Michael Vallely

Michael Vallely, MBBS, PhD

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Physician

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a cardiac surgeon, I primarily see patients with complex problems. I aim to take care of their cardiac surgical issues with solutions that have minimum risk and maximum benefit. Every patient is different and it’s important to tailor each patient’s care to their individual needs.

It’s a privilege to be a surgeon and to take care of patients using advanced techniques and technology. I perform all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, excluding transplantation. I have particular expertise in anaortic, total-arterial off-pump coronary bypass surgery and the management of patients with complex valvular heart problems using transcatheter and open heart surgical techniques.

Having recently moved to Ohio from Australia, I’m really enjoying The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The variety and complexity of the work is both stimulating and challenging, and the quality of patient care and the dedication of the staff is inspiring.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books on history and politics, and playing golf.
  • More than 130 publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Conducted research that defined the benefits of anaortic off-pump surgery in the reduction of strokes after coronary surgery
  • Published papers that have changed world coronary artery surgery guidelines
  • Participated in multiple first-in-man procedures and trials

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Heart Injuries
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Aortic Valve
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Sydney, Syndey,
2/1/1989 - 5/5/1995


Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Sydney NSW,

1/16/1995 - 1/15/1996


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney,

2/1/1999 - 11/17/2002


University of Sydney, Syndey,
3/1/2000 - 3/30/2005


Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney,

2/1/2003 - 1/31/2007


The Royal Brompton Hospital, London,

6/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Academic Information

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Vallely has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • McKinsey & Company