Department Chair

Mark D. Iannettoni

Mark D. Iannettoni, MD, MBA

Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor and Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

Medical School
  • SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse (1985)
  • SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse General Surgery Residency (1985-91)
  • University of Michigan Thoracic Residency (1991-93)
  • General Thoracic Surgery John Alexander Thoracic Fellowship in General Thoracic Surgery (1993-94)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Professional Highlights and Honors
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter (1985)
  • John Alexander Fellow in General Thoracic Surgery (1993-94)
  • Johann L. Ehrenhaft Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2004)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who (2006-07)
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer - Castle Connolly Guide (2006)
  • Marquis "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare", 6th edition. (2006)
  • US News and World Report Best Physicians (2008)
  • US News and World Report Star Designation as Upper 1% of Physicians Recognized in Their Specialty (2010)
  • Socrates Award from Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (2015)
Clinical Interests
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotically-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Benign and Malignant Esophageal Disease

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Program Director

Rajasekhar Nekkanti

Rajasekhar Nekkanti, MD

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Ablation
  • Cardiovascular Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure
  • Implantable Defibrillators
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Stress Tests
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
Board Certifications
  • Echocardiography
  • American College of Nutrition
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical School
  • Siddhartha Medical College and Research Institute, Vijayawada, India, 1992
  • University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, India, 1993
  • St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of NY, 1997
  • Critical Care, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, 1998
  • Geriatric Medicine, St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of NY, 2000
  • Echocardiography, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2002
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, NC, 2005
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, NC, 2006
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, NC, 2008

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Associate Program Director

John D. Rose

John D. Rose, MD

Clinical Professor
Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Stress Testing
  • Electrocardiogram, Stress Tests
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA, 1972
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA, 1975
  • Cardiovascular Diseases, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, NC, 1977

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