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Bledi Zaku, M.D.

Bledi Zaku, MD
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Zaku is a native New Yorker and grew up in Manhattan. He is a graduate of New York University where he studied Chemistry and Psychology. He received his doctorate in medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. During this time, he dedicated one year to clinical research in cardiac surgery outcomes at Mount Sinai Hospital under the leadership of Dr. David H. Adams leading to publications in medical journals and presentations at national conferences.

Dr. Zaku completed his general surgery residency at Morristown Medical Center. During his time here, he helped to win the American College of Surgeons New Jersey chapter Surgical Jeopardy tournament and competed at the national level.

He completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the leadership of Dr. Leonard N. Girardi and Dr. Karl H. Krieger.

Dr. Zaku returned to Morristown Medical Center to join MASA as an attending cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Zaku's interests include coronary artery bypass surgery utilizing total arterial revascularization techniques, aortic aneurysm surgery, valve repair and replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and advanced heart failure surgery with mechanical circulatory support.



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