Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc

Specializes In
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English


Sees Patients For

Adult cardiac surgery, aortic dissection, aortic valve repair and replacement, aortic annular enlargement, aortic root repair and replacement, ascending aortic replacement, aortic arch replacement, aortopathies, complex aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), tricuspid valve repair and replacement, valvular heart disease

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital



Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section of Cardiac Surgery

Research Interests

Studying the impact of the rapid dissemination of transcatheter technology (e.g., TAVR) on access, outcomes, and resource utilization in cardiac surgery. Evaluating acute postoperative opioid prescribing and new persistent opioid use in cardiothoracic surgical patients, as well as adult cardiac and aortic surgery clinical outcomes.

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery

2023 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency: Integrated Thoracic Surgery

2023 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Fellowship

2020 Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Masters of Science (MSc): Health & Healthcare Research

2019 Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical Degree

2015 Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor's Degree: Science Preprofessional Studies and Chinese

2010 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN