Born in Florence, Italy, Dr. Teodori is a leading cardiac surgeon, with over 25 years’ experience internationally. Specialising in:coronary artery bypass graft surgery(CABG), mitral valve reconstruction, left ventricle aneurysms, treatment of post-infarct ventricular septal defects, surgery of the thoracic aorta and surgical treatment of ventricular failure, he has performed over 6,000 cardiac procedures. He is a pioneer in off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery, in CABG via mini-thoracotomy and in the use of arterial conduits for CABG.
Dr. Teodori graduated cum laude from the University of Florence Medical School in 1981 and was trained in France, where he worked for several years. From 1993 to 2002, Dr. Teodori worked at ClinicaCardiochirurgica at the University of Chieti, Italy under the Chairmanship of Dr. A. M. Calafiore. There,together with Dr. Calafiore, Dr. Teodori conducted research studies that led to the development of haematic warm cardioplegia, off-pump CABG, the use of arterial conduits for CABG as well as CABG via mini-thoracotomy.
Between 2002 and 2003, Dr. Teodori worked at the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Sant’Andrea Specialist Hospital in Rome. From 2003 to 2004 he was on call at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, SanGiovanni-MolinetteUniversity Hospital in Turin. In May 2004, he accepted the position as Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Maggiore dellaCarità University Hospital in Novara, Italy and continued to hold that position until October 2008. Between 1991 and 2008, Dr. Teodori also lectured as a Professor at the Universities of Florence, Chieti, Turin and East Piedmont in Italy.
From November 2008 he has held the position of Head Cardiac Surgeon at Caribbean Heart Care Medcorp Limited in Trinidad and Tobago and has performed complex cardiac surgeries at: the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex Hospital in Mount Hope, St. Clair Medical Centre in St. Clair as well as at Surgi Med Clinic in San Fernando.
Dr.Teodori is a member of several international medical societies, and has also made contributions on editorial boards as reviewer for noted medical journals like ‘Annals of Thoracic Surgery’. His work, particularly in CABG surgery, has led to more than 65 peer-reviewed publications as well as over 100 abstracts and papers, presentations at scientific meetings and chapters in medical texts.
– Dr. Giovanni Teodori
Chief Cardiac Surgeon, MD Cardiothoracic Surgeon