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John A. Elefteriades, MD, is the William W. L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country and serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. He has written over 300 scientific articles on all aspects of cardiac surgery. He has won multiple awards for his clinical care and his research. He is the author of many medical textbooks, including House Officer Guide to ICU Care (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions), Advanced Treatment Options for the Failing Left Ventricle, Controversies in Diseases of the Aorta, and Acute Aortic Disease. Dr. Elefteriades’ books for the general public include Your Heart: An Owner’s Guide, The Woman’s Heart: An Owner’s Guide, and Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit. His work has been featured in documentaries by the BBC, the Science Channel, and RAI Television in Italy. Transplant is his first novel.
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