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Mark Galantowicz
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Mark Galantowicz, MD, is chief of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of clinical surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Galantowicz is the first recipient of the Murray D. Lincoln endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Galantowicz was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to conduct molecular biology research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his surgical training, including fellowships in adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Galantowicz has authored several publications and presented to both national and international audiences on his surgical and hybrid procedures to treat cardiac malformations and congenital heart disease. His clinical interests are in the areas of the surgical treatment and repair of newborns with congenital heart defects and cardiopulmonary transplantation. Dr. Galantowicz’s research focuses on the development of innovative, less invasive strategies for managing cardiopulmonary disease.

Medical Degree

  • M.D.
    Cornell University Medical College


  • General Surgery
    Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr
    7/1/1988 - 6/30/1993

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Valve Prolapse
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial
  • Endocarditis, Non-Infective
  • Heart Valves
  • Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular

More about my work

My background


  • Cardio Thoracic Surgery
    Columbia Presbyterian Med Ctr
    7/1/1993 - 6/30/1996

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Subspecialty: Congenital Cardiac Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Cardiac Surgery