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

Inter- and intrasite variability of mortality and stroke for sites performing both surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis in intermediate-risk patients.

Greason KL, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, Lowry AM, Svensson LG, Webb JG, Tuzcu EM, Smith CR, Makkar RR, Mack MJ, Thourani VH, Kodali SK, Leon MB, Miller DC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)31209-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.112. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31350027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Surgical treatment of anomalous left main coronary artery with an intraconal course.

Mainwaring RD, Hanley FL.

Congenit Heart Dis. 2019 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/chd.12826. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31343841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Endothelial Cell Mechanotransduction in the Dynamic Vascular Environment.

Charbonier FW, Zamani M, Huang NF.

Adv Biosyst. 2019 Feb;3(2). pii: 1800252. doi: 10.1002/adbi.201800252. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

PMID: 31328152 [PubMed] Free PMC Article


Activation of PDGF pathway links LMNA mutation to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Lee J, Termglinchan V, Diecke S, Itzhaki I, Lam CK, Garg P, Lau E, Greenhaw M, Seeger T, Wu H, Zhang JZ, Chen X, Gil IP, Ameen M, Sallam K, Rhee JW, Churko JM, Chaudhary R, Chour T, Wang PJ, Snyder MP, Chang HY, Karakikes I, Wu JC.

Nature. 2019 Jul 17. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1406-x. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31316208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


Aortic or Pulmonary Valved Homograft Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit in the Norwood Procedure.

Nasirov T, Maeda K, Reinhartz O.

World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 Jul;10(4):499-501. doi: 10.1177/2150135119842865.

PMID: 31307304 [PubMed - in process]


Commentary: Endograft repair of complicted aortic dissection in Marfan patients.

Mitchell RS.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun;157(6):e303. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.023. Epub 2018 Sep 1. No abstract available.

PMID: 31307148 [PubMed - in process]

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.