T. Brett Reece, MD
Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver (2019)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (1995)
Internship:
  • Louisiana State University Program (2001)
Residency:
  • University of Virginia Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2009)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic
  • Director, Thoracic Aortic Program

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine c/o 2012 (2011)
  • Golden Stethoscope Best Specialty Preceptor Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2010)
  • The Ben Eiseman Faculty Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine Surgical Society (2009)
  • Resident Traveling Fellow, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (2008)
  • Hawley H. Seiler Resident Competition Award, Finalist, Western Thoracic Surgical Association (2007)
  • Paul C. Samson Award for Outstanding Resident Manuscript, Western Thoracic Sugical Association (2006)
    Finalist in 2007 and 2008
  • Deans Award for Teaching, University of Virginia (2006)
  • Skip Warren Award for Chief Resident Teaching and Leadership, University of Virginia Department of Surgery (2006)
  • Hawley H. Seiler Resident Competition Award, Finalist, Western Thoracic Surgical Association (2006)

Teaching

  • Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Haywood ME, Cocciolo A, Porter KF, Dobrinskikh E, Slavov D, Graw SL, Reece TB, Ambardekar AV, Bristow MR, Mestroni L, Taylor MRG. Transcriptome signature of ventricular arrhythmia in dilated cardiomyopathy reveals increased fibrosis and activated TP53. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2020 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31958463
  • Aftab M, Reece TB, Svensson LG. Heart Transplantation in Patients With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: Is It a Novel Cardiomyopathy?. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan;109(1):306. PubMed PMID: 31077663
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 appropriate use criteria for multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30635178
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Synergetic Induction of NGF With Diazoxide and Erythropoietin Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury. J Surg Res. 2019 Jan;233:124-131. PubMed PMID: 30502238
  • Reece TB. Four-dimensional magnetic resonance evaluation of valve preservation: Keep those studies flowing. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):466. PubMed PMID: 30366755
  • Kohtz PD, Halpern AL, Eldeiry MA, Hazel K, Kalatardi S, Ao L, Meng X, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Toll-Like Receptor-4 Is a Mediator of Proliferation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan;107(1):233-241. PubMed PMID: 30292843
  • Reece TB. Appropriate use: Neither restrictive nor a guideline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):572. PubMed PMID: 29198793
  • Jarrett MJ, Yao Q, Venardos N, Weyant MJ, Reece TB, Meng X, Fullerton DA. Simvastatin down-regulates osteogenic response in cultured human aortic valve interstitial cells. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31924353
  • Griffin BR, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Fullerton DA, Gist KM, Jovanovich A, Jalal D, Faubel S, Aftab M. Thrombocytopenia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass is Associated with Increased Morbidity and Mortality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31816284
  • Griffin BR, Kohtz PD, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Faubel S, Aftab M. Postoperative Complications Are Not Elevated in Well-compensated ESRD Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: End-Stage Renal Disease Cardiac Surgery Outcomes. J Surg Res. 2019 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31785887
  • Mesher A, Aftab M, Gleason TG, Reece TB. Commentary: Steps toward understanding the root of the issue. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31530370
  • Venardos N, Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: Aortitis Prognosis: Pathologic Diagnosis Independently Adversely Affects Long-Term Survival. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Winter;31(4):761-762. PubMed PMID: 31271853
  • Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: Direct spinal cord perfusion: You need it when you need it. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct;158(4):e131-e132. PubMed PMID: 31160118
  • Aftab M, Reece TB. Commentary: NO matter what you call it, "conditioning" the spinal cord preventing paraplegia is worthwhile. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31126640
  • Reece TB, Aftab M. Commentary: More is more: Root stabilization for regurgitant aortic valve repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul;158(1):24. PubMed PMID: 31109710
  • Sharafuddin MJ, Reece TB, Papia G, Pozeg ZI, Peterson BG, Shafi B, Man J, Milner R. Proposed classification of endoleaks after endovascular treatment of Stanford type-B aortic dissections. Vascular. 2019 Dec;27(6):585-594. PubMed PMID: 31067206
