Episode 18: Meet Dr. Alexandros Karavas

The Right Way to Care with Kevin O'Connell

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Alexandros Karavas’ extensive education and training is another great addition to the talent at the Heart Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

Born in Greece and educated in Germany, Dr. Karavas completed residencies in cardiothoracic surgery at Vanderbilt, and in general surgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University. He then spent time in the thoracic surgery program at Penn Medicine, training in aortic surgery and diseases. 

Dr. Karavas is happy to bring his impressive medical background and exceptional skills to our cardiac team at Mercy Hospital. With his knowledge of complex medical procedures and years of experience, he is definitely a great asset to the Western New York medical community.

To learn more about the Heart Center at Mercy Hospital, click here.

Cardiothoracic surgery includes all surgeries within the chest. And often, we separate those in the lungs and esophagus from those in the heart.

We have a little different team [at Mercy] that is a little more specialized for these types of heart procedures. It includes the heart-lung machine and the profusionist. These surgeries are often quite complex, and they require a different concentration of the expertise of the team. 

Alexandros Karavas, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

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