Alessandro Golino, MD


Dr. Golino received his M.D. from the University of Naples, the third oldest medical school in existence (est. 1224) while graduating with honors in the top one percent of his class.  He completed his European cardiothoracic residency in 1991 also with honors.  As a part of his formal training, Dr. Golino spent 18 months working as a part of the surgical and transplant team at Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

In 1991, Dr. Golino was appointed assistant professor to the department of cardiac surgery at the University of Naples and also held a position of director of mechanical heart devices.  In 1992 Dr. Golino, in collaboration with Texas Heart Institute, implanted the first left ventricular assist device in Europe.

In 1993, Dr. Golino moved to the United States where he began his formal U.S. residency training.  In 1997, he completed his general surgery residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.  In 1999, he completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Texas Heart Institute under the direction of world renowned surgeon, Dr. Denton A. Cooley and his staff.

Upon completion of his training, Dr. Golino and his family moved to the Bradenton area where he continues to practice.  In 2003, Dr. Golino was asked to head the department of surgery for the new Lakewood Ranch Hospital.  In 2006, he was appointed chief of surgery at Manatee Memorial Hospital.


Fields of Interest:


  • Carotid Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair


Professional Affiliations:


  • Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomat of American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Diplomat of Italian Board of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Denton Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons


N Mathew Koshy, MD

Dr. Koshy received his M.D. from the Medical College of Kottayam, Kerala State, South India in 1971.  He completed his internship & residency at South Baltimore General Hospital; Baltimore, MD in 1977.  As a part of his formal training, Dr. Koshy completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at State University of New York in 1979.

Dr. Koshy holds board certification in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice in the specialty of Cardiology in Sarasota, FL since 1979.

Participation as Principal or Sub-investigator in 10 clinical trials since 1998.


Professional Affiliations:

American College of Cardiology – Fellow
American College of Physicians
Florida Medical Association


John Culp, MD

Dr. Culp received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine in 1978.  He completed his internship & residency at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 1981.  As a part of his formal training, Dr. Culp completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 1983 with a faculty appointment as Instructor and Staff Physician of the Division of Cardiology from 1983-1985.

Dr. Culp holds board certification in Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. He has been in private practice in the specialty of Cardiology in Sarasota, FL since 1985.

Participation as Principal or Sub-investigator in 13 clinical trials since 1995.


Academic and Professional Honors


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1981
  • Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983 Cardiovascular Disease


Professional Affiliations:


  • American College of Cardiology – Fellow
  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Physicians


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