Vaughn Alden Starnes, MD

Chair and Distinguished Professor of Surgery

H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research

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Overview

Dr. Starnes is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. As the founding Executive Director of the USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute, Dr. Starnes has built an interdisciplinary powerhouse comprised of clinicians and basic scientists who are exploring better and more innovative ways of treating heart disease. Under his leadership, USC surgeons have conducted more than 15,000 open heart surgeries to repair and replace valves or create coronary artery bypasses, and more than 10,000 surgeries for diseases of the lungs, esophagus and chest wall.

Dr. Starnes earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and did 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 resident in cardiovascular surgery, and one year as chief resident in cardiac transplantation under the mentorship of cardiothoracic transplant pioneer Dr. Norman Shumway.

Dr. Starnes accepted a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in London (Now the Great Ormond Street Hospital) in 1987. When he returned to Stanford, he was appointed director of Stanford’s heart-lung transplantation program. He joined USC in July 1992 and was appointed Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 1997 and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2008.

Dr. Starnes pioneered the living-related double lobar lung transplant in 1993. He and his surgical team also performed Southern California’s first robotic heart operation in 2001 as part of the clinical trial evaluating the use of a remote surgical system. He has an ongoing interest in congenital heart disease and in minimally invasive repair and replacement of the valves of the heart.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Starnes is a distinguished researcher. He is actively involved in exploring stem-cell therapy for heart failure and congenital heart defects and in clinical trials investigating new valve technology, including percutaneous heart valve replacement.

Dr. Starnes is the current Vice President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He will be the 100th president of the AATS in 2019-2020.

Awards

  • U.S. News and World Report: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiac Program, #3, 2015
  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2014
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, 2013
  • 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

