Johannes Bonatti, MD, is Chief of the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He also worked as a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic main campus in Cleveland Ohio and is Professor of Surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bonatti served as Director of Coronary Surgery & Advanced Coronary Interventions and Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland in the US. As a pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery, in 2012 Dr. Bonatti performed the world’s first robotic endoscopic quadruple coronary bypass surgery and has experience performing more than 4,000 heart surgeries – including 600 robotic procedures. He served as president to the Minimally Invasive Robotics Association (MIRA) from 2011-2012 and is currently board member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) and the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS).
Dr. Bonatti is a graduate of Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria. He completed his Internship in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the General Public Hospital, Kitzbühel, Austria and Residency in General Surgery and Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at the University Clinic of Innsbruck. He was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at Innsbruck Medical University for research in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and vascular biology of coronary bypass vessels.
Dr. Bonatti is married and a father of three children. Having grown up in Austria, Dr. Bonatti enjoys skiing and mountain biking, and is a former member of the Austrian Freestyle Ski national team.