  • Aftab M, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Pal JD. Noteworthy Cardiac Surgical Literature 2018: Value-Based Bundled Payments, Opioid Crisis and Cardiac Surgery, Percutaneous Suction Thrombectomy for Intracardiac/Caval Thrombus and Vegetations, and Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jun;23(2):164-170. PubMed PMID: 31064318
  • Ghincea CV, Reece TB, Eldeiry M, Roda GF, Bronsert MR, Jarrett MJ, Pal JD, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Aftab M. Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury Following Aortic Arch Surgery. J Surg Res. 2019 Oct;242:40-46. PubMed PMID: 31063910
  • Halpern AL, Kohtz PD, Helmkamp L, Eldeiry M, Hodges MM, Scott CD, Mitchell JD, Aftab M, Pal JD, Cleveland JC, Reece TB, Meguid RA, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Improved Mortality Associated With the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):350-357. PubMed PMID: 31009629
  • Mesher AL, Reece TB. Commentary: When does aortic valve repair become a root replacement?. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug;158(2):e29. PubMed PMID: 31005297
  • Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Bergeron E, Pal J, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton D, Reece TB. The Buffalo Trunk Technique for Aortic Arch Reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Sep;108(3):680-686. PubMed PMID: 30981849
  • Reece TB. Commentary: Beyond appropriate use, excluding the useless. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):1465. PubMed PMID: 30901791
  • Ghincea CV, Ikeno Y, Aftab M, Reece TB. Spinal Cord Protection for Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Bench to Bedside. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Winter;31(4):713-720. PubMed PMID: 30825587
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in the Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function in Nonvalvular Heart Disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 May;32(5):553-579. PubMed PMID: 30744922
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 appropriate use criteria for multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr;157(4):e153-e182. PubMed PMID: 30635178
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in the Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function in Nonvalvular Heart Disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Feb 5;73(4):488-516. PubMed PMID: 30630640
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Synergetic Induction of NGF With Diazoxide and Erythropoietin Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury. J Surg Res. 2019 Jan;233:124-131. PubMed PMID: 30502238
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Roda G, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Pretreatment With Diazoxide Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Through Signaling Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 Pathway. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar;107(3):733-739. PubMed PMID: 30395862
  • Reece TB. Four-dimensional magnetic resonance evaluation of valve preservation: Keep those studies flowing. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):466. PubMed PMID: 30366755
  • Kohtz PD, Halpern AL, Eldeiry MA, Hazel K, Kalatardi S, Ao L, Meng X, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Toll-Like Receptor-4 Is a Mediator of Proliferation in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan;107(1):233-241. PubMed PMID: 30292843
  • Reece TB. Appropriate use: Neither restrictive nor a guideline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb;157(2):572. PubMed PMID: 29198793
  • Eldeiry M, Ghincea C, Aftab M, Cleveland JC, Fullerton D, Reece TB. Innominate Versus Axillary Artery Cannulation for the Hemiarch Repair. J Surg Res. 2018 Dec;232:234-239. PubMed PMID: 30463723
  • Sweet ME, Cocciolo A, Slavov D, Jones KL, Sweet JR, Graw SL, Reece TB, Ambardekar AV, Bristow MR, Mestroni L, Taylor MRG. Transcriptome analysis of human heart failure reveals dysregulated cell adhesion in dilated cardiomyopathy and activated immune pathways in ischemic heart failure. BMC Genomics. 2018 Nov 12;19(1):812. PubMed PMID: 30419824
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Roda G, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Pretreatment with Diazoxide Attenuates Spinal Cord Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Through STAT3 pathway. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30395862
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Roda G, Aftab M, Reece TB. Potential benefit of pharmacological induction of beta common receptor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov;156(5):1796-1797. PubMed PMID: 30336913
  • Venardos N, Reece TB, Aftab M. Perioperative Statins for Ascending Aortic Repairs: Helpful or Hurtful?. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Winter;30(4):427-428. PubMed PMID: 30278266
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Ryan TJ, Mares J, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Synergistic Reduction of Apoptosis With Diazoxide and Erythropoietin in Spinal Cord Ischemic Injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec;106(6):1751-1758. PubMed PMID: 30193997
