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Vaughn Alden Starnes, MD
H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair For Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research
Chair and Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Surgery
HCT 4300 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5849

Overview

Vaughn Starnes, M.D., is a recognized expert in heart and lung transplants, repair of congenital heart defects and heart surgery in children and newborns, Starnes pioneered the living-related double-lobar lung transplant in 1993. He is investigating the use of gene therapy to prevent scarring following heart surgery and he is currently involved in a clinical trial for cardiothoracic surgery using robotic surgery technology.

He joined USC in July 1992 and was appointed chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997.

Dr. Starnes has an ongoing interest in congenital heart disease, heart, lung, heart-lung and living related lung transplantation, coronary bypass grafting, and repair and replacement of the valves of the heart. He is also involved in research, helping develop gene therapy techniques to address the problem of restenosis following balloon angioplasty.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, Dr. Starnes performed his general surgery training at Vanderbilt University, where he also completed two years of research in cardiothoracic physiology and pharmacology. He completed two years at Stanford University as a cardiovascular surgery resident and one year as chief resident in cardiac transplantation under the mentorship of cardiothoracic transplant pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway.

These positions were followed by a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. When he returned to Stanford, he was appointed director of the university’s heart-lung transplantation program.

Awards

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2014

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2011

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: List of America's Top Doctors, 2011

USC: Presidential Medallion, 2008

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America's Top Doctors - New York, 2004

Publications

Bowdish ME, Hui DS, Cleveland JD, Mack WJ, Sinha R, Ranjan R, Cohen RG, Baker CJ, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Starnes VA. A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):456-63. View in: PubMed

Pike NA, Okuhara CA, Toyama J, Gross BP, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep; 150(3):481-7. View in: PubMed

Sabati AA, Szmuszkovicz JR, Herrington C, Hermes M, Mahmoud HA, Phei Wee C, Starnes VA, Menteer J. Survival and quality of life for children with end-stage heart failure who are not candidates for cardiac transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul; 34(7):906-11. View in: PubMed

Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Arterioplasty for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction After Arterial Switch Is a Durable Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):122-8. View in: PubMed

Bansal N, Kumar SR, Baker CJ, Lemus R, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Age-Related Outcomes of the Ross Procedure Over 20 Years. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2077-85. View in: PubMed

Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Starnes VA, McFadden PM. Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. View in: PubMed

Greene CL, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Worrell SG, Starnes VA, McFadden PM. Outcomes after pregnancy in living lobar lung transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):692-4. View in: PubMed

Hui DS, Shavelle DM, Cunningham MJ, Matthews RV, Starnes VA. Contemporary use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in the era of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Sep; 41(5):469-76. View in: PubMed

Long T, Lopez BM, Berberian C, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA, Cohen RG. Exercise Hemodynamics and Quality of Life after Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly Using the Hancock II Bioprosthesis. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:151282. View in: PubMed

Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Fleischman F, Hindoyan A, Withey J, Lee C, Wilcox A, Cunningham M, Baker C, Matthews RV, Starnes V. Anomalous coronary arteries: cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography for surgical decisions and planning. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2013 Apr; 4(2):142-54. View in: PubMed

Lien CL, Harrison MR, Tuan TL, Starnes VA. Heart repair and regeneration: Recent insights from zebrafish studies. Wound Repair Regen. 2012 Sep; 20(5):638-46. View in: PubMed

Baker RY, Nguyen TJ, Hernandez AM, Wong AK, Baker CJ, Starnes VA. Breast implants and minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a case series. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Jul; 69(1):10-3. View in: PubMed

Kane LC, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. A novel reconstruction of the left superior vena cava. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):981-2. View in: PubMed

Muralidaran A, Kim RW, Kopf GS, Pietris NP, Weeks BP, Starnes VA, Shinoka T. Modified starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):658-9. View in: PubMed

Shinbane JS, Shriki J, Hindoyan A, Ghosh B, Chang P, Farvid A, Saxon LA, Cao M, Cesario D, Takahashi M, Colletti PM, Wilcox A, Baker C, Starnes V. Unoperated congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, nonrestrictive ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis in middle adulthood: do multiple wrongs make a right? World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2012 Jan 1; 3(1):123-9. View in: PubMed

Cunningham MJ, Berberian CE, Starnes VA. Is transthoracic minimally invasive aortic valve replacement too time-consuming for the busy cardiac surgeon? Innovations (Phila). 2011 Jan; 6(1):10-4. View in: PubMed

Kim J, Wu Q, Zhang Y, Wiens KM, Huang Y, Rubin N, Shimada H, Handin RI, Chao MY, Tuan TL, Starnes VA, Lien CL. PDGF signaling is required for epicardial function and blood vessel formation in regenerating zebrafish hearts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 5; 107(40):17206-10. View in: PubMed

Nath DS, Nussbaum DP, Yurko C, Ragab OM, Shin AJ, Kumar SR, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Pulmonary homograft monocusp reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract: outcomes to the intermediate term. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul; 90(1):42-9. View in: PubMed

del Castillo SL, McCulley ME, Khemani RG, Jeffries HE, Thomas DW, Peregrine J, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Moromisato DY. Reducing the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome with the introduction of an enteral feed protocol. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 May; 11(3):373-7. View in: PubMed

Nath DS, Shin AJ, Nussbaum DP, Berman D, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Ascending aortitis and aortic valve endocarditis in an infant. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):e90-1. View in: PubMed

Biniwale RM, Wells WJ, Herrington CS, Starnes VA. Obstruction of lateral tunnel fontan by an adjustable occluder device. J Card Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):750-2. View in: PubMed

Evans W, Madrid A, Castillo W, Rollins R, Berthoty DP, Starnes V, Wiencek R, Ciccolo M, Acherman R. All cardiac right ventricular outpouches are not created equal. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 30(7):954-7. View in: PubMed

