Thomas M Beaver

Thomas M Beaver, MD, MPH

Grant And Shirle Herron Chair Professor And Chief, Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery

Department: MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC
Business Phone: (352) 273-5504

About Thomas M Beaver

Dr. Thomas Beaver is The Grant and Shirle Herron Chair and Professor and Chief of The Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Beaver has devoted his career to making surgery safer and easier for patients through minimally invasive techniques and improved peri-operative management. Dr. Beaver specializes in minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation, aortic and mitral valves –including transcatheter valves and stent grafts for thoracic aortic surgery. 

Dr. Beaver has over 120 publications and his research has been supported by the NIH, State of Florida and multiple industry trials evaluating kidney protection strategies and stent grafting for thoracic aneurysms. Dr. Beaver is currently the Co- Principal Investigator on an NIH clinical trial studying intra-operative diaphragm training to help patients wean from ventilatory support.

Dr. Beaver received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega honor society. Dr. completed his general surgery residency at the University of Colorado. In 1996, he moved to Gainesville and completed his cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Florida. In 2006, Dr. Beaver received an MPH with a focus on health policy.

Dr. Beaver was a member of The United Stated Army Reserve Medical Corps from1991-2006. In 2004, he served in Tikrit, Iraq and Asadabad, Afghanistan and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Accomplishments

Patient Safety Award
2011 · University of Florida – College of Medicine
Exemplary Teachers Award
2010 · University of Florida
Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree for Outstanding Teaching
2008 · University of Florida
President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan
2005 · Florida Medical Association

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Aortic aneurysm repair – endovascular
  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Aortic valve surgery – minimally invasive
  • Aortic valve surgery – open
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Mitral valve surgery – minimally invasive
  • Mitral valve surgery – open
  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR)
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Publications