  • The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 2024 expert consensus document: Management of neonates and infants with Ebstein anomaly J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Apr 27. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical pulmonary arterioplasty at bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis leads to favorable pulmonary hemodynamics at final stage palliation JTCVS Open. 2024 Apr; 18:180-192. . View in PubMed
  • Anatomic considerations in the management of complete atrioventricular canal Cardiol Young. 2024 Apr; 34(4):754-758. . View in PubMed
  • Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Congenital Heart Surgery: Physiologic Component Augments Risk Prediction Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Apr; 117(4):804-811. . View in PubMed
  • Optimal timing of Ross operation in children: A moving target? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Feb 11.. View in PubMed
  • Contemporary outcomes of mitral valve repair for degenerative disease in the era of increased penetrance of percutaneous mitral valve technology JTCVS Open. 2023 Mar; 13:106-116. . View in PubMed
  • Severe Ebstein’s anomaly in a premature, low-weight neonate J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 12; 166(6):1739-1743. . View in PubMed
  • Reply: Wrapped pulmonary autograft or homograft: Still the way to go! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2023 07; 166(1):e3-e4. . View in PubMed
  • Five-year Outcomes of the COMMENCE Trial Investigating Aortic Valve Replacement With RESILIA Tissue Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 06; 115(6):1429-1436. . View in PubMed
  • Stabilization of the Annulus Through a Supported Ross Technique Is Redemonstrated as Beneficial to Older Patients but Should Be Used Cautiously in the Pediatric Population Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 02; 115(2):460-461. . View in PubMed
  • Long-term outcomes with the pulmonary autograft inclusion technique in adults with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing the Ross procedureJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 01; 165(1):43-52. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: The Ross Procedure is the Most Suitable Aortic Valve Operation in Young Adults Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023; 35(1):125-126. . View in PubMed
  • Fate of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Following Valve-Sparing Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Dec 23. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Outcomes After Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Curtain Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Dec 06. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of UNOS policy change and exception status request on outcomes in patients bridged to heart transplant with an intra-aortic balloon pump Artif Organs. 2022 May; 46(5):838-849. . View in PubMed
  • Ross procedure in neonates and infants: A valuable operation with defined limits J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Apr 25. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Resection of a Symptomatic Ascending Aortic Mural Thrombus Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 10; 114(4):e279-e282. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: Expanding the utility of the Ross procedure-proceed with caution J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 09; 164(3):847-848. . View in PubMed
  • Lack of Awareness of Reimbursement and Compensation Models Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 06; 113(6):2085-2091. . View in PubMed
  • Resident education in congenital heart surgery does not compromise outcomes J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 01; 163(1):251-260. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Fontan-associated Liver Disease and Ethnic Disparities in Long-term Survivors of the Fontan Procedure: A Population-based Study Ann Surg. 2022 09 01; 276(3):482-490. . View in PubMed
  • Simple, reproducible, and consistent physiology: The argument for single-ventricle repair in critically ill neonates with Ebstein anomaly JTCVS Tech. 2021 Dec; 10:428-432. . View in PubMed
  • Intercostal Cryo Nerve Block in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The Prospective Randomized FROST Trial Pain Ther. 2021 Dec; 10(2):1579-1592. . View in PubMed
  • Early onset of deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery is associated with decreased survival: A propensity weighted analysis J Card Surg. 2021 Dec; 36(12):4509-4518. . View in PubMed
  • Non-invasive biomarkers of Fontan-associated liver disease JHEP Rep. 2021 Dec; 3(6):100362. . View in PubMed
  • The Ross procedure utilizing the pulmonary autograft inclusion technique in adults JTCVS Tech. 2021 Dec; 10:372-376. . View in PubMed
  • Commentary: The heart of symptomatic neonatal Ebstein anomaly: Negative interventricular interaction and ventricular myopathy JTCVS Tech. 2021 Oct; 9:135-136. . View in PubMed
  • Equivalent outcomes with minimally invasive and sternotomy mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral valve disease J Card Surg. 2021 Aug; 36(8):2636-2643. . View in PubMed
  • Thoracic surgical education in a changing paradigm J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):713-722. . View in PubMed
  • Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. . View in PubMed
  • Brave New World: Virtual conferencing and surgical education in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 era J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 03; 161(3):748-752. . View in PubMed
  • Biventricular Repair in Interrupted Aortic Arch and Ventricular Septal Defect With a Small Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 02; 111(2):637-644. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical Importance of Concomitant Cleft Lip/Palate in the Surgical Management of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2021 Jan; 12(1):35-42. . View in PubMed
  • 2021; 24:62-66. . View in PubMed
  • Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography as a patient avatar for virtual surgical planning: Repair of a Raghib syndrome variant in middle adulthood J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2020 Nov – Dec; 14(6):e175-e176. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of prior diaphragm plication on subsequent stages of single ventricle palliationJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 160(5):1291-1296. e1. . View in PubMed
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Maintaining the mission during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 09; 160(3):737-739. . View in PubMed
  • Penetrating injury to the cardiac box J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 09; 89(3):482-487. . View in PubMed
  • Successful rescue therapy with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for re-expansion pulmonary oedema in a patient with one lung Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Mar 01; 55(3):582-584. . View in PubMed
  • Invited Commentary Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 11; 108(5):1381-1382. . View in PubMed
