Mark E. Roeser

Mark E. Roeser, MD

Surgery: Pediatric
Primary Location:
Pediatric Surgery

5th Floor

1204 W. Main St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Clinical Practice:
Coarctation of the Aorta, Pericarditis- Pediatric, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Defect Care, Heart Transplant- Pediatric, Pediatric Heart Conditions, Pediatric Transplant, Arterial Switch, Coarctation of the Aorta- Pediatrics, Double Aortic Arch, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome, Septal Defects, TAPVR, Tetralogy of Fallot, Truncus Arteriosus, Fetal Heart


Associate Professor

Mark Roeser, MD, was born with congenital heart disease and therefore, has a close connection with his patients. His specific diagnosis was Tetralogy of Fallot, and he had corrective surgery at 20 months of age. He later attended the University of Texas at Austin and continued to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he was elected AOA. He completed his general surgery residency at UTSW at Parkland Hospital and his thoracic surgery residency at UVA. He completed his training with a congenital heart surgery fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Roeser returned to UVA in 2015 and operates on people with congenital heart defects of all ages and diagnoses. Most notably, he performed the first bilateral pediatric lung transplant for pulmonary hypertension in the state of Virginia, the first successful Berlin heart LVAD, the first successful Berlin heart BiVAD, and the first successful pediatric Heartware HVAD in the state of Virginia.

Dr. Roeser’s research emphasis is on treating ischemia reperfusion injury in ECMO patients. He is working to expand the lung donor pool, by rehabbing donor lungs outside the body. Dr. Roeser has combined these two techniques and has developed a porcine model that is able to rehab lungs affected by sepsis inside the body. He is also developing a stent that can be placed inside the heart to make mechanical assist devices more efficient and easier to manage long term.

Dr. Roeser is the father of three active children. He likes to surf, snowboard and study history. He loves his job and considers it a privilege to help his patients thrive as survivors of congenital heart disease.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; University of Virginia
Texas Children's Hospital