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Vincent J. DeFilippi, MD

About the provider

Having performed thousands of open heart surgeries during his career, Vincent J. DeFilippi, MD, FACS, treats patients as if they were members of his family. In fact, his family influenced his decision to become a physician and surgeon. Dr. DeFiIlippi is a fourth generation physician. It was a strong family history of heart disease that guided his choice to specialize in heart surgery.

A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, he earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York in 1988. He completed a general surgery residency and research fellowship at the University of Chicago/Pritzker School of Medicine, Illinois and his cardiac and thoracic surgery training at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

A nationally recognized expert in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. DeFilippi is board certified in cardiothoracic and general surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Since 2008, he has served as the director of cardiac surgery for Salinas Valley Health and was recently appointed to serve on the Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) at the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI). Dr. DeFilippi’s expertise is essential as HCAI expands its cardiovascular outcomes reporting program for all cardiovascular services in the State of California.

Conozca los sintomas de un ataque cardiaco
(Know the symptoms of a heart attack)

Ask the Experts: The Pandemic’s Toll on Heart Health
Recorded February 2022

Know the symptoms of a heart attack

Triple Bypass at 98

Heart Health Podcast
Affiliations Salinas Valley Health Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
  • Residency
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell New York, NY
  • Medical Education
  • Columbia Univ College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY