Mauricio Villavicencio, MD, MBA, is cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Mass General Transplant Center, and is the Director of Lung Transplantation and ECMO in the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Villavicencio earned his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and then completed both general and cardiac surgical residencies in Santiago, Chile. He then pursued an advanced cardiovascular surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, followed by cardiopulmonary transplantation fellowship at The Freeman Hospital, which is one of the premier thoracic transplant centers in Europe.
Dr. Villavicencio returned to the U.S. after a seven-year tenure in Chile, where he introduced the country to the use of ventricular assist devices as a regular therapeutic tool. He served as the founder and chief of the National Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Service. In 2015, Dr. Villavicencio undertook a thoracic transplantation and ventricular assist devices fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
His practice includes the full spectrum of adult cardiac surgery, with an emphasis in valve and coronary surgery.