Nath DS, Carden AJ, Nussbaum DP, Shin AJ, Khemani RG, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Can the Kawashima procedure be performed in younger patients? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):581-6; discussion 586-7. View in: PubMed

Pruetz JD, Badran S, Dorey F, Starnes VA, Lewis AB. Differential branch pulmonary artery growth after the Norwood procedure with right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1342-8. View in: PubMed

Pruetz JD, Takahashi M, Reemtsen BL, Starnes VA. A novel surgical approach to left main coronary artery giant aneurysm thrombosis in a child with a history of Kawasaki disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Apr; 137(4):1030-2. View in: PubMed

Tran TT, Starnes V, Wang X, Getzen J, Ross BD. Cardiovascular magnetics resonance diagnosis of cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2009; 11:13. View in: PubMed

Polimenakos AC, Reemtsen BL, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Right ventricular exclusion procedure with total cavopulmonary connection: an alternative operative approach in adults with severe Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May; 135(5):1182-3. View in: PubMed

Kanaan S, Baker C, Starnes V. Resection of giant coronary artery aneurysms in a Takayasu's arteritis patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May; 85(5):1795-6. View in: PubMed

Baker CJ, Boulom V, Reemtsen BL, Rollins RC, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Hemidiaphragm plication after repair of congenital heart defects in children: quantitative return of diaphragm function over time. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan; 135(1):56-61. View in: PubMed

Reemtsen BL, Polimenakos AC, Fagan BT, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Fate of the right ventricle after fenestrated right ventricular exclusion for severe neonatal Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 134(6):1406-10; discussion 1410-2. View in: PubMed

Zahorsky-Reeves JL, Kearns-Jonker MK, Lam TT, Jackson JR, Morris RE, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. The xenoantibody response and immunoglobulin gene expression profile of cynomolgus monkeys transplanted with hDAF-transgenic porcine hearts. Xenotransplantation. 2007 Mar; 14(2):135-44. View in: PubMed

Reemtsen BL, Pike NA, Starnes VA. Stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Norwood versus Sano modification. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2007 Mar; 22(2):60-5. View in: PubMed

Lam TT, Reemtsen BL, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. A novel approach to the surgical correction of scimitar syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):573-4. View in: PubMed

Mitsuhashi N, Wu GD, Zhu H, Kearns-Jonker M, Cramer DV, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Rat chemokine CXCL11: structure, tissue distribution, function and expression in cardiac transplantation models. Mol Cell Biochem. 2007 Feb; 296(1-2):1-9. View in: PubMed

Reemtsen BL, Fagan BT, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Current surgical therapy for Ebstein anomaly in neonates. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(6):1285-90. View in: PubMed

Backhus LM, Sievers E, Lin GY, Castanos R, Bart RD, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Perioperative cyclooxygenase 2 inhibition to reduce tumor cell adhesion and metastatic potential of circulating tumor cells in non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Aug; 132(2):297-303. View in: PubMed

Mitsuhashi N, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Kohn DB, Weinberg KI, Starnes VA, Kearns-Jonker M. Tolerance induction by lentiviral gene therapy with a nonmyeloablative regimen. Blood. 2006 Mar 15; 107(6):2286-93. View in: PubMed

Jeffries HE, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Wetzel RC, Moromisato DY. Gastrointestinal morbidity after Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar; 81(3):982-7. View in: PubMed

del Castillo SL, Moromisato DY, Dorey F, Ludwick J, Starnes VA, Wells WJ, Jeffries HE, Wong PC. Mesenteric blood flow velocities in the newborn with single-ventricle physiology: modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Mar; 7(2):132-7. View in: PubMed

Watanabe M, Mencel RL, Cramer DV, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Transforming growth factor-beta/interleukin-2-induced regulatory CD4+ T cells prolong cardiac allograft survival in rats. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2153-9. View in: PubMed

Backhus LM, Sievers EM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Cohen RG, Smith MA, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Pleural space problems after living lobar transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2086-90. View in: PubMed

Baker CJ, Wells WJ, Derby CA, Rizi S, Starnes VA. Ascending aortic extension for enlargement of the aortopulmonary space in children with pulmonary artery stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1647-51. View in: PubMed

Backhus LM, Petasis NA, Uddin J, Schönthal AH, Bart RD, Lin Y, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Dimethyl celecoxib as a novel non-cyclooxygenase 2 therapy in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Nov; 130(5):1406-12. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Bowdish ME, Starnes VA. Living donor lobar lung transplantation: current status and future directions. Transplant Proc. 2005 Nov; 37(9):3983-6. View in: PubMed

Nigro JJ, Bart RD, Derby CD, Sklansky MS, Starnes VA. Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1924-8. View in: PubMed

Kleihauer A, Gregory CR, Borie DC, Kyles AE, Shulkin I, Patanwala I, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Starnes VA, Mullen Y, Todorov IT, Kearns-Jonker M. Identification of the V genes encoding xenoantibodies in non-immunosuppressed rhesus monkeys. Immunology. 2005 Sep; 116(1):89-102. View in: PubMed

Sievers EM, Bart RD, Backhus LM, Lin Y, Starnes M, Castanos R, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Evaluation of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition in an orthotopic murine model of lung cancer for dose-dependent effect. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun; 129(6):1242-9. View in: PubMed

Nifong LW, Chitwood WR, Pappas PS, Smith CR, Argenziano M, Starnes VA, Shah PM. Robotic mitral valve surgery: a United States multicenter trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun; 129(6):1395-404. View in: PubMed

Wells WJ, Yu RJ, Batra AS, Monforte H, Sintek C, Starnes VA. Obstruction in modified Blalock shunts: a quantitative analysis with clinical correlation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jun; 79(6):2072-6. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA. Presidential address: an evolving discipline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Mar; 129(3):483-7. View in: PubMed