  • Cardiovascular Computed Tomographic Angiography as a Virtual Patient Avatar for Individualized Surgical Planning of Complex Anomalous Coronary Artery Anatomy World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2019 07; 10(4):502-503. . View in PubMed
  • The ring of fire: Nuances in the surgical management of mitral annular calcification J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 02; 157(2):570-571. . View in PubMed
  • Late onset cardiac cirrhosis and portal hypertensive ascites after atrial fibrillation ablation Pulm Circ. 2019 Jan-Mar; 9(1):2045894018813559. . View in PubMed
  • Simultaneous Systemic to Pulmonary Shunt and Pulmonary Artery Banding is a Viable Option for Neonatal Palliation of Single Ventricle Physiology Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(2):234-241. . View in PubMed
  • Selective Aortic Arch and Root Replacement in Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):505-512. . View in PubMed
  • Eating well at your first job J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 10; 156(4):1585-1586. . View in PubMed
  • Arch Augmentation via Median Sternotomy for Coarctation of Aorta With Proximal Arch Hypoplasia Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 10; 106(4):1214-1219. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Management and Outcomes of Ebstein Anomaly in Neonates and Infants: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Analysis Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 09; 106(3):785-791. . View in PubMed
  • Liberal Use of Delayed Sternal Closure in Children Is Not Associated With Increased Morbidity Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 08; 106(2):581-586. . View in PubMed
  • Need for Pulmonary Arterioplasty During Glenn Independently Predicts Inferior Surgical Outcome Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 07; 106(1):156-164. . View in PubMed
  • Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA): CCTA Demonstration of Anatomy Relevant to Adult Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Presentation and Utilization of Images for Virtual Surgical Planning World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 05; 9(3):347-349. . View in PubMed
  • Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. . View in PubMed
  • Resection of Metastatic Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Ventricular Septum Causing Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 03; 105(3):e107-e108. . View in PubMed
  • Landmark lecture on surgery: paediatric cardiothoracic surgery – training the next generation of congenital heart surgeons Cardiol Young. 2017 Dec; 27(10):1986-1990. . View in PubMed
  • The COMMENCE trial: 2-year outcomes with an aortic bioprosthesis with RESILIA tissue Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Sep 01; 52(3):432-439. . View in PubMed
  • The Utility of Nurse-Managed Extracorporeal Life Support in an Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):510-514. . View in PubMed
  • Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1866-1876. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experienceJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 09; 154(3):822-830. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance of the Ross II Procedure: Long-Term Postoperative Imaging World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 05; 8(3):398-399. . View in PubMed
  • Virtual 3-Dimensional Computed Tomographic Surgical Planning for Severe Aortic Coarctation/Aneurysm in the Setting of Bicuspid Aortic Valve World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 01; 8(1):99-100. . View in PubMed
  • 2017 Jan; 20:77-78. . View in PubMed
  • Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. . View in PubMed
  • The Ross procedure: an excellent option in the right hands Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):471. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of Reintervention on the Autograft After Ross Procedure Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):1517-1521. . View in PubMed
  • Single-Ventricle Outcomes After Neonatal Palliation of Severe Ebstein Anomaly With Modified Starnes Procedure Circulation. 2016 Oct 25; 134(17):1257-1264. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arterioplasty for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction After Arterial Switch Is a Durable Procedure Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):122-7; discussion 127-8. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Age-Related Outcomes of the Ross Procedure Over 20 Years Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):2077-83; discussion 2084-5. . View in PubMed
  • Concurrent aortic valvular disease and pulmonary sequestration: clinical implications Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Dec; 41(6):649-52. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes after pregnancy in living lobar lung transplantation Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):692-4. . View in PubMed
  • Contemporary use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty in the era of transcatheter aortic valve implantation Tex Heart Inst J. 2014 Oct; 41(5):469-76. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heart repair and regeneration: recent insights from zebrafish studies Wound Repair Regen. 2012 Sep-Oct; 20(5):638-46. . View in PubMed
  • Breast implants and minimally invasive cardiac surgery: a case series Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Jul; 69(1):10-3. . View in PubMed
  • A novel reconstruction of the left superior vena cava J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr; 143(4):981-2. . View in PubMed
  • Modified Starnes procedure in a neonate with severe tricuspid regurgitation Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb; 93(2):658-9. . View in PubMed
  • 2012 Jan 01; 3(1):123-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • PDGF signaling is required for epicardial function and blood vessel formation in regenerating zebrafish hearts Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 05; 107(40):17206-10. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ascending aortitis and aortic valve endocarditis in an infant J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):e90-1. . View in PubMed
  • Obstruction of lateral tunnel fontan by an adjustable occluder device J Card Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 24(6):750-2. . View in PubMed
  • All cardiac right ventricular outpouches are not created equal Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct; 30(7):954-7. . View in PubMed
