Jiantao Xiao, M.D.

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Cardiothoracic Surgery





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Board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Xiao joins Catholic Health as an attending cardiothoracic surgeon.

Dr. Xiao graduated from Peking University Health Science Center where he received both bachelor and doctoral degrees of medicine. He completed his integrated Cardiac Surgery residency at Peking University First Hospital, where he later served as an assistant professor and attending cardiac surgeon. He was awarded a research fellowship from Emory University and Harvard Medical School for basic science studies of aortic aneurysm formation mechanism, and then completed his clinical training with a surgery residency at SUNY Buffalo and a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Xiao has received many clinical and research awards during residency and fellowship training, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation humanism and excellence in teaching award. During his fellowship in 2017, he was the finalist in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Jeopardy competition for North America.

Care Philosophy

I believe the relationship between physician and patient is to work together to accomplish a desired goal. My principal role is to provide my patients with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis, which includes defining their available treatment options.

As a surgeon, my skills include a variety of very specific surgical procedures. Although every surgery comes with a degree of uncertainty, I give my best effort in applying my skill, experience, and judgement, enhanced by advanced and ever-changing technologies, to each circumstance or situation.

Education & Training


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship

State University of New York at Buffalo

Surgery Residency

State University of New York at Buffalo

Surgery Internship

Peking University First Hospital

Doctor of Medicine

Peking University Health Science Center

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Certification / Memberships

  • American Board of Surgery


Office Locations

Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

515 Abbott RD STE 310
Buffalo, NY 14220

Hospital Affiliations

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220