Alon Aharon, MD LTC United States Army

Specialty: Cardiothoracic surgery

Medical Centre: Lankenau Heart Institute

Residency: University of California at Los Angeles

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Dr. Alon Aharon is a board certified attending cardiothoracic surgeon, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served as division chief in a number of cardiac surgery programs. Dr. Aharon has expertise in a broad spectrum of adult cardiac surgery including off pump coronary revascularization, valve repair, complex aortic surgery, heart and lung transplantation and mechanical assist devices and has achieved consistently excelled STS surgical outcomes. Dr. Aharon obtained an engineering degree in Boston and completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Aharon received his general and cardiothoracic surgical training at the University of California at Los Angeles and obtained additional expertise in transplant surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Aharon has written over 50 scientific publications and has served as primary investigator on a number of clinical and basic science studies and is a co-founder of AVN Technologies (an innovative medical device company). Dr. Aharon is a LTC in the United States Army (reserve).

As an engineering student, he designed the first laser coronary artery atherosclerotic plaque ablation system used in clinical practice.