Alfredo Trento, MD

Estelle Abe and Marjorie Sanders Chair in Cardiac Surgery

Director, Division of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Professor, Surgery

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





Alfredo Trento, MD

Estelle Abe and Marjorie Sanders Chair in Cardiac Surgery

Director, Division of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Professor, 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.

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

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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. 2007;83(3):931-937.
  • 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. 2007;26(4):312-318.
  • 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. 2008;51(12):1214-1220.
  • 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. Can J Cardiol. 2008;24(7):571-574.
  • 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. 2008 Jan;85(1):113-119.
  • Cheng R, Tat E, Siegel RJ, Arsanjani R, Hussaini A, Makar M, Mizutani Y, Trento A, Kar S. Mitral annular calcification is not associated with decreased procedural success, durability of repair, or left ventricular remodelling in percutaneous edge-to-edge repair of mitral regurgitation. EuroIntervention. 2016;12(9):1176-1184.
  • Awad M, Czer LSC, Esmailian F, Jordan S, DeRobertis MA, Mirocha J, Patel J, Chang DH, Kittleson M, Ramzy D, Arabia FA, Chung JS, Cohen JL, Trento A, et al. Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation: A 23-year experience. Transplant Proc. 2017;49(2):348-353.

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