Batra AS, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. Does the site of insertion of a systemic-pulmonary shunt influence growth of the pulmonary arteries? Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):636-40. View in: PubMed

Bowdish ME, Pessotto R, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Long-term pulmonary function after living-donor lobar lung transplantation in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):418-25. View in: PubMed

Khwaja S, Nigro JJ, Starnes VA. The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement operation for the teen patient. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2005; 173-5. View in: PubMed

Hoffman JA, Weinberg KI, Azen CG, Horn MV, Dukes L, Starnes VA, Woo MS. Human leukocyte antigen-DR expression on peripheral blood monocytes and the risk of pneumonia in pediatric lung transplant recipients. Transpl Infect Dis. 2004 Dec; 6(4):147-55. View in: PubMed

Koulouri S, Woo MS, Horn MV, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Szmuszkovicz JR. Previous thoracic surgery does not increase peri-operative mortality in pediatric heart-lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov; 23(11):1228-30. View in: PubMed

Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Bremner RM, Horn MV, Baker CJ, Barbers RG, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: perioperative complications after 253 donor lobectomies. Am J Transplant. 2004 Aug; 4(8):1283-8. View in: PubMed

Kearns-Jonker M, Fischer-Lougheed J, Shulkin I, Kleihauer A, Mitsuhashi N, Kohn DB, Weinberg K, D'Apice AJ, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. Use of lentiviral vectors to induce long-term tolerance to gal(+) heart grafts. Transplantation. 2004 Jun 15; 77(11):1748-54. View in: PubMed

Gupta A, Daggett C, Behera S, Ferraro M, Wells W, Starnes V. Risk factors for persistent pleural effusions after the extracardiac Fontan procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1664-9. View in: PubMed

Mitsuhashi N, Kearns-Jonker M, Wu GD, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Mencel R, Zahorsky-Reeves J, Fischer-Lougheed J, Weinberg KI, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. Identification, functional analysis and expression in a heterotopic heart transplant model of CXCL9 in the rat. Immunology. 2004 May; 112(1):87-93. View in: PubMed

Nigro JJ, Schwartz DS, Bart RD, Bart CW, Lopez BM, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Bremner RM, Haddy SM, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 127(2):440-7. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Bowdish ME, Woo MS, Barbers RG, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Pessotto R, Sievers EM, Baker CJ, Cohen RG, Bremner RM, Wells WJ, Barr ML. A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. View in: PubMed

Thompson JL, Ryan JA, Barr ML, Franc B, Starnes VA, Schwarz MA. Potential role for antiangiogenic proteins in the myocardial infarction repair process. J Surg Res. 2004 Jan; 116(1):156-64. View in: PubMed

Haddy S, Starnes VA. Lobar transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 126(6):2106; author reply 2106. View in: PubMed

Ner Z, Ross LA, Horn MV, Keens TG, MacLaughlin EF, Starnes VA, Woo MS. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in pediatric lung transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Oct; 7(5):413-7. View in: PubMed

Diperna CA, Bart RD, Sievers EM, Ma Y, Starnes VA, Bremner RM. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition decreases primary and metastatic tumor burden in a murine model of orthotopic lung adenocarcinoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 126(4):1129-33. View in: PubMed

Wu GD, Tuan TL, Bowdish ME, Jin YS, Starnes VA, Cramer DV, Barr ML. Evidence for recipient derived fibroblast recruitment and activation during the development of chronic cardiac allograft rejection. Transplantation. 2003 Aug 15; 76(3):609-14. View in: PubMed

Bowdish ME, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Living lobar transplantation. Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2003 Aug; 13(3):505-24. View in: PubMed

Sritippayawan S, Keens TG, Horn MV, Starnes VA, Woo MS. What are the best pulmonary function test parameters for early detection of post-lung transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome in children? Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Jun; 7(3):200-3. View in: PubMed

Wu GD, Nolta JA, Jin YS, Barr ML, Yu H, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. Migration of mesenchymal stem cells to heart allografts during chronic rejection. Transplantation. 2003 Mar 15; 75(5):679-85. View in: PubMed

Sritippayawan S, Keens TG, Horn MV, MacLaughlin EF, Barr ML, Starnes VA, Woo MS. Does lung growth occur when mature lobes are transplanted into children? Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Dec; 6(6):500-4. View in: PubMed

Haddy SM, Bremner RM, Moore-Jefferies EW, Thangathurai D, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Hyperinflation resulting in hemodynamic collapse following living donor lobar transplantation. Anesthesiology. 2002 Nov; 97(5):1315-7. View in: PubMed

Wu GD, Jin YS, Salazar R, Dai WD, Barteneva N, Barr ML, Barsky LW, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. Vascular endothelial cell apoptosis induced by anti-donor non-MHC antibodies: a possible injury pathway contributing to chronic allograft rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Nov; 21(11):1174-87. View in: PubMed

Wells WJ, Arroyo H, Bremner RM, Wood J, Starnes VA. Homograft conduit failure in infants is not due to somatic outgrowth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jul; 124(1):88-96. View in: PubMed

Horn MV, Schenkel FA, Woo MS, Starnes VA. Pediatric recipients of living donor lobar lung transplants: postoperative care. Prog Transplant. 2002 Jun; 12(2):81-5. View in: PubMed

Hamutcu R, Rowland JM, Horn MV, Kaminsky C, MacLaughlin EF, Starnes VA, Woo MS. Clinical findings and lung pathology in children with cystic fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr 15; 165(8):1172-5. View in: PubMed

Terramani TT, Hood DB, Rowe VL, Peyre C, Nuno IN, Katz SG, Kohl RD, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. The utility of preoperative routine carotid artery duplex scanning in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 16(2):163-7. View in: PubMed

Malas MB, Barr ML, Starnes VA, Shapiro S, Palmer S, Schwartz DS. Dyspnea lusoria: compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell's diverticulum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):312-3. View in: PubMed

