Physician’s Profile

Michael Borger, MD

Top Doctor: 
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Aortic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Arch Surgery
Percutaneous Valve Interventions
Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
Valve Reconstruction/Repair
Aortic Surgery
Heart Valve Repair
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Heart Valve Surgery
Valve Replacement
2015-2016 New York Magazine's Top Doctors
2006 Dr. Subhash C. Verma Award, Heart & Stroke / Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence.
2004 Roscoe Reid Graham Department of Surgery Award, University of Toronto
2002 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Detweiler Travelling Fellowship
2001 First Prize, Gallie-Bateman Department of Surgery Research Day, University of Toronto
2000 Wilfred G. Bigelow Book Prize
1999 J.C. Laidlaw Award of Excellence, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
1999 First Prize, Terrence Donnelly Canadian Cardiac Surgery Resident Research Day
1999 Medical Research Council of Canada / CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research
1999 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Student Award for Clinical Research
1998 PSI Resident Research Award
1996-98 Research Fellow, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
1992 T.R. Clarke Award for Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Alberta
1989 First Class Standing, Faculty of Medicine University of Alberta

Dr. Borger is an internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in complex aortic surgery, including aortic root and arch replacement and valve-sparing procedures. His clinical interests also include minimally invasive and percutaneous valve procedures, valve repair surgery, and ischemic mitral regurgitation.

Academically, he has been a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies, has published over 250 scientific articles, and has spoken at and moderated numerous international conferences.
A native of Canada, Dr. Borger received his cardiothoracic surgical training and PhD at the University of Toronto in 2001, and completed an additional fellowship at the Leipzig Heart Center under the supervision of Professor Fred Mohr in 2002. He subsequently took a position as staff surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, working under Dr. Tirone David, and then in Leipzig, Germany, where he was named Associate Director of the Leipzig Heart Center in 2009.

Dr. Borger brings the latest techniques in aortic valve repair, valve-sparing aortic replacement, and percutaneous and hybrid approaches to chronic and acute aortic pathology. In addition to directing the Aortic Surgery Program, he is Director of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Cardiovascular Institute, and in this capacity oversees a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease.

Haensig M, Holzhey DM, Borger MA, Linke A, Seeburger J, Lehmann S, Schuler G, Mohr FW. Improved mitral valve performance after transapical aortic valve implantation. Ann Thorac Surg 2014 (Epub). Ugur M, Byrne JG, Bavaria JE, Cheung A, Petracek M, Groh MA, Suri RM, Borger MA, Schaff HV. Suture technique does not affect hemodynamic performance of the small supra-annular Trifecta bioprosthesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (Epub). Girdauskas E, Disha K, Borger MA, Kuntze T: Long-term prognosis of ascending aortic aneurysm after aortic valve replacement for bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014;147:276-82. Etz CD, von Aspern K, da Rocha E Silva J, Girrbach FF, Leontyev S, Luehr M, Misfeld M,  Borger MA, Mohr FW. Impact of perfusion strategy on outcome after repair for acute type A aortic dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014:97:78-85. Misfeld M, Borger MA, Byrne JG, Chitwood WR, Cohn L, Galloway A, Garbade J, Glauber M, Greco E, Ha