About Us

The Yale Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease provides comprehensive management for patients with an aneurysm or dissections of the aorta.

The center was one of the first, if not the very first, formally designated thoracic aortic disease center. It is now one of the largest centers in the world for clinical care of patients with aneurysms and encompasses one of the most active centers for basic science and clinical research in aortic diseases.


John Elefteriades
John Elefteriades, MD
William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of the Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease
Phone: (203) 785-2704
Donald Botta, MD
Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery
John A. Rizzo, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Economics
Department of Preventive Medicine
Stony Brook University


Lorena Capone
Patient Specialist
Phone: (203) 785-2704
Fax: (203) 785-3346
Suzanne Giannotti
Associate Administrator
Phone: (203) 785-6258
Fax: (203) 785-3346
Jodi Jacobson
Patient Specialist
Phone: (203) 785-2705
Fax: (203) 785-3346
Marianne McCarthy
Academic Coordinator
Phone: (203) 785-2551
Fax: (203) 785-3346
Maryann Tranquilli
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Phone: (203)785-2704
Fax: (203) 785-3346