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Thomas Caranasos

Thomas George Caranasos, M.D.

University of North Carolina
3040 Burnett Womack Building
Campus Box 7065
Chapel Hill , NC  27599
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

Other Interests

Surgery of the Aorta, including the root, ascending, arch and descending. Minimially invasive approaches to valvular surgery. Heart failure including ventricular assist devices and heart and lung transplantation.


Hess, P, Caranasos, T. Siegal, S. et. al. Valve-Sparing Repair of Aortic Root Aneurysms: An Update on the Florida Sleeve, the Heart Surgery Forum, V17;1, 2014

Ben-David, K; Behrns, K; Hochwald, S; Rossidis, G; Caban, A; Crippen, C; Caranasos, T; Hughes, S; Draganov, P; Forsmark, C; Chauhan, S; Wagh, MS; Sarosi, G, Esophageal Perforation Management Using a Multidisciplinary Minimally Invasive Treatment Algorithm. J. Am. Coll. Surg., 2014

Black A, Reoma J, Caranasos T, Alexander JA, Martin TD, Staples ED, Hess PJ, Klodell CT, Beaver TM Safe sternal re-entry technique for large thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms Ann Thorac Surg 2014, Feb;97(2):705-7.

Additional Educational Information

West Virginia University (B.A. 2002) West Virginia University (M.D. 2007) University of Southern California, Department of Surgery (2007-2008) West Virginia University, Department of Surgery (2008-2012) University of Florida, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2012-2014)