Thomas G. Caranasos, M.D.


Caranasos new  Assistant Professor of Surgery
  Director, Adult Cardiac Surgery

   Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
   3040 Burnett-Womack Building, CB #7065
   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
   Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7065

   Appointments: 919-966-3382

   Office: 919-966-3382

   Fax: 919-966-3475


Clinical Interests

Director, Adult Cardiac Surgery; Medical Director, UNC Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program. Adult cardiac and thoracic surgery including heart and lung transplantation and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation. Special interest in aortic surgery including the ascending, arch pathology, thoracic aorta and aortic root, transcatheter aortic valve surgery, mitral and aortic valvular surgery, minimally invasive approaches to cardiac surgery; video assisted thoracic surgery.

Research Interests

Surgical treatment of the aorta, transcatheter valvular surgery, hybrid coronary revascularization and valvular surgery.

Education and Training

  • Surgical Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2012-2014
  • Chief Resident in Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2011-2012
  • Resident, Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2008-2012
  • Resident, Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008
  • M.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, 2007
  • B.A, Summa Cum Laude, Biology and Philosophy, English Minor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2002

Board Certification

Board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (renewal in 2026).


Dr. Caranasos' CV (.pdf)