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.

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Featured Publications

An automated line-clearing chest tube system after cardiac surgery. 

Obafemi OO, Wang H, Bajaj SS, O'Donnell CT, Elde S, Boyd JH.

JTCVS Open. 2022 Feb 24;10:246-253. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2022.02.020. eCollection 2022 Jun.

PMID: 36004272 Free PMC article.

Commentary: American Association for Thoracic Surgery foundation research grants: An opportunity to shape the future of cardiothoracic surgery.

Reveron-Thornton RF, Lui NS.

JTCVS Open. 2022 Feb 22;10:291-292. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2022.01.025. eCollection 2022 Jun.

PMID: 36004258 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Commentary: Operating on fewer veins in vain. 

Ma M.

JTCVS Open. 2022 Feb 13;10:322-323. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2021.12.008. eCollection 2022 Jun.

PMID: 36004213 Free PMC article. No abstract available.

Quantitative goals for research output and scholarly impact to enhance basic science R01 grant renewal for cardiothoracic surgeons.

Wang H, Bajaj SS, Heiler JC, Krishnan A, Williams KM, Woo YJ, Boyd JH.

JTCVS Open. 2022 Feb 16;9:162-175. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2021.10.063. eCollection 2022 Mar.

PMID: 36003453 Free PMC article.

Quantitative biomechanical optimization of neochordal implantation location on mitral leaflets during valve repair. 

Pandya PK, Wilkerson RJ, Imbrie-Moore AM, Zhu Y, Marin-Cuartas M, Park MH, Woo YJ.

JTCVS Tech. 2022 May 21;14:89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2022.05.008. eCollection 2022 Aug.

PMID: 35967240 Free PMC article.

Innominate artery patency after direct cannulation in neonates. 

Choi PS, Nasirov T, Hanley F, Peng L, McElhinney DB, Ma M.

JTCVS Tech. 2022 Jun 9;14:171-176. doi: 10.1016/j.xjtc.2022.06.001. eCollection 2022 Aug.

PMID: 35967223 Free PMC article.

A Novel Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease Model with Ex Vivo Hemodynamic and Biomechanical Validation. 

Park MH, Pandya PK, Zhu Y, Mullis DM, Wang H, Imbrie-Moore AM, Wilkerson R, Marin-Cuartas M, Woo YJ.

Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2022 Aug 8. doi: 10.1007/s13239-022-00641-3. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 35941509

Virtual Surgical Skills Training in a High School Summer Program. 

Bajaj SS, Patel HH, Fann JI, Ma M, Lui NS.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Aug 5:S0003-4975(22)01004-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.07.034. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 35934065 Free PMC article.

The potential of CRISPR-Cas9 prime editing for cardiovascular disease research and therapy. 

Bharucha N, Arias A, Karakikes I.

Curr Opin Cardiol. 2022 Sep 1;37(5):413-418. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000985. Epub 2022 Jul 16.

PMID: 35880456 Review.

Embryologic Origin Influences Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Modulation Signatures in Murine Marfan Syndrome Aortic Aneurysm.

Pedroza AJ, Dalal AR, Shad R, Yokoyama N, Nakamura K, Cheng P, Wirka RC, Mitchel O, Baiocchi M, Hiesinger W, Quertermous T, Fischbein MP.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2022 Sep;42(9):1154-1168. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.122.317381. Epub 2022 Jul 7.

PMID: 35861960

Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment of neonatal brain metabolism during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. 

Spielman DM, Gu M, Hurd RE, Riemer RK, Okamura K, Hanley FL.

NMR Biomed. 2022 Sep;35(9):e4752. doi: 10.1002/nbm.4752. Epub 2022 May 18.

PMID: 35483967

Characteristics of Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Matriculants: A Survey of Program Directors. 

Obafemi OO, Mullis DM, Rogers AB, Lee AM.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Sep;114(3):1035-1042. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.01.030. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

PMID: 35157846

Commentary: A new Fontan commandment.

Ma M.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Sep;164(3):783-784. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2022.01.008. Epub 2022 Jan 11.

PMID: 35125211 No abstract available.

Relation Between Pulmonary Artery Pressures Measured Intraoperatively and at One-Year Catheterization After Unifocalization and Repair of Tetralogy With Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries.

Ma M, Peng LF, Zhang Y, Wise-Faberowski L, Martin E, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Autumn;34(3):1013-1025. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2022.01.004. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

PMID: 35092847

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