Dr. Gorav Ailawadi MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Gorav Ailawadi is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Charlottesville, Virginia and is affiliated with University of Virginia Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 16 years. Dr. Ailawadi accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at University of Virginia Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Cardiac

Education & Medical Training

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, General Surgery, 1998–2005

University of Virginia
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2005–2007

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1998


Other Training, Chemistry, 1991–1994

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 9 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

VA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor society
1997

Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award (Top high school science student)
1991

Best new member paper (finalist), Central Surgical Society

Bronze Beeper, Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award
2000

Coller Clinical Tour Recipient, Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society
2004

C. Walton Lillehei Forum Finalist, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
2007

Finalist for McGoon National Resident Teaching Award, AATS

George Dennis Award (Top 3rd year Medical Student)
1997

Honors Program in Medical Education
1991

Jobst Award (Best Vascular Research), Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society
2002

Julius Conn, Jr, MD Award (Top Medical Student in Surgery)
1997

Lazar J. Greenfield Research Award
2003

Medical Student Representative, American College of Surgeons
1997

“Most Improved Faculty”, Department of Surgery Research Incentive Program
2010

“Most Improved Faculty”, Department of Surgery Research Incentive Program
2011

“Most Improved Faculty”, Department of Surgery Research Incentive Program
2013

National Honor Society
1991

Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association
2001

Regional Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
2012

Regional Top Doctor, Castle Connolly
2013

Resident Research Scholar, American College of Surgeons
2001

Resident Traveling Fellowship, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
2006

Richard E. Clark Award: Awarded to Top Adult STS Cardiac Paper at STS Annual Meeting
2013

S. Martin Lindenauer Award for Excellence in Basic Vascular Research
2003

Top Chief Resident Award, Robert H Bartlett, University of Michigan
2005

William von Liebig Resident Research Award, 1st Place, NIH
2002

Young Investigator Award, University of Michigan, Department of Surgery
2005

Publications & Presentations

Cryoablation During HEARTMATE II Implantation Reduces Postoperative Ventricular Arrhythmias
Mulloy DP, Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Stone ML, Ailawadi G, Bergin J, Kron IL, Mahapatra S, Kern JA 2013 1 1

Pulmonary Resections Performed at Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospitals Have Superior Outcomes
Bhamidipati CM, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, Kozower BD, Ailawadi G, Jones DR 2013 1 1

Late Calcific Mitral Stenosis Following MitraClip in A Dialysis Patient
Pope NH, Lim DS, Ailawadi G 2013 1 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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