Faculty Publications

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is dedicated to the principles of vision, perseverance, and rigorous scientific investigation in its commitment to conducting well-conceived, cutting-edge research. The department generates dozens of peer-reviewed journal publications annually in its efforts to maintain its respected status among cardiothoracic research groups worldwide.

Featured Publications

Treatment of volumetric muscle loss in mice using nanofibrillar scaffolds enhances vascular organization and integration.

Nakayama KH, Quarta M, Paine P, Alcazar C, Karakikes I, Garcia V, Abilez OJ, Calvo NS, Simmons CS, Rando TA, Huang NF.

Commun Biol. 2019 May 7;2:170. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0416-4. eCollection 2019.

PMID: 31098403 [PubMed] Free PMC Article


Assessment of the Reconstructed Pulmonary Circulation With Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy After Unifocalization and Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot With Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals.

Wise-Faberowski L, Irvin M, Lennig M, Long J, Nadel HR, Bauser-Heaton H, Asija R, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 May;10(3):313-320. doi: 10.1177/2150135119836735.

PMID: 31084304 [PubMed - in process]


Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.

Wu JC, Woo YJ, Mayerle M, Harrington RA, Quertermous T.

Circ Res. 2019 May 10;124(10):1420-1424. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.310761. No abstract available.

PMID: 31070998 [PubMed - in process]


Non-Myasthenia Gravis Immune Syndromes and the Thymus: Is There a Role for Thymectomy?

Wightman SC, Shrager JB.

Thorac Surg Clin. 2019 May;29(2):215-225. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2018.12.008. Epub 2019 Mar 7. Review.

PMID: 30928003 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Successful Heart-Lung Transplant for a Patient on Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support Complicated With Amiodarone-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Currie ME, Shudo Y, Mooney J, Woo YJ.

Transplant Proc. 2019 Mar;51(2):593-594. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.12.024. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

PMID: 30879597 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Drs. Y. Joseph Woo and Bruce A. Reitz in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

One Hundred Years of History at Stanford University: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Woo YJ, Reitz BA.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Winter; 27(4):388-97. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.10.014. Epub 2015 Nov 11.

Dr. Olaf Reinhartz featured on cover of ASAIO

Hemodynamic monitoring of large animal chronic studies after median sternotomy: experiences with different telemetric physiological devices

Fujii Y, Pitsillides K, Ferro G, Kagawa H, Centola L, Kinouchi K, Zhu L, Ferrier WT, Talken L, Nasirov T, Riemer RK, Reinhartz O.

ASAIO J. 2015 May-Jun;61(3):332-8

Dr. Michael Fischbein featured on cover of ATVB

Enhanced caspase activity contributes to aortic wall remodeling and early aneurysm development in a murine model of Marfan syndrome.

Emrich FC, Okamura H, Dalal AR, Penov K, Merk DR, Raaz U, Hennigs JK, Chin JT, Miller MO, Pedroza AJ, Craig JK, Koyano TK, Blankenberg FG, Connolly AJ, Mohr FW, Alvira CM, Rabinovitch M, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jan;35(1):146-54.