Dr. Arie Blitz

Arie Blitz MD, MBA
2101 S Dominique Drive
Pharr (HIDALGO) , TX 78577
Mobile: 216-798-2260
Office: 216-798-2260

I am a senior cardiac surgeon with over 20 years' experience in the field. Having practiced in the both the academic and private practice environments, I am an invited lecturer at both national and international conferences and have numerous publications in the peer-reviewed literature and textbooks.

My specific areas of special expertise include the following: Adult cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery, thoracic aortic surgery, aortic dissection surgery, adult congenital heart surgery, mechanical circulatory support (i.e., LVADs), and ECMO.

Additionally, I have one of the world's most-viewed cardiac surgery video sites (all surgeries that I personally perform and narrate) at http://www.youtube.com/heartfixer100

Areas of Expertise
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Transplant Surgery

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1989
MBA: Weatherhead School of the Case Western Reserve University, 2015
JD Candidate: Concord Law, 2020
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
American Health Lawyers Association
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Invited Speaker, Annually: Clinical Update in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Perioperative Medicine (Cardiac Surgery)
Invited Speaker, Annually: The New Orleans Conference (Cardiac Surgery)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 10
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: cardiac surgery
aortic dissection surgery
heart transplantation
cardiopulmonary bypass
mechanical circulatory support
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 9
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 9/18
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Once
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Once
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Five
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting


Available Upon Request

My Youtube Cardiac Surgery Video Website (over 3 million views) My website is the most popular cardiac surgery video site in the world, and contains operations performed and narrated by myself. These have been used in court cases to demonstrate how an operation should be performed.