Vincent DeFilippi MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic surgeon

Clinical Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Heart Surgery Clinic at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in Salinas

  • 212 San Jose Street
  • Salinas, CA 93940
  • Phone: 831-759-3289
Learn More About the Clinic Getting Here Make An Appointment

Professional Education

Fellowship: New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center (1996) NY

Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals (1994) IL

Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals (1989) IL

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1988) NY

Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1997)

MD, New York/Cornell, Cardiothoracic Surgery

MD, University of Chicago, Surgery

MD, Columbia University (1988)

BA, Duke University (1984)

Honors & Awards

Top Doctor, US News and World Report (2010.2011.2012.2013)

Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connolly (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013)

Patients Choice Award, Patients Choice (2008, 2009.2010, 2011, 2012)

Top Doc, NJ Monthly (2008)

Americas Top Surgeon, Consumers (2008)

Whos Who in Medicine, Marquis (2007)

Pioneer in Healthcare Reform, NRCC (2004)

Whos Who in American Healthcare, Strathmore (2003)

Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Chicago (1994)

Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA (1994)

Chicago Surgical Society Research Award, Chicago Surgical (1993)

Phi Lambda Upsilon Honor Society, National Chemistry Honor Society (1984)

Magna Cum Laude, Duke University (1984)

Class Honors, Duke University (1982-4)

Preoperative Heparin Therapy Causes Immune-Mediated Hypotension Upon Heparin Administration for Cardiac Surgery
Casthely, P. A., Defilippi, V., Cornwell, L., Samuel, Z., Yoganathan, T., & Acevedo, A. (2010). Preoperative Heparin Therapy Causes Immune-Mediated Hypotension Upon Heparin Administration for Cardiac Surgery. JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, 24(1), 69-72.

The effects of intracoronary nicardipine on ventricular dynamics and function in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Casthely, P. A., Defilippi, V., Pakonis, G., Bikkina, M., Yoganathan, T., & Cornwell, L. (2008). The effects of intracoronary nicardipine on ventricular dynamics and function in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA, 22(2), 192-198.

Left Ventricular function in Patients undergoing Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) Using the Tissue Stabilizer Octopus R3: A comparative Study using the Deep pericardial Sutures of the Starfish Stabilizer
Princesa GR, DeFilippi V, Yoganathan T, Komer C, & Upadya P. (2003). Left Ventricular function in Patients undergoing Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) Using the Tissue Stabilizer Octopus R3: A comparative Study using the Deep pericardial Sutures of the Starfish Stabilizer. Anesth Analg, 96(sca1).

Internal mammary artery harvesting using the harmonic scalpel
Orejola, W. C., Villacin, A. B., Defilippi, V. J., & Mekhjian, H. A. (2000). Internal mammary artery harvesting using the harmonic scalpel. ASAIO JOURNAL, 46(1), 99-102.

Characterization of the effects of histamine on porcine tracheobronchial lymph vessels
REEDER, L. B., Defilippi, V. J., & Ferguson, M. K. (1996). Characterization of the effects of histamine on porcine tracheobronchial lymph vessels. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-HEART AND CIRCULATORY PHYSIOLOGY, 271(6), H2501-H2507.

Retroperitoneal placement of an ICD generator: A solution for a difficult problem
Defilippi, V. J., Gottlieb, L., Bump, T., & Ferguson, M. K. (1996). Retroperitoneal placement of an ICD generator: A solution for a difficult problem. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 19(1), 130-131.

CURRENT RESULTS OF THERAPY FOR ESOPHAGEAL-PERFORATION
REEDER, L. B., Defilippi, V. J., & Ferguson, M. K. (1995). CURRENT RESULTS OF THERAPY FOR ESOPHAGEAL-PERFORATION. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 169(6), 615-617.

CHARACTERIZATION OF CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF PORCINE MESENTERIC AND TRACHEOBRONCHIAL LYMPHATIC SMOOTH-MUSCLE
Ferguson, M. K., Defilippi, V. J., & REEDER, L. B. (1994). CHARACTERIZATION OF CONTRACTILE PROPERTIES OF PORCINE MESENTERIC AND TRACHEOBRONCHIAL LYMPHATIC SMOOTH-MUSCLE. LYMPHOLOGY, 27(2), 71-81.

NITRIC-OXIDE AND ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT RELAXATION IN TRACHEOBRONCHIAL LYMPH VESSELS
Ferguson, M. K., & Defilippi, V. J. (1994). NITRIC-OXIDE AND ENDOTHELIUM-DEPENDENT RELAXATION IN TRACHEOBRONCHIAL LYMPH VESSELS. MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH, 47(3), 308-317.

TRANSCERVICAL THYMECTOMY FOR MYASTHENIA-GRAVIS
Defilippi, V. J., Richman, D. P., & Ferguson, M. K. (1994). TRANSCERVICAL THYMECTOMY FOR MYASTHENIA-GRAVIS. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 57(1), 194-197.

MID-INFRARED LASERS FOR ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY - A NEW CLASS OF SURGICAL LASERS
Treat, M. R., Trokel, S. L., Defilippi, V. J., Andrew, J., & Cohen, M. G. (1989). MID-INFRARED LASERS FOR ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY - A NEW CLASS OF SURGICAL LASERS. AMERICAN SURGEON, 55(2), 81-84.

PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF A PULSED 2.15-MU-M LASER SYSTEM FOR FIBEROPTIC ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY
Treat, M. R., Trokel, S. L., REYNOLDS, R. D., Defilippi, V. J., Andrew, J., & Cohen, M. G. (1988). PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF A PULSED 2.15-MU-M LASER SYSTEM FOR FIBEROPTIC ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY. LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE, 8(3), 322-326.