Dr. Rafael Squitieri
St. Vincent's Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Luke's Parent
Dr. Squitieri has introduced a number of innovative and minimally invasive procedures to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, including “mini-maze” surgery and “hybrid ablation,” the latest procedures to correct atrial fibrillation, the latter combining both surgical and non-surgical techniques. After pioneering new techniques for aortic-root and aortic-arch reconstruction, Dr. Squitieri recently brought his expertise to help launch the trans-aortic valve replacement or TAVR program at St. Vincent’s, the first in Fairfield County.
Dr. Squitieri graduated from Columbia University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery. After joining St. Vincent’s in 2001, he was appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery in 2006. He is a diplomat of the American Board of General Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.