Brian Ganzel, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Director of Clinical Cardiac Operations, Jewish Hospital

Special interests

  • Complex surgery of the aorta and valvular heart disease 
  • Aortic valve replacement 
  • Mitral valve repair and minimally invasive valvular surgery


  • Medical degree – University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • General surgery residency – University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Cardiac surgery research fellowship – University of Louisville
  • Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency – University of Louisville


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Selected Publications:

  1. Pagni S, Ganzel B, Williams M, Slater A, Trivedi, J.  Inflammatory Aneurysms of the Ascending Aorta:  Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment.  J Card Surg. 2012 Jan ;27:70-74. DOI:  10.111/J.1540-8191.2011.01335.X
  2. Williams ML, Ganzel BL, Slater AD, Slaughter MS, Trivedi JR, Edmonds HL, Pagni S.  Antegrade versus Retrograde Cerebral Protection in Repair of Acute Ascending Aortic Dissection.  Amer Surg 2012 Mar:78(3)349-351.
  3. Sayfo S, Stepp LO, Ganzel BL, Slaughter MS, Flaherty MP.  Management of Recurrent Leaks Following Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect Repairs.  J Card Surg. 2012 Sept. 27 (5) 576-580.  DOI: 10.1111/j/15408191.2012.01493.x
  4. Pagni S, Ganzel B, Trivedi J, Singh R, Mascio C, Austin E, Slaughter M, Williams M.  Early and Midterm Outcomes Following Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissections.  J Card Surg PMID 23909254
  5. Pagni S, Ganzel B, Singh R, Austin E, Mascio C,  Williams M, Akella P, Trivedi J.  Clinical outcomes after Triple Valve Surgery in the Moderna Era: Are Elderly Patients at Increased Surgical Risk? Ann Thor Surg Oct 2013.  PMID 24140216