Elaine Tseng


Heart and lung surgeon

About me

Dr. Elaine Tseng is a cardiothoracic surgeon with expertise in valvular heart disease and coronary artery revascularization. Her special interests include aortic valve and other aortic surgeries, mitral valve repair, reoperative cardiac surgery (second heart procedures to correct problems), off-pump coronary artery bypass (in which a heart-lung machine is not used and the heart continues to beat during the procedure) and the maze procedure for atrial fibrillation (the surgeon creates a maze of scar tissue on the area of the heart relaying irregular beats).

Tseng has published scientific papers and book chapters on topics including aortic valve disease, neurologic injury after cardiac surgery and hypothermic circulatory arrest (a surgical technique of lowering the patient's body temperature, so blood flow can temporarily halt without resulting in neurologic injury).

Tseng earned a bachelor of science degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with election into the Phi Beta Kappa Society at graduation. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed general surgery training as well as cardiothoracic surgery training at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where she received the George D. Zuidema Surgery Award and Vincent L. Gott Cardiac Surgery Award.

Tseng is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of Women in Thoracic Surgery and the Association of Women Surgeons.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1993

  • Residencies

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1999

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

    Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Academic Title