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Christian A. Bermudez, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Nadine O'Rourke
Administrative Telephone: 215-614-0329
Administrative Fax:
215-615-0421

Clinical Office:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center
East Pavilion, 2nd floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information (internal use only)

christian.bermudez@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Bermudez has joined the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. He obtained his MD and residencies in general, cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile. He had further fellowship training in cardiac surgery at the Mayo Clinic and in cardiothoracic transplantation and ventricular support at the University of Pittsburgh.
He has been on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh since 2006 and from 2013-2015 was Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation at Pittsburgh. His research and clinical interests are in thoracic transplantation ECMO and ventricular
support devices. In these fields he has published 88 peer reviewed papers.

 
Faculty Appointments
2015 - present Associate Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2013 - 2015 Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   
 
2006 - 2012   Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2015 - present Active Surgoen
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2012 - 2015 Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2012 Interim Director of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2011 - 2015 Surgical Director, ECMO Program, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - 2015 Core Member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2011 Associate Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2005 Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Ventricular Support
Clinica Alemana de Santiago
Santiago, Chile
 
2003 - 2005  Consulting Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Clinica Alemana de Santiago
Santiago, Chile
 
 
Other Appointments
2002 - 2003 Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2000 - 2005 Instructor in Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Chile Hospital Cardiovascular Center
Santiago, Chile
 
1997 - 1998 Instructor in Emergency Surgery
University of Chile Hospital
Santiago, Chile
 
Education/Training
1991 - 1993  MD - University of Concepcion School of Medicine
Santiago, Chile
 
1987 - 1991  University of Concepcion School of Medicine
Santiago, Chile
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2002 - 2003 Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Ventricular Support
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
2000 - 2002 Advanced Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
 
1998 - 2000 Residency in Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Chile
Santiago, Chile
 
1997 - 1998   Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Chile
Santiago, Chile
 
1994 - 1997  Residency in General Surgery, University of Chile
Santiago, Chile
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2012 - present   American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
 
2011 - present  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
2010 - present American Society of Transplant Surgeons
 
2009 - present American Medical Association
 
2007 - present  American Heart Association
 
2004 - present  Chilean Society of Transplantation
 
2004 - present  Chilean Society of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery
 
2003 - present International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
 
2002 - present Priesley Society of Surgery
 
Local/Regional Societies
2001 - present  Minnesota Medical Society
 
2001 - present  Zumbrota Valley Medical Association
 
Research
02/05/15-
01/31/19
Combination of Extracorporeal Life Support and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Treatment of   ARDS in Combat Casualties and Evacuation of Service Members with ARDS
 
10/01/14-09/30/19 Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) as an Assessment of Extended /Marginal Donor Lungs (NOVEL trial extension)
 
09/25/14-08/31/15 Cell Therapy for the Treatment of ARDS
 
07/01/14-06/30/15 Lung Transplant in the Swine Model using Ex-Vivo 
 
01/07/13-01/07/19 Prospective, International, Multi-Center, Randomized Clinical Investigation of TransMedics Organ Care Sys-tem (OCS Lung) for Lung Preservation and Transplant
 
09/22/11-09/21/16 UPMC Lung & Heart-Lung Transplantation Evaluation and Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant Recipient Research Registry
 
09/22/11-09/21/16 Development of Tests to Assess Immune Modulation Following Organ Transplantation
 
08/25/11-08/24/16 Data Collection of Heart Transplant Evaluation and Heart Transplant
 
12/01/12-11/30/17 Paracorporeal Ambulatory Assist Lung (PAAL)
 
01/15/11-01/14/16 Randomized Evaluation of VADInterVention before Inotropic Therapy (REVIVE-IT) Pilot Trial
 
06/25/10-06/25/15 A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Un-binded, Multi-center Clinical Trial to Evaluate the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System for Destination Therapy of Advanced Heart Failure
 
07/01/13- 06/30/14 Human Perfused Ex Vivo Lung: A Preclinical Model for Drug Development
 
03/01/13- 02/28/14 Development of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System and Solution
 
07/01/12-06/30/13 Portable Artificial Lung Development /McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine (Renewal)
 
05/01/12-04/30/13 Phase III Trial of Pocket PATH®: A Computerized Intervention to Promote Self-Care
 
11/01/11-10/31/13 Advanced Regenerative Medicine Phase III: Use of GMP-Produced Human B-MSC in Combination of ECMO to Reduce Endotoxin-Induced Acute Lung Injury in Sheep (Project PI)
 
07/01/11- 06/30/12 Towards an Ambulatory Artificial Lung
 
01/03/11- 01/02/15 Lung Tissue Research Consortium
 
09/01/10
03/01/12
Use of Arterio-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) in Animal Model of Pulmonary Hypertension
 
08/03/10-12/17/10 Assessment of Thrombosis, Thromboembolism, and Immunological Mechanisms in Ventricular Assist Devices
 
06/01/10-05/31/20 Gene Expression of the Heart in Patients with Cardiac Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Transplantation or Implantation of Ventricular Assist Device
 
01/01/10-06/30/10 In-Vivo Biocompatibility of the Bearing Modifications to the DeBakey VAD® in Bovine Calves
 
07/02/09-06/30/19 INTERMACS Interagency Registry of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support
 
07/01/09-06/30/11 Recovery after the Minimally Invasive Approach to Lung Transplantation
 
07/01/09-12/30/12 Evaluation of the HeartWare® LVAD System for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure       
 
05/11/09-01/01/15 Genomics and Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation
 

11/10/0811/09/13

Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research Registry
 
06/01/08-12/31/08 Clinical Protocol for Evaluation of the JARVIK 2000® Heart Assist System
 
05/01/08-12/31/10 Evaluation of the VentraAssist Left Ventricular Assist Device for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure Destination Therapy
 
11/01/07-10/31/17 Data Collection of Patients Evaluated for and Treated with Ventricular Assist Device Implantation for Mechanical Circulatory Support
 
09/15/07-06/30/14 Recovery of Cardiac Function On Ventricular Assist Device (RECOVER)
 
08/22/07-06/18/10 ANSWER – Anticoagulation Strategy with Bioprosthetic Valves Post Operative Registry
 
02/01/07-12/31/09 Evaluation of the VentraAssist Left Ventricular Assist De-vice as a Bridge to Cardiac Transplantation – Pivotal Trial
 
01/12/07-12/31/12 CCOR in COPD: Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Disease Heterogeneity in COPD
 
09/01/05-12/31/06 The Evaluation of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System for Bridge to Transplant and Destination Therapy
 
