Vincent DeFilippi, MD, FACS
Dr. DeFilippi is the Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He has performed more than 3,000 open heart procedures and has received numerous awards and recognition during his career, including being selected as a U.S. News Top Doctor in the July 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report and being listed among America's Top Surgeons. In recent years, Dr. DeFilippi has consistently attained high cardiac surgical survival rates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery despite a highly acute population, performing many of these without the use of a heart lung machine. These results demonstrate Dr. DeFilippi's commitment to excellence in cardiac surgery and his determination to attain the highest standards of care and outcomes for some of our most acutely ill patients. Dr. DeFilippi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford. He and his family are full time residents of Monterey County.
Dr. DeFilippi is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he completed his undergraduate studies. Upon completing his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. DeFilippi went on to complete his general surgery residency and research fellowship at The University of Chicago / Pritzker School of Medicine. After earning his appointment as chief surgical resident, he completed his cardiac and thoracic surgery training at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and Memorial- Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.