Dr. Juan Pablo Umaña Mallarino

Cardiovascular - Cardiopulmonar Surgeon

Specialties and sub-specialties

Cardiopulmonary Transplant, Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery



Dr. Umaña graduated as a general surgeon from Columbia University in New York and completed his subspecialty in cardiothoracic and transplant surgery at Stanford University, California. During his residency at Columbia he conducted a year of cardiovascular research in which he patented the method of transcatheter mitral valve repair widely used today and known as Mitraclip. 

He is a recognized expert in conventional and minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery. In 2002 he performed the first aortic root replacement with native aortic valve reimplantation in Latin America.  

He is a member and part of the leadership team of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Director of the Minimally Invasive Section of STS University, a member of the Heart Valve Society, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society and the Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and a professor at the Universidad del Rosario. 

Areas of interest

  • Minimally Invasive and Conventional Mitral Valve Repair 
  • Minimally Invasive and Conventional Aortic Valve Repair 
  • Mitral Valve Transcatheter Repair – Mitraclip 
  • Trans-catheter repair of the aortic valve – TAVI 
  • Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy 
  • Management of Aortic Root Pathology 
  • Management of Aortic Arch Pathology


  •  Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
  • Heart Valve Society 
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery 
  • 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society 
  • Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Hospitals he works with

  • FCI - Fundación Cardioinfantil