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George M. Alfieris, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2735

Office: (585) 275-2735

Fax: (585) 276-2446

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Pediatrics, Surgery


Professional Background

Dr. George M. Alfieris, nationally recognized pediatric cardiac surgeon, is Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Alfieris has achieved the highest cardiac surgery survival rate in New York State for the most complex congenital heart diseases.

Dr. Alfieris is the only pediatric cardiac surgeon in the region and stresses a team approach to the care of infants and children.

Dr. Alfieris works closely with the Golisano Children's Heart Center cardiologists, intensive care specialists, anesthesiologists, surgical nurse practitioners, child life specialists, patient care coordinators, nurses and a group of allied professionals to care for the patients and their families.

Patients are cared for in a new 12-bed state of the art pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. On the floor above, there is a special Ronald McDonald House to accommodate parents of children requiring intensive care. Special attention is given to families during this stressful time of surgery, and every effort is made to have parents be with their child as much as possible during the hospital stay.



  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


MD | Georgetown University Hospital (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Fellowship in Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

09/01/1988 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester School of Nursing

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

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Journal Articles

Swartz MF, Hutchinson DJ, Stauber SD, Taillie ER, Alfieris GM, Cholette JM. "Enoxaparin Reduces Catheter Associated Venous Thrombosis Following Infant Cardiac Surgery." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2021 May 29; Epub 2021 May 29.

Cholette J; Rubenstein J; Powers K; Alfieris G; Lerner N. "Cyanotic children undergoing open heart surgery do not appear to benefit from higher hemoglobin levels: Results of a restrictive v. liberal RBC transfusion strategy." Crit Care Med. 2010; 37(12S): A434.

Alfieris, GM; Gangemi, JJ; Schiralli, M; Swartz, M; Cholette, JM. "Modified repair of truncus arteriosus to maintain pulmonary artery architecture." Annals of Thoracic Surg. 2010; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Congenital Heart Disease
Book Title: Principles of Surgery: Companion Handbook
Author List: Alfieris, GA
Edited By: Schwartz, SI
Published By: McGraw-Hill 1993