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.

Michael Bowdish

Michael Bowdish

Associate Professor of Surgery and Preventive Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
1520 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

In-Situ Fenestration of a PTFE Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft for Delayed Left Subclavian Artery Revascularization Following Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair of Type A Aortic DissectionAnn Vasc Surg. 2020 Feb; 63:459. e9-459. e15. . View in PubMed

Association of aberrant subclavian arteries with aortic pathology and proposed classification system J Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 72(5):1534-1543. . View in PubMed

Rapid Adaptation of a Surgical Research Unit to Conduct Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic J Surg Res. 2020 Jun 29; 256:76-82. . View in PubMed

Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 04. . View in PubMed

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2020 Update on Outcomes and Research Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 06; 109(6):1646-1655. . View in PubMed

Impact of proximal seal zone length and intramural hematoma on clinical outcomes and aortic remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic dissections J Vasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 69(4):987-995. . View in PubMed

Meaningful Consent From a Willfully Noninformed Patient Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 12; 108(6):1614-1615. . View in PubMed

Anatomic suitability for "off-the-shelf" thoracic single side-branched endograft in patients with type B aortic dissection J Vasc Surg. 2019 12; 70(6):1776-1781. . View in PubMed

Invited Commentary Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 11; 108(5):1381-1382. . 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

Fortification of Preservation Solution With Nitroprusside Does Not Alter Lung Allograft Survival in Clinical Human Lung Transplantation Ochsner J. 2019; 19(3):235-240. . View in PubMed

Postoperative Serum Troponin Trends in Infants Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(2):244-251. . View in PubMed

Videoesophagography versus Endoscopy for Prediction of Intraoperative Hiatal Hernia Size Am Surg. 2018 Mar 01; 84(3):387-391. . View in PubMed

A Prospective Multi-Institutional Cohort Study of Mediastinal Infections After Cardiac Operations Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb; 105(2):461-468. . 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

Invited Commentary Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 04; 105(4):1157-1159. . View in PubMed

Secondary surgical-site infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: A multi-institutional prospective cohort studyJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 04; 155(4):1555-1562. e1. . 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

A multi-institutional cohort study confirming the risks of Clostridium difficile infection associated with prolonged antibiotic prophylaxisJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 02; 155(2):670-678. e1. . View in PubMed

Do not underestimate the tricuspid valve J Surg Res. 2018 01; 221:222-223. . View in PubMed

When a Patient Dies: How I Teach It Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct; 104(4):1108-1110. . View in PubMed

Surgery for Diseases of the Aortic Root Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):321-329. . 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

Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):331-345. . 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

Effect of Cerebral Embolic Protection Devices on CNS Infarction in Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA. 2017 08 08; 318(6):536-547. . View in PubMed

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

Response by Capoulade et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Impact of Left Ventricular to Mitral Valve Ring Mismatch on Recurrent Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation After Ring Annuloplasty" Circulation. 2017 03 21; 135(12):e785-e786. . View in PubMed

Case Report of Multiembolic Cerebrovascular Event Associated with Ramp Study Echocardiogram Case Rep Cardiol. 2017; 2017:9072523. . View in PubMed

The Ross procedure: an excellent option in the right hands Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(23):471. . View in PubMed

Type B Aortic Arch Interruption in an Adult Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Nov; 102(5):e431-e432. . View in PubMed

Impact of Left Ventricular to Mitral Valve Ring Mismatch on Recurrent Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation After Ring Annuloplasty Circulation. 2016 Oct 25; 134(17):1247-1256. . View in PubMed

Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery N Engl J Med. 2016 May 19; 374(20):1911-21. . View in PubMed

Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation N Engl J Med. 2016 May 19; 374(20):1932-41. . View in PubMed

Pan-Cardiac Cycle Fixed Mitral Valve Opening in an LVAD Patient Presenting with Hemorrhagic Shock Echocardiography. 2016 Apr; 33(4):644-6. . 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

Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28; 374(4):344-53. . View in PubMed

Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitationJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 149(3):752-61. e1. . View in PubMed

Surgical treatment of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 04; 371(23):2178-88. . View in PubMed

Lessons learned from the first fully magnetically levitated centrifugal LVAD trial in the United States: the DuraHeart trial Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug; 98(2):541-7. . View in PubMed

Mitral-valve repair versus replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 02; 370(1):23-32. . View in PubMed

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

Simulation experience enhances medical students' interest in cardiothoracic surgery Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec; 90(6):1967-73; discussion 1973-4. . View in PubMed

Modified Bentall operation with bioprosthetic valved conduit: Columbia University experience Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun; 87(6):1969-70. . View in PubMed

Open distal anastomosis in aortic root replacement using axillary cannulation and moderate hypothermia J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1450-3. . View in PubMed

Contribution of mesenchymal progenitor cells to tissue repair in rat cardiac allografts undergoing chronic rejection J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Dec; 24(12):2160-9. . View in PubMed

Living donor lobar lung transplantation: current status and future directions Transplant Proc. 2005 Nov; 37(9):3983-6. . 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

Living lobar lung transplantation Respir Care Clin N Am. 2004 Dec; 10(4):563-79. . 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

Surrogate markers and risk factors for chronic lung allograft dysfunction Am J Transplant. 2004 Jul; 4(7):1171-8. . 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

A decade of living lobar lung transplantation: recipient outcomes J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jan; 127(1):114-22. . 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

Anticoagulation is an effective treatment for aortic mural thrombi J Vasc Surg. 2002 Oct; 36(4):713-9. . View in PubMed

Concomitant vascular procedures for malignancies with vascular invasion Arch Surg. 2002 Aug; 137(8):901-6; discussion 906-7. . View in PubMed

Living donor lung transplantation: selection, technique, and outcome Transplant Proc. 2001 Nov-Dec; 33(7-8):3527-32. . View in PubMed

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