Department research and clinical expertise showcased
at the 2021 AATS Meeting

The virtual AATS 101st Annual Meeting, held April 30 - May 2, 2021, featured the Aortic Symposium and Mitral Conclave, where experts spoke about how they optimize and even revolutionize exceptional treatment. Surgeons are the creators and disseminators of new knowledge—and with their leadership and medical teams have the tools they need to advance patient care.

Joseph Woo, MD

Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valve Cusp Repair Techniques

D. Craig Miller, MD

Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Custom-tailored sinus graft for T. David-V Smod V-SARR

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

When Are Bentall and Total Arch Indicated in Type A Dissection?

Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Unconscious Bias and Communication in the OR

Jack Boyd, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Indications and Techniques for Surgical Unroofing of Myocardial Bridges

Edward Bender, MD

Clinical Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

App-Based Residency Tools

William Hiesinger, MD

Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Minimally Invasive LVAD Implantation Tips

Anson Lee, MD

Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Hybrid VATS Maze (Does Not Exist)

Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Extended Applications for Heart-Lung Transplantation

Hanjay Wang, MD

Resident in Stanford's Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program

Enhancing R01 Grant Renewal for Cardiothoracic Surgeons: The Importance of Publication Count and Research Impact During the Grant Funding Cycle

Hanjay Wang, Simar S. Bajaj, Joseph C. Heiler, Aravind Krishnan, Kiah M. Williams, Y. Joseph Woo, Jack H. Boyd

Invited Discussant: Frank W. Sellke

Yuanjia Zhu, MD

Resident in Stanford’s Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program

Ex Vivo Biomechanical Analysis of the Ross Procedure Using the Modified Inclusion Technique in a 3D-Printed Left Heart Simulator

Yuanjia Zhu, Mateo Marin-Cuartas, Matthew H. Park, Annabel M. Imbrie-Moore, Robert J. Wilkerson, Sarah Madira, Danielle M. Mullis, Y. Joseph Woo

Invited Discussant: Pedro J. del Nido

Sumanth Kidambi, MD

Resident in Stanford's Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program

Force Profiles of Single Ventricle Atrioventricular Leaflets in Response to Annular Dilation

Sumanth Kidambi, Stephen Moye, Edward Brandon Strong, Teaghan Cowles, Annabel Imbrie-Moore, Rob Wilkerson, Michael Paulsen, Y. Joseph Woo, Michael Ma

Invited Discussant: Tain-Yen Hsia

Catherine Byrd, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Leah Backhus/Mark Berry Lab

PET/CT Effectively Differentiates Resectable Thymoma from Anterior Mediastinal Lymphoma

Catherine T. Byrd, Winston L. Trope, Prasha Bhandari, Harrison B. Konsker, Natalie S. Lui, Douglas Liou, Leah M. Backhus, Mark F. Berry, Joseph B. Shrager

Invited Discussant: James Huang

Mateo Marin-Cuartas, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Joseph Woo Lab

Biomechanical Engineering Analysis of Interrupted, Running, and Loop Neochord Mitral Valve Repair Techniques

Mateo Marin-Cuartas, Annabel M. Imbrie-Moore, Yuanjia Zhu, Matthew H. Park, Robert Wilkerson, Michael A. Borger, Y. Joseph Woo

Invited Discussant: Matthew A. Romano