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Leonid Sternik

Leonid Sternik

  • MD
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • English
  • Russian
  • Hebrew


Prof. Sternik is a highly qualified specialist in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. He has graduated from the Moscow School of Medicine and upon his immigration to Israel started to work at the Sheba Medical Center in the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Prof. Sternik was invited to a clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA, where he spent 2 years performing hundreds of compicated heart surgeries. Returning to Sheba he received a position of Senior physician at the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

Since 2005 he served as the Head of the Surgical Care Unit for Atrial Fibrillation which also serves as a Center for European Studies in the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. He became a deputy Director of the Department at 2012, and the Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Sheba at 2018.

Prof. Sternik lectures at the Tel Aviv University and overseas, he has published over 40 articles in international medical journals, and is responsible for various clinical and laboratory researches in the cardiac surgery field. He is an editor of the leading Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Conditions and treatment

  • Coronary by-pass
  • Arterial revascularization
  • Mitral reconstruction
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Acute Aortic dissection
  • Total aortic arch replacement
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Heart valve repair
  • Aortic valve repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm surgery
  • Aortic root repair
  • Aortic stent-grafts
  • Arterial switch operation
  • Ross procedure


  • Director, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Education and Training

  • Moscow School of Medicine
  • Clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA

Board Certifications

  • Cardiothoracic surgeon

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