04/01/02-05/31/13 Percutaneous Respiratory Assist Catheter (PRAC) - Testing of Respiratory Assist Devices in the Bovine and Ovine Model
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Hernandez C, Saenz E, Silva I, Bermudez C.  A new method to evaluate xerostomia in Sjogren’s syndrome.  Revista Medica de Chile 119(6):677-679, June 1991.
  2. Saenz E, Hernandez C, Osorio H, Catanan R, Bermudez C.  Profile of Sjogren Syndrome associated with rheumatoid arthritis.  Anales Médicos 29:17-21, 1992.
  3. Cruz G, Bermudez R, Wilcken M, Bermudez C.  Complete AV block and positive anti ro antibodies in SEL.  Anales Médicos 30, 1993.
  4. Cereceda J, Saenz E, Hernandez C, Bermudez C, Palacios S.  Maximal Inspiratory pres-sure in rheumatoid arthritis.  Revista Chilena Enfermedades Respiratorias 12:12-17, 1996.
  5. Zamorano J, Expinoza J, Larrain E, Bermudez C, Alvarez E.  Radial artery as a conduit for myocardial revascularization.  Cardiología Clinica 14(3):80-83, Sept. 1997.
  6. Edwards A, Bermudez C, Piwonka G, Mayer E.  Recurrent familial multiple myxoma. Cardiología Clinica 15(1):11-18, Jan. 1998.
  7. Bermudez C, Gonzales M, Espinoza J.  Cardiopulmonary bypass: A model of systemic inflammatory response.  Revista Cardiología Clínica 17(1):26-30, 2000.
  8. Bermudez C, Abedrapo M, Lui A, Braghetto I.  Contained laparostomy in management of abdominal sepsis: Use of mesh or ventrofyl for abdominal contention.  Revista Chilena de Cirugía 2(1):26-30, 2001.
  9. Bermudez C, Castillo R, Zamorando J, Larrain E, Franck R.  Paracorporeal devices for ventricular support: Indications and results. Revista Cardiología Clínica 19(4):43-47, 2004.
  10. Lagazzi L, Zamorano J. Bermudez C, Castillo R, Larrain E.  Tricuspid valve annuloplasty: Long term results. Revista Cardiología Clínica 19(4):49-52, 2004.
  11. Bermudez C, Dearani J, Puga F, Schaff H, Warnes C, Danielson G.  Late results of the Peel Operation for replacement of failing extracardiac conduits.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 77(3):881-887, Mar. 2004.
  12. Lui A, Poniachik J, Quera R, Bermudez C.  Mesenteric vein thrombosis: Clinical presen-tation, treatment and prognosis.  Revista Médica de Chile 133(1):17-22, Jan 2005.
  13. Sepulveda L, Llancaqueo M, Zamorano J, Bermudez C, Cortes C.  Cytomegalovirus infections in cardiac transplant patients: An experience at a clinical hospital, University of Chile. Transplantation Proceedings 39(3):622-624, Apr. 2007.
  14. Prieto JC, Inardi G, Zamorano J, Larrain E, Bermudez C, Castillo R, Cisternas V, Miranda HF.  Influencia del sistema nitridergico en la respuesta contractile a fenilefrina de anillos de vasos usados en revascularizacion coronaria.  Revista Médica de Chile 135(11):1231-1236, Nov. 2007.
  15. Novace J, Lockard K, Simon M, McNamara D, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, McCurry K, Kormos R,  Teuteberg J.  Predictors of improvement in renal function after ventricular assist device placement.  Journal of Cardiac Failure 13(6 Supl 2):S114, 2007.
  16. Toyoda Y, Thacker J, Santos R, Nguyen D, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Kormos R, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Teuteberg J, Alvarez R, Mathier M, McNamara D, McCurry K,  Zenati M, Hattler B.  Long-term outcome of lung and heart-lung transplantation for   idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 86(4):1116-1122, Oct. 2008.
  17. Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Hattler BG, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y.  Impact of graft volume reduction for oversized grafts after lung transplantation on outcome in recipients with end-stage restrictive pulmonary diseases.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 28(2):130-134, Feb. 2009.
  18. Bermudez C, Adusumilli PS, McCurry KR, Zaldonis D, Crespo MM, Pilewski JM, Toyoda Y.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after lung trans-plantation: Long-term survival.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 87(3):854-860, Mar. 2009.
  19. Bhama JK, Nguyen DQ, Scoleri S, Teuteberg JJ, Toyoda Y, Kormos RL, McCurry KR,        McNamara D, Bermudez C.  Surgical revascularization for cardiac allograft vasculopathy: Is it still an option?  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 137(6):1488-1492, June 2009. 
  20. Shigemura N, Bhama J, Nguyen D, Thacker J, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y.  Pitfalls in donor lung procurements:  How should the procedure be taught to transplant trainees?  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 138(2):486-490, Aug. 2009.
  21. Genovese EA, Dew MA, Teuteberg JJ, Simon MA, Kay J, Siegenthaler MP, Bhama JK, Bermudez C, Lockard KL, Winowich S, Kormos RL.  Incidence and patterns of adverse event onset during the first 60 days after ventricular assist device implantation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 88(4):1162-1170, Oct. 2009.
  22. Teuteberg JJ, Shullo MA, Zomak R, Toyoda Y, McNamara DM, Bermudez C, Kormos RL, McCurry KR.  Alemtuzumab induction prior to cardiac transplantation with lower intensity maintenance immunosuppression: One-year outcomes.  American Journal of Transplantation 10(2):382-388, Feb. 2010 (Epub Nov. 4, 2009).
  23. Nair P, Kormos R, Teuteberg J, Mathier MA, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Dew MA, Simon M.  Pulsatile left ventricular assist device support as a bridge to decision in patients with end-stage heart failure complicated by pulmonary hypertension.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 29(2):201-208, Feb. 2010.
  24. Simon MA, Primack BA, Teuteberg J, Kormos RL, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Shah H, Gorscan J III, McNamara DM.  Left ventricular remodeling and myocardial recovery on mechanical circulatory support.  Journal of Cardiac Failure 16(2):99-105, Feb. 2010.
  25. Bhama JK, Rayappa S, Zaldonis D, Adusumilli PS, Bansal A, Genovese EA, Teuteberg JJ, Toyoda Y, Siegenthaler MP, Bermudez CA, McCurry KR, Kormos RL.  Impact of abdominal complications on outcome after mechanical circulatory support.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 89(2):522-529, Feb. 2010.
  26. Genovese EA, Dew MA, Teuteberg JJ, Simon MA, Bhama JK, Bermudez CA, Lockard KL, Winowich S, Kormos RL.  Early adverse events as predictors of 1-year mortality during mechanical circulatory support.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation (9):981-988, Sept. 2010 (Epub July 1, 2010).
  27. Mitsani D. Nguyen MH, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Vadnerkar A, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Clancy CJ.  Citomegalovirus disease among donor-positive/recipient-negative lung transplant recipients in the era of Valganciclovir prophylaxis.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 29(9):1014-1020, Sept. 2010 (Epub July 3, 2010).
  28. Bermudez CA, Rocha RV, Sappington PL, Toyoda Y, Murray HN, Boujoukos AJ. Initial experience with the use of single cannulation for venovenous extracorporeal oxygenation in adults.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 90(3):991-995, Sept. 2010.
  29. Vadnerkar A, Nguygen MH, Mitsani D, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Clancy CJ.  Voriconazole exposure and geographic location are independent risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin among lung transplant recipients.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 29(11):1240-1244, Nov. 2010.
