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Igor Gosev, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2525

Fax: (585) 244-7171

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Organ Transplant, Surgery


Professional Background

UR Medicine Heart and Vascular is pleased to announce the addition of Igor Gosev, M.D. Prior to joining UR Medicine, Dr. Gosev worked as a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and was a Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Most recently, he was a cardiac surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UMass Memorial
Medical Center.
Dr. Gosev is dual Board Certified in general and cardiac surgery. He has a clinical focus in ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation and minimally invasive approaches to aortic and mitral valve disease. In addition to authoring numerous publications, he has been involved in several research studies focusing on heart failure and mechanical assist devices, aortic valve
stenosis and post-operative outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism, among others. Dr. Gosev frequently presents on topics related to thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the national and international levels.



MD | University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Brigham & Womens Hospital

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) at Brigham & Womens Hospital

01/01/2004 - 04/01/2009
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University Hospital Centre Of Zagreb

08/01/2002 - 07/31/2003
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University Hospital Centre Of Zagreb

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Health Care Innovation Award
Sponsor: Rochester Buisness Journal
Location: Rochester 2019


Journal Articles

Sherazi S, Alexis JD, McNitt S, Polonsky B, Shah S, Younis A, Kutyifa V, Vidula H, Gosev I, Goldenberg I. "Racial differences in clinical characteristics and readmission burden among patients with a left ventricular-assist device." Artificial organs.. 2023 Feb 23; Epub 2023 Feb 23.

Kohli G, George DD, Grenga A, Santangelo G, Gosev I, Schartz D, Kessler A, Khan I, Barrus B, Gu Y, Bhalla T, Mattingly TK, Bender MT. "Mechanical Thrombectomy for Ischemic Stroke Secondary to Large Vessel Occlusions in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation." Cerebrovascular diseases.. 2023 Jan 30; :1-7. Epub 2023 Jan 30.

Sweitzer K, Butterfield J, Hubert J, Park W, Tomtschik J, Carter M, Gosev I, Bell D. "Flap Coverage of Infected Ventricular Assist Devices Influences Patient Outcomes." Annals of plastic surgery.. 2022 Dec 22; Epub 2022 Dec 22.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Durable Support - Mechanical Circulatory Support
Book Title: TSRA -Clinical Scenarios in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Author List: Clauden Louis, MD, Daniel Ryan Ziazadeh, MD, Igor Gosev, MD, PhD
Published By: TSRA 2020

Chapter Title: Technical Aspects of VAD Insertion
Book Title: Oxford Specialist Handbook of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Author List: Igor Gosev, MD, PhD Scott Silvestry, MD
Published By: Oxford university press 2020