Nigro JJ, Bremner RM, Fuller CB, Theisen J, Ma Y, Starnes VA. Perforating Barrett's ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):302-4. View in: PubMed

Bremner RM, Woo MS, Arroyo H, Nigro JJ, Horn MV, Wells WJ, Barr M, Starnes VA. The effect of pleural adhesions on pediatric cystic fibrosis patients undergoing lung transplantation. Am Surg. 2001 Dec; 67(12):1136-9. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Baker CJ, Schenkel FA, Bowdish ME, Bremner RM, Cohen RG, Barbers RG, Woo MS, Horn MV, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Living donor lung transplantation: selection, technique, and outcome. Transplant Proc. 2001 Nov-Dec; 33(7-8):3527-32. View in: PubMed

Wu GD, Gochi E, Jin YS, Swensson J, Starnes VA, Cramer DV. Maturation of xenoantibody gene expression during the humoral immune response of rats to hamster xenografts. Xenotransplantation. 2001 Nov; 8(4):291-302. View in: PubMed

Schwartz DS, Bremner RM, Baker CJ, Uppal KM, Barr ML, Cohen RG, Starnes VA. Regional topical hypothermia of the beating heart: preservation of function and tissue. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Sep; 72(3):804-9. View in: PubMed

Yu H, Wang Y, Eton D, Rowe VL, Terramani TT, Cramer DV, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. Dual cell seeding and the use of zymogen tissue plasminogen activator to improve cell retention on polytetrafluoroethylene grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2001 Aug; 34(2):337-43. View in: PubMed

Nozawa S, Xing PX, Wu GD, Gochi E, Kearns-Jonker M, Swensson J, Starnes VA, Sandrin MS, McKenzie IF, Cramer DV. Characteristics of immunoglobulin gene usage of the xenoantibody binding to gal-alpha(1,3)gal target antigens in the gal knockout mouse. Transplantation. 2001 Jul 15; 72(1):147-55. View in: PubMed

Baker CJ, Quardt SM, Kim JD, Darbinian SH, Starnes VA, Barr ML. A novel paracorporeal method for isolated rodent lung reperfusion. Transplantation. 2001 May 15; 71(9):1244-8. View in: PubMed

Woo MS, MacLaughlin EF, Horn MV, Szmuszkovicz JR, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Bronchiolitis obliterans is not the primary cause of death in pediatric living donor lobar lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 May; 20(5):491-6. View in: PubMed

Pessotto R, Wells WJ, Baker CJ, Luna C, Starnes VA. Midterm results of the Ross procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 May; 71(5 Suppl):S336-9. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Barr ML, Webster JA. Building a clinical cardiothoracic surgical program: a multi-institutional model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Apr; 121(4 Suppl):S8-11. View in: PubMed

Cohen RG, Starnes VA. Living donor lung transplantation. World J Surg. 2001 Feb; 25(2):244-50. View in: PubMed

Durst CL, Horn MV, MacLaughlin EF, Bowman CM, Starnes VA, Woo MS. Psychosocial responses of adolescent cystic fibrosis patients to lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2001 Feb; 5(1):27-31. View in: PubMed

Nuño IN, Kang TY, Arroyo H, Starnes VA. Synchronous cardiac myxoma and colorectal cancer: a case report. Tex Heart Inst J. 2001; 28(3):215-7. View in: PubMed

Abecassis M, Adams M, Adams P, Arnold RM, Atkins CR, Barr ML, Bennett WM, Bia M, Briscoe DM, Burdick J, Corry RJ, Davis J, Delmonico FL, Gaston RS, Harmon W, Jacobs CL, Kahn J, Leichtman A, Miller C, Moss D, Newmann JM, Rosen LS, Siminoff L, Spital A, Starnes VA, Thomas C, Tyler LS, Williams L, Wright FH, Youngner S. Consensus statement on the live organ donor. JAMA. 2000 Dec 13; 284(22):2919-26. View in: PubMed

Uppal KM, Nuño IN, Schwartz DS, Ashton KA, Starnes VA. Isolated right ventricular outflow tract mass presenting as hemoptysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Dec; 70(6):2158-9. View in: PubMed

Salem MM, Starnes VA, Wells WJ, Acherman RJ, Chang RK, Luciani GB, Wong PC. Predictors of left ventricular outflow obstruction following single-stage repair of interrupted aortic arch and ventricular septal defect. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Nov 1; 86(9):1044-7, A11. View in: PubMed

Kim JD, Baker CJ, Danto SI, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Modulation of pulmonary NA+ pump gene expression during cold storage and reperfusion. Transplantation. 2000 Oct 15; 70(7):1016-20. View in: PubMed

Kim JD, Baker CJ, Roberts RF, Darbinian SH, Marcus KA, Quardt SM, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase decreases lung reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Aug; 70(2):423-8. View in: PubMed

Schwarz MA, Zhang F, Gebb S, Starnes V, Warburton D. Endothelial monocyte activating polypeptide II inhibits lung neovascularization and airway epithelial morphogenesis. Mech Dev. 2000 Jul; 95(1-2):123-32. View in: PubMed

Schwarz MA, Zhang F, Lane JE, Schachtner S, Jin Y, Deutsch G, Starnes V, Pitt BR. Angiogenesis and morphogenesis of murine fetal distal lung in an allograft model. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2000 May; 278(5):L1000-7. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Baker CJ, Schenkel FA, McLaughlin SN, Stouch BC, Starnes VA, Rose EA. Prophylactic photopheresis and chronic rejection: effects on graft intimal hyperplasia in cardiac transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2000 Apr; 14(2):162-6. View in: PubMed

