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.

John Cleveland

John Cleveland

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Commentary: In pursuit of the perfect pulmonary valve… J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 15. . View in PubMed

Impact of prior diaphragm plication on subsequent stages of single ventricle palliation J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 20. . View in PubMed

The Sound of One Hand Clapping. . . World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 09; 11(5):625-626. . View in PubMed

Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure, Not Pulmonary Vascular Resistance, is an Independent Predictor of Short-Term Morbidity Following Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Connection Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Dec; 39(8):1572-1580. . 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

"Milestones" are not "tombstones"! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 06; 155(6):2790-2791. . 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

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

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

Arrested bullet embolus to the aortic root Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):356. . View in PubMed

John David Cleveland, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and University of Southern California. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California followed by a fellowship in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, both under the mentorship of Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes. His clinical and research interests focus on the long-term care of children with congenital heart disease as they progress into adulthood.
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