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 the 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. In 2010, he was appointed Vice Chief of Staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital, in 2013, he became the Chief of Staff.
Field of Interest:
• Carotid Surgery
• Mitral Valve Repair
• 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