Colleen Pietras, M.D.

Colleen Pietras, M.D.

Global Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Colleen Pietras, M.D., is Global Chief Medical Officer at Qorvis. A cardiothoracic surgeon with experience at institutions including Yale and the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pietras supports clients in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and medical device sectors with strategic communications, public relations, reputation management, and premium editorial and news content.

Dr. Pietras has been a cardiac surgeon and assistant professor of cardiac surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. She has received comprehensive training in cardiothoracic surgery at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Rochester, with a focus on advanced cardiovascular surgery and heart and lung transplantation.

Dr. Pietras earned her Bachelor’s in Biology/Pre-Med from Russell Sage College in New York and a Master’s in Physiology from Boston University before earning her M.D. at the Medical University of the Americas.

She has been published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and was part of a collaborative book chapter about End-Stage Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support. She has been a reviewer for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.