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Robin Varghese

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Cardiovascular Surgery
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  • MD, University of Western Ontario

  • Masters, Stanford University

  • Bachlor's of Science, The University of Toronto

  • Residency, Cardiac Surgery
    London Health Sciences Centre

  • Fellowship, Critical Care
    London Health Sciences Centre


    Dr. Robin Varghese, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, joined Mount Sinai in 2009. Working alongside Dr. David Adams and Dr. Paul Stelzer, he focuses on mitral valve repair, aortic valve and aortic root surgery.  He has taken an interest in minimally invasive techniques for mitral valve sugery including small midline incision and right anterior thoracotomies. He also works in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit where he manages the cardiac surgical patients postoperatively providing a complete care package for patients during their hospital stay.

    Dr. Varghese is focusing his research efforts on clinical outcomes in mitral valve repair and aortic root surgery. He is also an advocate of multi-arterial revascularization strategies for patients requiring coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

    Dr. Varghese has taken part in a number of medical mission trips to various countries including various parts of India and the Dominican Republic, working to provide care for those less fortunate.

    He completed his medical school, and residency in cardiac surgery at the University of Western Ontario in Ontario, Canada.  Board certified in cardiac surgery, he went on to complete a fellowship and become board certified in Critical Care Medicine at the same institution.  Dr. Varghese received a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stanford University, California.


  • Mitral Valve Repair Techniques and Outcomes
    Nov. 2009-Present
  • Examining Survival Outcomes in Elderly Patients Undergoing Thoracoabdominal Surgery
    Sept. 2009-Present
  • Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    May 2010-Present


Varghese R, Akujuo A, Adams DH. Right coronary artery injury after tricuspid valve repair. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2010; 22(2).

Varghese R, Myers ML. Blood conservation in cardiac surgery: let's get restrictive. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 2010; 22(2).

Raikhelkar JK, Reich DL, Schure R, Varghese R, Bodian C, Scurlock C. The efficacy of post-cardiopulmonary bypass dosing of vancomycin in cardiac surgery. Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 2010 Dec; 14(4).

Lee MS, Stelzer P, Varghese R, Fischer GW. Accessory attachment. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 2010 Oct; 24(5).

Lee MS, Stelzer P, Varghese R, Fischer GW. Assessment of surgical septal myectomy by real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 2011 Apr; 25(2).

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Dr. Varghese did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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