Jay Pal, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic

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Medical School:
  • MD, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (2001)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2000)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (1994)
Internship:
  • University of California San Francisco (East Bay) Program (2002)
Residency:
  • University of California San Francisco (East Bay) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2009)
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Publications

  • Sauer AJ, Cole R, Jensen BC, Pal J, Sharma N, Yehya A, Vader J. Practical guidance on the use of sacubitril/valsartan for heart failure. Heart Fail Rev. 2018 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30565021
  • Purohit SN, Cornwell WK 3rd, Pal JD, Lindenfeld J, Ambardekar AV. Living Without a Pulse: The Vascular Implications of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Jun;11(6):e004670. PubMed PMID: 29903893
  • Pal JD. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep;104(3):818-819. PubMed PMID: 28838502
  • Bedzra EKS, Dardas TF, Cheng RK, Pal JD, Mahr C, Smith JW, Shively K, Masri SC, Levy WC, Mokadam NA. Pulmonary function tests do not predict mortality in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Dec;154(6):1959-1970.e1. PubMed PMID: 28526500
  • Pal JD. Impella Retrieval: Redux. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Apr 24;10(8):843. PubMed PMID: 28427605
  • Mokadam NA, Dardas TF, Hermsen JL, Pal JD, Mulligan MS, Jacobs LM, Wood DE, Verrier ED. Flipping the classroom: Case-based learning, accountability, assessment, and feedback leads to a favorable change in culture. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr;153(4):987-996.e1. PubMed PMID: 28088430
  • Bhamidipati CM, McCabe JM, Jones TK, Lombardi WL, Reisman M, Pal JD. Hybrid Management of a Giant Left Main Coronary Artery Aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;103(1):e89. PubMed PMID: 28007286
  • Bhamidipati CM, Pal JD, Jones TK, McCabe JM, Reisman M, Smith JW, Mahr C, Mokadam NA. Outflow Graft Obstruction Treated With Transcatheter Management: A Novel Therapy for a New Diagnosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;103(1):e101-e104. PubMed PMID: 28007258
  • Mathur M, McCabe JM, Aldea G, Pal J, Don CW. Overexpansion of the 29 mm SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve in patients with large aortic annuli (area >?683 mm(2) ): A case series. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28836337
  • Sheu R, Berfield K, Jones S, Pal J, Mackensen GB. Intraoperative Acute Multivessel Coronary Vasospasm in Cardiac Allograft: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Dec 1;9(11):328-331. PubMed PMID: 28727596
  • Dardas TF, Kim M, Bansal A, Heagerty P, Cheng RK, Mokadam NA, Pal J, Smith J, Mahr C, Levy WC. Agreement between risk and priority for heart transplant: Effects of the geographic allocation rule and status assignment. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Jun;36(6):666-672. PubMed PMID: 28131665
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgery Association, Member
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplanataion, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Thoracic and Cardiac, Board Certification (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Heart Surgery
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (2001)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2000)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (1994)
Internships:
  • University of California San Francisco (East Bay) Program (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California San Francisco (East Bay) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2009)
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic
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