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Alexander S. Fairman, MD
Vascular Surgery Direct Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Alexander Fairman is a PGY1 Vascular Surgery Direct Resident. He earned his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and his MD at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are clinical risk prediction of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing vascular surgery. He plans to pursue a career in academic vascular surgery.

2017 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2013 - 2017 MD - Perelman School of Medicine
2007 - 2009 BA - University of Pennslyvania (Political Science)
2005 - 2007 Georgetown University


2017 - present Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)
2017 - present American College of Surgeons (ACS)

2016 - present Vascular Surgery Clinical Research
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2015 Cardiovascular basic science and clinical research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Principal Investigator: Joseph Y. Woo, MD,  the Norman E. Shumway Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


  1. Edwards BB, Fairman AS (co-author) Cohen JE, MacArthur JW Jr, Goldstone AB, Woo JB, Hiesinger W, Woo YJ. Biochemically engineered stromal cell-derived factor 1-alpha analog increases perfusion in the ischemic hind limb. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep 11.
  2. Shudo, Y., J. E. Cohen, J. W. MacArthur, A. B. Goldstone, S. Otsuru, A. Trubelja, J. Patel, B. B. Edwards, G. Hung, A. S. Fairman, C. Brusalis, W. Hiesinger, P. Atluri, A. Hiraoka, S. Miyagawa, Y. Sawa and Y. J. Woo (2015). "A Tissue-Engineered Chondrocyte Cell Sheet Induces Extracellular Matrix Modification to Enhance Ventricular Biomechanics and Attenuate Myocardial Stiffness in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy." Tissue Eng Part A 21(19-20): 2515-2525.
  3. Shudo, Y., J. E. Cohen, J. W. MacArthur, A. B. Goldstone, A. Hiraoka, J. Howard, A. S. Fairman, J. Patel, B. B. Edwards, P. Atluri and Y. J. Woo (2015). "Non-resectional leaflet remodeling mitral valve repair preserves leaflet mobility: A quantitative echocardiographic analysis of mitral valve configuration." Int J Cardiol 186: 16-18.
  4. Cohen, J. E., B. P. Purcell, J. W. MacArthur, Jr., A. Mu, Y. Shudo, J. B. Patel, C. M. Brusalis, A. Trubelja, A. S. Fairman, B. B. Edwards, M. S. Davis, G. Hung, W. Hiesinger, P. Atluri, K. B. Margulies, J. A. Burdick and Y. J. Woo (2014). "A bioengineered hydrogel system enables targeted and sustained intramyocardial delivery of neuregulin, activating the cardiomyocyte cell cycle and enhancing ventricular function in a murine model of ischemic cardiomyopathy." Circ Heart Fail 7(4): 619-626.
  5. Trubelja A, MacArthur JW, Sarver JJ, Cohen JE, Hung G, Shudo Y, Fairman AS, Patel J, Edwards BB, Damrauer SM, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Woo YJ. Bioengineered stromal cell-derived factor-1α analogue delivered as an angiogenic therapy significantly restores viscoelastic material properties of infarcted cardiac muscle. J Biomech Eng. 2014 Aug.
  6. Macarthur JW Jr, Cohen JE, McGarvey J, Shudo Y, Patel JB, Trubelja A, Fairman AS, Edwards BB, Hung G, Goldstone AB, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Wilensky RL, Pilla J, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Woo YJ. Preclinical Evaluation of the Engineered Stem Cell Chemokine Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1-alpha Analogue in a Translational Ovine Myocardial Infarction Model. Circ Res. 2013 Dec 23.
  7. Atluri P, Fairman AS, MacArthur JW, Goldstone AB, Cohen JE, Howard JL, Zalewski CM, Shudo Y, Woo YJ. Continuous flow left ventricular assist device implant significantly improves pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular contractility, and tricuspid valve competence. J Card Surg. 2013 Nov;28(6):770-5. 30.
  8. MacArthur JW Jr, Cohen JE, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, Edwards BB, Hornick MA, Atluri P, Woo YJ. Nonresectional single-suture leaflet remodeling for degenerative mitral regurgitation facilitates minimally invasive mitral valve repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1603-6.
  9. Atluri P, Trubelja A, Fairman AS, Hsiao P, MacArthur JW, Cohen JE, Shudo Y, Frederick JR, Woo YJ. Normalization of postinfarct biomechanics using a novel tissue-engineered angiogenic construct. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10;128(11 Suppl 1):S95-104.
  10. Pavan Atluri, MD, Alexander Fairman, BA, Andrew Goldstone, MD, John W. MacArthur, MD, Yashuhiro Shudo, MD, Jeffrey Cohen, MD, Alexandra Acker, BA, William Heisinger, MD, Jessica Howard, BS, Michael Acker, MD, Y. Joseph Woo, MD. Predicting Right Ventricular Failure in the Modern Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Era. Ann Thorac Surg. Spring 2013.
  11. John W. MacArthur, Jr, MD, Brendan P. Purcell, BS, Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, Jeffrey E. Cohen, MD, Alexander Fairman, BA, Alen Trubelja, BS, Jay Patel, BS, Philip Hsiao, BS,  Elaine Yang, MS, Kelsey Lloyd, William Heisinger, MD, Pavan Atluri, MD, Jason A. Burdick, PhD, Y. Joseph Woo, MD. Sustained Release of Engineered Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1-alpha from Injectable Hydrogels Effectively Recruits Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Preserves Ventricular Function Following Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. Spring 2013.
  12. Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, Jeffrey Cohen, MD, John MacArthur, Jr, MD, Pavan Atluri, MD, Philip Hsiao, BS, Elaine Yang, BS, Alexander Fairman, BA, Alen Trubelja, BS, Jay Patel, BS, Shigeru Miyagawa, MD, Yoshiki Sawa, MD, Y. Joseph Woo, MD. Spatially-Oriented, Temporally-Sequential SMC-EPC Bi-Level Cell-Sheet Neovascularizes Ischemic Myocardium. Circulation. Spring 2013.
  13. Kaczorowski DJ, Macarthur JW, Howard J, Kobrin D, Fairman A, Woo YJ. Quantitative Evaluation of Change in Coexistent Mitral Regurgitation after Aortic Valve Replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. February 2013.
  14. John W. MacArthur, Jr, MD, Alen Trubelja, BS, Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, Philip Hsiao, BA, Alex Fairman, BA, Elaine Yang, MS, William Heisinger, MD, Pavan Atluri, MD, and Y. Joseph Woo, MD. Mathematically Engineered Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1a Stem Cell Cytokine Analog Enhances Mechanical Properties of Infarcted Myocardium. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Fall 2012.
  15. Atluri P, Ullery BW, Macarthur JW, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, Heisinger W, Acker MA, Woo YJ. Rapid Onset of Fulminant Myocarditis Portends a Favourable Prognosis and the Ability to Bridge Mechanical Circulatory Support to Recovery. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. May 2012.
Presented Abstracts
  1. Alexander S. Fairman, Grace J. Wang, Benjamin M. Jackson, Paul J. Foley, Scott M. Damrauer, Venkat Kalapatapu, Michael A. Golden, Ronald M. Fairman. Characterization and Outcomes of Reinterventions in FDA-approved Versus Trial EVARs. Vascular Annual Meeting, Society for Vascular Surgery, San Diego, CA.2017. 
  2. A. S. Fairman, J. W. Macarthur, J. E. Cohen, W. Heisinger, M. Ku, Y. Shudo, P. Atluri. YJ. Woo. Biochemically Engineered Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1alpha Analog Increases Perfusion in the Ischemic Hind Limb. Presented at Academic Surgical Congress, 8th annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2013.
  3. Alex S. Fairman, Pavan Atluri, John W. MacArthur, Jr, Elaine Yang, Yasuhiro Shudo, William Hiesinger, Michael A. Acker, Y. Joseph Woo. Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant Significantly Improves Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Ventricular Contractility and Tricuspid Valve Competence. Presented at the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois. 2012.
  1. Alexander S. Fairman, Grace J. Wang, Benjamin M. Jackson, Paul J. Foley, Scott M. Damrauer, Venkat Kalapatapu, Michael A. Golden, Ronald M. Fairman. Characterization and Outcomes of Reinterventions in FDA-approved Versus Trial EVARs. Journal of Vascular Surgery. May 2017.
  2. Damrauer SM, Schmierer M, Atkins A, Fairman A, Chen J, Eraso L, Carpenter J, Dhanisetty R, Moore J, Rogers W, Mohler E. Circulating Monocyte Derived Extracellular Vesicles Predict Post-operative Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. May 2017.
2017 First place medical student talk, Introduction to Academic Vascular Surgery. Tampa, Florida
2014 D. Hayes Agnew Surgical Society Summer Fellowship
Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2014 Summer Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association
  Dean’s List, Georgetown University
  Big East Academic All-Star, Georgetown University

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