Castigliano Bhamidipati D.O., Ph.D., M.Sc.

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

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4.8 out of 5 (76 Ratings, 16 Comments)


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure and Transplant
  • Heart Valve
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices (MCSD)


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

    • Board Certified: American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Dr. Bhamidipati is an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at OHSU. He offers surgery to patients with adult cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. His areas of particular clinical interest include complex aortic and adult congenital heart disease, and surgery for heart failure including mechanical circulatory assist devices and heart transplantation.

Dr. Bhamidipati was raised in India and moved to Virginia as a teenager. He completed the honors program as a Commonwealth Scholar in Health Sciences graduating as Virginia Tech’s Man of the Year. He went on to serve as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Roanoke on the tactical rescue team for several years. Dr. Bhamidipati attended medical school in Maine and graduated with highest honors in 2006. He represented his class as president and student body on the Boards of Trustees.

During his general surgery training at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Dr. Bhamidipati dedicated three years to understanding the development of aortic aneurysms at the University of Virginia. There his clinical research was recognized with the Hawley H. Seiler MD Residents Award, and his basic science discoveries earned him a Ph.D. in physiology. At SUNY Upstate, as the administrative chief resident in surgery he also received the top teaching award. He completed his training as chief resident at the University of Washington in cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Bhamidipati is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Heart Association, and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association.

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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

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (76 Ratings, 16 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Bhamidipati took the time to sit down with my wife and me and discuss all aspects of his recommendations. We never felt rushed even given his assuredly busy schedule, and we appreciate his advocacy on my behalf.

  • May 03, 2019

    Very professional and inspired confidence

  • Apr 20, 2019

    He listened to my concerns, especially regarding my recent interaction with his team regarding refilling a prescription, that was not ideal. Said it shouldn’t have happened the way it did, and to contact him directly in the future.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    A totally pleasant experience. No long wait, in fact I was seen 15 minutes before my scheduled time. And Dr B and his staff are so nice and made my day!

  • Apr 05, 2019

    We were very happy with her experience yesterday and we won't have to go back for 2 years, so we are very happy.

  • Feb 10, 2019

    I felt like I was talking to people who knew what they were talking about, and I also felt like I was being listened to.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr. "B" was very clear in his description of what the problem was and, the treatment options, and possible complications. He was also very patient in answering all our questions. We left feeling that he and his team would come up with the best plan of action.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    DO Bahmidipati is a excellent surgeon and a wonderful person. He has mended my aorta and has provided excellent after care. This visit we talked about how things were going for me and we got into a very long analysis of my mental health and my response to family situations I have had to deal with since my operation. I could never say enough about what an amazing human being Do B is or how much he really cares for his patients. He truly is one of the brightest people I have ever met.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Saw Dr. B and Dr. WatsonI don't know what to say that you don't already know. Dr. B is a world class doc --- makes one feel very safe with his diagnoses and prognoses. He speaks in a manner that I can understand yet thoroughly covers the relevant medical paradigm.Dr. Watson is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent yet, once again, spoke to me in language I could easily understand. He talks with a kind of caring that makes one feel like he is providing the best medical care possible and clearly has one's best interest in the forefront of his decisions.I am 60 years old and have been to many doctors in Texas, California, and Oregon and there is no comparison of any of the doctors I have seen in the past to these doctors at OHSU. Indeed, OHSU has a reputation of providing some of the best care in the nation, and one very quickly knows why.I cannot say enough about the administrative assistance, the nurses ... essentially the entire staff in cardiac surgery ... I think I have said before that great people tend to hire and attract other extraordinary people ... such is the zeitgeist of the culture in cardiac surgery. I hope each staff member is happy to be where they are and doing what they do --- I would bet that every patient walks away as I did...uplifted by the experience and confident in the care given.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    The doctor was very educated and very smart and he helped me a lot. I'm glad that I came up Portland and met him, very nice gentleman. Thank you.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    He seems very knowledgeable and professional not the warmest personality when he first walked in but it warmed up a bit over time. I know major concerns and I was overall pleased with the visit.

  • Oct 07, 2018

    Easy to talk to. Answered all my Questions.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    He was very thorough in his explanation of my condition and he answered every question we had and he did it in a non hurried professional manner yet he spoke in language we could understand so I was very impressed with the ability to communicate with us what was needed and what wasn't needed.

  • Aug 03, 2018

    Very good. Provider spent a good amount of time with me, making sure I understood all aspects of my situation.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    Allappointments were right on time or early. Excellent job of letting me know what was going on and explaining test results.

  • Jul 09, 2018

    The various doctors, surgeon, nurses, PAs, etc were excellent people who showed a lot of concern and interest in my well being. They were very supportive and gave me lots of positive reinforcement when I was walking the various wards. The nurses kept me well informed on how things were progressing and reassured me when something regressed. Can't ask for better folks then what I encountered.

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