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Marc W. Gerdisch MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Marc W. Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS

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Primary Specialty

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Secondary Specialties

Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Provider Type

Independent - Not Employed by Franciscan Health

Board Certification
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Accepting new patients


English, French



Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis

Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

5255 E Stop 11 Road #200
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 851-2331

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5000

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
    Maywood, IL
  • Residency
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - General Surgery
    Maywood, IL
  • Fellowship
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine - Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
    Maywood, IL
Andrew R. Barksdale MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Andrew R. Barksdale, MD, FACS

Primary Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Location: Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis (Primary)

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Awards and Honors


  • Marc Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC, is the chief of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, co-director of the Heart Valve Center at Franciscan Health.
  • Dr. Gerdisch is a senior partner with Cardiac Surgery Associates specializing in complex heart valve surgery and is a clinical assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. 
  • During the last 21 years, Dr. Gerdisch has performed more than 5,000 innovative surgical procedures, of which 3,750 involved heart valve operations.
  • He is an innovator in heart surgery and presents internationally on novel heart valve repair techniques and participates in ongoing landmark research in next-generation heart valves and heart tissue regeneration.
  • Recognized as Top Doctors from 2009-2019 by Indianapolis Monthly for thoracic & cardiac surgery.
  • The City of Indianapolis and Marion County City Council proudly recognized Dr. Gerdisch with a special resolution for his dedicated service to the healthcare community in 2013.
  • Dr. Gerdisch has been named to Americas Top Doctor by Castle Connelly from 2009-2015.
  • Dr. Gerdisch was honored for his work and named a Health Care Hero by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2010.
  • He received the Excellence in Health Science Research Award at the annual Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Awards Ceremony in 2010.
  • 2016: Dr. Marc Gerdisch was the first in world to implant a tissue engineered regenerative CorMatrix ECM Tricuspid Valve in a phase I clinical device trial.
  • 2015: First in Indiana to implant the Evolut R valve, which is the first-and-only recapturable and repositionable device available in the U.S. Dr. Marc Gerdisch authored a scientific study leading to FDA approval of the On-X valve allowing patients to substantially lower their blood-thinning medication dose and thereby, reduce the risk of bleeding.
  • He traveled to Cuba to participate in the first joint academic exchange between the US and Cuba, revolving around cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.  
  • 2014: First in the United States to enroll patient in a landmark study, performing minimally invasive closure of the left atrial appendage to prevent strokes.
  • He also was first in Indiana to use the Edwards SAPIENT XT Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve. 
  • 2013: First in the United States to implant the On-X Aortic Prosthetic Valve with Anatomic Sewing Ring. The innovative valve is the only mechanical valve that matches the contour of the heart.
  • 2012: Among the first in the nation to treat patients with the FDA-approved Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve.
  • 2011: First in the United States to use a breakthrough device to replace the aorta in a critically ill patient. He also performed the first surgery in the country using a new device, which restores the shape of a tricuspid heart valve.
  • 2010: First in the United States to use a new device to reduce the risk of stroke for patients undergoing heart surgery.
  • 2008: First in the world to repair heart valves using cutting-edge technology to allow the heart to naturally regrow tissue. He has ongoing research directed at allowing regeneration of an entire heart valve.
  • 2007: First in the world to pioneer a new surgery using groundbreaking technology to repair damaged heart structures while allowing the heart to naturally regrow tissue.
  • 2006: Established Indianas first Heart Valve Center.

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic Root and Aorta Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Cardiac Myectomy
  • Complex Multi-Valve and Redo Operations
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  •  Endovascular Surgery
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Reconstructions
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
  • Repair of Congenital Heart Defects
  • Repair of Septal Defects
  • Septal Myomectomy Surgery
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery
  • Vascular/Valve Surgery

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