Kawano H, Do YS, Kawano Y, Starnes V, Barr M, Law RE, Hsueh WA. Angiotensin II has multiple profibrotic effects in human cardiac fibroblasts. Circulation. 2000 Mar 14; 101(10):1130-7. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Woo MS, MacLaughlin EF, Horn MV, Wong PC, Rowland JM, Durst CL, Wells WJ, Barr ML. Comparison of outcomes between living donor and cadaveric lung transplantation in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Dec; 68(6):2279-83; discussion 2283-4. View in: PubMed

Kearns-Jonker M, Swensson J, Ghiuzeli C, Chu W, Osame Y, Starnes V, Cramer DV. The human antibody response to porcine xenoantigens is encoded by IGHV3-11 and IGHV3-74 IgVH germline progenitors. J Immunol. 1999 Oct 15; 163(8):4399-412. View in: PubMed

Khongphatthanayothin A, Wong PC, Samara Y, Newth CJ, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Chang AC. Impact of respiratory syncytial virus infection on surgery for congenital heart disease: postoperative course and outcome. Crit Care Med. 1999 Sep; 27(9):1974-81. View in: PubMed

Baker CJ, Longoria J, Gade PV, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Addition of a water-soluble alpha-tocopherol analogue to University of Wisconsin solution improves endothelial viability and decreases lung reperfusion injury. J Surg Res. 1999 Sep; 86(1):145-9. View in: PubMed

Nuño IN, Ashton KA, Uppal KM, Lee PW, Starnes VA. Indwelling catheter-induced right ventricular rupture. Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Sep; 68(3):1085-6. View in: PubMed

Longoria J, Roberts RF, Marboe CC, Stouch BC, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Sirolimus (rapamycin) potentiates cyclosporine in prevention of acute lung rejection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Apr; 117(4):714-8. View in: PubMed

Wu L, Chen P, Hwang JJ, Barsky LW, Weinberg KI, Jong A, Starnes VA. RNA antisense abrogation of MAT1 induces G1 phase arrest and triggers apoptosis in aortic smooth muscle cells. J Biol Chem. 1999 Feb 26; 274(9):5564-72. View in: PubMed

Schwarz M, Lee M, Zhang F, Zhao J, Jin Y, Smith S, Bhuva J, Stern D, Warburton D, Starnes V. EMAP II: a modulator of neovascularization in the developing lung. Am J Physiol. 1999 Feb; 276(2 Pt 1):L365-75. View in: PubMed

Roberts RF, Nishanian GP, Carey JN, Sakamaki Y, Starnes VA, Barr ML. A comparison of the new preservation solution Celsior to Euro-Collins and University of Wisconsin solutions in lung reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 1999 Jan 15; 67(1):152-5. View in: PubMed

Haddy SM, Moore-Jeffries E, Starnes VA. Aortic intramural hematoma presenting as angina. J Clin Anesth. 1998 Nov; 10(7):603-5. View in: PubMed

Terramani TT, Rowe VL, Hood DB, Eton D, Nuno IN, Yu H, Yellin AE, Starnes VA, Weaver FA. Combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. Am Surg. 1998 Oct; 64(10):993-7. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Cohen RG, Barbers RG, Fuller CB, Hagen JA, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Recipient and donor outcomes in living related and unrelated lobar transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1998 Aug; 30(5):2261-3. View in: PubMed

Woo MS, MacLaughlin EF, Horn MV, Wong PC, Rowland JM, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Living donor lobar lung transplantation: the pediatric experience. Pediatr Transplant. 1998 Aug; 2(3):185-90. View in: PubMed

Roberts RF, Nishanian GP, Carey JN, Darbinian SH, Kim JD, Sakamaki Y, Chang JY, Starnes VA, Barr ML. Addition of aprotinin to organ preservation solutions decreases lung reperfusion injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Jul; 66(1):225-30. View in: PubMed

DeAnda A, Cahill JL, Bernstein D, Starnes VA, Reitz BA. Elective transplant pneumonectomy. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Apr; 33(4):655-6. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Carey JN, Nishanian GP, Roberts RF, Sakamaki Y, Darbinian SH, Starnes VA. Addition of a mast cell stabilizing compound to organ preservation solutions decreases lung reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Mar; 115(3):631-6; discussion 636-7. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Starnes VA. Pulmonary autograft after repair of interrupted aortic arch, ventricular septal defect, and subaortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1998 Jan; 115(1):266-7. View in: PubMed

Hall FL, Gordon EM, Wu L, Zhu NL, Skotzko MJ, Starnes VA, Anderson WF. Targeting retroviral vectors to vascular lesions by genetic engineering of the MoMLV gp70 envelope protein. Hum Gene Ther. 1997 Dec 10; 8(18):2183-92. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Horn MV, Cohen RG, Hagen JA, Wells WJ. Experience with living-donor lobar transplantation for indications other than cystic fibrosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1997 Dec; 114(6):917-21; discussion 921-2. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Nichani S, Chang AC, Wells WJ, Newth CJ, Starnes VA. Continuous versus intermittent furosemide infusion in critically ill infants after open heart operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Oct; 64(4):1133-9. View in: PubMed

Zhu NL, Wu L, Liu PX, Gordon EM, Anderson WF, Starnes VA, Hall FL. Downregulation of cyclin G1 expression by retrovirus-mediated antisense gene transfer inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and neointima formation. Circulation. 1997 Jul 15; 96(2):628-35. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Wells WJ, Khong A, Starnes VA. The clamshell incision for bilateral pulmonary artery reconstruction in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1997 Mar; 113(3):443-52. View in: PubMed

Iwata H, Barr ML, Cicciarelli JC, Iwaki Y, Schenkel FA, Fein H, Chan KM, Barbers RG, Starnes VA, Marboe CC. Living donor lobar lung transplants and HLA matching: a preliminary report. Transplant Proc. 1997 Feb-Mar; 29(1-2):1418-9. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Starnes VA. The clamshell approach for the surgical treatment of complex cardiopulmonary pathology in infants and children. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1997 Feb; 11(2):298-306. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Nishanian GP, Sakamaki Y, Carey JN, Chang J, Starnes VA. A new organ preservation solution, Celsior, is superior to Euro-Collins and University of Wisconsin solutions in decreasing lung reperfusion injury. Transplant Proc. 1997 Feb-Mar; 29(1-2):1357-8. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Barr ML, Cohen RG, Hagen JA, Wells WJ, Horn MV, Schenkel FA. Living-donor lobar lung transplantation experience: intermediate results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1996 Nov; 112(5):1284-90; discussion 1290-1. View in: PubMed

