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Y. Joseph Woo, M.D.
Y. Joseph Woo, M.D. Receives the Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Clinical Innovator Award
Dr. Y. Joseph Woo, Associate Professor of Surgery, is the recipient of the Luigi Mastroianni, Jr., Clinical Innovator Award, which recognizes a clinician who has pioneered the invention and development of new techniques, procedures or approaches that change medical practices. Dr. Woo is a nationally-recognized academic cardiothoracic surgeon who has a robust, high-volume cardiac surgical practice at HUP, performing 400 pump cases per year and heading the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program. He performed the first robotic heart surgery in the Delaware Valley a decade ago, and the world’s first robotic aortic valve procedure. He also heads the Mechanical Circulatory Assist and Cardiac Transplant Program.