2021
Apples and Oranges and Bananas – Maze Surgery in the Real World.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.01.057. [PMID] 33609546.
2021
Application of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in open left chest aortic aneurysm repair.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.080. [PMID] 33934896.
2021
Commentary: Data zenith.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.03.012. [PMID] 33812686.
2021
Commentary: Failure to rescue: What does it really measure?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.01.129. [PMID] 33812683.
2021
Commentary: Measurements That Matter Most.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.07.023. [PMID] 34320394.
2021
Commentary: Pay Me Now and Pay Me Later.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.04.037. [PMID] 34087377.
2021
Commentary: Protecting the artery of Adamkiewicz: Highest imperative.
JTCVS techniques. 6:37-38 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.02.006. [PMID] 34318134.
2021
Commentary: Renin Angiotensin System Inhibitors and Cardiac Surgery-“More Than Meets the Eye”.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.01.041. [PMID] 33609684.
2021
Commentary: Stentless AVR in dialysis patients – another hand on the elephant.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.06.029. [PMID] 34242753.
2021
Commentary: The devil is in the details.
JTCVS techniques. 8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.03.023. [PMID] 34401806.
2021
Commentary: The SINE of the times-vigilance in the era of frozen elephant trunk procedures.
JTCVS techniques. 8:49-50 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.05.007. [PMID] 34401809.
2021
Commentary: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair in Marfan syndrome-dancing with dogma.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.06.049. [PMID] 34274138.
2021
Dysphagia after cardiac surgery: Prevalence, risk factors, and associated outcomes.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.02.087. [PMID] 33814177.
2021
Neuromonitoring and neuroprotection advances for aortic arch surgery.
JTCVS techniques. 7:11-19 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.12.045. [PMID] 34318192.
2021
Prognostic Value of Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). [DOI] 10.1177/15569845211041360. [PMID] 34488482.
2021
Remodeling, Reintervention, and Survival After Endovascular Repair of Chronic Type B Dissection.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 111(5):1560-1569 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.017. [PMID] 32961141.
2021
Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring replacement: Lessons learned from bioprosthetic surgical valve failures.
Journal of cardiac surgery. [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.15904. [PMID] 34365660.
2021
Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement to treat multijet paravalvular regurgitation: A case series and review.
Clinical cardiology. 44(1):13-19 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23504. [PMID] 33216400.
2021
Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Bariatric Surgery: A Route to Transplantation in Morbidly Obese Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure.
ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992). 67(2):163-168 [DOI] 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001212. [PMID] 32701629.
2021
Vocal Fold Mobility Impairment After Cardiovascular Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Sequela.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 112(1):53-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.074. [PMID] 33075318.
2020
Commentary: B-SAFER and reintervention rates: “das Kind nicht mit dem Bade ausschütten,” or “don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”.
JTCVS techniques. 4:63-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2020.10.022. [PMID] 34317964.
2020
Comparative outcomes of open, hybrid, and fenestrated branched endovascular repair of extent II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.
Journal of vascular surgery. 71(5):1503-1514 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.08.236. [PMID] 31727462.
2020
Complicated acute type B aortic dissection: update on management and results.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery. 61(6):697-707 [DOI] 10.23736/S0021-9509.20.11555-6. [PMID] 32964895.
2020
Early versus standard renal replacement therapy after left ventricular assist device implantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(10):2529-2538 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14873. [PMID] 32741013.
2020
Endograft and external cinch to control hemorrhage in acute type A aortic dissection.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):934-936 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14475. [PMID] 32107790.
2020
Enhanced Mitochondrial DNA Repair Resuscitates Transplantable Lungs Donated After Circulatory Death.
The Journal of surgical research. 245:273-280 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.07.057. [PMID] 31421373.
2020
Impact of Secondary Aortic Interventions After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 110(1):27-38 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.10.015. [PMID] 31785293.
2020
Natriuretic peptides in acute kidney injury – A sojourn on parallel tracks?
European journal of internal medicine. 71:39-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejim.2019.11.025. [PMID] 31812538.
2020
Outcomes of Florida Sleeve Procedure in Patients with Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valve.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 15(4):361-368 [DOI] 10.1177/1556984520938470. [PMID] 32729751.
2020
Paravalvular leak closure with real time transesophageal echocardiography and fluoroscopy fusion.
JRSM cardiovascular disease. 9 [DOI] 10.1177/2048004020947290. [PMID] 32974011.
2020
Percutaneous Inferior Vena Cava Valve Implantation May Improve Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation and Cardiac Output: Lessons Learned.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 15(6):577-580 [DOI] 10.1177/1556984520957144. [PMID] 33104457.
2020
Pilot Investigation: Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Demonstrate Greater Brain Leukoaraiosis in Infracortical and Deep Regions Relative to Non-Atrial Fibrillation Peers.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.00271. [PMID] 33117144.
2020
Safety and efficacy of a hybrid approach for repair of complicated aberrant subclavian arteries.
Journal of vascular surgery. 72(6):1873-1882 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.01.075. [PMID] 32665182.
2020
Successful bridge to lung transplantation with transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 20(12):3658-3661 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16103. [PMID] 32506577.
2020
Utilizing the index for mortality prediction after cardiac transplantation risk score to predict hospital resource consumption.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 35(4):854-859 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.14486. [PMID] 32115823.
2019
Aortoventricular Index Predicts Long-Term Mortality After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
JACC. Cardiovascular interventions. 12(22):2327-2329 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcin.2019.07.033. [PMID] 31753307.
2019
Bioprosthetic valve fracture: Technical insights from a multicenter study
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 158(5):['1317+']-1328.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.073.
2019
Even redo ascending aorta replacement has low mortality in elective setting.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery. 60(1):150-152 [DOI] 10.23736/S0021-9509.18.10230-8. [PMID] 29786407.
2019
Impact of Valve Size on Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Aortic Valve Gradient After Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
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2019
Impact of Valve Size on Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch and Aortic Valve Gradient After Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 14(3):243-250 [DOI] 10.1177/1556984519838706. [PMID] 31074313.
2019
Implications of secondary aortic intervention after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute and chronic type B dissection.
Journal of vascular surgery. 69(5):1367-1378 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.07.080. [PMID] 30553732.
2019
Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery is an effective approach for treating inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology. 30(8):1297-1303 [DOI] 10.1111/jce.13970. [PMID] 31222889.
2019
Neurologic Outcomes in Aortic Arch Repair With Frozen Elephant Trunk Versus 2-Stage Hybrid Repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 107(6):1775-1781 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.11.042. [PMID] 30578777.
2019
Outcomes of Direct Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Without Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Using a New Generation Valve.
Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions. 20(12):1100-1104 [DOI] 10.1016/j.carrev.2019.01.020. [PMID] 30826204.
2019
The Florida Sleeve Procedure Is Durable and Improves Aortic Valve Function.
Aorta (Stamford, Conn.). 7(2):49-55 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0039-1687854. [PMID] 31529428.
2019
The Impact of Donor and Recipient Age: Older Lung Transplant Recipients Do Not Require Younger Lungs.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 107(3):868-876 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.09.066. [PMID] 30444994.
2019
The Role of Uric Acid in Acute Kidney Injury
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2019
The Role of Uric Acid in Acute Kidney Injury.
Nephron. 142(4):275-283 [DOI] 10.1159/000499939. [PMID] 30991383.
2019
Trans-carotid endovascular repair of ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 34(1):28-30 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.13984. [PMID] 30625255.
2018
ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/EACTS/HVS/SCA/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. 31(2):117-147 [DOI] 10.1016/j.echo.2017.10.020. [PMID] 29254695.
2018
Catheter-directed guidance for ECMO cannulation with unfavorable caval anatomy.
Indian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 34(3):391-393 [DOI] 10.1007/s12055-017-0585-z. [PMID] 33060899.
2018
Early and midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valves.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 33(9):489-496 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.13775. [PMID] 30058259.
2018
Effects of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes with ventricular assist devices.
Clinical cardiology. 41(11):1463-1467 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.23070. [PMID] 30225924.
2018
Outcomes of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Acute Type B Dissection in Patients With Intractable Pain or Refractory Hypertension.
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 25(2):220-229 [DOI] 10.1177/1526602818759339. [PMID] 29552987.
2018
Outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair in adult coarctation patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 67(2):369-381.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.06.103. [PMID] 28947226.
2018
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Efficiency and Safety Improvements With Progressive Experience and Improved Technology.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 13(2):120-124 [DOI] 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000480. [PMID] 29668502.
2017
ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/EACTS/HVS/SCA/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for the Treatment of Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis A Report of the American College of Cardiology Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Society, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 70(20):2566-2598 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.09.018.
2017
Aneurysm-Specific miR-221 and miR-146a Participates in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
International journal of molecular sciences. 18(4) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms18040875. [PMID] 28425970.
2017
Comparison of Different Invasive Hemodynamic Measurements as a Prediction Tool for Mortality after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Men: A Retrospective Observational Study.
Cardiology and therapy. 6(2):251-259 [DOI] 10.1007/s40119-017-0095-5. [PMID] 28667514.
2017
Comparison of periprocedural and mid-term stroke rates and outcomes between surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients.
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery. 58(4):591-597 [DOI] 10.23736/S0021-9509.16.09390-3. [PMID] 27078127.
2017
Florida Sleeve Procedure Is Durable and Improves Aortic Valve Function in Marfan Syndrome Patients.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 104(3):834-839 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.044. [PMID] 28410640.
2017
High-risk Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Failed Freestyle Valve with Low Coronary Height: A Case Report.
Cardiology and therapy. 6(1):145-150 [DOI] 10.1007/s40119-017-0088-4. [PMID] 28353137.
2017
Management of Septic emboli in patients with infectious endocarditis.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 32(5):274-280 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.13129. [PMID] 28417489.
