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Pietro Bajona

Pietro Bajona, MD, PhD, FETCS

Allegheny Health Network-Drexel University College of Medicine
320 East North Avenue 14th Floor, South Tower
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Director of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at AHN (2019-present)
Director of Cardiac Surgery Division at AHN Forbes Hospital (2019-present)
Member of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at EACTS (2019-present)

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014-19)
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, San Gaudenzio Clinic, Italy (2011)

Other Interests

Total arterial revascularization
Thoracic Aorta Surgery
Mitral and aortic valve repair
Minimally invasive and transcatheter cardiac surgery
Heart transplant


Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy (PhD) (2015-19)
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA (2011-2012)
University of Pittsburgh Cardiac Surgery Research Fellowship, USA (2006-08)

Additional Educational Information

Mayo Clinic, Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, USA (2013-14)
ECFMG and USMLE Certification (2013)
University of Toronto Cardiovascular Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Canada (2009-10)
University of Pisa Cardiac Surgery Residency, Italy (2003-08)
University of Ferrara Medical School, Italy (M.D.) (1997-2003)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Pericardium
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Adult congenital procedures
  • Heart Transplant
  • Aorta
  • Education