AK Kaza MD

Aditya (A.K.) Kaza, MD

Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery Program

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

"My goal is to provide innovative and “cutting edge” cardiac surgical care in an ethical, compassionate, and family-centric fashion."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Complex congenital cardiac surgery

Departments

  • Cardiac Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Telugu
  • Hindi

Programs

  • Cardiac Surgery Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7932 or Request an Appointment
AK Kaza MD

I am a congenital cardiac surgeon who cares for neonates, infants, children and adults born with congenital heart disease. 

I perform a wide spectrum of surgeries for congenital heart defects. My goal is to provide innovative and “cutting edge” cardiac surgical care in an ethical, compassionate, and family-centric fashion.

I am actively involved in all aspects of congenital heart surgery with special emphasis on complete neonatal repairs and cardiac critical care. In addition, I have an active research program with two main goals. The first is to understand the role of prematurity in myocardial recovery after heart surgery. The second focus is working with a multidisciplinary team to develop new and innovative devices to improve care of infants and children with heart disease. I am currently funded by the NIH, B-BIC and the Boston Children’s Hospital Innovestment Grant.

I have a special interest in the education and training of residents and fellows. I have had the privilege of being part of the Thoracic Surgery resident workforce at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In this capacity, I helped with administering the scholarship program of the STS for residents and medical students. As a congenital cardiac surgeon, I interact and teach house-staff from various sub-specialties such as congenital cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, pediatrics, and pediatric critical care.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, 1996

Boston, MA

Internship

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1997

Baton Rouge, LA

Residency

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1999, 2003

New Orleans, LA

Research Fellowship

University of Virginia, 2001

Charlottesville, VA

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2006

Denver, CO

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Denver Children's Hospital, 2007

Denver, CO

Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Chief Resident Year

Children's Hospital Boston, 2008

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Professional History

I matriculated from medical school at Boston University, followed by a five year surgical residency at the Ochsner Clinic. During my surgical residency, I took two years off to spend in the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research laboratory at the University of Virginia. Subsequently, I did my cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. I stayed an extra year in Denver to do a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery. I then came to Boston for my twelfth and final year of post-graduate training to serve as the chief resident in congenital cardiac surgery. I took my first job in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Utah and based at Primary Children’s Hospital. I was in practice there for five years when I was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital. I have been at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2013 and am involved in all aspects of congenital heart surgery.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7932 or Request an Appointment

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