Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Dr. John J. Nigro

    Dr. John J. Nigro, a cardiothoracic and heart transplant surgeon, is chief of cardiac surgery, director of Rady Children’s Heart Institute and director of cardiac transplantation and the mechanical assist program.

    Previously, he worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Heart Center, where he held similar roles. Dr. Nigro has considerable experience and an interest in complex neonatal heart surgery and pediatric heart transplantation.

    Dr. Nigro received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his internship and surgery residency at LAC + USC Medical Center, a cardiothoracic surgery residency at LAC + USC Medical Center and a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

    A frequently invited lecturer, Dr. Nigro is widely published. His professional society memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant.

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