Alfredo Trento, MD

Professor, Surgery

Director, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd A3600
Los Angeles, CA 90048





Alfredo Trento, MD

Professor, Surgery

Director, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

  • Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic

Aortic Aneurysms

Aortic Valve Surgery / Surgeries

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease

Congenital Heart Diseases

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery / Surgeries (CABG)

Heart Transplants

Heart Valve Surgery / Surgeries

Lung Transplants

Marfan's Syndrome

Mitral Valve Surgery / Surgeries

Robotic Cardiac Surgery / Surgeries

Ross Procedure

The research of Alfredo Trento, MD, focuses on several areas: heart and heart-lung transplantation procedures, graft atherosclerosis (and ways to prevent it by creating an animal model of heart transplantation and using different immunosuppressant agents) and the process of calcification and degeneration of valve bioprosthesis.

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 1997
  • Estelle, Abe, and Marjorie Sanders Chair in Cardiac Surgery, 2002
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 1988
  • International Society for Heart Transplantation, 1984
  • International Society of Heart Failure, 1995
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1991
  • Western Association of Transplant Surgeons, 1990
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, 1994

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  • Goland S, Czer LS, De Robertis MA, Mirocha J, Kass RM, Fontana GP, Chang W, Trento A: Risk factors associated with reoperation and mortality in 252 patients after aortic valve replacement for congenitally bicuspid aortic valve disease. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 83(3): 931-7, 2007
  • Goland S, Czer LS, Kass RM, De Robertis MA, Mirocha J, Coleman B, Capelli C, Raissi S, Cheng W, Fontana G, Trento A: Pre-existing pulmonary hypertension in patients with end-stage heart failure: impact on clinical outcome and hemodynamic follow-up after orthotopic heart transplantation. J. Heart Lung Transplant., 26(4): 312-8, 2007
  • Goland S, Czer LS, Kass RM, Siegel RJ, Mirocha J, De Robertis MA, Lee J, Raissi S, Cheng W, Fontana G, Trento A: Use of cardiac allografts with mild and moderate left ventricular hypertrophy can be safely used in heart transplantation to expand the donor pool. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol., 51(12): 1214-20, 2008
  • Goland S, Czer LS, Siegel RJ, Tabak S, Jordan S, Luthringer D, Mirocha J, Coleman B, Kass RM, Trento A: Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment for acute fulminant inflammatory cardiomyopathy: series of six patients and review of literature. The Canadian journal of cardiology, 24(7): 571-4, 2008
  • Goland S, Trento A, Czer LS, Eshaghian S, Tolstrup K, Naqvi TZ, De Robertis MA, Mirocha J, Iida K, Siegel RJ: Thoracic aortic arteriosclerosis in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis with and without coexisting coronary artery disease. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 85(1): 113-9, 2008
  • Goland S, Trento A, Iida K, Czer LS, De Robertis M, Naqvi TZ, Tolstrup K, Akima T, Luo H, Siegel RJ: Assessment of aortic stenosis by three-dimensional echocardiography: an accurate and novel approach. Heart, 93(7): 801-7, 2007

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