Section Chief, Coronary Surgery and General Cardiac SurgeryNetwork Director, Cardiac Surgery
George Tolis, M.D., was born in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Yale University summa cum laude with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Following graduation from Harvard Medical School in 1995, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Tolis then completed an advanced aortic fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City under the direction of Dr. Randall Griepp.
Dr. Tolis worked at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City as chief of aortic surgery, at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and at Massachusetts General Hospital as surgical director of coronary bypass surgery. He joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2021 as Section Chief of Coronary and General Cardiac Surgery as well as Network Director of Cardiac Surgery.
His clinical interests include surgical education, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting and coronary endarterectomy, surgery for endocarditis, aortic root and arch surgery, complex reoperations and surgery to address complications from percutaneous devices (coronary stents, percutaneous valves and implants).
He is an amateur woodworker and a concert pianist.
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1995 - 2000
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), 2003
Yale New Haven Hospital, 2000 - 2002
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, 2002 - 2003
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Heart and Vascular Center
70 Francis Street
Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 732-7678
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