• Professor Leonid Sternik, MD

  • Department: Cardiac Surgery
  • Specialties: Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Language: English, Russian, Hebrew
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About Me

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.

  • Director, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Conditions and treatment
  • coronary by-pass
  • cardiac surgery
  • arterial revascularization
  • heart valve repair
  • mitral reconstruction
  • aortic valve repair
  • open-heart surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm surgery
  • Acute Aortic dissection
  • Aortic root repair
  • total aortic arch replacement
  • Aortic stent-grafts
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • arterial switch operation
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Ross procedure


Education and Training
  • Moscow School of Medicine
  • Clinical fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, USA
Board Certifications
  • Cardiothoracic surgeon