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Arie Blitz

Arie Blitz, M.D., M.B.A.

McAllen Heart Hospital
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Cornell University (BA Philosophy 1985)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MD 1989)
Montefiore Medical Center General Surgery Residency (1989-1994)
UCLA Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellowship (1994-1996)
UCLA Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Fellowship (1996-1998)
UCLA Congenital Heart Surgery/Transplant Fellowship (1998-1999)
Heart Failure Surgery/Heart Transplant Fellow, Ochsner Clinic (2004-2005)


Aortic surgery
Adult congenital surgery
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Mitral valve repair
Minimally invasive valve surgery
Heart/lung transplantation
Laser TMR
Off pump CABG
Stentless/homograft aortic root replacement
Arrhythmia Surgery


Weatherhead School of Management (MBA 2015)
Montefiore Medical Center General Surgery Residency (1989-1994)
Ochsner Clinic Heart Transplanation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Fellowship (2004-2005)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (M.D. 1989)
UCLA Medical Center Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship (1998-1999)
Cornell University (B.A. 1985)
UCLA Medical Center Cardiothoracic Residency (1996-1998)
UCLA Medical Center Research Fellowhip (1994-1996)

Practice Areas

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aorta
  • Endovascular Techniques
  • Intensive Care
  • Endocarditis and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid
  • Transplantation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Congenital
  • Congenital Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Disease - Surgery
  • Off-pump Bypass
  • Great Vessels
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Myocardial Protection
  • Cerebral Protection
  • Education