Department of Surgery
Christopher Salerno is a cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in cardiopulmonary transplantation, mechanical assist devices, and aortic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and National Board of Medical Examiners.
His work has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Journal of Cardiac Failure. He has also co-authored several book chapters, most recently “Heart Transplantation” in Mastery of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Lippincott-Raven Publishing, forthcoming).
Salerno received a BS in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and earned his MD from Rush University Medical College. He completed a general surgery internship and a surgical infectious disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and cardiothoracic surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation residencies at Stanford University. He was recently a cardiothoracic surgeon with the St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis.