Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Mark J. Cunningham

Mark J. Cunningham

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
1520 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Image Predictors of Treatment Outcome after Thoracic Aortic Dissection Repair Radiographics. 2018 Nov-Dec; 38(7):1949-1972. . 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

Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. . 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

Comparison of intravascular ultrasound- and centerline computed tomography-determined aortic diameters during thoracic endovascular aortic repair J Vasc Surg. 2017 10; 66(4):1184-1191. . View in PubMed

Type A Aortic Dissection Repair: How I Teach It Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan; 103(1):14-17. . 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

Robotic Level III Inferior Vena Cava Tumor Thrombectomy: Initial Series J Urol. 2015 Oct; 194(4):929-38. . 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

Aortic morphologic findings after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B aortic dissection JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):977-83. . View in PubMed

Minimally invasive approach to the supradiaphragmatic inferior vena cava: total thoracoscopic caval isolation Innovations (Phila). 2014 Mar-Apr; 9(2):145-7. . 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

Caseous mitral annular calcification along the anterolateral annulus causing mild mitral regurgitation: multi-modality imaging and diagnosis Circ J. 2012; 76(12):2898-900. . View in PubMed

Arch and visceral/renal debranching combined with endovascular repair for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms J Vasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 54(1):30-40; discussion 40-1. . View in PubMed

Thoracic aortic stent-grafting for acute, complicated, type B aortic dissections Ann Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr; 25(3):333-9. . View in PubMed

Ventricular tachycardia in the era of ventricular assist devices J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2011 Mar; 22(3):359-63. . 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

Pericardial constriction after lung transplantation Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):1361-3. . View in PubMed

Endovascular management of mycotic aortic aneurysms and associated aortoaerodigestive fistulas Ann Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 23(1):81-9. . View in PubMed

Calcific constrictive pericarditis demonstrated on 99mTc-MDP bone scintigraphy J Radiol Case Rep. 2009; 3(5):11-5. . View in PubMed

Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Feb; 127(2):440-7. . View in PubMed

Physician experience with an optical image guidance system for sinus surgery Laryngoscope. 2000 Jun; 110(6):972-6. . View in PubMed

Mutations in the chloride-bicarbonate exchanger gene AE1 cause autosomal dominant but not autosomal recessive distal renal tubular acidosis Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 May 26; 95(11):6337-42. . View in PubMed

Comparison of computed tomography and surgical findings in deep neck infections Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994 Dec; 111(6):746-50. . View in PubMed

Diastolic function in left ventricular hypertrophy: clinical and experimental relationships Eur Heart J. 1990 Nov; 11 Suppl G:54-64. . View in PubMed

Contribution of endothelial cells to calcium-dependent fluorescence transients in rabbit hearts loaded with indo 1 Circ Res. 1990 Aug; 67(2):415-25. . View in PubMed

Influence of glucose and insulin on the exaggerated diastolic and systolic dysfunction of hypertrophied rat hearts during hypoxia Circ Res. 1990 Feb; 66(2):406-15. . View in PubMed

Deleterious effect of ouabain on myocardial function during hypoxia Am J Physiol. 1989 Mar; 256(3 Pt 2):H681-7. . View in PubMed

Balloon aortic valvuloplasty in 170 consecutive patients N Engl J Med. 1988 Jul 21; 319(3):125-30. . View in PubMed

Absence of pulsus paradoxus in a patient with cardiac tamponade and coexisting pulmonary artery obstruction Am J Med. 1987 Nov; 83(5):973-6. . View in PubMed

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