Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, FACS, is currently System Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery of the Lankenau Heart Institute at Main Line Health System. He earned his medical degree from Aristotelian University Medical School in Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed a General Surgery residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, a Vascular Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.
Dr. Plestis is board certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, with over 20 years of experience and excellent outcomes. He has been honoured with top doctor status from Castle Connolly, Best Doctors® in America, New York Super Doctors, U.S. News & World Report and the Consumers Research Council of America. His memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Vascular Surgery, The Michael DeBakey International Surgical Society and the Society of Heart Valve Disease and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS).
He is a full Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/ Hemostasis.
Dr. Plestis has made numerous contributions to peer-reviewed journals, has participated in many clinical trials and is a frequent presenter on various cardiac and thoracic topics at national and international conferences. He has performed surgery, both national and internationally, and renowned as one of the pioneers of applying minimally invasive techniques in the management of complex aortic problems. He is truly committed to excellence in patient care, the quality of surgical care, research and the education of students, residents and physicians in the art of surgery.