Afshin Ehsan Assistant Professor of Surgery (Clinical)

Dr. Ehsan is an Adult Cardiac Surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Brown Alpert Medical School. He is also the Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Clinically, he provides surgical treatment for all forms of adult cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ehsan has a particular interest in valvular surgery with an emphasis on mitral valve repair and percutaneous aortic valve therapies. He is also well versed in the current state of atrial fibrillation surgery as it applies to stand-alone and concomitant procedures. He has an academic background in cardiovascular gene and cell based therapies along with numerous peer reviewed publications in these areas. Specifically, Dr. Ehsan has examined the use of decoy olugonucleotides in vein grafts as a means of prolonging graft patency. More recently he has examined the role of nuclear hormone receptors and their role in vein graft pathobiology and has published his findings in peer reviewed journals.

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