  • Venardos N, Deng XS, Yao Q, Weyant MJ, Reece TB, Meng X, Fullerton DA. Simvastatin reduces the TLR4-induced inflammatory response in human aortic valve interstitial cells. J Surg Res. 2018 Oct;230:101-109. PubMed PMID: 30100024
  • Begay RL, Graw SL, Sinagra G, Asimaki A, Rowland TJ, Slavov DB, Gowan K, Jones KL, Brun F, Merlo M, Miani D, Sweet M, Devaraj K, Wartchow EP, Gigli M, Puggia I, Salcedo EE, Garrity DM, Ambardekar AV, Buttrick P, Reece TB, Bristow MR, Saffitz JE, Mestroni L, Taylor MRG. Filamin C Truncation Mutations Are Associated With Arrhythmogenic Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Changes in the Cell-Cell Adhesion Structures. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Apr;4(4):504-514. PubMed PMID: 30067491
  • Shalhub S, Schäfer M, Hatsukami TS, Sweet MP, Reynolds JJ, Bolster FA, Shin SH, Reece TB, Singh N, Starnes BW, Jazaeri O. Association of variant arch anatomy with type B aortic dissection and hemodynamic mechanisms. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1640-1648. PubMed PMID: 29804742
  • Reece TB, Aftab M. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep;106(3):776-777. PubMed PMID: 29800540
  • Ambardekar AV, Weiser-Evans MCM, Li M, Purohit SN, Aftab M, Reece TB, Moulton KS. Coronary Artery Remodeling and Fibrosis With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 May;11(5):e004491. PubMed PMID: 29724722
  • Yamanaka K, Eldeiry M, Aftab M, Mares J, Ryan TJ, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Optimized induction of beta common receptor enhances the neuroprotective function of erythropoietin in spinal cord ischemic injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;155(6):2505-2516. PubMed PMID: 29523405
  • Reece TB. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar;105(3):755-756. PubMed PMID: 29455800
  • Jeong MY, Lin YH, Wennersten SA, Demos-Davies KM, Cavasin MA, Mahaffey JH, Monzani V, Saripalli C, Mascagni P, Reece TB, Ambardekar AV, Granzier HL, Dinarello CA, McKinsey TA. Histone deacetylase activity governs diastolic dysfunction through a nongenomic mechanism. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Feb 7;10(427). PubMed PMID: 29437146
  • Reece TB, Cleveland JC. Noteworthy Cardiac Surgery Literature 2017: Technology Pushing Care Forward. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Mar;22(1):27-30. PubMed PMID: 29400256
  • Reece TB, Aftab M. No need to tailor: Paraplegia risk is intrinsic to complex aortic intervention. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr;155(4):1357. PubMed PMID: 29370909
  • Khoynezhad A, DelaRosa J, Moon MR, Brinkman WT, Thompson RB, Desai ND, Malaisrie SC, Girardi LN, Bavaria JE, Reece TB. Facilitating Hemostasis After Proximal Aortic Surgery: Results of The PROTECT Trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 May;105(5):1357-1364. PubMed PMID: 29337125
  • Reece TB. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):38-39. PubMed PMID: 29233350
  • Costin NI, Korach A, Loor G, Peterson MD, Desai ND, Trimarchi S, de Vincentiis C, Ota T, Reece TB, Sundt TM, Patel HJ, Chen EP, Montgomery DG, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Gleason TG. Patients With Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting With an Abnormal Electrocardiogram. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):92-99. PubMed PMID: 29074152
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Amin Z, Bashore TM, Boyle A, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Cerqueira MD, Conte J, Desai M, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Nazarian S, Reece TB, Tamarappoo B, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Mehrotra P, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ, Allen JM. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Apr;31(4):381-404. PubMed PMID: 29066081
  • Schäfer M, Kheyfets VO, Barker AJ, Stenmark K, Hunter KS, McClatchey PM, Buckner JK, Reece TB, Jazaeri O, Fenster BE. Reduced shear stress and associated aortic deformation in the thoracic aorta of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jul;68(1):246-253. PubMed PMID: 28986100
  • Reece TB. Appropriate use: Neither restrictive nor a guideline. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29198793
  • Beck DR, Foley L, Rowe JR, Moss AFD, Weitzel NS, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Cleveland JC Jr, Bartels K. Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain In Left Ventricular Assist Device Surgery-A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec;31(6):2096-2102. PubMed PMID: 29103855
  • Foley LS, Fullerton DA, Mares J, Sungelo M, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB. Erythropoietin's Beta Common Receptor Mediates Neuroprotection in Spinal Cord Neurons. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec;104(6):1909-1914. PubMed PMID: 29100648
