Valley Heart & Vascular Institute - Cardiac Surgery
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Meet Our Surgeons

JJohn A. Goncalves, M.D.

John A. Goncalves, M.D., FACS, FAAC, Director

Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Albany Medical College, Union University, Albany, New York

New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

A board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, John A. Goncalves, M.D., a resident of Franklin Lakes, NJ, specializes in complex surgery to treat congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, valvular disease, aortic defects and emergencies, and other diseases of the heart and vascular system.Dr Goncalves serves as Director of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program of The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI). As Surgical Director of the TAVR Program, he leads Valley’s efforts in utilizing minimally invasive catheter-based techniques to replace damaged aortic valves with synthetic heart valves. He has performed nearly 900 TAVR procedures in his career and was a principal investigator for the PARTNER II, PARTNER III, and SURTAVI clinical trials, which proved the safety and effectiveness of using FDA-approved transcatheter aortic valves in high-risk and intermediate-risk patients. The trials are now studying the safety of the valves in low-risk patients.

A graduate of Albany Medical College, Dr. Goncalves completed his residency in general surgery and a research fellowship in medicine and surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Prior to coming to Valley, he was Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Director of Aortic Diseases at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and an assistant professor of surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented many lectures. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Cardiology, and the American College of Cardiology; and is an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association.

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