  30. Shields RK, Clancy CJ, Vadnerkar A, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Massih RC, Pilewski JM, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Bhama JK, Bermudez C, Nguyen H.  Posaconazole serum concentrations among cardiothoracic transplant recipients: Factors impacting levels and correlation with clinical response to therapy.  Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 55(3):1308-1311, Mar. 2011 (Epub Dec. 28, 2010).
  31. Vadnerkar A, Toyoda Y, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Mitsani D, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Bhama J, Shields R, Bermudez C, Clancy CJ, Nguyen MH. Age-specific complications among lung transplant recipients 60 years and older.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 30(3):273-281, Mar. 2011.
  32. Shyu S, Dew MA, Pilewski JM, DeVito Dabbs AJ, Zaldonis DB, Studer SM, Crespo MM, Toyoda Y,  Bermudez CA, McCurry KR.  Five-year outcomes with Alemtuzumab induction after lung transplantation.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 30(7):743-754, July 2011 (Epub Mar. 21, 2011).
  33. Bhama JK, Pilewski, JM, Zaldonis D, Fontes PA, DeVera ME, Shullo MA, Shigemura N, Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y, McCurry KR.  Does simultaneous lung-liver transplantation provide an immunologic advantage compared with isolated lung transplantation?  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 141(5):e36-38, May 2011.
  34. Singh M, Shullo M, Kormos RL, Lockard K, Zomak R, Simon MA, Bermudez C, Bhama J, McNamara D, Toyoda Y, Teuteberg JJ.  Impact of renal function before mechanical circulatory support on post-transplant renal outcomes.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 91(5):1348-1354, May 2011.
  35. Ota T, Gleason TG, Wei LM, Toyoda Y, Salizzoni, S., Bermudez C.  Mid-term surgical outcomes of non-complicated active native multivalve endocarditis: Single center experience.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 9(5):1414-1419, May 2011.
  36. Schreiber KL, Matsusaki T, Bane BC, Bermudez CA, Hilmi IA, Sakai T.  Accidental insertion of a percutaneous veno-venous cannula into the persistent left superior vena cava of a patient undergoing liver transplantation.  Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 58(7):646-649, July 2011 (Epub May 7, 2011).
  37. Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Bhama B, Bonde P, Thacker J, Toyoda Y.  Successful lung retransplantation after extended use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge.  Transplantation Proceedings 43(5):2063-2065, June 2011.
  38. Bermudez C, Rocha R, Zaldonis D, Bhama J, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Sappington P, Murray H, Boujoukos A, Toyoda Y.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation: Midterm patient and allograft outcomes.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(4):1226-1232, Oct. 2011 (Epub Aug. 26, 2011).
  39. Hoppo T, Jarido V, Pennathur A, Morrel M. Crespo M, Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Hunter JG, Toyoda Y, Pilewski J, Luketich JD, Jobe BA.  Antireflux surgery preserves lung function in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and end-stage lung disease before and after lung transplantation.  Archives of Surgery 146(9):1041-1047, Sept. 2011.
  40. Shigemura N, Sareyyupoglu B, Bhama J, Bonde P, Thacker J, Bermudez C, Gries C, Crespo M, Johnson B, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y.  Combining tricuspid valve repair with double lung transplantation in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension, tricuspid regurgitation, and right ventricular dysfunction.  Chest 140(4):1033-1039, Oct. 2011.
  41. Bermudez CA, Rocha RV, Toyoda Y, Zaldonis D, Sappington PL, Mulukutla S, Marroquin OC, Toma C, Bhama JK, Kormos RL.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for advanced refractory shock in acute and chronic cardiomyopathy.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(6):2125-2131, Dec. 2011 (Epub Oct. 7, 2011).
  42. Shayan H, Rocha R, Wei L, Gleason T, Zaldonis D, Pellegrini R, Toyoda Y, Shapiro R, Ahmad F, Bermudez C.  Midterm outcomes of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery revascularization in renal transplant recipients. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 26(6):591-595, Nov. 2011 (Epub Oct. 14, 2011).
  43. Ramani R, Vela D, Segura A, McNamara D, Lemster B, Samarendra V, Kormos R, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Frazier OH, Moravec CS, Gorcsan J 3rd, Taegtmeyer H, McTiernan CF.  A micro-ribonucleic acid signature associated with recovery from assist device support in 2 groups of patients with severe heart failure.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology 58(22):2270-2278, Nov. 22, 2011.
  44. Horai T, Shigemura N, Gries C, Pilewski J, Bhama JK, Bermudez CA, Zaldonis D, Toyoda Y.  Lung transplantation for patients with high lung allocation score: Single center experi-ence.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(5):1592-1597, May 2012 (Epub Dec. 20, 2011).
  45. Gilbert S, Kilic A, Yaeger K, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Siegenthaler MP, Kormos RL. Minimally invasive approach to thoracic effusions in patients with ventricular assist devices. Interactive Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery 14(1):44-47, Jan. 2012.
  46. Sun Q, Kawamura T, Masutani K, Peng X, Sun Q, Stolz DB, Pribis JP, Billiar TR, Sun X, Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y, Nakao A. Oral intake of hydrogen-rich water inhibits intimal hyperplasia in arterialized vein grafts in rats. Cardiovascular Research 94(1):144-153, Apr. 1, 2012 (Epub Jan. 27, 2012).
  47. Shigemura N, Bhama J, Gries C, Kawamura T, Crespo M, Johnson B, Zaldonis D, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C.  Lung transplantation in patients with prior cardiothoracic surgical procedures.  American Journal of Transplantation 12(5):1249-1255, May 2012 (Epub Feb. 2, 2012).
  48. Mitsani D, Nguyen MH, Shields RK, Toyoda Y, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Pilewski JM, Crespo MM, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Clancy CJ.  Prospective observational study of Voriconazole therapeutic drug monitoring among lung transplant recipients receiving prophylaxis: Factors impacting levels of and associations between serum troughs efficacy and toxicity.  Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 56(5):2371-2377, May 2012.
  49. Bonde P, Ku N, Genovese E, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Teuteberg J, Kormos R.  Model for end stage liver disease score predicts adverse events related to ventricular assist-device therapy.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(5):1541-1548, May 2012.
  50. Shields R, Nguyen MH, Shullo M, Silveria FP, Kwak EJ, Abdel Massih R, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Kormos R, Clancy C.  Invasive aspergillosis among heart transplant recipients is rare but causes rapid death due to septic shock and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.  Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Disease 44(12):982-986, Dec. 2012 (Epub July 25, 2012).
  51. Ahmad U, Wang Z, Bryant AS, Kim AW, Kukreja J, Mason DP, Bermudez C, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ.  Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 94(3):935-934, Sept. 2012 (Epub July 24, 2012).
