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Jeremy R. McGarvey, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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

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Dr. McGarvey is currently a chief resident resident in General Surgery following completion of a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship as a member of the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Laboratory. He will continue at Penn as a Cardiac Surgery resident beginning in July 2015.  He completed his undergraduate training at Lehigh University and medical training at the University of Pittsburgh. Jeremy’s career and research interests are focused towards cardiac surgery and surgical device design, respectively.

While in medical school, he assisted in the research and development of robotic instruments for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, among other diagnostic devices. As a member of the Gorman Cardiovascular Research Lab, his research includes the use of percutaneous therapies, cardiac MRI, and 3D echo to characterize and treat ischemic valve and ventricular dysfunction.

2014 – present Instructor in Surgery
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher
2008 – 2014 Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2004 - 2008 MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2000 - 2004 BS – Lehigh University (Behavioral Neuroscience)
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons, Resident Membership (2006-present)
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (2007 - present)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • American Heart Association, Trainee Membership (2011-present)
Gorman Cardiovascular Research Group, Drs. Joseph H. Gorman III and Robert C. Gorman
Description: Development of novel imaging techniques and therapeutic modalities directed towards congenital and acquired heart disease. 
08/2007 - 05/2008
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Marco Zenati
Description: Using piezoelectric materials, which create an electric potential upon application of mechanical stress, researched harvesting energy from myocardial movement to power implantable myocardial sensors and diagnostics
11/2005 - 05/2008
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, Dr. Marco Zenati
Description: NIH R01 grant funded research directed towards the development of a highly articulated robotic probe for single-port beating-heart minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
05/2005 - 08/2005
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rakesh Sindhi
Description: Research focused on flow-cytometric analysis of activated memory T-helper cells in pediatric liver allograft recipients.
06/2003 - 08/2004
Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Bonnie Howell
Description: Designed image-based algorithms and miniaturized assays for the assessment of neuronal regeneration and neurite outgrowth in high-throughput/high-content screening using robotic confocal microscopy.
08/2001 - 01/2004
Lehigh University, Dr. Lynne Cassimeris
Description: In vivo analysis of kinetochore-based microtubule stabilization utilizing confocal microscopy and imaged-based Monte Carlo algorithms.
  1. Witschey WR, Zhang D, Contijoch F, McGarvey JR, Lee M, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Han Y, Han J, Barker AJ, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “The Influence of Mitral Annuloplasty on Left Ventricular Flow Dynamics.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 May 12.
  2. Gillespie MJ, Aoki C, Takebayashi S, Shimaoka T, McGarvey JR, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “Development of off-pump mitral valve replacement in a porcine model.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Apr;99(4):1408-12.
  3. Pilla JJ, Koomalsingh KJ, McGarvey JR, Witschey WR, Dougherty L, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. “Regional myocardial three-dimensional principal strains during postinfarction remodeling.”  Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;99(3):770-8.
  4. McGarvey JR, Kondo N, Witschey WR, Takebe M, Aoki C, Burdick JA, Spinale FG, Gorman JH 3rd, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. “Injectable microsphere gel progressively improves global ventricular function, regional contractile strain, and mitral regurgitation after myocardial infarction.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb;99(2):597-603.
  5. Mojsejenko D, McGarvey JR, Dorsey SM, Gorman JH 3rd, Burdick JA, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC, Wenk JF. “Estimating passive mechanical properties in a myocardial infarction using MRI and finite element simulations.” Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2015 Jun;14(3):633-47.
  6. Witschey WR, Pouch AM, McGarvey JR, Ikeuchi K, Contijoch F, Levack MM, Yushkevick PA, Sehgal CM, Jackson BM, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “Three-dimensional ultrasound-derived physical mitral valve modeling.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):691-4.
  7. McGarvey JR, Pettaway S, Shuman JA, Novack CP, Zellars KN, Freels PD, Echols RL Jr, Burdick JA, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Spinale FG. “Targeted injection of a biocomposite material alters macrophage and fibroblast phenotype and function following myocardial infarction: relation to left ventricular remodeling.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2014 Sep;350(3):701-9.