2017
Outcomes of Antegrade Stent Graft Deployment During Hybrid Aortic Arch Repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 104(2):538-544 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.11.087. [PMID] 28395872.
2017
Two Decades of Lung Retransplantation: A Single-Center Experience.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 103(4):1076-1083 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.107. [PMID] 28017335.
2016
ABT-719 for the Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Phase 2b Clinical Trial.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 5(8) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.116.003549. [PMID] 27543797.
2016
Acute Kidney Injury After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(7):416-22 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12768. [PMID] 27212701.
2016
Giant Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm and Surgical Repair
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 32(4):283-285 [DOI] 10.1007/s12055-016-0446-1.
2016
Intraoperative hemidiaphragm electrical stimulation reduces oxidative stress and upregulates autophagy in surgery patients undergoing mechanical ventilation: exploratory study.
Journal of translational medicine. 14(1) [PMID] 27784315.
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2016
Invited Commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 101(4) [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.066. [PMID] 27000570.
2016
National treatment practices in the management of infectious intracranial aneurysms and infective endocarditis.
Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 8(7):741-6 [DOI] 10.1136/neurintsurg-2015-011834. [PMID] 26044986.
2016
Operative and Mid-Term Outcomes of Thoracic Aortic Operation in Octogenarians and Beyond.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 31(5):334-40 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.12722. [PMID] 27017597.
2016
Thoracoscopic Ablation With Appendage Ligation Versus Medical Therapy for Stroke Prevention: A Proof-of-Concept Randomized Trial.
Innovations (Philadelphia, Pa.). 11(2):99-105 [DOI] 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000226. [PMID] 26914668.
2015
Impact of surgical ventricular reconstruction on sphericity index in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: follow-up from the STICH trial.
European journal of heart failure. 17(4):453-63 [DOI] 10.1002/ejhf.256. [PMID] 25779355.
2015
Influence of Baseline Characteristics, Operative Conduct, and Postoperative Course on 30-Day Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Among Patients With Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Results From the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) Trial.
Circulation. 132(8):720-30 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.014932. [PMID] 26304663.
2015
Meta-analysis of 12 trials evaluating the effects of statins on decreasing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.
The American journal of cardiology. 115(11):1523-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.02.053. [PMID] 25843920.
2015
Percutaneous transfemoral closure of a pseudoaneurysm at the left ventricular apical access site for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
The Journal of invasive cardiology. 27(2):E27-9 [PMID] 25661768.
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2014
Acute and chronic cardiovascular effects of hyperkalemia: new insights into prevention and clinical management.
Reviews in cardiovascular medicine. 15(1):11-23 [PMID] 24762462.
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2014
Antegrade deployment of a thoracic endograft using a minithoracotomy.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 98(2):713-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.056. [PMID] 25087799.
2014
Close antiplatelet therapy monitoring and adjustment based upon thrombelastography may reduce late-onset bleeding in HeartMate II recipients.
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 18(4):457-65 [DOI] 10.1093/icvts/ivt546. [PMID] 24421208.
2014
Effect of intermittent phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiothoracic surgery on mitochondrial respiration in the human diaphragm.
Critical care medicine. 42(2):e152-6 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182a63fdf. [PMID] 24126442.
2014
Microrna Expression Signature in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Atherosclerosis. 235(2)
2014
Percutaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair is not contraindicated in obese patients.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(4):921-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.051. [PMID] 24845111.
2014
Phrenic nerve stimulation increases human diaphragm fiber force after cardiothoracic surgery.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 190(7):837-9 [DOI] 10.1164/rccm.201405-0993LE. [PMID] 25271750.
2014
Preoperative prediction of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 60(6):1481-90.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.08.103. [PMID] 25282701.
2014
Safe sternal reentry in patients with large thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysms.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 97(2):705-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.112. [PMID] 24484818.
2014
Sildenafil Attenuates Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in a Rodent Model
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 33(4, S)
2014
The authors reply.
Critical care medicine. 42(9) [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000482. [PMID] 25126819.
2014
Valve-sparing repair of aortic root aneurysms: an update on the Florida sleeve.
The heart surgery forum. 17(1):E10-2 [DOI] 10.1532/HSF98.2013259. [PMID] 24631984.
2013
A Non-Surgeon’s Guide to Surgical Management of Atrial Fibrillation.
Journal of surgery (Northborough, Mass.). 1(2) [PMID] 25346939.
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2013
Effect of uric acid lowering therapy on the prevention of acute kidney injury in cardiovascular surgery.
International urology and nephrology. 45(2):449-58 [DOI] 10.1007/s11255-012-0192-2. [PMID] 22648289.
2013
Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 58(3):635-42.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.02.036. [PMID] 23591190.
2013
Safety of Percutaneous Tevar in Obese Patients
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 57:39S-40S
2012
Elevated Incidence of Spinal Cord Ischemia Among Patients Undergoing Tevar for Type B Aortic Dissections
Journal of Vascular Surgery. 55:622-623
2012
Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndrome.
Journal of vascular surgery. 55(5):1234-40; disucssion 1240 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.11.089. [PMID] 22465552.
2012
Immediate postoperative inflammatory response predicts long-term outcome in lung-transplant recipients.
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 15(4):603-7 [PMID] 22815323.
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2012
Implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator in a patient with bilateral deep brain stimulator: feasibility and technique.
Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing. 35(3):351-3; discussion 353 [DOI] 10.1007/s10840-012-9718-x. [PMID] 23011386.
2012
Late Surgical Conversion and Inappropriate Indications for Tevar Reply
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 94:1378-1379
2012
Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 93(2):473-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.10.016. [PMID] 22197617.
2012
Outcomes for acute type A aortic dissection: effects of previous cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 93(4):1206-12; discussion 1212 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.076. [PMID] 22381448.
2012
Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair.
Journal of vascular surgery. 56(5):1266-72; discussion 1272 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.04.018. [PMID] 22840739.
2012
Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist’s perspective.
Journal of cardiovascular disease research. 3(4):255-64 [DOI] 10.4103/0975-3583.102690. [PMID] 23233767.
2011
Arch debranching versus elephant trunk procedures for hybrid repair of thoracic aortic pathologies.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 91(2):465-71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.10.005. [PMID] 21256293.
2011
Early blood biomarkers predict organ injury and resource utilization following complex cardiac surgery.
The Journal of surgical research. 168(2):168-72 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2009.09.023. [PMID] 20031165.
2011
Gene expression changes in the human diaphragm after cardiothoracic surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 142(5):1214-22, 1222.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.02.025. [PMID] 21463877.
2011
Late outcomes of a single-center experience of 400 consecutive thoracic endovascular aortic repairs.
Circulation. 123(25):2938-45 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.965756. [PMID] 21646499.
2011
Technical pearls for swine lung transplantation.
The Journal of surgical research. 171(1):e107-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2011.05.067. [PMID] 21872270.
2010
Brain natriuretic peptide is not reno-protective during renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in the rat.
The Journal of surgical research. 164(1):e13-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2010.06.041. [PMID] 20851423.
2010
Cost of thoracic endovascular aortic repair versus open repair and implications for the US health care system.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 139(1):231-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.07.020. [PMID] 19691999.
2010
First United States experience of the TX2 Pro-Form thoracic delivery system.
Journal of vascular surgery. 52(6):1459-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2010.07.014. [PMID] 20801606.
2010
Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 89(1):70-1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.11.015. [PMID] 20103208.
2010
Lead astray: minimally invasive removal of a pacing lead in the left ventricle.
Clinical cardiology. 33(6):E109-10 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20728. [PMID] 20552628.
2010
Long-term outcome of patients treated with prophylactic nesiritide for the prevention of acute kidney injury following cardiovascular surgery.
Clinical cardiology. 33(4):217-21 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20750. [PMID] 20394042.
2010
Minimally invasive ablation of a migrating focus of inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 139(2):506-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.01.002. [PMID] 19660289.
2010
Paraganglioma resection requiring left atrial reconstruction.
Clinical Cardiology. 33(3):E75-7 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.20565. [PMID] 20127902.
2010
Practice patterns for thoracic aneurysms in the stent graft era: health care system implications.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 90(6):1833-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.08.008. [PMID] 21095320.
2010
Projecting the effect of nesiritide on dialysis and hospital mortality in cardiac surgery patients.
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 13(5):643-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1524-4733.2010.00710.x. [PMID] 20345547.
2010
The Florida Sleeve Repair: Letter 2 Reply
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 89
2009
Early outcomes after endovascular management of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection.
Journal of vascular surgery. 49(3):561-6; discussion 566 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvs.2008.09.071. [PMID] 19268759.
2009
Early outcomes using the Florida sleeve repair for correction of aortic insufficiency due to root aneurysms.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 87(4):1161-8; discussion 1168 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.01.016. [PMID] 19324144.
2009
Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 208(4):510-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.01.012. [PMID] 19476783.
2009
Evolution in the management of the total thoracic aorta.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 137(3):627-34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.11.012. [PMID] 19258079.
2009
Prophylactic nesiritide does not prevent dialysis or all-cause mortality in patients undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 138(4):959-64 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.05.014. [PMID] 19660420.
2009
Role of natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular surgery.
Expert review of cardiovascular therapy. 7(5):515-9 [DOI] 10.1586/erc.09.20. [PMID] 19419259.
2009
Uric acid: a novel risk factor for acute kidney injury in high-risk cardiac surgery patients?
American journal of nephrology. 30(5):425-9 [DOI] 10.1159/000238824. [PMID] 19752530.
2008
Closure of type I endoleaks and landing zone preparation of the thoracic aorta.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 85(2):e9-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.09.039. [PMID] 18222225.
2008
Early Blood Biomarkers Predict Organ Injury and Resource Utilization Following Complex Cardiac Surgery
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 207(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.06.042.
2008
Extent of aortic coverage and incidence of spinal cord ischemia after thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 86(6):1809-14; discussion 1814 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.09.022. [PMID] 19021982.
2008
Nesiritide following maze and mitral valve surgery.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 23(5):431-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00552.x. [PMID] 18928481.
2008
Predicted Impact of Nesiritide On Dialysis and All-Cause Hospital Mortality in Cardiac Surgery Patients By Demonstrated Post-Operative Gfr Change
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 17:S241-S242
2008
Predicted Impact of Nesiritide On Dialysis and All-Cause Hospital Mortality in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery By Demonstrated Improvement in Post-Operative Glomerular Filtration Rate
Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 51
2008
Rifle Criteria in Aortic Arch Surgery: the Further Role of Surgical Subgroup – Reply
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 136(1) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.03.012.
2008
Treating pulmonary hypertension post cardiopulmonary bypass in pigs: milrinone vs. sildenafil analog.
Perfusion. 23(2):117-25 [DOI] 10.1177/0267659108094739. [PMID] 18840581.
2007
Could uric acid have a role in acute renal failure?
Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2(1):16-21 [PMID] 17699382.
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2007
Effect of sildenafil on pulmonary artery pressure, systemic pressure, and nitric oxide utilization in patients with left ventricular assist devices.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 83(1):68-71; discussion 71 [PMID] 17184632.
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2007
Impending aortic penetration following thoracolumbar spinal fixation: a case study.
Journal of long-term effects of medical implants. 17(1):55-8 [PMID] 18298398.
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2007
Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 84(1):85-6 [PMID] 17588390.
View on: PubMed
2007
Maldeployment of the TAG thoracic endograft.
Journal of vascular surgery. 46(5):1032-5 [PMID] 17980287.
View on: PubMed
2007
Perioperative differences between endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases.
Journal of vascular surgery. 45(1):86-9 [PMID] 17210388.
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2007
RIFLE criteria for acute kidney injury in aortic arch surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 134(6):1554-60; discussion 1560 [PMID] 18023682.
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2007
Risk factors for perioperative stroke during thoracic endovascular aortic repairs (TEVAR).
Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. 14(4):568-73 [PMID] 17696634.
View on: PubMed
2007
The rise and fall of natriuretic peptides in acute kidney injury: a misunderstood relationship?
Reviews in cardiovascular medicine. 8 Suppl 5:S32-7 [PMID] 18192953.
View on: PubMed
2006
Cytokine profile after lung transplantation: correlation with allograft injury.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 81(5):1844-9; discussion 1849 [PMID] 16631683.
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2006
Effectiveness of nesiritide on dialysis or all-cause mortality in patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery.
Clinical cardiology. 29(1):18-24 [PMID] 16477773.
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2006
Managing the post-left ventricular assist device patient.
Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 12(1):41-5 [PMID] 16470091.
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2006
Treatment with phosphodiesterase inhibitors type III and V: milrinone and sildenafil is an effective combination during thromboxane-induced acute pulmonary hypertension.
British journal of anaesthesia. 96(3):317-22 [PMID] 16443640.
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2006
Using recurrence quantification analysis determinism for noise removal in cardiac optical mapping.
IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering. 53(4):767-70 [PMID] 16602587.
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2005
Battlefield surgery 2005.
International journal of surgery (London, England). 3(3):171-5 [PMID] 17462281.
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2005
Oral sildenafil reduces pulmonary hypertension after cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 79(1):194-7; discussion 194 [PMID] 15620942.
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2005
The Florida sleeve: a new technique for aortic root remodeling with preservation of the aortic valve and sinuses.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 80(2):748-50 [PMID] 16039256.
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2005
Transferring diagnosis versus actual diagnosis at a center for thoracic aortic disease.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 79(6):1957-60 [PMID] 15919291.
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2004
Distal aortic perfusion during aortic arch reconstruction: another tool for the aortic surgeon.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 78(6):2196-8 [PMID] 15561077.
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2004
Effects of a new phosphodiesterase enzyme type V inhibitor (UK 343-664) versus milrinone in a porcine model of acute pulmonary hypertension.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 78(4):1433-7 [PMID] 15464509.
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2004
Effects of sildenafil analogue UK 343-664 on a porcine model of acute pulmonary hypertension.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 77(1):238-42 [PMID] 14726068.
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2004
Heme-oxygenase-1 expression correlates with severity of acute cellular rejection in lung transplantation.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 198(6):945-52 [PMID] 15194077.
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2004
Jehovah’s Witnesses requiring complex urgent cardiothoracic surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 78(2):695-7 [PMID] 15276553.
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2001
Single-stage transmediastinal replacement of the ascending, arch, and descending thoracic aorta.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 72(4):1232-8 [PMID] 11603442.
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1999
Intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pseudoaneurysm with transesophageal echocardiography.
Journal of clinical monitoring and computing. 15(1):53-5 [PMID] 12578062.
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1996
Colon perforation after lung transplantation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 62(3):839-43 [PMID] 8784016.
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Grants

Dec 2020 ACTIVE
Thoracoscopic Ablation With Appendage Ligation Versus Medical Therapy for Stoke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Long-Term Outcomes
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Apr 2020 – May 2021
Thoracic/Cardio Surg Ed & Res
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Mar 2020 ACTIVE
A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled, Parallel Group, Non-inferiority, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of the INTERCEPT Blood System for Red Blood Cells in Patients undergoing Complex Cardiac Surgery Procedures (the ReCePI stud
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CERUS CORPORATION via BIOMEDICAL ADVANCED RES & DEVLPMT AUTHOR
Jul 2017 ACTIVE
The effect of intermittent hemidiaphragm stimulation during surgery on mitochondrial function, single fiber contractile force and catabolic pathways in humans
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS
Nov 2015 – Jul 2020
SYNCARDIA 50CC TEMPORARY TOTAL ARTIFICIAL HEART (TAH-T) ASA BRIDGE TO TRANSPLANT (BTT)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: SYNCARDIA SYSTEMS
Aug 2015 – Aug 2020
Heartmate III IDE Clinical Study Protocol
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 2015 – Aug 2019
Mitochondrial DNA repair agents acute lung injury
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EXSCIEN CORP via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Nov 2014 – Nov 2017
A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Levosimendan in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass; LEVO-CTS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: TENAX THERAPEUTICS INC
Sep 2014 – Sep 2022
A multi-center, non-randomized trial to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Model 400 aortic valve bioprosthesis in patients with aortic valve disease.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MEDTRONIC INC
May 2014 – May 2017
CryoValve Aortic Valve Allograft Retrospective Multi-Center Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CRYOLIFE
Jan 2014 – Jan 2020
A prospective, randomized, controlled, unblinded, multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device System for Destination Therapy of Advanced Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEARTWARE
Aug 2013 ACTIVE
Partner II Transcatheter Heart Valve Study No. 2010-12
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES
Mar 2013 – Feb 2019
A multi center, post approved study providing continued evaluation and followup on patients who recieved a HeartWare ventricular assist device during IDE trials for the treatmetn of advanced heart failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEARTWARE
Feb 2013 – Feb 2020
COMMENCE Trial: prospective, non-randomized, multicenter clinical evaluation of the Edwards Pericardical aortic bioprosthesis Model 11000A with a new tissue treatment platform
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES
Jan 2013 – Jan 2018
ABLATE AF Post Approval Study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ATRICURE
Dec 2012 – Nov 2016
Protective Effects of Nesiritide and Sildenafil for Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF RESEARCH FOU
Jun 2006 – Jun 2021
On-X Valve Using Low Dose Anticoagulation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ON-X LIFE TECHNOLOGIES

Patents

Issued February 2015
Devices and Methods for Implementing Endoscropic Surgical Procedures and Instruments within a Virtual Environment
#8,956,165

Education

Master of Public Health
2006 · University of Florida
Residency – Thoracic Surgery
1998 · University of Florida
Residency – Surgery
1995 · University of Colorado
Medical Degree
1990 · University of Wisconsin

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2

Contact Details

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