Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Surgery - Cardiothoracic

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Office Locations

111 S. 11th Street
Gibbon Bldg., Ste. 6210
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6996
Fax: (215) 955-6010
1200 Old York Rd
Abington PA 19001
Phone: (215) 481-4200
Fax: (215) 881-9587

Medical Services

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Abington Hospital

Awards and Honors

Society of Thoracic Surgeons President's Award for best scientific abstract by a resident or young investigator 2017

C. Walton Lillehei / Earl Bakken Prize, Lillehei Surgical Society 2017

Paul Malchesky Fellowship for Young Innovators, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs 2015


Dr. Tchantchaleishvili performs all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, specializing in high risk heart failure surgery including transplantation & mechanical circulatory support.


  • Tbilisi State Medical University, Medical School


  • Brigham & Women's Hospital


  • University of Minnesota Hospitals & Clinics
  • University of Rochester Medicine & Dentistry


  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Recent Publications

Current Status of Endovascular Training for Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents in the United States

Cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node: A review of the literature

Cannulation-Related Complications on Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Prevalence and Effect on Mortality

Temporary mechanical circulatory support after orthotopic heart transplantation: A single-centre experience

Brukhonenko’s Autojector: The First Apparatus for Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Extracorporeal Life Support

Clinical implications of physiologic flow adjustment in continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices

Variability in Integrated Cardiothoracic Training Program Curriculum

Posterior suture annuloplasty for functional tricuspid regurgitation

Lawrence H. Cohn, MD-our mentor in cardiac surgery

Correlation of Pre-Explant Lactate Dehydrogenase Concentrations and Findings During Post-Explant Pump Analysis of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device

Stopping conventional showering decreases pseudomonas infections in left ventricular assist device patients

Subxiphoid Exchange of HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device

Percutaneous Transcatheter Interventions for Aortic Insufficiency in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Update in Artificial Heart Technology: Are We There Yet?

Single-Center Experience With HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation

Hand laterality and acquired ambidexterity in surgical training

Current State and Future Perspectives of Energy Sources for Totally Implantable Cardiac Devices

Costs and Outcomes in the Care of Bi-ventricular Support as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplant

Right ventricular assist device configuration for remote decannulation

The Future of the Academic Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Results of the TSRA/TSDA In-Training Examination Survey