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Vasant Jayasankar, M.D., F.A.C.S.

VJ head shotVasant Jayasankar, MD, FACS joined the practice in November, 2010. He is a native of Boston, MA and was working in the Midwest prior to moving to Jacksonville. He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and his Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His interests include minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, complex mitral valve repair, atrial fibrillation treatments, transcatheter aortic and mitral valve surgery, redo cardiac surgery, aortic aneurysm repair, and lung cancer surgery.

Dr. Jayasankar is dedicated to innovative and advanced techniques in both cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, including endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms. He is committed to the highest quality of surgical care. Utilizing minimally invasive and catheter based treatments allow patients to recover more quickly and with less pain than traditional approaches.

College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
BS-Biology
1992
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
MS-Molecular Biology and Genetics
1993
Medical School Albany Medical CollegeAlbany, New York
MD – Top 1% of Class
1998
Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
General Surgery
2005
Fellowship Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Cardiothoracic Surgery
2007

Dr. Jayasankar is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and he is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

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