  8. Witschey WR, Contijoch F, McGarvey JR, Ferrari VA, Hansen MS, Lee ME, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Chirinos JA, Yushkevich PA, Gorman JH 3rd, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. “Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique for Determining Left Ventricle Pressure-Volume Loops.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1597-603.
  9. McGarvey JR, Shimaoka T, Takebayashi S, Aoki C, Kondo N, Takebe M, Zsido GA 2nd, Jassar A, Gorman JH 3rd, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. “Minimally invasive delivery of a novel direct epicardial assist device in a porcine heart failure model.” Innovations. 2014 Jan-Feb; 9 (1): 16-21.
  10. Haris M, Singh A, Cai K, Kogan F, McGarvey JR, DeBrosse C, Zsido GA, Koomalsingh K, Pilla J, Chirinos J, Ferrari V, Gorman J, Hariharan H, Gorman R, Reddy R. “ A Novel Technique for In Vivo Mapping of Myocardial Creatine Kinase Metabolism.” Nat Med. 2014 Feb;20(2):209-14.
  11. Eckhouse SR, Purcell BP, McGarvey JR, Lobb D, Logdon CB, Doviak H, O'Neill JW, Shuman JA, Novack CP, Zellars KN, Pettaway S, Black RA, Khakoo A, Lee T, Mukherjee R, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Burdick JA, Spinale FG. ‘Local Hydrogel Release of Recombinant TIMP-3 Attenuates Adverse Left Ventricular Remodeling After Experimental Myocardial Infarction.” Sci Transl Med. 2014 Feb 12;6(223):223ra21.
  12. Macarthur JW Jr, Cohen JE, McGarvey JR, Shudo Y, Patel JB, Trubelja A, Fairman AS, Edwards BB, Hung G, Hiesinger W, Goldstone AB, Atluri P, Wilensky RL, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Woo YJ. “Preclinical evaluation of the engineered stem cell chemokine stromal cell-derived factor 1α analog in a translational ovine myocardial infarction model.” Circ Res. 2014 Feb 14;114(4):650-9.
  13. Pouch AM, Vergnat M, McGarvey JR, Ferrari G, Jackson BM, Sehgal CM, Yushkevich PA, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “Statistical Assessment of Normal Mitral Annular Geometry Using Automated Three- Dimensional Echocardiographic Analysis.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):71-7.
  14. Jassar AS, Vergnat M, Jackson BM, McGarvey JR, Cheung AT, Ferrari G, Woo YJ, Acker MA, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “Regional Annular Geometry in Patients With Mitral Regurgitation: Implications for Annuloplasty Ring Selection.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):64-70.
  15. Siefert AW, Touchton SA Jr, McGarvey JR, Takebayashi S, Rabbah JP, Jimenez JH, Saikrishnan N, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Yoganathan AP. “In-vivo mitral annuloplasty ring transducer: implications for implantation and annular downsizing.” J Biomech. 2013 Sep 27;46(14):2550-3.
  16. Gillespie MJ, Minakawa M, Morita M, Vergnat M, Koomalsingh KJ, Robb JD, Kondo N, Shuto T, Takebe M, Shimaoka T, McGarvey JR, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd. “Sutureless mitral valve replacement: initial steps toward a percutaneous procedure.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):670-4.
  17. McGarvey JR, Kondo N, Takebe M, Koomalsingh K, Witschey W, Takebayashi S, Shimaoka T, Gorman J, Gorman R, Pilla J. “Directed Epicardial Assistance in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Flow and Function using Cardiac MRI.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):577-85.
  18. Siefert AW, Rabbah JP, Koomalsingh KJ, Touchton SA Jr, Saikrishnan N, McGarvey JR, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Yoganathan AP. “In Vitro Mitral Valve Simulator Mimics Systolic Valvular Function  of Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Ovine Model.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2013; March 95(3): 825- 30.
  19. Koomalsingh KJ, Witschey WR, McGarvey JR, Shuto T, Kondo N, Xu C, Jackson BM, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ. “Optimized local infarct restraint improves left ventricular function and limits remodeling.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2013; Jan 95: 155-62.
  20. Witschey WR, Zsido GA, Koomalsingh K, Kondo N, Minakawa M, Shuto T, McGarvey JR, Levack MM, Contijoch F, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. “In vivo chronic myocardial infarction characterization by spin locked cardiovascular magnetic resonance.” J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012; Jun 14:37.