Cohen RG, Shely WW, Thompson SE, Hagen JA, Marboe CC, DeMeester TR, Starnes VA. Talc pleurodesis: talc slurry versus thoracoscopic talc insufflation in a porcine model. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Oct; 62(4):1000-2; discussion 1003-4. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Cohen RG, Chan KM, Marboe CC, Hagen JA, Barbers RG, Starnes VA. Bilateral lobar transplantation utilizing living related donors. Artif Organs. 1996 Oct; 20(10):1110-1. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Starnes VA. Clamshell for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and aortopulmonary collaterals. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Oct; 62(4):1247-8. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Luciani GB, Wells WJ, Allen RB, Lewis AB. Aortic root replacement with the pulmonary autograft in children with complex left heart obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Aug; 62(2):442-8; discussion 448-9. View in: PubMed

Watson TJ, Starnes VA. Pediatric lobar lung transplantation. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1996 Jul; 8(3):313-25. View in: PubMed

Tsai P, Peters J, Johnson W, Cohen R, Starnes V. Laparoscopic fundoplication 1 month prior to lung transplantation. Surg Endosc. 1996 Jun; 10(6):668-70. View in: PubMed

Shapiro BJ, Chan KM, Barbers RG, Starnes VA. Whole-lung vs lobe transplantation for adults. Arch Intern Med. 1996 Apr 22; 156(8):908. View in: PubMed

Wells WJ, Prendergast TW, Berdjis F, Brandl D, Lange PE, Hetzer R, Starnes VA. Repair of coarctation of the aorta in adults: the fate of systolic hypertension. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Apr; 61(4):1168-71. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Chang AC, Starnes VA. Surgical repair of transposition of the great arteries in neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Mar; 61(3):800-5. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Ackerman RJ, Chang AC, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. One-stage repair of interrupted aortic arch, ventricular septal defect, and subaortic obstruction in the neonate: a novel approach. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1996 Feb; 111(2):348-58. View in: PubMed

Prendergast TW, Ortega AE, Starnes VA, Klein TM, Barr ML. Safe application of diagnostic laparoscopy during biventricular assistance. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Feb; 61(2):735-7. View in: PubMed

Berdjis F, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Truncus arteriosus with total anomalous pulmonary venous return and interrupted arch. Ann Thorac Surg. 1996 Jan; 61(1):220-2. View in: PubMed

Luciani GB, Swilley S, Starnes VA. Pulmonary atresia, intact ventricular septum, and major aortopulmonary collaterals: morphogenetic and surgical implications. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Sep; 110(3):853-4. View in: PubMed

Barr ML, Schenkel FA, Cohen RG, Chan KM, Barbers RG, Marboe CC, Starnes VA. Living-related lobar transplantation: recipient outcome and early rejection patterns. Transplant Proc. 1995 Jun; 27(3):1995-6. View in: PubMed

Marcus B, Atkinson JB, Wong PC, Chang AC, Wells WJ, Lindesmith GG, Starnes VA. Successful use of transesophageal echocardiography during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in infants after cardiac operations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 May; 109(5):846-8. View in: PubMed

Peterson KL, DeCampli WM, Feeley TW, Starnes VA. Blood loss and transfusion requirements in cystic fibrosis patients undergoing heart-lung or lung transplantation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1995 Feb; 9(1):59-62. View in: PubMed

Whitehead BF, Stoehr C, Finkle C, Patterson G, Theodore J, Clayberger C, Starnes VA. Analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage from human lung transplant recipients by flow cytometry. Respir Med. 1995 Jan; 89(1):27-34. View in: PubMed

Sarris GE, Smith JA, Bernstein D, Griffin ML, Pitlick PT, Baum D, Billingham ME, Oyer PE, Stinson EB, Starnes VA, et al. Pediatric cardiac transplantation. The Stanford experience. Circulation. 1994 Nov; 90(5 Pt 2):II51-5. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Barr ML, Cohen RG. Lobar transplantation. Indications, technique, and outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994 Sep; 108(3):403-10; discussion 410-1. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Luciani GB, Latter DA, Griffin ML. Current surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Jul; 58(1):211-5. View in: PubMed

Marcus B, Wong PC, Wells WJ, Lindesmith GG, Starnes VA. Transesophageal echocardiography in the postoperative child with an open sternum. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Jul; 58(1):235-6. View in: PubMed

Cohen RG, Barr ML, Schenkel FA, DeMeester TR, Wells WJ, Starnes VA. Living-related donor lobectomy for bilateral lobar transplantation in patients with cystic fibrosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Jun; 57(6):1423-7; discussion 1428. View in: PubMed

Wells WJ, Fox AH, Theodore PR, Ross LA, Stanley P, Starnes VA. Aspergillosis of the posterior mediastinum. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 May; 57(5):1240-3. View in: PubMed

Kitamura M, Starnes VA, Tagusari O, Akimoto T, Koyanagi H. Segmental flow-resistance relationship in pulmonary lobar transplantation: possibility for donor lobe evaluation in pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1994 Mar-Apr; 13(2):319-24. View in: PubMed

Kramer MR, Valantine HA, Marshall SE, Starnes VA, Theodore J. Recovery of the right ventricle after single-lung transplantation in pulmonary hypertension. Am J Cardiol. 1994 Mar 1; 73(7):494-500. View in: PubMed

