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Joao R Breda, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery



Dr. Joao Breda serves as a cardiovascular surgeon in the division of thoracic transplantation and mechanical support at the Miami Transplant Institute (MTI). Dr. Breda also holds the position of associate professor of surgery at the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine. He focuses on improving the patient outcomes of heart-lung transplant candidates and recipients, and is particularly involved in assisting patients with advanced heart failure who may need mechanical support of the heart as a bridge for transplant or destination therapy.


  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Adv Heart Failure & Transpl Cardio

Area of Interest

  • Thoracic Organ Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Adv Heart Failure/Transplant Cardio


  • Medical/Graduate School: Universidade Federal De Sao Paulo
  • Residency: Universidade Federal De Sao Paulo

Board Certification

  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Miami Transplant Institute

1801 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136