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Daniel DiBardino, MD

Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"Applying the most advanced clinical training available, I am passionate about providing the most advanced surgical care to all patients with heart and chest disease. Treating patients with advanced and serious life-threatening conditions is part and parcel to this practice and I enjoy keeping patients and their families informed and involved during the process of surgical care."

Clinical Expertise

Having trained in all aspects of cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. DiBardino is experienced in cardiothoracic trauma, ECMO, heart valve disease and congenital heart disease.

Media, Newsletters and Videos

  • Featured physician for a season on "Boston Med"
  • Featured on multiple news and radio spots regarding treatment of heart and lung disease


  • Site Director of Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgical Director of ECMO
  • Double board certified in acquired and congenital cardiothoracic surgery
  • Recently received further advanced training in minimally invasive heart valve surgery, heart failure and transplant surgery at the Minneapolis Heart Institute


  • Best Clinical Research Presentation, University of California San Diego School of Medicine 2014 Research Symposium, UCSD Department of Surgery, 5/7/2014
  • Outstanding Research Abstract and Presentation Award, 45th Annual Southeast Pediatric Cardiology Society Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 9/14/2012
  • The Richard E. Clarke Award for Best Outcomes Research Paper in Congenital Heart Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1/30/2012
  • Featured cardiothoracic surgeon on ABC News Primetime medical reality television show “Boston Med” under ABC Executive producer Terrence Wrong, Aired Thursdays 6/24/2010 - 8/12/2010 10pm EST
  • The Jack Collins Cardiothoracic Scholar Award for highest American Board of Thoracic Surgery in-service exam score, Harvard Medical School, 6/16/2010
  • Research paper chosen for "CTSnet Online Discussion Forum" (Annals of Thoracic Surgery Online Discussion Forum, Dilemmas in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Posted 4/20/06 by Dr. Tom Karl, www.ctsnet.org)

Professional Affiliations

  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • The John Alexander Society
  • Thoracic Surgery Resident Association, Education and Communication Committee,Communications Subcommittee
  • The Cardiothoracic Network
  • Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Access all of Dr. DiBardino's publications on PubMed.gov.


Medical School

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA


General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Micheal E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, USA

Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Woman's Hospital/Children's Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School Program, Boston, MA, USA

Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School Program, Ann Arbor, MI, USA