Valvular Disease

About Us

UF Health’s Heart Valve Disease Program combines the latest technology and minimally invasive treatment options with the expertise of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons who have decades of experience in performing heart valve repairs and replacements.

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Why Choose UF Health?

UF Health’s Heart Valve Disease Program combines the latest technology and minimally invasive therapy options for our patients that promote healing and recovery. Our cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons work side-by-side to care for patients with valve diseases, and have been performing heart valve repairs and replacements for more than 20 years. Our experts are at the forefront of the latest research to advance new technologies and treatment options for the most complex, high-risk cases.

Accolades

Some of UF Health’s Heart Valve Disease Program accolades include:

  • Among the first in Florida hospitals to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacements
  • Sub-specialized expertise of interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who have been performing heart valve repairs for more than 20 years
  • Advanced technologies in the UF Health Cardiac Catheter Lab and in the hybrid cardiac and vascular ORs within the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
  • Offering treatment options and therapies only available at UF Health
  • Our experts perform a high number of complex valve and aortic operations, resulting in outstanding expertise and excellent outcomes for our patients

Conditions & Treatments

Valvular procedures focus on the four valves of the heart that keep blood moving through the heart’s chambers. These include the mitral valve (sometimes called the bicuspid valve), the tricuspid valve, the aortic valve, and the pulmonary valve. Our experts offer a wide range of surgical procedures and specialize in the following conditions and treatments:

  • Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Marfan’s Syndrome Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement
  • MitraClip™
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – minimally invasive
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) – minimally invasive

Meet the Team

Juan Vilaro

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Juan Vilaro MD

Associate Professor

R. David Anderson

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

R. David Anderson MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI

Clinical Professor

Thomas M Beaver

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Thomas M Beaver MD, MPH

Grant And Shirle Herron Chair, Professor And Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery

Calvin Y Choi

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Calvin Y Choi MD, MS, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Professor Of Medicine

Eric I Jeng

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Eric I Jeng MD, MBA, FACS, FACC

Assistant Professor

Ellen Keeley

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Ellen Keeley MD, MS

PROF

Richard A Kerensky

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Richard A Kerensky

PROFESSOR

Michael R Massoomi

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Michael R Massoomi MD

CLIN AST PROF

Ki Park

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Ki Park M.D.

Associate Professor

Giles J Peek

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Giles J Peek MD, FRCS, CTh, FFICM

Professor

Khanjan B Shah

Department:

MD-CARDIOLOGY

Khanjan B Shah MD, MPH

CLIN AST PROF

Locations

UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital

1505 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

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UF Health Surgical Specialists – Heart & Vascular Hospital

1505 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

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UF Health Surgical Specialists – Ocala Heath Brook

4730 SW 49th Road
Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: 352.265.0535

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