Dr. Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Dr. Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili is a cardiac surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital with clinical and research interest in mechanical circulatory support and organ replacement. He also serves as the editorial-in-chief of Artificial Organs.

Dr. Tchantchaleishvili received his MD degree from Tbilisi State Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. He served as General Surgery Intern and Cardiac Surgery Junior Clinical Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He then completed Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, followed by Advanced Fellowship in Mechanical Circulatory Support & Cardiac Transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dr. Tchantchaleishvili has authored over 160 publications and over 100 conference presentations. He has received several awards including Paul Malchesky Fellowship for Young Innovators awarded to him by American Society for Artificial Internal Organs in 2015, C. Walton Lillehei / Earl Bakken Prize, awarded by Lillehei Surgical Society at the 2017 Society of Thoracic Surgeons annual meeting, and the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation / O.H. Frazier Award in Mechanical Circulatory Support Translational Research in 2021.

Dr. Tchantchaleishvili’s work focuses on unmet needs such as better understanding and mitigating side effects of continuous flow technology, and making the artificial heart technology more physiological.