Cohen RG, Barr ML, Starnes VA. Pediatric lung transplantation. Semin Pediatr Surg. 1993 Nov; 2(4):279-88. View in: PubMed

Whitehead BF, Stoehr C, Wu CJ, Patterson G, Burchard EG, Theodore J, Clayberger C, Starnes VA. Cytokine gene expression in human lung transplant recipients. Transplantation. 1993 Oct; 56(4):956-61. View in: PubMed

Whitehead BF, Stoehr C, Finkle C, Patterson G, Theodore J, Clayberger C, Starnes VA. Distribution of TCR alpha beta+ and TCR gamma delta+ lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage from human lung transplant recipients. Transplantation. 1993 Oct; 56(4):1031-4. View in: PubMed

Kramer MR, Stoehr C, Whang JL, Berry GJ, Sibley R, Marshall SE, Patterson GM, Starnes VA, Theodore J. The diagnosis of obliterative bronchiolitis after heart-lung and lung transplantation: low yield of transbronchial lung biopsy. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1993 Jul-Aug; 12(4):675-81. View in: PubMed

Sibley RK, Berry GJ, Tazelaar HD, Kraemer MR, Theodore J, Marshall SE, Billingham ME, Starnes VA. The role of transbronchial biopsies in the management of lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1993 Mar-Apr; 12(2):308-24. View in: PubMed

Moller F, Hoyt G, Farfan F, Starnes VA, Clayberger C. Cellular mechanisms underlying differential rejection of sequential heart and lung allografts in rats. Transplantation. 1993 Mar; 55(3):650-5. View in: PubMed

Kitamura M, Lackides GA, Billingham ME, Clayberger C, Starnes VA. Computer-assisted densitometric analysis for quantification of cell surface antigen expression in monkey cardiac allografts: correspondence to histopathologic grade of rejection. Transplant Proc. 1993 Feb; 25(1 Pt 2):924-7. View in: PubMed

Chen RH, Ivens KW, Alpert S, Billingham ME, Fathman CG, Flavin TF, Shizuru JA, Starnes VA, Weissman IL, Griffiths GM. The use of granzyme A as a marker of heart transplant rejection in cyclosporine or anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody-treated rats. Transplantation. 1993 Jan; 55(1):146-53. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Lewiston NJ, Luikart H, Theodore J, Stinson EB, Shumway NE. Current trends in lung transplantation. Lobar transplantation and expanded use of single lungs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 Oct; 104(4):1060-5; discussion 1065-6. View in: PubMed

Wu CJ, Lovett M, Wong-Lee J, Moeller F, Kitamura M, Goralski TJ, Billingham ME, Starnes VA, Clayberger C. Cytokine gene expression in rejecting cardiac allografts. Transplantation. 1992 Aug; 54(2):326-32. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Griffin ML, Pitlick PT, Bernstein D, Baum D, Ivens K, Shumway NE. Current approach to hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Palliation, transplantation, or both? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 Jul; 104(1):189-94; discussion 194-5. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Lewiston N, Theodore J, Stoehr C, Stinson E, Shumway NE, Oyer PE. Cystic fibrosis. Target population for lung transplantation in North America in the 1990s. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 May; 103(5):1008-14. View in: PubMed

Bernstein D, Kolla S, Miner M, Pitlick P, Griffin M, Starnes V, Rowan R, Billingham M, Baum D. Cardiac growth after pediatric heart transplantation. Circulation. 1992 Apr; 85(4):1433-9. View in: PubMed

Kitamura M, Berry GJ, Billingham ME, Hoyt EG, Gutierrez J, Clayberger C, Starnes VA. Assessment of cardiac allograft rejection with electrophysiology of the conduction system and histopathology of the ventricle. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1992 Mar-Apr; 11(2 Pt 1):280-8. View in: PubMed

Kramer MR, Stoehr C, Lewiston NJ, Starnes VA, Theodore J. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii infections in heart-lung and lung transplantation--how effective and for how long? Transplantation. 1992 Mar; 53(3):586-9. View in: PubMed

Burdon TA, Miller DC, Oyer PE, Mitchell RS, Stinson EB, Starnes VA, Shumway NE. Durability of porcine valves at fifteen years in a representative North American patient population. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1992 Feb; 103(2):238-51; discussion 251-2. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Oyer PE, Bernstein D, Baum D, Gamberg P, Miller J, Shumway NE. Heart, heart-lung, and lung transplantation in the first year of life. Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Feb; 53(2):306-10. View in: PubMed

Kells CM, Marshall S, Kramer M, Hunt SA, Theodore J, Valantine HA, Starnes VA. Cardiac function after domino-donor heart transplantation. Am J Cardiol. 1992 Jan 1; 69(1):113-6. View in: PubMed

McCarthy PM, Portner PM, Tobler HG, Starnes VA, Ramasamy N, Oyer PE. Clinical experience with the Novacor ventricular assist system. Bridge to transplantation and the transition to permanent application. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Oct; 102(4):578-86; discussion 586-7. View in: PubMed

Bailey L, Kahan B, Nehlsen-Cannarella S, Sprent J, Starnes V, Yacoub M. Session V: The neonatal immune system: window of opportunity? J Heart Lung Transplant. 1991 Sep-Oct; 10(5 Pt 2):828-40. View in: PubMed

Allard M, Assaad A, Bailey L, Marcelletti C, Mavroudis C, Rose E, Starnes V, Vouhé P, Yacoub M, Cooley D. Session IV: Surgical techniques in pediatric heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1991 Sep-Oct; 10(5 Pt 2):808-27. View in: PubMed

Duncan SR, Kagawa FT, Kramer MR, Starnes VA, Theodore J. Effects of pulmonary restriction on hypercapnic responses of heart-lung transplant recipients. J Appl Physiol. 1991 Jul; 71(1):322-7. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Pitlick PT, Bernstein D, Griffin ML, Choy M, Shumway NE. Ebstein's anomaly appearing in the neonate. A new surgical approach. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1991 Jun; 101(6):1082-7. View in: PubMed

