Joseph Lamelas, M.D.

Mount Sinai
Medical Center

4300 Alton Road
Greenspan Bldg.,
Suite 2110
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Ph: (305) 598-4446
Fax: (305) 598-1646

Division of
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ph: (305) 674-2780



  Dr. LamelasDr. Joseph Lamelas is chief of cardiac surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He is a board certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon and is also certified in surgical critical care. A leading authority in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Dr. Lamelas has performed more than 7000 open-heart procedures in his career. His success comes from his ability to provide his patients with every surgical technique and option available in the field of cardiac surgery.

He is involved in training surgeons across the United States, and the world in advanced and innovative surgical techniques. He hosts a well- attended monthly minimally invasive valve symposium for cardiac surgeons. He has pioneered techniques in minimally invasive valve surgery that has caught the eye of surgeons and patients from around the globe. He has also participated in international operative surgical symposia, as well as lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Lamelas completed his training in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the State University of New York, Health Science Center in New York in 1990. He has published numerous articles and presented extensively on cardiac surgery. He is the past President of the Cuban Surgical Society (1999-2002), a council member of The Florida Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, and American College of Surgeons. He has consistently had one of the lowest morbidities and mortalities in the state of Florida as well as in the United States.

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