May 15, 2019 | David DiPino | Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care

Highly-skilled cardiothoracic surgeon with extensive experience in minimally invasive heart valve repair and cardiac surgery opens office at Palmetto General Hospital

Hialeah, Fla. – May 15, 2019 – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Antonio Laudito, MD, an award-winning cardiothoracic surgeon, has opened his Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care (TFCC) practice at Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Laudito specializes in complex arterial coronary revascularization/bilateral internal mammary artery grafting, minimally invasive mitral valve repair, atrial fibrillation ablation, complex aortic surgery; aortic root operation/aortic dissection, valve endocarditis, structural heart disease, transcatheter aortic mitral valve repair and replacement. He is on staff at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah where he is the Medical Director of the Heart Institute at Palmetto General Hospital and is a member of the Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network.

Dr. Laudito is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Laudito worked as a cardiothoracic surgeon at St. Joseph Health, located in Eureka, CA.

For his education and training, Dr. Laudito completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of California San Francisco and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. In addition, Dr. Laudito served as chief resident in general surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, NY. He completed his medical school degree at the University of Turin Medical School, located in Turin, Italy.

Dr. Laudito was voted by physicians of northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin as a “Top Doctor in Cardiothoracic Surgery” from Duluth-Superior Magazine in February 2014. From 1999-2001, Dr. Laudito was elected president of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) for two consecutive terms and founder of the TSRA Socrates Award presented annually for the best teaching, cardiothoracic attending physician award, in the US.

Throughout his medical career, Dr. Laudito has presented his research and findings relating to cardiothoracic medicine at national and international talks and has published numerous papers on cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Laudito has been practicing medicine since 1989. He is fluent in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

About Tenet Florida Physician Services
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since 2007. TFPS physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 625,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes. TFPS physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care. Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors. Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.

About Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care
Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care consists of a dedicated group of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular surgeons specializing in transcatheter therapies as well as open surgical and endovascular treatment including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, to provide the most advanced, comprehensive care for patients with all types of cardiovascular conditions.

About Tenet Florida Heart & Vascular Network
The Tenet Heart & Vascular Network is a network of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and vascular surgeons using advanced heart and vascular care technology to provide exceptional patient care in Tenet Florida’s 10-hospital system and TFPS specialty physician groups across South Florida.

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