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John W. MacArthur, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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John W. MacArthur, M.D., completed his undergraduate training at Fordham University and received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is currently a third year surgical research fellow in the Y. Joseph Woo Cardiovascular Research Laboratory. His primary research interest involves mechanisms of angiogenesis after MI and investigating the biomechanical inefficiencies of ventricular myoctes post-infarction, work which is funded by the American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant.  He plans on pursuing a career in academic cardiac surgery.

2008 – present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2011 - present Postdoctroral Researcher
2012 - present University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Masters in Translational Research, expected date of graduation 6/2014
2004 - 2008 Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
Doctor of Medicine 2008
2000 - 2004 Fordham University, New York, New York
Bachelor of Science 2004
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Economics
  • American College of Surgeons, Resident Member
  • Association for Academic Surgery, Resident Member
  • American Heart Association, Resident Member
  • International Society of Heart Research, Resident Member
  • Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Associate Member
  1. P. Atluri, B.W. Ullery, J.W. MacArthur, E.D. Kozin, W. Hiesinger, J.P. Donnelly, M.A. Acker, J.E. Rame, Y.J. Woo.  Continuous Flow Ventricular Assist Devices Improve Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation and Right Ventricular Function.  J Heart and Lung Transplant 2011;30 (Suppl S.):S19-20.
  2. MacArthur JW, Fairman AS, Goldstone AB, Woo YJ.  An Effective and Efficient Nonresectional Technique for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair.  Presented at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA.
  3. MacArthur JW, Trubelja A, Shudo Y, Hsiao P, Fairman AS, Yang E, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Woo YJ.  Mathematically-Engineered Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1alpha Stem Cell Cytokine Analogue Enhances Mechanical Properties of Infarcted Myocardium.  Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Maui, HI.
  4. MacArthur JW, Purcell B, Fairman AS, Shudo Y, Trubelja A, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Burdick JA, Woo YJ.  Hydrogel Encapsulation of the Endothelial Progenitor Stem Cell Cytokine Stromal Cell Derived Factor-1alpha to Facilitate Sustained Release Therapy.  Presented at the 2012 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL.
Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Hiesinger W, Vinogradov SA, Atluri P, Fitzpatrick JR 3rd, Frederick JR, Levit RD, McCormick RC, Muenzer JR, Yang EC, Marotta NA, MacArthur JW, Wilson DF, Woo YJ. Oxygen-dependent quenching of phosphorescence used to characterize improved myocardial oxygenation resulting from vasculogenic cytokine therapy. J App Phys. 2011;110(5):1460-5.
  2. Hiesinger W, Perez-Aguilar JM, Atluri P, Marotta NA, Frederick JR, Fitzpatrick JR, McCormick RC, Muenzer JR, Yang EC, Levit RD, Yuan LJ, MacArthur JW, Saven JG, Woo YJ. Computational protein design to reengineer stromal cell- derived factor 1α generates an effective and translatable angiogenic polypeptide analog. Circulation. 2011;124:S18-26.
  3. Woo YJ, MacArthur JW.  Simplified non-resectional leaflet-remodeling mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;143:749-53.
  4. Atluri P, MacArthur JW.  Novel strategy to improve end-organ function with pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass.  Circ J. 2012;76:1087-8.
  5. Atluri P, Ullery BW, MacArthur JW, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, Hiesinger W, Acker MA, Woo YJ.  Rapid onset of fulminant myocarditis portends a favorable prognosis and the ability to bridge mechanical circulatory support to recovery.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.  2013;43:379-82.
  6. MacArthur JW, Trubelja A, Shudo Y, Hsiao P, Fairman AS, Yang E, Hiesinger W, Sarver JJ, Atluri P, Woo YJ.  Mathematically-engineered stromal cell-derived factor 1alpha stem cell cytokine analogue enhances mechanical properties of infarcted myocardium.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2013;145:278-84.
  7. Kaczorowski DJ, MacArthur JW, Howard J, Kobrin D, Fairman A, Woo YJ.  Quantitative evaluation of change in coexistent mitral regurgitation after aortic valve replacement.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2013;145:341-8.
  8. Goldstone AB, Atluri P, Szeto WY, Trubelja A, Howard JL, MacArthur JW, Newcomb C, Donnelly JP, Kobrin DM, Sheridan MA, Powers C, Gorman RC, Gorman JH, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Hargrove WC, Woo YJ.  Minimally invasive approach provides at least equivalent results for surgical correction of mitral regurgitation: A propensity matched comparison.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013;145:748-56.
  9. Woo YJ, MacArthur JW.  Posterior ventricular anchoring neochordal repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation efficiently remodels and repositions posterior leaflet prolapse.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg.  2013; Feb:epub.
  10. Atluri P, Goldstone AB, Kobrin DM, Cohen JE, MacArthur JW, Howard JL, Jessup ML, Rame JE, Acker MA, Woo YJ.  Ventricular assist device implant in the elderly is associated with increased, but respectable risk – a multi-institutional study.  Ann Thorac Surg.  2013;96(1):141-7.
  11. Atluri P, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, MacArthur JW, Shudo Y, Cohen JE, Acker AL, Hiesinger W, Howard JL, Acker MA, Woo YJ.  Predicting right ventricular failure in the modern, continuous flow left ventricle assist device era.  Ann Thorac Surg.  2013;96(3):857-64.
  12. MacArthur JW, Cohen JE, Goldstone AB, Fairman AS, Edwards BB, Hornick M, Atluri P, Woo YJ.  Nonresectional single-suture leaflet remodeling for degenerative mitral regurgitation facilitates minimally invasive mitral valve repair.  Ann Thorac Surg.  2013;95:1603-6.
  13. Shudo Y, Cohen JE, MacArthur JW, Atluri P, Hsiao P, Yang E, Fairman A, Trubelja A, Patel J, Miyagawa S, Sawa Y, Woo YJ.  Spacially-oriented, temporally-sequential SMC-EPC bi-level cell sheet neovascularizes ischemic myocardium.  Circulation.  2013;128:S59-68.
  14. Atluri P, Trubelja A, Fairman A, Hsiao P, MacArthur JW, Cohen JE, Shudo Y, Frederick JR, Woo YJ.  Normalization of post-infarct biomechanics utilizing a novel tissue engineered angiogenic construct.  Circulation.  2013;128:S95-104.
  15. MacArthur JW, Purcell BP, Shudo Y, Cohen JE, Fairman A, Trubelja A, Patel J, Hsiao P, Yang E, Lloyd K, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Burdick JA, Woo YJ.  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.  2013;128:S79-86.
  16. 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;28:770-5.
  17. MacArthur JW, Cohen JE, McGarvey J, Shudo Y, Patel JB, Trubelja A, Fairman A, Edwards BB, Hung G, Goldstone AB, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Wilensky RL, Pilla J, Gorman JH, 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. 2014;114:650-9.
  1. MacArthur JW, Woo YJ.  “Bone marrow cells and their role in repair after myocardial infarction”.  Cardiac Regeneration, Vol I.  Ed. Ren-Ki Li, Richard D Weisel.  In press.

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