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Dr. Gabriele DiLuozzo Joins the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team at Hackensack University Medical Center

July 29, 2013 08:20 AM


The Heart & Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to welcome Gabriele DiLuozzo, M.D., of Hackensack, NJ, as the director of the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

“I would like to welcome Dr. DiLuozzo to HackensackUMC,” said Joseph E. Parrillo, M.D., chairman of the Heart &Vascular Hospital. “Dr. DiLuozzo not only brings vast expertise to our medical center, but offers incomparable experience regarding thoracic aortic aneurysms through his clinical and research laboratory. He will greatly elevate the services of the Heart & Vascular Hospital and we are excited to have him on our HackensackUMC team.”

Dr. DiLuozzo joins HackensackUMC from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he was associate director, and subsequently director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery.  During the last decade, he has developed an excellent, niche clinical practice on the management of thoracic aortic aneurysms, dissections, bicuspid aortic valve disease, and patients with connective tissue disorders.  

In addition, Dr. DiLuozzo managed a registry of more than 1,300 patients who participated in one of the largest thoracic aortic aneurysm surveillance programs in the United States. This large registry of patients has led to a better understanding of the natural history of aortic aneurysms and dissections, a topic of which his research group has published in medical literature. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. DiLuozzo directs a National Institutes of Health-funded animal laboratory, which studies various strategies to reduce the incidence of spinal cord injury after the repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms.  

Dr. Di Luozzo was trained in aortic surgery and general adult cardiac surgery by Dr. Randall B. Griepp at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  After his training, he continued as an associate of Dr. Griepp and eventually rose to director of the Aortic Program.  He has published extensively on all aspects of the management of thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms and outcomes of conservative management and following surgical repair.  His area of focus is on patients with Marfan and other connective tissue disorders, aortic arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. 

Dr. DiLuozzo will transition both his clinical practice and research laboratory to HackensackUMC. To schedule an appointment with Dr. DiLuozzo or learn more about the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Program, please call 551-996-4785.


About Hackensack University Medical Center
HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. It is the flagship hospital of the Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians.HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankingsin: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in 10 different areas – more than any other hospital in the nation, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 11 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 19 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit:   




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