  52. Noda K, Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Kawamura T, Wang Y, Masutani K. Sun X, Toyoda Y, Bermudez CA, Nakao A.  Hydrogen-supplemented drinking water protects cardiac allografts from inflammation-associated deterioration.  Transplant International 25(12):1213-1222, Dec. 2012 (Epub Aug. 2012).
  53. Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Kawamura T, Noda K. Isse K. Stolz DB, Billiar TR, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Lyons-Weiler J, Nakao A.  Profiling molecular changes induced by hydrogen treatment of lung allografts prior to procurement.  Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 425(4):873-879, Sept. 7, 2012.
  54. Shields RK, Clancy CJ, Minces LR, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Abdel Massih RC, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Shigemura N, Pilewski JM, Crespo M. Hong Nguyen M.  Staphylococcus aureus infections in the early period after lung transplantation:  Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 31(11):1199-1206, Nov. 2012.
  55. Zeevi A, Lunz J, Feingold B, Shullo M, Bermudez C, Teuteberg J, Webber S.  Persistent strong anti-HLA antibody at high titer is complement binding and associated with increased risk of antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplant recipients.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 32(1):98-105, Jan. 2013.
  56. Toyoda Y, Bhama JK, Shigemura N, Zaldonis D, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Bermudez C.  Effi-cacy of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation.  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 145(4):1065-1070, Apr. 2013 (Epub Jan. 18, 2013).
  57. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Kawamura T, Hyun Lim, Kokubo K, Billiar T, Bermudez CA, Kobayashi H, Nakao A. A novel method of preserving cardiac grafts using a hydrogen-rich water bath.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 32(2):241-250, Feb. 2013.
  58. Shigemura N, Toyoda Y, Bhama JK, Gries CJ, Crespo M, Johnson B, Zaldonis D, Pilewski JM, Bermudez CA.  Donor smoking history and age in lung transplantation: A revisit.  Transplantation 95(3):513-518, Feb. 15, 2013.
  59. Shigemura N, Sclabassi RJ, Bhama JK, Gries CJ, Crespo MM, Johnson B, Pilewski JM, Bermudez CA.  Early major neurologic complications after lung transplantation: Incidence, risk factors and outcome.  Transplantation 95(6):866-871, Mar. 27, 2013.
  60. Ota T, Rocha R, Wei LM, Toyoda Y, Gleason TG, Bermudez C.  Surgical outcomes after cardiac surgery in liver transplant recipients.  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 145(4):1072-1076, Apr. 2013.
  61. Bhama JK, Shulman J, Bermudez CA, Bansal A, Ramani R, Teuteberg JJ, Shullo M, McNamara DM, Kormos RL, Toyoda Y.  Heart transplantation for adults with congenital heart disease: Results in the modern era.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 32(5):499-504, May 2013.
  62. Strollo DC, Dacic S, Ocak I, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, Crespo MM.  Malignancies incidentally detected at lung transplantation: Radiologic and pathologic features.  AJR American Journal of Roentgenology 201(1):108-116, July 2013.
  63. Bhama JK, Bansal A, Shigemura N, Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y.  Sternal-sparing approach for reoperative bilateral lung transplantation.  Interactive Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery 17(5):835-857, Nov. 2013 (Epub July 11, 2013).
  64. Devito Dabbs A, Song MK, Myers B, Hawkins RP, Aubrecht J, Begey A, Connollu M, Li R, Pilewski JM, Bermudez CA, Dew MA.  Clinical trials of health information technology interventions intended for patient use: Unique issues and considerations.  Clinical Trials 10(6):896-906, 2013 (Epub July 18, 2013).
  65. Shigemura N, D’Cunha J, Bhama JK, Shiose A, Abou El Ela A, Hackman A, Zaldonis D, Toyoda Y, Pilewski JM, Luketich JD, Bermudez CA.  Lobar transplantation: A relevant surgical option in the current era of organ allocation score.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 96(2):451-456, Aug. 2013.
  66. Shigemura N, Gilbert S, Bhama JK, Crespo MM, Zaldonis D, Pilewski JM, Bermudez CA. Lung transplantation after lung volume reduction surgery.  Transplantation 96(4):421-425, Aug. 27, 2013.
  67. Shields RK, Clancy CJ, Minces LR, Shigemura N, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Abdel-Massih RC, Bhama JK, Bermudez CA, Pilewski JM, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Nguyen MH.  Epidemiology and outcomes of deep surgical site infections following lung transplantation.  American Journal of Transplantation 13(8):2137-2145, Aug. 2013.
  68. Shigemura N, Bhama J, Bermudez C, D'Cunha J.  Lobar lung transplantation: Emerging evidence for a viable option.  Seminars in Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 25(2):95-96, 2013.
  69. Woolley JR, Teuteberg JJ, Bermudez CA, Bhama JK, Lockard KL, Kormos RL, Wagner WR.  Temporal leukocyte numbers and granulocyte activation in pulsatile and rotary ventricular assist device patients.  Artificial Organs 38(6):447-455, June 2014 (Epub Oct. 29, 2013).
  70. George MP, Novelli EM, Shigemura N, Simon MA, Feingold B, Krishnamurti L, Morrell MR, Gries CG, Haider S, Johnson BA, Crespo MM, Bhama JK, Bermudez C, Yousem SA, Toyoda Y, Champion HC, Pilewski JM, Gladwin MT.  First successful lung transplantation for sickle cell disease with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension and pulmonary veno-occlusive disease.  Pulmonary Circulation 3(4):952-958, Dec. 2013
  71. Rocha RV, Zaldonis D, Badhwar V, Wei LM, Bhama JK, Shapiro R, Bermudez CA.  Long-term patient and allograft outcomes of renal transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery. Journal of Thoracic Surgery 147(1):270-275, Jan. 2014.
  72. Lampert BC, Eckert C, Weaver S, Scanlon A, Lockard K, Allen C, Kunz N, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Shullo MA, Kormos RL, Dew MA, Teuteberg JJ. Blood pressure control in continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: Efficacy and impact on adverse events.   Annals of Thoracic Surgery 97(1):139-146, Jan. 2014.
  73. Minces LR, Nguyen MH, Mitsani D, Shields RK, Kwak EJ, Silveira FP, Abdel-Massih R, Pilewski JM, Crespo MM, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Toyoda Y, Clancy CJ. Ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus infections among lung transplant recipients are associated with poor outcomes despite treatment with Foscarnet-containing regimens.  Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 58(1):128-135, Jan. 2014.
  74. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Bhama JK, Cunha J, Luketich JD, Bermudez CA.  Successful prolonged ex vivo lung perfusion for graft preservation in rats.  European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 45(3):e54-60, Mar. 2014 (Epub Jan. 14, 2014).
  75. Shankarraman V, Kocyildirim E, Olia SE, Kameneva MV, Dzadony RJ, Maul TM, Simon MA, Champion HC, Wagner WR, Bermudez CA.  Biocompatibility assessment of the Levitronix® Centrimag® ECMO circuit in an ovine model of acute pulmonary hypertension.  ASAIO Journal Epub Mar. 20, 2014.
  76. Rojas M, Cardenes N, Kociliydirim E, Tedrow JR, Caceres E, Deans R, Ting A, Bermudez C. Human adult bone marrow-derived stem cells decrease severity of lipopolysaccharide-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome in sheep.  Stem Cell Research Therapy 5(2):42, Mar. 26, 2014.
  77. Shigemura N, Orhan Y, Bhama J, D’Cunha J, Zaldonis D, Pilewski J, Luketich J, Bermudez C.  Delayed chest closure after lung transplantation: Techniques, outcomes and strategies.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 33(7):741-748, July 2014 (Epub Mar. 12, 2014).
  78. Fox KR, Posluszny DM, Dimartini AF, Devito Dabbs AJ, Rosenberger EM, Zomak RA, Bermudez C, Dew MA.  Predictors of post-traumatic psychological growth in the late years after lung transplantation.  Clinical Transplant 28(4):384-393, Apr. 2014.
  79. Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Noda K, Kawamura T, Isse K, Stolz DB, Bermudez CA.  Optimal lung inflation techniques in a rat lung transplantation model:  A revisit.  Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 62(5):427-433, Aug. 2014 (Epub May 1, 2014).
  80. Ortiz-Pujols S, Jones SW, Short KA, Morrell MR, Bermudez CA, Tilley SL, Cairns BA.  Management and sequelae of a 41 year-old Jehovah's Witness with severe anhydrous ammonia inhalation injury.  Journal of Burn Care Research 35(3):e180-183, May/June 2014.
  81. Woolley JR, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ, Bermudez CA, Bhama JK, Lockard KL, Kunz NM, Wagner WR.  Preoperative liver dysfunction influences blood product administration and alterations in circulating haemostatic markers following ventricular assist device implantation.  European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery Epub May 7, 2014.
  82. Shigemura N, Horai T, Bhama JK, D'Cunha J, Zaldonis D, Toyoda Y, Pilewski JM,         Luketich JD, Bermudez CA.  Lung transplantation with lungs from older donors: Recipient and surgical factors affect outcomes. Transplantation 98(8):903-908, Oct. 27, 2014 (Epub May 12, 2014).
  83. Chivukula S, Shullo MA, Kormos RL, Bermudez CA, McNamara DM, Teuteberg JJ.  Cancer-free survival following Alemtuzumab induction in heart transplantation.  Transplantation Proceedings 46(5):1481-1488, June 2014.
  84. R Morrell M, Pilewski JM, Gries CJ, Pipeling MR, Crespo MM, Ensor CR, Yousem SA, D'Cunha J, Shigemura N, Bermudez CA, McDyer JF, Zeevi A.  De novo donor-specific HLA antibodies are associated with early and high-grade bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and death after lung transplantation.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 33(12):1288-1294, Dec. 2014 (Epub Aug. 23, 2014).
  85. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Bhama J, D'Cunha J, Kobayashi H, Luketich JD, Bermudez CA.  Hydrogen preconditioning during ex vivo lung perfusion improves the quality of lung grafts in rats.  Transplantation 98(5):499-506, Sept. 15, 2014.
  86. Hayanga AJ, Aboagye J, Esper S, Shigemura N, Bermudez CA, D'Cunha J, Bhama JK.  Ex-tracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in the United States: An evolving strategy in the management of rapidly advancing pulmonary disease.  Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 149(1):291-296, Jan. 2015 (Epub Sept. 17, 2014).
  87. Bermudez CA, Shiose A, Esper SA, Shigemura N, D’Cunha J, Bhama JK, Richards TJ, Arlia P, Crespo MM, Pilewski JM.  Outcomes of Intraoperative venoarterial ECMO vs cardiopulmonary bypass during lung transplantation.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 98(6):1936-1943, Dec. 2014 (Epub Oct. 22, 2014).
  88. Hayanga AJ, Aboagye JK, Hayanga HE, Morrell M, Huffman L, Shigemura N, Bhama JK, D׳Cunha J, Bermudez CA.  Contemporary analysis of early outcomes after lung transplantation in the elderly using a national registry.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation Epub Nov. 6, 2014.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications
  1. Edwards A, Bermudez C, Piwonka G, Berr M, Zamorano J, Larrain E, Franck R. Gonzales M, Alvarez E, Maiers E.  Carney’s Syndrome: Complex myxomas: Report of four cases and review of the literature. [Review] Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 10(3):264-275, June 2002.
  2. Scouras NE,  Matsusaki T, Boucek CD, Wells C, Cooper EA, Planinsic RM, Sullivan EA,   Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y, Sakai T.  Portopulmonary hypertension as an indication for combined heart, lung, and liver or lung and liver transplantation: Literature review and case presentation. [Review] Liver Transplantation 17(2):137-143, Feb. 17, 2011.
  3. Rocha RV, Alvarez RJ, Bermudez CA.  Valve surgery in a mucopolysaccharidosis type I patient: Early prosthetic valve endocarditis. [Review] European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 41(2):448-449, Feb. 2012.
Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Clinical Research Publications, Participation Cited but not by Authorship
  1. John R, Aaronson KD, Pae WE, Acker MA, Hathaway DR, Najarian KB, Slaughter MS; HeartWare Bridge to Transplant ADVANCE Trial Investigators.  Drive-line infections and sepsis in patients receiving the HVAD system as a left ventricular assist device.  Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 33(10):1066-1073, Oct. 2014 (Epub June 4, 2014).
Abstracts (Last 3 Years)
  1. Eckert CE, Schaub R, Lockard K, O’Shea GC, Zaldonis JA, Kormos MA, Bermudez C,  Bhama JK, Teuteberg JJ, Kormos RL.  Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) device malfunction:  It’s all about the peripheral components and not the pump.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  2. Crespo MM, Zaldonis D, Bermudez C, Johnson B, Haider S, Morrell M, Bhama JK,  Toyoda Y, Shigemura N, George P, Pilewski JM.  Lung transplantation in patients with scleroderma:  Long-term follow-up and risk factors for poor survival.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  3. Zeevi A, Zaldonis D, Spichty K, Gries K, Morrell M, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Bermudez C,  Yousem S.  Increased frequency of donor specific HLA antibody in lung transplant recipients with acute cellular rejection: Spectrum of alloantibody and the impact on histopathology.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  4. Teuteberg J, Zomak H, Yost C, Newman C, Navoney M, Bhama JK, McNamara D,  Bermudez C, Kormos R, Shullo MD.  Alemtuzumab induction facilitates steroid-free immunosuppression in human cardiac transplantation: Four year outcomes.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  5. Shields R, Nguyen MH, Kwak E, Silveira F, Abdel-Massih RC, Pilewski J, Crespo M,  Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Clancy CJ.  Extensive-and Pandrug-resistant (XDR/PDR) acinetobacter baumannii (Ab) and KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumonia (KPC) primarily cause pneumonia (PNA) among lung and heart transplant (LTR, HTR) recipients, and outcomes may be improved b treatment with Carbapenem + Colistin (CBM + COL).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  6. Shields R, Clancy C, Minces L, Kwak E, Silveria F, Abdel-Massih R, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Nguyen MH.  Early-onset staphylococcus aureus disease (SA dz) is associated with chronic rejection and death among lung transplants recipients (LTR).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  7. Nguyen M, Clancy C, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, Shigemura N, Bhama J,  Johnson B, Morrell M, Shields RK, Kwak EJ, Silveira F, Toyoda Y.  Alemtuzumb (Amab) vs. Basiliximab (Bmab) induction: Impact on infectious and non-infectious outcomes among lung transplant patients (LT pts).