Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD, FACS

Clinical interests

  • Adult Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Lung Disease
  • Adult Vascular Disease

Victor A. Ferraris, MD, PhD, FACS


My name is Victor Ferraris; I received my medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Faculty rank

Tyler Gill Professor of Surgery


Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colo.
Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

Kentucky Clinic
Third Floor, Room L300
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-6494
Call 800-365-0955
Fax 859-257-9813

For heart surgery and chest surgery patients 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Clinic times vary per physician 
After Hours contact: 859-257-1000

Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

Parking is available at the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage (PS #3).

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Edwards FH, Ferraris VA, Kurlansky PA, Lobdell KW, He X, O'Brien SM, Furnary AP, Rankin JS, Vassileva CM, Fazzalari FL, Magee MJ, Badhwar V, Xian Y, Jacobs JP, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Shahian DM. Failure to Rescue Rates After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: An Analysis From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug;102(2):458-64.

Ferraris VA. Increased understanding leads to increased complexity: Molecular mechanisms of pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 18.

Ferraris VA, Sekela ME. Missing the forest for the trees: The world around us and surgical treatment of endocarditis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 11.

Ferraris VA, Harris JW, Martin JT, Saha SP, Endean ED. Impact of Residents on Surgical Outcomes in High-Complexity Procedures. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr;222(4):545-55.

Ferraris VA. How do cells talk to each other?: Paracrine factors secreted by mesenchymal stromal cells. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):849-51.