Aldo E. Rafael, MD is a highly qualified cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in Heart and Lung transplantation on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center in the Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Rafael’s professional interests also include coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic surgery, minimally invasive heart valve surgery and mitral valve repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and adult cardiac and thoracic surgery.
Dr. Rafael began his medical education in his native Peru and graduated with honors from the San Marcos University School of Medicine in Lima. He served residencies in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Dos de Mayo National Hospital, Lima, Peru and advanced fellowship training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as lung and lung-heart transplantation surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. He received numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching including Best Surgery Instructor Award for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at San Marcos University and Chief Resident in the Lung Transplantation division at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Rafael’s research in the areas of Heart-Lung Transplantation, Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion, Ventricular Assist Devices, Endocarditis, Aortic Surgery and Mitral Valve Replacement has been published in related textbook chapters and leading peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has frequently been invited to present his findings at the top national and international conferences.
Dr. Rafael speaks English and Spanish. He is currently welcoming new patients.