Meet Farid Gharagozloo, MD
Dr. Gharagozloo, medical director of Thoracic Surgery at AdventHealth Celebration, is at the forefront of innovations within the robotic-assisted thoracic surgery field. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques for benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) esophageal disorders and advanced thoracic malignancies.
As a leading expert in his field, Dr. Gharagozloo has pioneered several surgical tools and techniques. This includes two patents—tissue sealant for aerostats and tissue healing accelerant—that improve the surgical and healing processes. Trained as a surgeon with Harvard, Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gharagozloo has contributed to cutting-edge techniques in lung cancer surgery that greatly improve survival rates.
His ongoing research and positive patient outcomes have led to him becoming a well-known lecturer and author. He has authored hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and his Textbook of Robotic Surgery was selected as medical textbook of the year. He also receives research grants from the American Heart Association and Thoracic Surgery Foundation.
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Background and Achievements
He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and completed his surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gharagozloo was also a fellow with Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he trained in cardiac surgery research.
Dr. Gharagozloo leads the Thoracic Surgery Program at AdventHealth Celebration Health.
Education and Fellowships
Fellowship: Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Cardiac Surgery Research: Harvard Medical School in Boston
Residency: General Surgery- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) - (American Board of Thoracic Surgery)
Board member of the Society of Robotic Surgery
Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Served as Surgeon-in-chief and director of the Washington Institute of Thoracic and Cardiovascular surgery
George Washington University Medical Center as its chief of clinical cardiothoracic surgery and clinical professor of surgery
Served as Chief of thoracic surgery, robotic thoracic surgery and esophageal surgery at the University of Arizona’s Banner – University Medical Center
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Priestly Society of Surgery
Textbook of the year
Research grants from the American Heart Association
Research grants from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation