All Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Mullen MM, Nifong WL, Chitwood WR, Katz MR, Quader MA, Kiser AC, Speir AM, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. A propensity matched analysis of robotic, minimally invasive, and conventional mitral valve surgery. Heart. 2018 Jun 18
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Guo A, Charles EJ, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Yarboro LT; Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Postoperative atrial fibrillation is associated with increased morbidity and resource utilization after left ventricular assist device placement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 18
  • LaPar DJ, Hawkins RB, McMurry TL, Isbell JM, Rich JB, Speir AM, Quader MA, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Preoperative anemia versus blood transfusion: Which is the culprit for worse outcomes in cardiac surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 4.
  • Speir AM. Readmission rates: Haven't I seen you somewhere before? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):2048-2049
  • Rich JB, Fonner CE, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Speir AM. Impact of Regional Collaboration on Quality Improvement and Associated Cost Savings in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 26.
  • Speir AM. Getting to the root of the problem. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 17.
  • Zia A, Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Sarin EL, Essa I. Video and accelerometer-based motion analysis for automated surgical skills assessment. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2018 Jan 29.
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins R, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Yarboro L, Ailawadi G. Good at One or Good at All? Variability of Coronary and Valve Operation Outcomes Within Centers. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 27
  • Drake DH, Speir AM, Rich JB, Kron IL, Prager RL, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (VCSQI) and the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS). Development of a Risk Prediction Model and Clinical Risk Score for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb 1.
  • Speir AM. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb;105(2):476
  • Speir AM. Reconstructive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: Another example of better being the enemy of good? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 9.
  • Speir AM. Arterial cannulation site selection: The road less traveled. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 26.
  • Thompson JL, Speir AM, Mathisen DJ, Naunheim KS, Prager RL, Lahey SJ. Advancing the Legislative Priorities of Cardiothoracic Surgeons: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Political Action Committee. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 31.
  • Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 8;6(3).
  • Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Byler M, Charles EJ, Fonner C, Kron I, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Ailawadi G; Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Cost of individual complications following coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 13.
  • Speir AM. Through the looking glass: Avoiding a retrospective approach to new technology acquisition. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 7
  • Mehaffey HJ, Hawkins RB, Schubert S, Fonner C, Yarboro LT, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Contemporary outcomes in reoperative mitral valve surgery. Heart 2017 Oct 5
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Rich JB, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1282-1288
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Yarboro LT, Fonner CE, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Ghanta RK. Regional Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1275-1281.
  • Charles EJ, Johnston LE, Herbert MA, Mehaffey JH, Yount KW, Likosky DS, Theurer PF, Fonner CE, Rich JB, Speir AM, Ailawadi G, Prager RL, Kron IL; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative and the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative. Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Cardiac Surgery Volume and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1251-1258.
  • King CS, Roy A, Ryan L, Singh R. Cardiac Support: Emphasis on Veno-arterial ECMO. Crit Care Clin. 2017 Oct;33(4):777-794
  • Cowger JA, Stulak JM, Shah P, Dardas TF, Pagani FD, Dunlay SM, Maltais S, Aaronson KD, Singh R, Mokadam NA, Kirklin JK, Salerno CT. Impact of Center Left Ventricular Assist Device Volume on Outcomes After Implantion: An INTERMACS Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Aug 30
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Yount KW, Yarboro LT, Fonner C, Kron IL, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Coronary artery bypass grafting bundled payment proposal will have significant financial impact on hospitals. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 29.
  • Shi W, McIver BV, Kalra K, Sarin EL, Schmarkey S, Duggan M, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Padala M. A Swine Model of Percutaneous Intracoronary Ethanol Induced Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2017 Jun 2
  • Halkos ME, Anderson A, Binongo JNG, Stringer A, Lasanajak Y, Thourani VH, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Baio KT, Sarin E, Keeling WB, Cook NR, Carssow K, Neill A, Glas KE, Puskas JD. Operative strategies to reduce cerebral embolic events during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: A stratified, prospective randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 16
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Rich JB, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 11
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Yarboro LT, Fonner CE, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Ghanta RK. Regional Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May 18.
  • Hawkins RB, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Mehaffey JH, Fonner CE, Ghanta RK, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Impact of Transcatheter Technology on Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Volume, Outcomes, and Cost. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr 24.
  • Keeling WB, Binongo J, Halkos ME, Leshnower BG, Nguyen DQ, Chen EP, Sarin EL, Miller JS, Macheers S, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Thourani VH. The Racial Paradox in Multiarterial Conduit Utilization for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr;103(4):1214-1221
  • Condado JF, Jensen HA, Maini A, Ko YA, Rajaei MH, Tsai LL, Devireddy C, Leshnower B, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton RA, Babaliaros V, Chen EP, Halkos M, Simone A, Keegan P, Block PC, Thourani VH; Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. Should We Perform Carotid Doppler Screening Before Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement? Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar;103(3):787-794
  • Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 8;6(3).
  • Condado JF, Maini A, Leshnower B, Thourani V, Forcillo J, Devireddy C, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton R, Simone A, Keegan P, Lerakis S, Block PC, Babaliaros V. End-stage renal disease and severe aortic stenosis: Does valve replacement improve one-year outcomes? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 17.
  • Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Eberhardt CE, Mack WJ, Crabtree JA, Vassiliades TA, Speir AM, Darekar YA, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Cohen RG. Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan 25
  • Condado JF, Haider MN, Lerakis S, Keegan P, Caughron H, Thourani VH, Devireddy C, Leshnower B, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton R, Forcillo J, Patel A, Simone A, Block PC, Babaliaros V. Does minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement produce better survival in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Nov 12.
  • Keeling WB, Binongo J, Halkos ME, Leshnower BG, Nguyen DQ, Chen EP, Sarin EL, Miller JS, Macheers S, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Thourani VH The Racial Paradox in Multiarterial Conduit Utilization for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 4.
  • Zia A, Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Sarin EL, Ploetz T, Clements MA, Essa I. Automated video-based assessment of surgical skills for training and evaluation in medical schools.Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2016 Sep;11(9):1623-36.
  • Jensen HA, Thourani VH, Forcillo J, Condado JF, Binongo JN, Babaliaros V, Lasanajak Y, Leshnower B, Devireddy C, Guyton R, Mavromatis K, Block P, Simone A, Keegan P, Stewart J, Tsai LL, Rajaei MH, Lerakis S, Sarin ELDoes a Higher Society of Thoracic Surgeons Score Predict Outcomes in Transfemoral and Alternative Access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug;102(2):474-82
  • Gilmore RC, Thourani VH, Jensen HA, Condado JF, Kayatta MO, Rajaei MH, Syed AO, Babaliaros VC, Sarin EL, Leshnower BG. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current Technology and Future Directions. Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jul-Aug;11(4):234-42
  • Rajaei MH, Mavromatis K, Devireddy C, Sarin E, Leshnower B, Guyton R, Kaebnick B, Thourani VH, Block PC, Babaliaros V. Balloon Versus Computed Tomography Sizing of the Aortic Annulus for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and the Impact of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Calcification and Morphology on Sizing.J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Jul;28(7):295-304.
  • Downs EA, Johnston LE, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Provides Excellent Outcomes Without Increased Cost: A Multi-Institutional Analysis.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;102(1):14-21.
  • Maltais S, Anwer LA, Haglund NA, Cowger J, Shah P, Aaronson KD, Pagani FD, Dunlay SM, Singh R, Salerno CT, Stulak JM. Temporal Differences in Outcomes during Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support. J Card Fail. 2017 Jul 27
  • Shah P, Badoe N, Phillips S, Abdullah K, May CW, Nabut JL, Singh R, deFilippi C, Desai SS. Unrecognized Left Heart Failure in LVAD Recipients: The Role of Routine Invasive Hemodynamic Testing. ASAIO J. 2017 Jun 24
  • King CS, Valentine V, Cattamanchi A, Franco-Palacios D, Shlobin OA, Brown AW, Singh R, Bogar L, Nathan SD. Early Post-Operative Management After Lung Transplantation: Results of an International Survey. Clin Transplant. 2017 Apr 20.
  • Hong A, King C, A., Brown AWW, Ahmad S, Shlobin OA, Khandhar S, Bogar L, Rongione A, Nathan SD Hemothorax following lung transplantation: incidence, risk factors, and effect on morbidity and mortality. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine 2016; 11:40-49
  • Forcillo J, Sarin EL, Thourani VH. Cardiac surgery is evolving, but far from dead.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun;151(6):1470-1
  • Espiritu D, Onohara D, Kalra K, Sarin EL, Padala M. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Therapies: Evolution, Status and Challenges. Ann Biomed Eng.2016 May 27.
  • Sarin EL, Shi W, Duara R, Melone TA, Kalra K, Strong A, Girish A, McIver BV, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Padala M. Swine (Sus scrofa) as a Model of Postinfarction Mitral Regurgitation and Techniques to Accommodate Its Effects during Surgical Repair. Comp Med. 2016;66(4):290-9.
  • LaPar DJ, Rich JB, Isbell JM, Brooks CH, Crosby IK, Yarboro LT, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Brown M, Quader MA, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Renal Function Predicts Hospital Costs and Length of Stay in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):606-12.
  • Ailawadi G, LaPar DJ, Speir AM, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Crosby IK, Lim DS, Quader MA, Rich JB. Contemporary Costs Associated with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Cost Analysis. Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):154-61.

Dr. Alan Speir

  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Mullen MM, Nifong WL, Chitwood WR, Katz MR, Quader MA, Kiser AC, Speir AM, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. A propensity matched analysis of robotic, minimally invasive, and conventional mitral valve surgery. Heart. 2018 Jun 18
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Guo A, Charles EJ, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Yarboro LT; Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Postoperative atrial fibrillation is associated with increased morbidity and resource utilization after left ventricular assist device placement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 18
  • LaPar DJ, Hawkins RB, McMurry TL, Isbell JM, Rich JB, Speir AM, Quader MA, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Preoperative anemia versus blood transfusion: Which is the culprit for worse outcomes in cardiac surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 4.
  • Speir AM. Readmission rates: Haven't I seen you somewhere before? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):2048-2049
  • Rich JB, Fonner CE, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Speir AM. Impact of Regional Collaboration on Quality Improvement and Associated Cost Savings in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 26.
  • Speir AM. Getting to the root of the problem. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 17.
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins R, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Yarboro L, Ailawadi G. Good at One or Good at All? Variability of Coronary and Valve Operation Outcomes Within Centers. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 27
  • Drake DH, Speir AM, Rich JB, Kron IL, Prager RL, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (VCSQI) and the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS). Development of a Risk Prediction Model and Clinical Risk Score for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb 1.
  • Speir AM. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb;105(2):476
  • Speir AM. Reconstructive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: Another example of better being the enemy of good? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 9.
  • Speir AM. Arterial cannulation site selection: The road less traveled. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 26.
  • Thompson JL, Speir AM, Mathisen DJ, Naunheim KS, Prager RL, Lahey SJ. Advancing the Legislative Priorities of Cardiothoracic Surgeons: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Political Action Committee. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan 31.
  • Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 8;6(3).
  • Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Byler M, Charles EJ, Fonner C, Kron I, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Ailawadi G; Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Cost of individual complications following coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec 13.
  • Speir AM. Through the looking glass: Avoiding a retrospective approach to new technology acquisition. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 7
  • Mehaffey HJ, Hawkins RB, Schubert S, Fonner C, Yarboro LT, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Contemporary outcomes in reoperative mitral valve surgery. Heart 2017 Oct 5
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Rich JB, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1282-1288
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Yarboro LT, Fonner CE, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Ailawadi G, Ghanta RK. Regional Practice Patterns and Outcomes of Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1275-1281.
  • Charles EJ, Johnston LE, Herbert MA, Mehaffey JH, Yount KW, Likosky DS, Theurer PF, Fonner CE, Rich JB, Speir AM, Ailawadi G, Prager RL, Kron IL; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative and the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative. Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Cardiac Surgery Volume and Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):1251-1258.
  • Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Yount KW, Yarboro LT, Fonner C, Kron IL, Quader M, Speir A, Rich J, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Coronary artery bypass grafting bundled payment proposal will have significant financial impact on hospitals. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 29.
  • Johnston LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Rich JB, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G. Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 11
  • Hawkins RB, Downs EA, Johnston LE, Mehaffey JH, Fonner CE, Ghanta RK, Speir AM, Rich JB, Quader MA, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G; Investigators for the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative. Impact of Transcatheter Technology on Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Volume, Outcomes, and Cost. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr 24.
  • Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 8;6(3).
  • Cleveland JD, Bowdish ME, Eberhardt CE, Mack WJ, Crabtree JA, Vassiliades TA, Speir AM, Darekar YA, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Cohen RG. Evaluation of Hemodynamic Performance of Aortic Valve Bioprostheses in a Model of Oversizing. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan 25
  • Downs EA, Johnston LE, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Provides Excellent Outcomes Without Increased Cost: A Multi-Institutional Analysis.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;102(1):14-21.
  • LaPar DJ, Rich JB, Isbell JM, Brooks CH, Crosby IK, Yarboro LT, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Brown M, Quader MA, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Renal Function Predicts Hospital Costs and Length of Stay in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):606-12.
  • Ailawadi G, LaPar DJ, Speir AM, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Crosby IK, Lim DS, Quader MA, Rich JB. Contemporary Costs Associated with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Cost Analysis. Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):154-61.

Dr. Eric Sarin

  • Zia A, Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Sarin EL, Essa I. Video and accelerometer-based motion analysis for automated surgical skills assessmentInt J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2018 Jan 29.
  • Shi W, McIver BV, Kalra K, Sarin EL, Schmarkey S, Duggan M, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Padala M. A Swine Model of Percutaneous Intracoronary Ethanol Induced Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2017 Jun 2
  • Halkos ME, Anderson A, Binongo JNG, Stringer A, Lasanajak Y, Thourani VH, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Baio KT, Sarin E, Keeling WB, Cook NR, Carssow K, Neill A, Glas KE, Puskas JD. Operative strategies to reduce cerebral embolic events during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: A stratified, prospective randomized trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 16
  • Keeling WB, Binongo J, Halkos ME, Leshnower BG, Nguyen DQ, Chen EP, Sarin EL, Miller JS, Macheers S, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Thourani VH. The Racial Paradox in Multiarterial Conduit Utilization for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Apr;103(4):1214-1221
  • Condado JF, Jensen HA, Maini A, Ko YA, Rajaei MH, Tsai LL, Devireddy C, Leshnower B, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton RA, Babaliaros V, Chen EP, Halkos M, Simone A, Keegan P, Block PC, Thourani VH; Emory Structural Heart and Valve Center. Should We Perform Carotid Doppler Screening Before Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement? Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar;103(3):787-794
  • Condado JF, Maini A, Leshnower B, Thourani V, Forcillo J, Devireddy C, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton R, Simone A, Keegan P, Lerakis S, Block PC, Babaliaros V. End-stage renal disease and severe aortic stenosis: Does valve replacement improve one-year outcomes? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 17.
  • Condado JF, Haider MN, Lerakis S, Keegan P, Caughron H, Thourani VH, Devireddy C, Leshnower B, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton R, Forcillo J, Patel A, Simone A, Block PC, Babaliaros V. Does minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement produce better survival in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Nov 12.
  • Condado JF, Jensen HA, Maini A, Ko YA, Rajaei MH, Tsai LL, Devireddy C, Leshnower B, Mavromatis K, Sarin EL, Stewart J, Guyton RA, Babaliaros V, Chen EP, Halkos M, Simone A, Keegan P, Block PC, Thourani VH Should We Perform Carotid Doppler Screening Before Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 4. pii: S0003-4975(16)30792-5.
  • Keeling WB, Binongo J, Halkos ME, Leshnower BG, Nguyen DQ, Chen EP, Sarin EL, Miller JS, Macheers S, Lattouf OM, Guyton RA, Thourani VH The Racial Paradox in Multiarterial Conduit Utilization for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 4.
  • Zia A, Sharma Y, Bettadapura V, Sarin EL, Ploetz T, Clements MA, Essa I. Automated video-based assessment of surgical skills for training and evaluation in medical schools.Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2016 Sep;11(9):1623-36.
  • Jensen HA, Thourani VH, Forcillo J, Condado JF, Binongo JN, Babaliaros V, Lasanajak Y, Leshnower B, Devireddy C, Guyton R, Mavromatis K, Block P, Simone A, Keegan P, Stewart J, Tsai LL, Rajaei MH, Lerakis S, Sarin ELDoes a Higher Society of Thoracic Surgeons Score Predict Outcomes in Transfemoral and Alternative Access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug;102(2):474-82
  • Gilmore RC, Thourani VH, Jensen HA, Condado JF, Kayatta MO, Rajaei MH, Syed AO, Babaliaros VC, Sarin EL, Leshnower BG. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current Technology and Future Directions. Innovations (Phila). 2016 Jul-Aug;11(4):234-42
  • Rajaei MH, Mavromatis K, Devireddy C, Sarin E, Leshnower B, Guyton R, Kaebnick B, Thourani VH, Block PC, Babaliaros V. Balloon Versus Computed Tomography Sizing of the Aortic Annulus for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and the Impact of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Calcification and Morphology on Sizing.J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 Jul;28(7):295-304.
  • Forcillo J, Sarin EL, Thourani VH. Cardiac surgery is evolving, but far from dead.J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun;151(6):1470-1
  • Espiritu D, Onohara D, Kalra K, Sarin EL, Padala M. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Therapies: Evolution, Status and Challenges. Ann Biomed Eng.2016 May 27.
  • Sarin EL, Shi W, Duara R, Melone TA, Kalra K, Strong A, Girish A, McIver BV, Thourani VH, Guyton RA, Padala M. Swine (Sus scrofa) as a Model of Postinfarction Mitral Regurgitation and Techniques to Accommodate Its Effects during Surgical Repair. Comp Med. 2016;66(4):290-9.

Dr. Ramesh Singh

  • King CS, Roy A, Ryan L, Singh R. Cardiac Support: Emphasis on Veno-arterial ECMO. Crit Care Clin. 2017 Oct;33(4):777-794
  • Cowger JA, Stulak JM, Shah P, Dardas TF, Pagani FD, Dunlay SM, Maltais S, Aaronson KD, Singh R, Mokadam NA, Kirklin JK, Salerno CT. Impact of Center Left Ventricular Assist Device Volume on Outcomes After Implantion: An INTERMACS Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Aug 30
  • Maltais S, Anwer LA, Haglund NA, Cowger J, Shah P, Aaronson KD, Pagani FD, Dunlay SM, Singh R, Salerno CT, Stulak JM. Temporal Differences in Outcomes during Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support. J Card Fail. 2017 Jul 27
  • Shah P, Badoe N, Phillips S, Abdullah K, May CW, Nabut JL, Singh R, deFilippi C, Desai SS. Unrecognized Left Heart Failure in LVAD Recipients: The Role of Routine Invasive Hemodynamic Testing. ASAIO J. 2017 Jun 24
  • King CS, Valentine V, Cattamanchi A, Franco-Palacios D, Shlobin OA, Brown AW, Singh R, Bogar L, Nathan SD. Early Post-Operative Management After Lung Transplantation: Results of an International Survey. Clin Transplant. 2017 Apr 20.