UPMC Physician Resources

Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Dr. Gleason is the Ronald Pellegrini Professor and Chair, department of cardiac surgery, division chief of cardiac surgery, department of cardiothoracic surgery, and co-director, UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease.  

Dr. Gleason joined the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC in 2006 after serving as assistant professor of surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago.

An invited lecturer across the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Gleason specializes in the repair of thoracic aortic diseases including aneurysms, dissections, traumatic injuries and genetic disorders such as bicuspid aortic valve and properly referred to as the Marfan syndrome.

Dr. Gleason received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and also earned his master’s degree in surgery from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He completed a surgical internship, residency and research fellowship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gleason also performed a cardiothoracic surgery residency and cardiac surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gleason is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Heart Association, American Medical Association, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and Association for Academic Surgery. He also serves as chairman of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Taskforce on Guidelines for Thoracic Aortic Surgery. Dr. Gleason has been appointed fellowship in the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Surgeons.

The author or co-author of more than 50 professional journal articles, Dr. Gleason also has contributed to over 20 book chapters and editorials. He is a consulting reviewer for professional journals including Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and Circulation.

CME Courses

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Winter 2017

Cardiothoracic Surgery Update Winter 2017

Publish Date: 2/7/2017
Quick view   View the full course

CT Surgery Update Winter 2018: Advancements in Cardiothoracic Surgery

CT Surgery Update Winter 2018: Advancements in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Publish Date: 11/22/2017
Quick view   View the full course