Emile A. Bacha, MD

Dr. Emile Bacha
Emile A. Bacha, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery

Director, Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, New York Presbyterian

Calvin F. Barber Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physican and Surgeons

Dr. Emile Bacha is the Calvin F. Barber Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Divison of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.  He is also the Director of the Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian.

Dr. Bacha was born in Beirut, Lebanon and received his medical degee at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.  He completed his surgical residency at Massachusetts General and Emory University Hospitals, followed by a research fellowship at the Marie-Lannelongue Hospital of Paris-Sud University in France.  He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.  Dr. Bacha spent four years on the faculty at the University of Chicago, then returned to Harvard Medical School as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Bacha's research aims to render pediatric cardiac surgery safer and less invasive.  He is widely recognized as a pioneer in developing minimally invasive techniques for correcting congenital heart defects.  Dr. Bacha has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has received many awards and honors.  He is also a member of several societies and medical advisory boards.