  • Costin NI, Korach A, Loor G, Peterson MD, Desai ND, Trimarchi S, de Vincentiis C, Ota T, Reece TB, Sundt TM, Patel HJ, Chen EP, Montgomery DG, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Gleason TG. Patients With Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting With an Abnormal Electrocardiogram. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29074152
  • Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Amin Z, Bashore TM, Boyle A, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Cerqueira MD, Conte J, Desai M, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Nazarian S, Reece TB, Tamarappoo B, Tzou WS, Wong JB, Doherty JU, Dehmer GJ, Bailey SR, Bhave NM, Brown AS, Daugherty SL, Dean LS, Desai MY, Duvernoy CS, Gillam LD, Hendel RC, Kramer CM, Lindsay BD, Manning WJ, Mehrotra P, Patel MR, Sachdeva R, Wann LS, Winchester DE, Wolk MJ, Allen JM. ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease: 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, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29066081
  • Schäfer M, Kheyfets VO, Barker AJ, Stenmark K, Hunter KS, McClatchey PM, Buckner JK, Reece TB, Jazaeri O, Fenster BE. Reduced shear stress and associated aortic deformation in the thoracic aorta of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28986100
  • Eldeiry M, Yamanaka K, Reece TB, Aftab M. Spinal Cord Neurons Isolation and Culture from Neonatal Mice. J Vis Exp. 2017 Jul 11;(125). PubMed PMID: 28745627
  • Bergeron EJ, Mosca MS, Aftab M, Justison G, Reece TB. Neuroprotection Strategies in Aortic Surgery. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug;35(3):453-465. PubMed PMID: 28683913
  • Zanotti G, Reece TB, Aftab M. Aortic Arch Pathology: Surgical Options for the Aortic Arch Replacement. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug;35(3):367-385. PubMed PMID: 28683908
  • Li F, Song R, Ao L, Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr, Dong N, Fullerton DA, Meng X. ADAMTS5 Deficiency in Calcified Aortic Valves Is Associated With Elevated Pro-Osteogenic Activity in Valvular Interstitial Cells. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 Jul;37(7):1339-1351. PubMed PMID: 28546218
  • Englum BR, He X, Gulack BC, Ganapathi AM, Mathew JP, Brennan JM, Reece TB, Keeling WB, Leshnower BG, Chen EP, Jacobs JP, Thourani VH, Hughes GC. Hypothermia and cerebral protection strategies in aortic arch surgery: a comparative effectiveness analysis from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Sep 1;52(3):492-498. PubMed PMID: 28460021
  • Song R, Fullerton DA, Ao L, Zhao KS, Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr, Meng X. Altered MicroRNA Expression Is Responsible for the Pro-Osteogenic Phenotype of Interstitial Cells in Calcified Human Aortic Valves. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Apr 24;6(4). PubMed PMID: 28438736
  • Zeng Q, Song R, Fullerton DA, Ao L, Zhai Y, Li S, Ballak DB, Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB, McKinsey TA, Xu D, Dinarello CA, Meng X. Interleukin-37 suppresses the osteogenic responses of human aortic valve interstitial cells in vitro and alleviates valve lesions in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Feb 14;114(7):1631-1636. PubMed PMID: 28137840
  • Aftab M, Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB. Noteworthy Literature Published in 2016 for Cardiac Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Mar;21(1):30-35. PubMed PMID: 28134010
  • Moise OL, Loghin C, Tran SF, Estrera AL, Reece TB, Oxorn DC, Sheinbaum R. Left Atrium Dissection: A Rare Cardiac Surgery Complication. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun;31(3):1119-1122. PubMed PMID: 28118955
  • Waterford SD, Di Eusanio M, Ehrlich MP, Reece TB, Desai ND, Sundt TM, Myrmel T, Gleason TG, Forteza A, de Vincentiis C, DiScipio AW, Montgomery DG, Eagle KA, Isselbacher EM, Muehle A, Shah A, Chou D, Nienaber CA, Khoynezhad A. Postoperative myocardial infarction in acute type A aortic dissection: A report from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar;153(3):521-527. PubMed PMID: 27932024
  • Wilkey BJ, Hanson R, Reece TB, Forman L, Burton JR Jr, Messenger JC, Kim MS, Cleveland JC Jr, Fiegel MJ, Nydam TL, Mandell MS. Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Mixed Aortic Valve Disease in Child's Class C Liver Disease Prior to Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Case Report. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jun;20(2):158-62. PubMed PMID: 26620139
  • Foley LS, Reece TB. Advances in spinal cord protection for complex aortic repairs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):614-5. PubMed PMID: 26687887
  • Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr. Noteworthy Literature in Cardiac Surgery 2015. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Mar;20(1):34-9. PubMed PMID: 26872705
  • Ikonomidis JS, Ad N, Aldea GS, Argenziano M, Galloway AC, Hagberg RC, Kormos RL, Lawton JS, Mihaljevic T, Reece TB, Tseng EE. Vascular Operations Performed by Cardiothoracic Surgeons: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug;102(2):589-92. PubMed PMID: 27083242
  • Moise OL, Loghin C, Tran SF, Estrera AL, Reece TB, Oxorn DC, Sheinbaum R. Left Atrium Dissection: A Rare Cardiac Surgery Complication. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28118955
  • Waterford SD, Di Eusanio M, Ehrlich MP, Reece TB, Desai ND, Sundt TM, Myrmel T, Gleason TG, Forteza A, de Vincentiis C, DiScipio AW, Montgomery DG, Eagle KA, Isselbacher EM, Muehle A, Shah A, Chou D, Nienaber CA, Khoynezhad A. Postoperative myocardial infarction in acute type A aortic dissection: A report from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27932024
  • Foley LS, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Arterial Cannulation and Cerebral Perfusion Strategies for Aortic Arch Operations. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):298-302. PubMed PMID: 27821787
  • Reece TB, Weitzel NS. Perioperative Management for Complex Aortic Arch Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):257-258. PubMed PMID: 27821784
  • Shelstad RC, Reeves JG, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Total Aortic Arch Replacement: Advantages of Varied Techniques. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):307-313. PubMed PMID: 27765887
  • Singh R, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Hemiarch: The Real Operation for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):303-306. PubMed PMID: 27765875
  • Mosca MS, Justison G, Reece TB. A Clinical Protocol for Goal Directed Cerebral Perfusion during Aortic Arch Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):289-297. PubMed PMID: 27742818
  • Aftab M, Reece TB. Invited Commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug;102(2):532-3. PubMed PMID: 27449426
  • Zanotti G, Gupta R, Reece TB, Campbell DN, Jaggers J, Babu A. Aortic Valve Sparing Root Replacement With Unroofing and Reconstruction of an Anomalous Right Coronary Artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May;101(5):1980-2. PubMed PMID: 27106435
  • Foley LS, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Arterial Cannulation and Cerebral Perfusion Strategies for Aortic Arch Operations. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):298-302. PubMed PMID: 27821787
  • Reece TB, Weitzel NS. Perioperative Management for Complex Aortic Arch Disease. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):257-258. PubMed PMID: 27821784
  • Shelstad RC, Reeves JG, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Total Aortic Arch Replacement: Advantages of Varied Techniques. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):307-313. PubMed PMID: 27765887
  • Singh R, Yamanaka K, Reece TB. Hemiarch: The Real Operation for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):303-306. PubMed PMID: 27765875
  • Mosca MS, Justison G, Reece TB. A Clinical Protocol for Goal Directed Cerebral Perfusion during Aortic Arch Surgery. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Dec;20(4):289-297. PubMed PMID: 27742818
  • Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB. Noteworthy literature in cardiac surgery for 2014. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Mar;19(1):21-3. PubMed PMID: 25634929
  • Bennett DT, Reece TB, Foley LS, Sjoberg A, Meng X, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. C-terminal tensin-like protein mediates invasion of human lung cancer cells and is regulated by signal transducer and activator of transcription 3. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan;149(1):369-75. PubMed PMID: 25439778
  • Foley LS, Reece TB. Advances in spinal cord protection for complex aortic repairs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26687887
  • Wilkey BJ, Hanson R, Reece TB, Forman L, Burton JR Jr, Messenger JC, Kim MS, Cleveland JC Jr, Fiegel MJ, Nydam TL, Mandell MS. Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Mixed Aortic Valve Disease in Child's Class C Liver Disease Prior to Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Case Report. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26620139
  • Bennett DT, Zamora M, Reece TB, Mitchell JD, Cleveland JC Jr, Grover FL, Babu AN, Meguid RA, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Continued Utility of Single-Lung Transplantation in Select Populations: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):437-42. PubMed PMID: 26141775
  • Venardos N, Bennett D, Weyant MJ, Reece TB, Meng X, Fullerton DA. Matrix Gla protein regulates calcification of the aortic valve. J Surg Res. 2015 Nov;199(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 25990696
  • Bennett DT, Reece TB, Foley LS, Sjoberg A, Meng X, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. C-terminal tensin-like protein mediates invasion of human lung cancer cells and is regulated by signal transducer and activator of transcription 3. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan;149(1):369-75. PubMed PMID: 25439778
  • Freeman KA, Fullerton DA, Foley LS, Bell MT, Cleveland JC Jr, Weyant MJ, Mares J, Meng X, Puskas F, Reece TB. Spinal cord protection via alpha-2 agonist-mediated increase in glial cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):578-84; discussion 584-6. PubMed PMID: 25454921
  • Mares JM, Foley LS, Bell MT, Bennett DT, Freeman KA, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Puskas F, Reece TB. Erythropoietin activates the phosporylated cAMP [adenosine 3'5' cyclic monophosphate] response element-binding protein pathway and attenuates delayed paraplegia after ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Mar;149(3):920-4. PubMed PMID: 25500291
  • Cleveland JC Jr, Reece TB. Noteworthy literature in cardiac surgery for 2014. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015 Mar;19(1):21-3. PubMed PMID: 25634929
  • Foley LS, Fullerton DA, Bennett DT, Freeman KA, Mares J, Bell MT, Cleveland JC Jr, Weyant MJ, Meng X, Puskas F, Reece TB. Spinal Cord Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Induces Erythropoietin Receptor Expression. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul;100(1):41-6; discussion 46. PubMed PMID: 25865765
  • Zhai Y, Ao L, Cleveland JC, Zeng Q, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Meng X. Toll-like receptor 4 mediates the inflammatory responses and matrix protein remodeling in remote non-ischemic myocardium in a mouse model of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0121853. PubMed PMID: 25823011
  • Freeman KA, Puskas F, Bell MT, Mares JM, Foley LS, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Meng X, Herson PS, Reece TB. Alpha-2 agonist attenuates ischemic injury in spinal cord neurons. J Surg Res. 2015 May 1;195(1):21-8. PubMed PMID: 25655994
  • Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr. Noteworthy Cardiac Surgical Literature in 2013. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24492647
  • Reece TB, Welke KF, O'Brien S, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Grover FL, Gammie JS. Rethinking the ross procedure in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):175-81. PubMed PMID: 24070703
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Bennett DT, Herson PS, Quillinan N, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Dexmedetomidine, an a-2a adrenergic agonist, promotes ischemic tolerance in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):500-6. PubMed PMID: 24035379
  • Freeman KA, Puskas F, Bell MT, Mares JM, Foley LS, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Meng X, Herson PS, Reece TB. Alpha-2 agonist attenuates ischemic injury in spinal cord neurons. J Surg Res. 2014 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25655994
  • Mares JM, Foley LS, Bell MT, Bennett DT, Freeman KA, Meng X, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Fullerton DA, Puskas F, Reece TB. Erythropoietin activates the phosporylated cAMP [adenosine 3'5' cyclic monophosphate] response element-binding protein pathway and attenuates delayed paraplegia after ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25500291
  • Freeman KA, Fullerton DA, Foley LS, Bell MT, Cleveland JC Jr, Weyant MJ, Mares J, Meng X, Puskas F, Reece TB. Spinal cord protection via alpha-2 agonist-mediated increase in glial cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25454921
  • Bennett DT, Reece TB, Smith PD, Grandhi MS, Rove JA, Justison GA, Mitchell JD, Fullerton DA, Zamora MR, Weyant MJ. Ex vivo lung perfusion allows successful transplantation of donor lungs from hanging victims. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):1051-6. PubMed PMID: 25038007
  • Bennett DT, Deng XS, Yu JA, Bell MT, Mauchley DC, Meng X, Reece TB, Fullerton DA, Weyant MJ. Cancer stem cell phenotype is supported by secretory phospholipase A2 in human lung cancer cells. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):439-45; discussion 445-6. PubMed PMID: 24928671
  • Venardos N, Nadlonek NA, Zhan Q, Weyant MJ, Reece TB, Meng X, Fullerton DA. Aortic valve calcification is mediated by a differential response of aortic valve interstitial cells to inflammation. J Surg Res. 2014 Jul;190(1):1-8. PubMed PMID: 24746950
  • Bell MT, Agoston VA, Freeman KA, Puskas F, Herson PS, Mares J, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Interruption of spinal cord microglial signaling by alpha-2 agonist dexmedetomidine in a murine model of delayed paraplegia. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr;59(4):1090-7. PubMed PMID: 23850057
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Bennett DT, Herson PS, Quillinan N, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Dexmedetomidine, an a-2a adrenergic agonist, promotes ischemic tolerance in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):500-6. PubMed PMID: 24035379
  • Reece TB, Welke KF, O'Brien S, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Grover FL, Gammie JS. Rethinking the ross procedure in adults. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):175-81. PubMed PMID: 24070703
  • Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr. Noteworthy cardiac surgical literature in 2013. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Mar;18(1):12-6. PubMed PMID: 24492647
  • Bell MT, Reece TB, Smith PD, Mares J, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Freeman KA, Fullerton DA, Puskas F. Reproducable paraplegia by thoracic aortic occlusion in a murine model of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion. J Vis Exp. 2014 Mar 3;(85). PubMed PMID: 24637534
