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Vitaly V. Piluiko, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Piluiko Photo for websiteVitaly Piluiko, M.D., FACS joined the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, PA in Jacksonville, Florida in September 2015. He is a board certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and training.  Fully trained as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Piluiko moved to the United States in 1991 after being invited to serve as a Visiting Physician on the Transplant Service at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, TX.  He was awarded the Intermedics Research Fellowship, where, under the direction of renowned heart surgeon Denton Cooley, M.D., he performed research on ventricular assist devices and transmyocardial laser revascularization.  Upon completion of his Research Fellowship, Dr. Piluiko completed his General and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Dr. Piluiko served as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University and surgeon in private practice in Chicago.  There he introduced minimally invasive methods in the treatment of heart valve diseases, atrial fibrillation, and lung cancer.  He is a member of the Denton A. Cooley International Surgical Society and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.  He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.


Medical School Chernovtsy Medical Institute (Bukovinian Medical University)
Chernovtsy, Ukraine
Research Fellow Texas Heart Institute
Houston, TX
Cardiac Surgery
Residency Sinai Hospital
Detroit, MI
General Surgery
Residency Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
General Surgery
Fellowship Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Thoracic Surgery


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