About Niv Ad
Niv Ad, MD, is an internationally renowned leader in cardiothoracic surgery. He is most known for his long-time involvement in minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures (small incisions) and his personal involvement in the development of various breakthrough technologies such as percutaneous valves.
Dr. Ad attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and completed his training fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ad joined Washington Adventist and the White Oak Medical Center after serving as the Chair of Cardiac Surgery at the Inova Heart of Vascular Institute for almost a decade. He is an Adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and division of Cardiac surgery.
Dr. Ad is a leading authority in minimally invasive heart surgery and other advanced heart surgery techniques. He is the past president of The International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (ISMICS), the leading entity for minimally invasive procedures globally and he is the Editor in Chief of INNOVATIONS: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Ad is an international leader in surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation and the Cox Maze procedure using the most advanced minimally invasive approaches. He has led the development of national and international clinical practice guidelines for the different cardiovascular societies.
Dr. Ad has published more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed publications and serves on multiple leadership positions and committees in the leading cardiothoracic societies. He is a regular speaker at the most prestigious scientific meetings and gave over 50 visiting professorship lectures in the U.S. and worldwide. Throughout his career, Dr. Ad has been involved in multiple multi-center studies including as the national principal investigator on several Food and Drug Administration (FDA) trials.
Other than surgical ablation, Dr. Ad has extensive experience in minimally invasive Mitral Valve repair, Aortic Valve surgery and Coronary Bypass surgery (multi arterial grafts).
Dr. Ad firmly believes in the patient’s wellbeing, early recovery and exceptional outcomes.