Ralph James Damiano

Ralph James Damiano, Jr., MD

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


Sees Patients For

Cardiac surgery, arrthymia surgery, endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting, beating heart surgery, coronary artery revascularization, valve repair and replacement, arrhythmia surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, myocardial preservation, surgical electrophysiology, transmyocardial laser revascularization, TMR, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Evarts A. Graham Professor, Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Surgical treatment of arrhythmias,pathophysiology of surgical ischemia, hyperpolarizing cardioplegia, cell volume regulation during cardioplegia, transplant preservation (donor heart), surgical robotics, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Publications & Research

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Senior Residency

1988 Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Research Fellow

1984 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina


1982 Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Medical Degree

1980 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina


1976 Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire