Gabriel S. Aldea M.D.

Gabriel S. Aldea M.D.
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  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Romanian


  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Vascular surgery


Gabriel Aldea, M.D., is a board certified surgeon at the Cardiology Clinic at UW Medical Center, UW’s chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery, the UW’s Edmark Professor in Cardiovascular Surgery and a UW professor of Cardiothoracic and Surgery.

Dr. Aldea specializes in minimally invasive heart surgery, valve replacement or repair, cardiopulmonary bypass and surgery for aortic aneurysms. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Aldea earned his M.D. at Columbia. His clinical interests include less invasive cardiac surgery as an alternative to standard cardiac surgery, coronary bypass, valvular replacement/repair, aortic aneurysm surgery and repair with endovascular stents and maze atrial fibrillation surgery and atrial revascularization. His research interests are focused on improving methods and techniques for cardiac surgery and on evaluating quality care and outcomes. 


Institution Credential Year
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Medical education 1981
New York Hospital Residency
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Surg.) Fellowship
New York Hospital Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg 1981

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic Surgery 1991