Kramer MR, Marshall SE, Tiroke A, Lewiston NJ, Starnes VA, Theodore J. Clinical significance of hyperbilirubinemia in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing heart-lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1991 Mar-Apr; 10(2):317-21. View in: PubMed

Marshall SE, Lewiston NJ, Kramer MR, Sibley RK, Berry G, Rich JB, Theodore J, Starnes VA. Prospective analysis of serial pulmonary function studies and transbronchial biopsies in single-lung transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 1991 Feb; 23(1 Pt 2):1217-9. View in: PubMed

Theodore J, Marshall S, Kramer M, Duncan S, Lewiston N, Starnes V. The "natural history" of the transplanted lung: rates of pulmonary functional change in long-term survivors of heart-lung transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1991 Feb; 23(1 Pt 2):1165-6. View in: PubMed

Kramer MR, Marshall SE, McDougall IR, Kloneck A, Starnes VA, Lewiston NJ, Theodore J. The distribution of ventilation and perfusion after single-lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Transplant Proc. 1991 Feb; 23(1 Pt 2):1215-6. View in: PubMed

Flavin T, Ivens K, Rothlein R, Faanes R, Clayberger C, Billingham M, Starnes VA. Monoclonal antibodies against intercellular adhesion molecule 1 prolong cardiac allograft survival in cynomolgus monkeys. Transplant Proc. 1991 Feb; 23(1 Pt 1):533-4. View in: PubMed

Lewiston N, Starnes V, Theodore J. Heart-lung and lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis. Clin Rev Allergy. 1991 Spring-Summer; 9(1-2):231-47. View in: PubMed

Flavin T, Shizuru J, Seydel K, Wu A, Fujimoto N, Hoyt EG, Ivens K, Billingham M, Fathman CG, Starnes VA. Selective T-cell depletion with Ox-38 anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody prevents cardiac allograft rejection in rats. J Heart Transplant. 1990 Sep-Oct; 9(5):482-8. View in: PubMed

Shizuru JA, Seydel KB, Flavin TF, Wu AP, Kong CC, Hoyt EG, Fujimoto N, Billingham ME, Starnes VA, Fathman CG. Induction of donor-specific unresponsiveness to cardiac allografts in rats by pretransplant anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody therapy. Transplantation. 1990 Sep; 50(3):366-73. View in: PubMed

Novick RJ, Moreno-Cabral CE, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Starnes VA, Hunt SA, Shumway NE. Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in heart transplant recipients: a seventeen-year experience. J Heart Transplant. 1990 Jul-Aug; 9(4):357-63. View in: PubMed

Grattan MT, Moreno-Cabral CE, Starnes VA, Oyer PE, Stinson EB, Shumway NE. Eight-year results of cyclosporine-treated patients with cardiac transplants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1990 Mar; 99(3):500-9. View in: PubMed

McCarthy PM, Starnes VA, Theodore J, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Shumway NE. Improved survival after heart-lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1990 Jan; 99(1):54-9; discussion 59-60. View in: PubMed

Bernstein D, Starnes VA, Baum D. Pediatric heart transplantation. Adv Pediatr. 1990; 37:413-39. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Theodore J, Oyer PE, Stinson EB, Moreno-Cabral CE, Sibley R, Barry G, Shumway NE. Pulmonary infiltrates after heart-lung transplantation: evaluation by serial transbronchial biopsies. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 Nov; 98(5 Pt 2):945-50. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Theodore J, Oyer PE, Billingham ME, Sibley RK, Berry G, Shumway NE, Stinson EB. Evaluation of heart-lung transplant recipients with prospective, serial transbronchial biopsies and pulmonary function studies. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 Nov; 98(5 Pt 1):683-90. View in: PubMed

Dein JR, Oyer PE, Stinson EB, Starnes VA, Shumway NE. Cardiac retransplantation in the cyclosporine era. Ann Thorac Surg. 1989 Sep; 48(3):350-5. View in: PubMed

Grattan MT, Moreno-Cabral CE, Starnes VA, Oyer PE, Stinson EB, Shumway NE. Cytomegalovirus infection is associated with cardiac allograft rejection and atherosclerosis. JAMA. 1989 Jun 23-30; 261(24):3561-6. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Bernstein D, Oyer PE, Gamberg PL, Miller JL, Baum D, Shumway NE. Heart transplantation in children. J Heart Transplant. 1989 Jan-Feb; 8(1):20-6. View in: PubMed

de Leval MR, Pozzi M, Starnes V, Sullivan ID, Stark J, Somerville J, Anderson RH, Deanfield JE. Surgical management of doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defects. Circulation. 1988 Nov; 78(5 Pt 2):III40-6. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Oyer PE, Portner PM, Ramasamy N, Miller PJ, Stinson EB, Baldwin JC, Ream AK, Wyner J, Shumway NE. Isolated left ventricular assist as bridge to cardiac transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1988 Jul; 96(1):62-71. View in: PubMed

Harjula A, Baldwin JC, Starnes VA, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Jamieson SW, Shumway NE. Proper donor selection for heart-lung transplantation. The Stanford experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1987 Dec; 94(6):874-80. View in: PubMed

Starnes VA, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Valantine H, Baldwin JC, Hunt SA, Shumway NE. Cardiac transplantation in children and adolescents. Circulation. 1987 Nov; 76(5 Pt 2):V43-7. View in: PubMed

Baldwin JC, Frist WH, Starkey TD, Harjula A, Starnes VA, Stinson EB, Oyer PE, Shumway NE. Distant graft procurement for combined heart and lung transplantation using pulmonary artery flush and simple topical hypothermia for graft preservation. Ann Thorac Surg. 1987 Jun; 43(6):670-3. View in: PubMed

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