  • Can the Kawashima procedure be performed in younger patients? Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):581-6; discussion 586-7.. View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Cardiovascular magnetics resonance diagnosis of cystic tumor of the atrioventricular node J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2009 Apr 30; 11:13. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Resection of giant coronary artery aneurysms in a Takayasu’s arteritis patient Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May; 85(5):1795-6. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stage I palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Norwood versus Sano modification Curr Opin Cardiol. 2007 Mar; 22(2):60-5. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • A novel approach to the surgical correction of scimitar syndrome J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Feb; 133(2):573-4. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Current surgical therapy for Ebstein anomaly in neonates J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Dec; 132(6):1285-90. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Tolerance induction by lentiviral gene therapy with a nonmyeloablative regimen Blood. 2006 Mar 15; 107(6):2286-93. . View in PubMed
  • Gastrointestinal morbidity after Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Mar; 81(3):982-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Pleural space problems after living lobar transplantation J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2086-90. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedure Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1924-8. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Living donor lobar lung transplantation: current status and future directions Transplant Proc. 2005 Nov; 37(9):3983-6. . View in PubMed
  • Identification of the V genes encoding xenoantibodies in non-immunosuppressed rhesus monkeys Immunology. 2005 Sep; 116(1):89-102. . View in PubMed
  • Robotic mitral valve surgery: a United States multicenter trial J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun; 129(6):1395-404. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Obstruction in modified Blalock shunts: a quantitative analysis with clinical correlation Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jun; 79(6):2072-6. . View in PubMed
  • Presidential address: an evolving discipline J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Mar; 129(3):483-7. . View in PubMed
  • Long-term pulmonary function after living-donor lobar lung transplantation in adults Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Feb; 79(2):418-25. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use of lentiviral vectors to induce long-term tolerance to gal(+) heart grafts Transplantation. 2004 Jun 15; 77(11):1748-54. . View in PubMed
  • Risk factors for persistent pleural effusions after the extracardiac Fontan procedure J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1664-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 127(2):440-7. . View in PubMed
  • A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. . View in PubMed
  • Potential role for antiangiogenic proteins in the myocardial infarction repair process J Surg Res. 2004 Jan; 116(1):156-64. . View in PubMed
  • Lobar transplantation J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 126(6):2106; author reply 2106. . View in PubMed
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in pediatric lung transplant recipients Pediatr Transplant. 2003 Oct; 7(5):413-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Living lobar transplantation Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2003 Aug; 13(3):505-24. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Migration of mesenchymal stem cells to heart allografts during chronic rejection Transplantation. 2003 Mar 15; 75(5):679-85. . View in PubMed
  • Does lung growth occur when mature lobes are transplanted into children? Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Dec; 6(6):500-4.. View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Hyperinflation resulting in hemodynamic collapse following living donor lobar transplantation Anesthesiology. 2002 Nov; 97(5):1315-7. . View in PubMed
  • Homograft conduit failure in infants is not due to somatic outgrowth J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jul; 124(1):88-96. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric recipients of living donor lobar lung transplants: postoperative care Prog Transplant. 2002 Jun; 12(2):81-5. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dyspnea lusoria: compression of the pulmonary artery by a Kommerell’s diverticulum Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):312-3. . View in PubMed
  • Perforating Barrett’s ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistula Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jan; 73(1):302-4. . View in PubMed
  • The effect of pleural adhesions on pediatric cystic fibrosis patients undergoing lung transplantation Am Surg. 2001 Dec; 67(12):1136-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Living donor lung transplantation: selection, technique, and outcome Transplant Proc. 2001 Nov-Dec; 33(7-8):3527-32. . View in PubMed
  • Regional topical hypothermia of the beating heart: preservation of function and tissue Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Sep; 72(3):804-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • A novel paracorporeal method for isolated rodent lung reperfusion Transplantation. 2001 May 15; 71(9):1244-8. . View in PubMed
  • Midterm results of the Ross procedure Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 May; 71(5 Suppl):S336-9. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Building a clinical cardiothoracic surgical program: a multi-institutional model J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Apr; 121(4 Suppl):S8-11. . View in PubMed
  • Psychosocial responses of adolescent cystic fibrosis patients to lung transplantation Pediatr Transplant. 2001 Feb; 5(1):27-31. . View in PubMed
  • Living donor lung transplantation World J Surg. 2001 Feb; 25(2):244-50. . View in PubMed
  • Synchronous cardiac myxoma and colorectal cancer: a case report Tex Heart Inst J. 2001; 28(3):215-7. . View in PubMed
  • Consensus statement on the live organ donor JAMA. 2000 Dec 13; 284(22):2919-26. . View in PubMed
  • Isolated right ventricular outflow tract mass presenting as hemoptysis Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Dec; 70(6):2158-9. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of left ventricular outflow obstruction following single-stage repair of interrupted aortic arch and ventricular septal defect Am J Cardiol. 2000 Nov 01; 86(9):1044-7A11. . View in PubMed
  • Modulation of pulmonary NA+ pump gene expression during cold storage and reperfusion Transplantation. 2000 Oct 15; 70(7):1016-20. . View in PubMed
  • Platelet activating factor acetylhydrolase decreases lung reperfusion injury Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Aug; 70(2):423-8. . View in PubMed
  • Endothelial monocyte activating polypeptide II inhibits lung neovascularization and airway epithelial morphogenesis Mech Dev. 2000 Jul; 95(1-2):123-32. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Prophylactic photopheresis and chronic rejection: effects on graft intimal hyperplasia in cardiac transplantation Clin Transplant. 2000 Apr; 14(2):162-6. . View in PubMed
  • Angiotensin II has multiple profibrotic effects in human cardiac fibroblasts Circulation. 2000 Mar 14; 101(10):1130-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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