  21. Kondo N, Shuto T, McGarvey JR, Koomalsingh KJ, Takebe M, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Gillespie MJ. “Melody valve-in-ring procedure for mitral valve replacement: feasibility in four annuloplasty types.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2012; Mar 93(3): 783-8.
  22. Amini R, Eckert CE, Koomalsingh K, McGarvey J, Minakawa M, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Sacks MS. “On the in vivo deformation of the mitral valve anterior leaflet: effects of annular geometry and referential configuration.” Ann Biomed Eng. 2012; Jul 40(7): 1455-67.
  23. Ota T, Degani A, Schwartzman D, Zubiate, McGarvey J, Choset H, Zenati MA. “A Highly Articulated Robotic Surgical System for Minimally Invasive Surgery.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2009; Apr87(4):1253- 6.
  24. Ota T, Degani A, Schwartzman D, Zubiate, McGarvey J, Choset H, Zenati MA. “A novel highly articulated robotic surgical system for epicardial ablation.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;2008:250-3.
  25. McGarvey J, Schwartzman D, Ota T, Zenati MA. “Minimally invasive epicardial left atrial ablation and appendectomy for refractory atrial tachycardia.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2008; Oct 86(4):1375-7.
  26. McGarvey J, Ota T, Anderson W, Katz W, Zenati MA. “Highly fenestrated septum primum leads to failure of Amplatzer septal defect closure.” Ann Thorac Surg. 2008; Sept 86(3):998-1000.
  27. Zenati M, Shalaby A, Ota T, McGarvey J, et al. “Epicardial Left Ventricular Mapping using Subxiphoid Video-Pericardioscopy” Ann Thorac Surg. 2007; Dec 84(6): 2106-7.
  28. Marine S, Zamiara E, Smith ST, Stec EM, McGarvey J, et al. “A miniaturized cell-based fluorescence resonance energy transfer assay for insulin-receptor activation.” Anal Biochem. 2006; Aug 15;355(2):267-77.
  29. Xun Y, Janout V, Regen S, McGarvey J, et al. “Hydrophobic sponges: Resin-bound surfactants as organic scavengers” Macromolecules. 2002; 35:8243-8246.
Reseach Presentations
  1. McGarvey JR, Zhang D, Witschey WR, Kondo N, Aoki C, Gillespie M, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. “Left ventricular four-dimensional flow changes following undersized mitral annuloplasty.” EACTS Annual Meeting. Milan, Italy. October 2014.
  2. MacArthur JW, Cohen J, McGarvey JR, Shudo Y, Patel J, Trubelja A, Fairman A, Edwards BB, Hung G, Goldstone A, Hiesinger W, Atluri P, Pilla J, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Woo YJ. “Preclinical Evaluation of the Engineered Stem Cell Chemokine Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1-alpha in a Translational Ovine Myocardial Infarction Model.” AHA Scientific Sessions Vivien Thomas Award Winner. Dallas, TX. November 2013.
  3. Lobb DC, Purcell BP, McGarvey JR, Logdon CM, Doviak H, O’Neill J, Shuman JA, Novack CP, Zellars KN, Pettaway S, Eckhouse SR, Mukherjee R, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Khakoo A, Lee TW, Black   RA, Burdick JA, Spinale FG. “Targeted Slow Release of Recombinant Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinase Abrogates Adverse Post Myocardial Infarction Remodeling.” AHA Scientific Sessions. Dallas, TX. November 2013.
  4. McGarvey JR, Pettaway S, Shuman JA, Novack CP, Zellars KN, Echols RL, Burdick JA, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Spinale FG. “Targeted Injection of a Biocomposite Material Alters Macrophage and Fibroblast Phenotype and Function Following Myocardial Infarction: Relation to LV Remodeling.” AHA Scientific Sessions. Dallas, TX. November 2013.
  5. McGarvey JR, Kondo N, Takebe M, Shimaoka T, Takebayashi S, Witschey W, Zsido GA, Gorman JH, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. “Minimally Invasive Placement of a Novel Direct Epicardial Assist Device in a Porcine Heart Failure Model.” ISMICS. Prague, Czech Republic. June 2013.