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  8. Crespo M, Pilewski J, Clancy C, Johnson B, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Toyoda Y, Haider S, Morrell M, Shigemura N, Nguyen NH.  Alemtuzumab minimizes airway ischemic reperfusion injury (aIRI), which is associated with graft damage and deaths post-lung transplant (LT).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  9. Zeevi A, Feingold B, Lunz J, Teuteberg J, Shullo M, Bermudez C, Webber S.  High titer donor specific HLA antibody is complement binding and associated with risk of AMR in heart transplant recipients.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  10. Minces L, Clancy CJ, Shields R, Kwak E, Silveira F, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Nguyen MH.  Ganciclovir-resistant (GCV-R) CMV Is common among lung transplant recipients (LTR) receiving Alemtuzumab induction and Valganciclovir prophylaxis (VCG px) and treatment with Foscarnet (FOS) is both ineffective and toxic.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  11. Shullo M, Zomak R, Grabowski C, Navoney M, McNamara D, Bermudez C, Kormos RL,  Teuteberg JJ.  Rates of CMV viremia and treated CMV in patients receiving Alemtuzumab induction prior to cardiac transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  12. Toyoda Y, Bhama JK, Shigemura N, Bansal A, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Bermudez C.  Monitoring warm ischemic time helps improve surgeons’ technical performance.   ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  13. Kormos R, Woolley J, Lockard K, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Teuteberg J, Wagner W.  Temporal leukocyte profiles and granulocyte activation in LVAD recipients.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  14. Minces L, Nguyen M, Kwak E, Silveira F, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C, Clancy C.  Extended Valganciclovir prophylaxis (VGC px) decreases CMV disease in D+/R- lung transplant recipients (LTR), but is limited by late onset infections, toxicity and resistance.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  15. Bansal A, Toyoda Y, Shigemura N, Bhama JK, Hartman DJ, Clancy DJ, Shields R, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, Nguyen MHT.  Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) as a cause of colonic ischemia requiring colectomy in lung transplant recipients (LTR).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  16. Crespo M, Clancy C, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, Jarido V, Johnson B, Haider S, Bhama J, Toyoda Y, Morrell M, Shigemura N, Nguyen MH.  Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) vs transfusion-related lung injury (TRLI) in lung transplantation (LT): Can these entities be differentiated based on the current ISHLT PGD definition?  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  17. Shigemura N, Bhama J, Fujimoto K, Shiose A, Ali A, Kanemitsu H, Gries C, Crespo M, Johnson B, Pilewski J, Bermudez C.  Early major neurologic complications after lung transplantation: Prevalence, risk factors and outcome.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  18. Lampert B, Weaver S, Scanlon A, Lockard K, Allen C, Kunz N, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Shullo M, Kormos RL, Teuteberg JJ.  Blood pressure control in continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: Efficacy and impact on adverse events.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  19. Mano A, Gorcsan J, Teuteberg JJ, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, McNamara DM, Ramani R, Simon MA, Kormos RL.  Incidence and impact of de novo aortic insufficiency following continuous flow LVADs implantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  20. Bhama J, Shulman J, Bermudez C, Bansal A, Zaldonis D, Ramani R, Teuteberg JJ,  Shullo M, McNamara DM, Kormos RL, Toyoda YK.  Heart transplantation for adults with congenital heart disease: Results in the modern era.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  21. Rosenberger E, DiMartini A, Toyoda Y, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, DeVito Dabbs A, Dew M.  Psychiatric predictors of 10-year outcomes after lung transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  22. Mano A, Teuteberg J, Bermudez C, Bhama J, McNamara D, Ramani R, Simon M, Kormos R. Factors associated with lack of renal recovery in patients with continuous flow LVADs.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  23. Bermudez C, Rocha R, Zaldonis D, Bhama J, Ramani R, Teuteberg J, McNamara D, Simon M, Kormos RL.  Outcomes with mechanical support for early primary graft dysfunction in heart transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  24. Rocha R, Bhama J, Shigemura N, Crespo MM, Pilewski J, Bansal A, Morrell M, Gries C, Haider S, Johnson BA, Bermudez C.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation in pulmonary fibrosis.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  25. Bhama J, Baumann B, Byers S, Wasserman T, Zomak R, Bansal A, Shigemura N,  Pilewski JM, Crespo M, Zaldonis D, Bermudez CA, Toyoda Y.  Aspiration after lung transplantation incidence, risk factors, and accuracy of the bedside swallow evaluation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  26. Mano A, Teuteberg J, Bermudez C, Bhama J, McNamara D, Ramani R, Simon M, Kormos RL.  The relation of body size and outcome in patients using continuous flow left ventricular assist devices.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr. 18-21, 2012.
  27. Shigemura N, Bhama J, Shiose A, Gries C, Crespo MM, Pilewski J, Bermudez C. Initial experience with lobar lung transplantation: A relevant option in the era of lung allocation score.  Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, Jan. 26-28, 2013.
  28. Bermudez C, Zaldonis DB, Shigemura N, Crespo MM, Pilewski J, McDyer J, Morrell MR, Gries CJ, Haider S, Bhama JK.  Lung transplantation in patients older than 70 years: Midterm outcomes.  Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Orlando, FL, Jan. 26-28, 2013.
  29. Warnecke G, Weigmann B, Vanraemdonck D, Massard G, Satelmo N, Falcoz B, Olland A, Leseche G, Mal H, Thomas P, Rea R, Marulli G, Knosalla C, Hetzer R, Ardehali A,  Kukreja J, Bermudez C, Moradiellos F, Varela A, Dhital K, Nagendran J, McCurry K.  The INSPIRE International Lung Trial with Organ Care System Technology (OCS).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  30. Lampert B, Shullo M, Kunz N, Lockard K, Allen C, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Kormos R,  Teuteberg J.  Effect of blood pressure (BP) control in continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) on aortic insufficiency (AI) and neurologic events.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  31. Zomack R, Whiteman S, Keddie L, Meyer K, Feinberg A, Speicher F, Bermudez C,  Pilewski J, Alrawashdeh M, Devito Dabbs A.  Pattern and predictors of hospital readmission after lung transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  32. Lampert B, Eckert C, Shullo M, Scanlon A, Weaver S, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Kormos R, Teuteberg J.  Differential response to afterload in axial and centrifugal continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CV-LVAD).  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  33. Shigemura N, D’Cunha J, Hackman A, Abou El Ela A, Shiose A, Bhama J, Gries C, Crespo M, Zaldonis D, Johnson B, Pilewski J, Bermudez C.  Lobar lung transplantation for high risk patients: Lessons from the initial experience.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  34. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Bermudez C.  Hydrogen inhalation during ex vivo lung perfusion ameliorates the quality of lung grafts in rats.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  35. Zeevi A, Marrari M, Spichty K, Morrell M, Gries C, McDyer J, Pilewski J, Zaldonis D.  Bhama J, Shigemura N, Yousem S, Duquesnoy R, D’Cunha J, Bermudez C.  Increased frequency of class II HLA-DQ donor-specific antibodies is associated with mixed cellular and humoral rejection in lung transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  36. Teuteberg J, Kunz N, Allen C, Lockard K, Simon M, Bhama J, Bermudez C, McNulty M, Kormos R, Dew M.  Impact of mechanical support on quality of life measures over time. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  37. O’Dell D, D’Cunha J, Shigemura N, Shiose A, Luketich J, Bhama J, Bermudez C.  Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as an alternative to cardiopulmonary bypass in lung transplantation. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  38. Hackman A, Lockard K, Allen C, Kunz N, Jackson K, Bhama J, Bermudez C,  Teuteberg J, Kormos R.  Post discharge non-compliance increases risk of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) malfunction but does not affect survival.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  39. Teuteberg J, Zomak R, Yost C, Newman C, Grabowski G, Bhama J, Kormos R,  McNamara D, Bermudez C, Shullo M.  Alemtuzumab induction facilitates steroid-free immunosuppression in human cardiac transplantation: Five year outcomes.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  40. Link C, Kormos R, Jackson K, Teuteberg J, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Simon M. Predicting RV failure after LVAD implantation: Utility of echocardiographic strain and defining RV failure.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  41. Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Noda K, Kawamura T, Bermudez C.  Optimal lung inflation tech-niques under the current standard lung protection protocol in a rat lung transplantation model.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  42. Bermudez C, Shigemura N, Zaldonis D, Dabbs A, Bhama J, Crespo M, Pilewski J,  Gries C, Sappington P, D’Cunha J.  Contemporary outcomes of lung transplantation using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  43. Jackson K, McAnaney C, Teuteberg J, Dew M, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Ramani R,  McNamara D, Kormos R.  Impact of early adverse events (AE's) on later mortality in patients supported by continuous-flow ventricular assist devices (CF-VAD). ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  44. Teuteberg J, Kormos R, Lockard K, Kunz N, Allen C, Scanlon A, Weaver S, Hall D,  Bermudez C, Shullo M.  Management of anticoagulation in patients with mechanical circulatory support using a physician-based vs. a pharmacist directed anticoagulation clinic-based strategy. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  45. Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Noda K, Bermudez C.  A new preservation technique through bronchial artery perfusion on ex-vivo lung.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  46. Kaonadak S, Pilewski J, Zeevi A, Morrell M, Bermudez C, Gries C.  Bortezomib for the treatment of persistent antibody-mediated rejection complicated by obliterative bronchiolotos after lung transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr. 24-26, 2013.
  47. Toyoda Y, Bhama JK, Shigemura N, Zaldonis D, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Bermudez C.  Efficacy of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation.  92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, San Francisco, CA, Apr, 28-May2, 2013.
  48. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Saito Y, Bhama JK, D’Cunha J, Bermudez C. Optimal oxygenation in lung graft circulation during ex vivo lung perfusion.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  49. Jones M, Patel S, Tefera L, Borrebach J, Bermudez C, Bhama J, Kormos R,  Shigemura N, D’Cunha J, Mulukutla S, Marroquin O, Khandhar S.  The impact of coronary artery disease on lung transplantation outcomes.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  50. Ensor C, Zeevi A, Morrell M, Yousem S, D'Cunha J, Pilewski J, Bermudez C, Shullo M, Teuteberg J, McDyer J.  First experience with the novel proteasome inhibitor Carfilzomib for antibody mediated rejection after lung transplantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  51. Shullo M, Yost C, Sabatine T, Ramani R, Kormos R, Bhama J, Zomak R, Bermudez C, Mathier M, Teuteberg J.  Transplant pharmacist evaluation prior to heart transplantation uncovers medication noncompliance as a common issue.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  52. Morrell M, Gries C, Crespo M, Johnson B, Hayanga A, Bhama J, Shigemura N, D'Cunha J, Bermudez C, Pilewski J.  Lung transplantation in recipients >70 years old: A single center experience.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  53. Hayanga A, Aboagye J, Kaiser H, Yang J, Shigemura N, D'Cunha J, Morrell M, Bhama J, Bermudez C.  A contemporary analysis of early outcomes following lung transplantation in the elderly using a national registry: Growing finer with time.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  54. Gries C, Budev M, Snyder L, Pilewski J, Dew M, DeVito-Dabbs A, Bermudez C,  Patterson S, White D.  What your lung transplant candidates with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) want and expect from transplant.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  55. Clancy C, Shields R, Potoski B, Hao B, Bermudez C, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Silveira F,  Nguyen M. Identifying optimal treatment regimens for lung and heart transplant patients (LTx, HTx pts) infected with extreme-drug resistant (XDR) gram-negative bacteria.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  56. Clancy C, Shelton M, Shields R, Marsh J, Harrison L, Bermudez C, Pilewski J, Crespo M, Nguyen M.  Clinical and molecular epidemiologic characterization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections occurring early after lung transplant. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  57. D'Cunha J, D'Angelo A, Hyanga J, O’Dell D, Pilewski J, Crespo MM, Bhama J,  Shigemura N, Richards T, Luketich J, Bermudez C.  Atrial arrhythmias following lung transplantation: incidence and Risk Factors in 658 Lung Transplant Recipients.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  58. Tanaka Y, Shigemura N, Noda K, Saito Y, Maniwa Y, Bhama J, D’Cunha J, Pilewski J,  Luketich J, Bermudez C.  Dual ex vivo lung perfusion techniques ameliorate airway hypoxia in lung grafts in rats.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  59. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tanaka Y, Saito Y, Bhama J, D’Cunha J, Pilewski JM, Luketich JD, Bermudez C.  Reconditioning lung grafts with inhaled hydrogen during ex vivo lung perfusion improves post-transplant lung grafts function.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  60. Bansal S, Jackson K, Bhama J, Teuterberg J, Simon M, Bermudez C, Shullo M,  Huffman L, Hayanga J, Lockard K, Kormos R.  A time-dependent model of survival for adverse events in bridge to transplant patients. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  61. Bermudez C, Richards T, Shigemura N, Bhama J, Sappington P, Crespo M, Morell M,  Pilewski J, D'Cunha J.  Contemporary outcomes of lung transplantation in patients with preoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A propensity-match analysis. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  62. Teuteberg JJ, McNulty M, Holtz J, Kunz N, Lockard K, Dunn E, Bermudez C, Bhama JK, Shullo MA, Kormos R, Dew M.  Impact of mechanical support on quality of life measures over time: Is there a differential response based upon indication?  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  63. Sacha L, Teuteberg J, Zeevi A, Bermudez C, Kormos R, Ensor C, McDyer J, Shullo MA. Carfilzomib for refractory antibody mediated rejection and allosensitization in heart trans-plantation.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  64. Bhama J, Dew M, Teuteberg J, Hayanga J, Huffman L, Bansal S, Simon M, Bermudez C, Richards T, Kormos R.  Can body mass index identify patients at risk for right ventricular failure after LVAD placement?  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  65. Kapnadak S, Pilewski J, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Shigemura N, Gries C.  Severe mal-nutrition in cystic fibrosis (CF): Successful outcomes can be achieved.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  66. Zhang R, Richards T, Bhama J, Sappington P, Esper S, Teuteberg J, Kormos R,  Bermudez C.   Mortality differences between men and women following the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) after myocardial infarction.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  67. Noda K, Shigemura N, Tobita K, Tanaka Y, Saito Y, Bhama J, D’Cunha J, Bermudez C. Fate of bronchial artery circulation after lung transplantation: A revisit using micro CTA techniques in rats.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  68. Shigemura N, D'Cunha J, Hayanga A, Bhama J, Sappington P, Pilewski J, Bermudez C. Catheter-directed intrapleural fibrinolysis for complicated pleural effusion following lung transplantation: A safe and effective strategy.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  69. Holtz J, Dew MA, McNulty M, Lockard K, Kunz N, Dunn E, Bhama J, Bermudez C,  Shullo M, Kormos R, Teuteberg J.  Impact of early major adverse events on quality of life after mechanical circulatory support.  ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  70. Timofte I, Johnson B, Morrell M, Pilewski J, Kim J, Iacono A, Bermudez C, Bhama J,  D'Cunha J, Shigemura N, Crespo M.  Challenges in treating BK virus-associated hemor-rhagic cystitis. ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, San Diego, Apr. 7-9, 2014.
  71. Bhama J, Bermudez C, Teuteberg J, Lockard K, Shullo M, McCall M, Kormos R. Contemporary experience with pump Zhou in patients supported with an axial flow LVAD.  American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Apr. 26-30, 2014.
  72. Hayanga A, Aboagye J, Yang J, Kaiser H, Shigemura N, Bermudez C, D'Cunha J, Bhama J.  Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation:  An Evolving strategy in the management of candidates with rapidly advancing pulmonary disease.  American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Apr. 26-30, 2014.
  73. Madhani S, Frankowski B, Bermudez C, Federspiel W.  In vitro performance of a compact integrated blood-pump oxygenator for ambulatory respiratory assist.  BMES 2014 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 22-25, 2014.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Sepulveda L., Zamorano J., Cotera A, Nunez N, Liancaqueo M, Bermudez C, Castillo M, Gonzalez M, Alvarez, F.  First case of simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation in Chile:  Case report. [Case Report] Transplantation Proceedings 39(3):625-626, Apr. 2007.
  2. Refaat M, Bermudez C, Reis S.  Successful Cidofovir treatment in an adult heart transplant recipient with severe adenovirus pneumonia. [Case Report] Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 27(6):699-700, June 2008.
  3. Refaat M, Bermudez C, Reis S.  Right atrial thrombus attached to the defibrillator lead. [Case Report] Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine 5(6):354, June 2008.
  4. Ota T, Subramaniam K, Cook CC, Bermudez C.  Image Cardio Med: Left atrial wall hematoma/dissection after mitral valve replacement. [Case Report] Circulation 121(4):584-585, Feb. 2, 2010.
  5. Shigemura N, Brann S, Wasson S, Bhama J, Bermudez C, Hattler BG, Johnson B,  Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y.  Successful lung transplantation in an octogenarian. [Case Report] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 139(3):e47-48, Mar. 2010.
  6. Shigemura N, Bermudez C, Hattler BG, Johnson B, Crespo M, Pilewski J, Toyoda Y.  Lung transplantation for pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. [Case Report] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 139(3):e50-52, Mar. 2010.
  7. Bajona P, Salizzoni S, Brann SH, Coyne J, Bermudez C, Kormos R, Toyoda Y.  Prolonged use of right ventricular assist device for refractory graft failure following orthotopic heart transplantation. [Case Report] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 139(3):e53-54, Mar. 2010.
  8. Mitsani D, Nguyen MH, Silveira FP, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y, Pasculle AW, Clancy CJ.  Mycoplasma hominis pericarditis in a lung transplant recipient: Review of the literature about an uncommon but important cardiothoracic pathogen. [Case Report] Transplant Infectious Disease 12(2):146-150, Apr. 2010.
  9. Bermudez C, Rocha RV, Katz WE, Toyoda Y.  Novel mechanism of mitral regurgitation following lung transplantation in a patient with scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension.  [Case Report] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 241(1):e1-3, Jan. 2011 (Epub Nov. 13, 2010).
  10. Bermudez C, Minakata K, Kormos RL.  Options for advancedmechanical support for cardiogenic shockcomplicating cardiac reoperations.  Chap. 9 in Machiraju VR, Schaff HV, Svensson LG (eds.):  Redo Cardiac Surgery in Adults, 2nd Edition.  New York: Springer, 2011, 67-80.
  11. Gregoric I, Bermudez CA.  Current types of devices for mechanical circulatory support.  Chap. 8 in Kormos RL, Miller LW (eds.): Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease.  Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011, 99-117.
  12. Shayan H, Sareyyupoglu B, Shigemura N, Thacker J, Bermudez C, Toyoda Y.  Lung transplant, double valve repair, and pulmonary artery aneurysm rejection. [Case Report] Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(1):e3-5, Jan. 2012.
  13. Zeevi A, Marrari M, Lunz J, Lomago J, Johnson K, Jelinek L, Foster D, Bermudez C, McDyer J, Pilewski J, Ensor C.  The big picture: A case report of antibody mediated rejection and treatment after lung transplantation illustrating the need to correlate laboratory findings with clinical status. [Case Report] Clinical Transplants 399-405, 2013.
Patents
  1. Federspiel WJ, Frankowski BJ, Antaki JF, Bermudez CA, Jeffries RG, Wagner WR.  Extracorporeal ambulator assist lung.  Provisional Patent Application #61/730,581, registration no. 34772, application no. PCT/US2013/072286, publication no. WO 2014085620 A12013, filing date Nov. 27, 2013, publication date June 5, 2014.
 
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