South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday November 14, 2018

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September 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 3




Robert Farivar, MD, PhD, Appointed Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for Miami-Dade Hospitals

HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Dr. Robert Saeid Farivar as the new Miami-Dade Market Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery. Drawing from his extensive experience as a cardiovascular surgeon, Farivar will lead the development of advanced cardiac programs and promote strategic growth initiatives at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

Dr Farivar was Chairman of Cardiothoracic Services at Allina, and the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Prior to his time at Minneapolis Heart Institute, Farivar served as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and the Surgical Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Clinic and TAVR Clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Farivar completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship and Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Boston University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry major from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 
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