  • Reppert AE, Jazaeri O, Babu A, Greenberg JI, Deluka E, Nehler MR, Reece TB. Minimal thoracotomy thoracic bifemoral bypass in the endovascular era. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Aug;28(6):1420-5. PubMed PMID: 24704047
  • Bell MT, Puskas F, Agoston VA, Cleveland JC Jr, Freeman KA, Gamboni F, Herson PS, Meng X, Smith PD, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Toll-like receptor 4-dependent microglial activation mediates spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10;128(11 Suppl 1):S152-6. PubMed PMID: 24030400
  • Bell MT, Agoston VA, Freeman KA, Puskas F, Herson PS, Mares J, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Interruption of spinal cord microglial signaling by alpha-2 agonist dexmedetomidine in a murine model of delayed paraplegia. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23850057
  • Stevens Q, Ahlgren B, Weitzel N, Reece TB, Puskas F. Intraoperative transeophageal echocardiography to diagnose an anomalous circumflex artery. J Card Surg. 2013 Jul;28(4):399-401. PubMed PMID: 23742146
  • Nadlonek N, Lee JH, Reece TB, Weyant MJ, Cleveland JC Jr, Meng X, Fullerton DA. Interleukin-1 Beta induces an inflammatory phenotype in human aortic valve interstitial cells through nuclear factor kappa Beta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;96(1):155-62. PubMed PMID: 23735716
  • Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria JE, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reardon M, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli EE, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;95(6 Suppl):S1-66. PubMed PMID: 23688839
  • Sadaria MR, Yu JA, Meng X, Fullerton DA, Reece TB, Weyant MJ. Secretory phospholipase A2 mediates human esophageal adenocarcinoma cell growth and proliferation via ERK 1/2 pathway. Anticancer Res. 2013 Apr;33(4):1337-42. PubMed PMID: 23564770
  • Smith PD, Bell MT, Puskas F, Meng X, Cleveland JC Jr, Weyant MJ, Fullerton DA, Reece TB. Preservation of motor function after spinal cord ischemia and reperfusion injury through microglial inhibition. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1647-53. PubMed PMID: 23541432
  • Wood DE, Mitchell JD, Schmitz DS, Grondin SC, Ikonomidis JS, Bakaeen FG, Merritt RE, Meyer DM, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Reece TB, Smith MA. Choosing wisely: cardiothoracic surgeons partnering with patients to make good health care decisions. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;95(3):1130-5. PubMed PMID: 23434251
  • Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria J, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures: executive summary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):1491-505. PubMed PMID: 23291103
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • AOA, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Fellow
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Member
  • Muller-Jones Surgical Society, Member
  • ACC, Member
  • Denver Academy of Surgery, Member
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth - Comprehensive Thoracic Aortic Program - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Court
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2809

Transplant Services - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0005

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Thoracic and Cardiac, Board Certification (2011)
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2006)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Aneurysms
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Surgery - Heart Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Open Heart Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart and Circulation - Arrhythmia
  • Heart and Circulation - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Surgery
  • Heart and Circulation - Structural Heart Disease
Clinical Interests
My clinical focus is on diseases of the aorta from the aortic valve down through the abdomen. I am aggressive with the treatment of aneurysm disease and have the skills to tailor every patients' care for the best outcome including both traditional approaches and stents. Some of my specialty areas include coronary artery bypass grafting, mitral valve repair, arrythmia surgery, aortic valve repair, aortic stent grafting, aortic aneurysms, root aneurysms, ascending aortic aneurysms, aortic arch aneurysms, hybrid aortic procedures, and hypothermic circulatory arrest.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1999)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver (2019)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (1995)
Internships:
  • Louisiana State University Program (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Virginia Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2009)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Program, Thoracic and Cardiac (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Cardiothoracic
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