  6. McGarvey JR, Kondo N, Witschey W, Shimaoka T, Takebe M, Takebayashi S, Szido G, Levack M, Gorman J, Pilla J, Gorman R. “Cardiac MRI Evaluation of a Novel Active Epicardial Assist Device in a Porcine Heart Failure Model.” STS. Los Angeles, CA. January 2013.
  7. Contijoch F, Witschey RT, Levack MM, McGarvey JR, Ferrari V, Kondo N, Takebe M, Zsido GA, Dillard C, Lau K, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. “Regional cardiac strain estimates via CMR during transient preload reduction.” BMES. Atlanta, GA. October 2012.
  8. Wenk JF, Pilla JJ, McGarvey JR, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. “Material Property Estimation Using MRI and Finite Element Modeling Applied to Myocardial Infarction.” BMES. Atlanta, GA. October 2012.
  9. Contijoch F, Witschey WRT, Levack MM, McGarvey JR, Ferrari V, Kondo N, Takebe M, Zsido GA, Dillard C, Lau K, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH III, Gorman RC. “Measurement of load independent indices of cardiac function using real time MRI during inflow occlusion.” BMES. Atlanta, GA. October 2012.
  10. Witschey WRT, Levack MM, McGarvey JR, Contijoch F, Markl M, Barker A, Kondo N, Takebe M, Zsido GA, Dillard C, Lau K, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH III, Gorman RC. “Reduced formation rate of cardiac intraventricular vortices post-myocardial infarction.” BMES. Atlanta, GA. October 2012.
  11. Levack M, Witschey RT, McGarvey JR, Kondo N, Barker AJ, Markl M, Gorman JH 3rd, Pilla JJ, Gorman RC. “ Alterations in intracardiac flow patterns affect mitral leaflet dynamics in ischemic mitral regurgitation.” American College of Surgeons. Chicago, IL. October 2012.
  12. McGarvey JR, Koomalsingh K, Kondo N, Takebe M, Witschey W, Zsido G, Dillard C, Pilla G, Lau K, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ. “In Vivo Evaluation of a Novel Left Ventricular Mechanical Assist Device Using Cardiac MRI.” ISMRM. Melbourne, Australia. May 2012.
  13. McGarvey JR, Witschey W, Koomalsingh K, Kondo N, Takebe M, Zsido G, Levack M, Dillard C, Lau K, Xu C, Contijoch F, Barker A, Markl M, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Pilla JJ. “In Vivo Four- Dimensional Flow Analysis of Mechanically Assisted Ischemic Cardiomyopathy.” ISMRM. Melbourne, Australia. May 2012.
  14. Ota T, Degani A, Schwartzman D, Zubiate B, McGarvey J, Choset H, Zenati MA. “A Novel Highly Articulated Robotic Surgical System for Epicardial Ablation.” IEEE EMBS Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August, 2008.
  15. Zenati M, Clark W, McGarvey J, Sun M, Sclabassi R. “Finding Heart Attacks Before They Start: A Novel Implantable MEMS Device for Early Detection of Myocardial Ischemia.” Science 2007. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2007.
  16. McGarvey J, Ota T, Zubiate B, Degani A, Schwartzman D, Choset H, Zenati MA. “A Telerobotic System for Minimally Invasive Epicardial Interventions” UPMC Department of Surgery Annual Research Day. May 2007.
  17. Lee S, McGarvey J, Ferrer M, Strulovici B. “Assay Development and Screening of Neurite Outgrowth” Society for Biomedical Science Conference and Exhibition. Orlando, FL, USA. May 2004.
  18. McGarvey J, Abdullah A, Sindhi R. “Memory CD4+ T-Cell Activation in Pediatric Liver/Intestine Allograft Recipients” UPMC Summer Research Fellowship Symposium. August 2004.
2014 C. Walton Lillehei Young Investigator Award, 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting, Milan Italy
2013 Best Manuscript Award, 2013 ISMICS Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic
2008  Scholarly Project Research Award Recipient
2006 - 2007 Clerkship Honors in Surgery, Specialty Care, Ob/Gyn, & Clinical Neurosciences
2005 Recipient of Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship
2004 Summa Cum Laude/Highest Honors
2003 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
2001 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2000-2004 College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List, Lehigh University

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