Dr Tara Mastracci is a vascular surgeon with an interest in complex aortic repair and is currently working on the St. Barts Health Cardiothoracic Team.
She studied general and vascular surgery at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and moved on to a fellowship in complex aortic repair at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Mastracci was a consultant at the Cleveland Clinic and she also held a position as assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University for seven years. Dr Mastracci moved to London in October 2014 to lead the aortic team at a London Teaching Hospital, where she served as Clinical Director. She has now moved to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, joining their aortovascular team.
Dr Mastracci is a clinical epidemiologist by training and focuses most of her research in clinical outcomes related to disease of the aorta. She has a specific interest in endovascular aneurysm repair, stent graft design and development, the genetics of aortic disease, the social determinants of health, and the advancement of new intraoperative imaging techniques.
Most recently, Dr Mastracci’s research has focused on the use of deformation tools in the operating room, in collaboration with CYDAR medical. She has also begun to advance awareness of the impact of social deprivation in the outcomes after aneurysm surgery.