Castigliano M. Bhamidipati, D.O., Ph.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Castigliano M Bhamidipati is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, OHSU School of Medicine. He has particular interest and expertise in complex aortic pathology and adult congenital heart disease. He also performs surgery for patients with other cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and heart failure.

Dr. Bhamidipati was raised in India and moved to Virginia as a teenager. After earning his bachelor's degree, he went on to serve as a firefighter-paramedic for the City of Roanoke on the tactical rescue team for several years.

He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic medicine degree from the University of New England. He later earned Master of Science (Clinical Investigation) and Ph.D. (Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics) degrees at the University of Virginia. He completed residencies, and was chief resident, in general surgery at The State University of New York Upstate Medical University and in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Washington. Dr. Bhamidipati is inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Surgeons.


  • B.S., 1998, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • D.O., 2006, University of New England
  • M.Sc., 2011, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., 2012, University of Virginia
  • Residency:

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, 2017
    • General Surgery, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 2015
  • Fellowship:

    • Fellow, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, University of Virginia, 2009
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2019

Honors and awards

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Memberships and associations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • American Heart/Stroke Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association


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