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Stephen Cassivi

Stephen D. Cassivi, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Mayo Clinic
Department of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN  55905
United States
1 507 266-0911
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery) - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Vice Chair - Department of Surgery - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical Director - Mayo Clinic Healthcare - London, United Kingdom

Washington University - Cardiothoracic Residency, St. Louis, Missouri
University of Toronto - General Surgery Residency, Toronto, Canada
University of Ottawa, Canada (M.D.)
University of Toronto, Canada (M.Sc.-Transplantation Biology/Gene Therapy)
University of Toronto Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory (Gene Therapy / Lung Transplantation)
Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - certified
Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons - London (FRCS)

Other Interests

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Oncology
Quality Measures in Thoracic Surgery
Surgical treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
Gene Therapy / Molecular Biology
Regenerative Medicine/Tissue Engineering
Health Care Policy
Artificial Intelligence in Surgery
Long-term function after esophagectomy


Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon (chest surgeon) with both clinical and research activities. His clinical interests and experience span the breadth of thoracic surgery with a specific expertise in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  Dr. Cassivi's research looks into surgical quality and outcomes as well as applications for machine learning (AI) in diagnostics and remote monitoring.

Additional Educational Information

M.D.  (Magna cum laude)  - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

General Surgery Residency - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Gallie Program)

M.Sc.  - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Clinician Investigator Program Graduate  - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency - Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Clinical Research Training Program (STS) - University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA

Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion Course - Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Artificial Intelligence in Health Care - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Management Executive Education Certificate)

Board Certified - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada