 206 Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007 October; 84(4): 1186-1193.
Etz CD, Homann T, Silovitz D, Griepp RB, Luehr M, Di Luozzo G, Plestis KA, Bodian CA. Vascular Graft Replacements of the Ascending and Descending Aorta: Do Dacron Grafts Grow? . Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007 October; 84(4): 1206-1212.
Etz CD, Di Luozzo G, Bello R, Plestis KA, Bodian CA, Griepp RB, Luehr M. Pulmonary Complications after Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: Predictors, Prevention, and Treatment. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007 February; 83(2): 890-892.
Tehrani HY, Peterson BG, Katariya K, Morasch MD, Eskandari MK, Di Luozzo G, Salerno TA, Maurici G, Eton D, Stevens R. Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Tears. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2006 September; 82(3): 873-877.
Etz CD, Homann TM, Silovitz D, Griepp RB, Di Luozzo G, Plestis KA, Spielvogel D, Bodian CA. Aortic Root Reconstruction with a Bioprosthetic Valved Conduit: A Consecutive Series of 275 Procedures. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2007 June; 133(6): 1455-1466.
Di Luozzo G, Lombardi P, Salerno TA, Ricci M, Maldonado A. Concominant Beating Heart Mitral Valve Surgery and Coronary Artery Bypass in Patients with Compromised Ventricular Function. Innovations 2006 Summer; 1(4): 151-154.
Di Luozzo G, Schor J, Carrillo R, Williams D, Traad E. Endoscopic Release of the Sternum in Re-operative Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2006; 21(2): 166-167.
Di Luozzo G, Salerno TA, Lombardi P, Panos AL. Antegrade/Retrograde Normothermi Perfusion with Blood (Beating Heart) for Aortic Root Replacement in Acute Type A Dissection of the Aorta. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2005 July-August; 79(1).
Di Luozzo G, Salerno TA, Lombardi P, Panos AL. Simultaneous Antegrade/Retrograde Normothermic Perfusion with Blood (Beating Heart) for Aortic Root Replacement in Acute Type A Dissection of the Aorta. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2005 July-August; 20(4): 350-352.
Akasaka K, Akasaka N, Sumpio BE, Sasajima T, Di Luozzo G. Homocysteine Promotes p38-dependent Chemotazis in Bovine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2005 March; 41(3): 517-522.
Salerno T, Di Luozzo G. Invited Commentary: Transmural Differences in Myocardium Function and Metabolism During Direct Ventricular Sourcing. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005; 80: 161-162.
Kim HB, Di Luozzo G, Fishman SJ, Colin A, Boiselle PM. Congenital Absence of the Right Upper Lobe Bronchus with Double Segmental Tracheal Bronchi. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005; 79(1): 331-334.
Di Luozzo G, Kim HB, Fishman SJ, Colin A, Boiselle PM. Congenital Absence of the Right Upper Lobe Bronchus with Double Segmental Tracheal Bronchi. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005; 79(1): 331-334.
Pradhan S, Dadwal AK, Di Luozzo G, Ueno H, Stumpio BE, Chen AH. Nicotine Induces MAP-Kinase Dependent Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Migration. Atherosclerosis 2005; 178: 271-277.
Di Luozzo G, Moussa F, Carrillo R, Traad E, Williams D, Schor J. Harmonic Scalpel for Pericardectomy: Novel Approach for an Old Cardiac Dilemma. Heart Sugery Forum 2004; 7(5): 418-420.
Frangos SG, Knox R, Yano Y, Stumpio BE, Di Luozzo G, Chen AH, Chen E. The Integrin-Mediated Cyclic Strain-Induced Signaling Pathway in Vascular Endothelial Cells. Endothelium 2001; 8(1): 1-10.
Di Luozzo G, Dhadwal AK, Frangos SG, Sumpio B, Jeffries BW, Dudrick SJ, Quigley W, Chen AH. Enthothelial Cells Exposed to Nicotine Act as a Chemomattractant for Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Migration. Surgical Forum 2000 October; 6: 373-375.
Di Luozzo G, Powell RJ, Bhargava J. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Effect on Endothelial Cell Endothelin-1 Production. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2000 April; 31: 781-789.