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Juan Crestanello
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Juan Crestanello, MD, is a professor of Surgery and Director of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Crestanello earned his medical degree from the University of the Republic of Uruguay Medical School. He completed surgical residencies at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In addition, Dr. Crestanello completed his residency in thoracic surgery at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Crestanello’s research on mitochondria production of reactive oxygen species has been NIH funded through the American College of Surgeons and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education since 2006. Dr. Crestanello was also part of a collaborative effort to establish the Structural Heart Disease Program for the treatment and evaluation of patients with heart valve disease and adult congenital pathologies.

His research interests include robotic and minimally invasive valve surgery, as well as hybrid coronary revascularization. Dr. Crestanello’s clinical research includes mitral valve annuloplasty in patients with low ejection fraction and the characterization of hyponatremia during cardiac surgery and its effects on outcomes.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016

Medical Degree

  • M.D.
    University of the Republic Uruguay


  • General Surgery
    MCP Hahnemann University College of Medicine
    7/1/1996 - 6/30/1999
  • General Surgery
    University of Maryland Health Center
    7/1/1999 - 6/30/2001

Additional languages I speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Device Removal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Robotics
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Valve Annuloplasty
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Familial
  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aortic Arch Syndromes
  • Heart Failure, Diastolic
  • Heart Failure, Systolic
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Aortic Valve Prolapse
  • Aortopulmonary Septal Defect
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Sinus of Valsalva
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Transplantation

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My background


  • Thoracic Surgery
    Mayo Clinic
    6/30/2001 - 6/24/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

My Department


My Division

Cardiac Surgery

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/28/17, Dr. Crestanello has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.