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Cristiano Faber, MD

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Florida Heart and Vascular at JFK Medical Center

180 JFK Dr, Suite 320
Atlantis, FL 33462

About Cristiano Faber

Cristiano Faber, MD is an accomplished cardiothoracic and transplant surgeon. An expert in minimally invasive approaches for aortic and mitral valve treatment with extensive experience in surgical treatment of advanced heart failure, such as implantation of ventricular assist devices. His scope of practice encompass all aspects of high risk cardiac surgery, including heart valve and coronary bypass operations, complex cardiac reoperations and surgery for atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Faber completed his medical degree at Federal University of Santa Catarina and residencies in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery in Brazil. He then completed fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery, heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the world-renowned Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

After finishing his training at the Cleveland Clinic, he went back to his country to serve as Director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Device Program at Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal where he performed the first heart transplantation of Brasilia, Brazil’s capital.

Prior to joining Florida Heart & Vascular Care at JFK Medical Center, Dr. Faber was a staff surgeon at Tampa General Hospital’s prestigious Thoracic Transplantation Program, one of the busiest transplant centers in the USA. He has published numerous articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Journal of the American College of Radiology, amongst others.


Medical School
Federal University of Santa Catarina

Cleveland Clinic Foundation




Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Transplant Surgery

Office Locations

Florida Heart and Vascular at JFK Medical Center
180 JFK Dr, Suite 320
Atlantis, FL 33462
Phone: (561) 548-4900