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Nimesh D. Desai, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6th Floor Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Heather Verdi
Administrative Telephone: 215-615-0343

Clinical Office:
Pennsylvania Hospital
700 Spruce Street, Suite 305
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: 215-829-8713
Fax: 215-829-8780

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-615-0343

Contact Information (internal use only)

nimesh.desai@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Desai received his medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario and his doctorate of philosophy in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed an integrated cardiac
surgery residency at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He most recently completed an advanced surgical fellowship at Penn Medicine with an emphasis on aortic and endovascular surgery.

Dr. Desai’s research interests include organizing large multi-center clinical trials to assess new cardiovascular technologies and health process evaluations to improve quality of care for cardiac patients. Dr. Desai’s clinical focus is on advanced aortic surgery, both endovascular and open, percutaneous aortic valve replacement, complex valve surgery, multiple arterial grafting and hybrid surgical approaches to atrial fibrillation.

 
Faculty Appointments
2012 - present  Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
University of Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP, PPMC & PAH
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2012 - present Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research Program
University of Pennsylvania Health System
 
2009 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present Active Surgeon
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present Active Surgeon
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
2004 - present Council Member
Gerson Lehrman Group Healthcare Council
New York, New York
 
Education/Training
2004 - 2008 Ph.D. University of Toronto
(Clinical Epidemiology)
 
1996 - 2000 M.D. University of Western Ontario
 
1992 - 1996 B.Sc. University of Ottawa
(Biochemistry, Summa Cum Laude)
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2008 - 2009 Advance Aortic Surgery Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 Chief Cardiac Surgery Resident
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2007 Chief Congenital Cardiac Resident
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2007 Chief Cardiac Surgery Resident, St. Michael’s Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2006 Senior Cardiac Surgery Resident
Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2006 Senior Vascular Surgery Resident
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2005 Senior Thoracic Surgery Resident
Trillium Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
 
2002 - 2005 Research Fellowship/PhD, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
2000 - 2002 Core Junior Surgery Residency (Cardiac)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Academic and Institutional Committees
2006 - 2007 Resident Representative, Cardiac Surgery Residency Program Committee
University of Toronto
 
2004 Surgery Representative, University of Toronto Clinician Investigator Program
 
2001 Resident Representative, Cardiac Surgery Residency Program Committee
University of Toronto
 
2000 President, Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) House Staff Association
 
Research
 
Current
  1. Prospective, Randomized Evaluation Of New Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation In Subjects Receiving The Cormatrix® Ecm For Pericardial Closure, Cormatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., 08-PR-1006, 6/2011-12/2011 (Nimesh D. Desai, PI)
  2. Evaluation Of The Gore Conformable Tag Thoracic Endoprosthesis For Treatment Of Traumatic Transection Of The Descending Thoracic Aorta, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., TAG 08-02, 1/2010-11/2014 (Nimesh D. Desai, PI)
  Past
  1. Thomas B. McCabe and Jeannette E. Laws McCabe Fund, McCabe Fund, 10/2010-10/2011 (Nimesh Desai, PI)
  2. Congestive Heart Failure Offering Individualized Choice Evaluation Study (CHOICES), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 1/2006-12/2008 (Drs. H. Ross, J. MacIver, D. Delgado & S. Abbey, PI)
  3. Biochemical and Genetic Predictors of Coronary Bypass Graft Atherosclerosis, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 1/2005-12/2007 (Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.,Drs. S.E. Fremes, P.P. Liu & E.A. Cohen, Co-Investigator)
  4. Intraoperative Patency Assessment of Vascular Anastomosis, PSI Foundation Operating Grant, 1/2004-12/2005 (Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., PI: Drs. M.P. Pelletier and S.E. Fremes, Co-Investigator)
  5. Randomized Prospective Multicentre Analysis of the Long Term Patency of the Radial Artery as a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, CIHR Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1/2003-12/2008 (Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., PI)
  6. Graft Imaging to Improve Patency(GRIIP) Study, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 1/2003-12/2005 (Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., PI: Dr. G. Cohen, Co-Investigator)
  7. Safety of Vacuum Assisted Venous Drainage for Cardiac Surger, PSI Foundation Resident Research Granty, 1/2002-12/2003 (Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D., PI)
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media)
  1. Del Rizzo DF, Boyd WD, Novick RJ, McKenzie FN, Desai ND, Menkis AH: Safety and cost-effectiveness of MIDCABG in high-risk CABG patients.   Annals of Thoracic Surgery 66(3): 1002-1007, September 1998.
  2. Boyd WD, Desai ND, Del Rizzo DF, Novick RJ, McKenzie FN, Menkis AH: Off-pump surgery decreases postoperative complications and resource utilization in the elderly. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 68(4): 1490-1493, October 1999.
  3. Boyd WD, Desai ND, Novick RJ, McKenzie FN, Del Rizzo DF, Menkis AH: Use of cardio-pulmonary bypass in high-risk patients is a predictor of adverse outcome. Seminars in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 4(2): 86-91, July 2000.
  4. Boyd WD, Desai ND, Kiaii B, Rayman R, Menkis AH, McKenzie FN, Novick RJ: A comparison of robot-assisted versus manually constructed endoscopic coronary anastomosis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 70(3): 839-843, September 2000.
  5. Boyd WD, Rayman R, Desai ND, Menkis AH, Dobkowski W, Ganapathy S, Kiaii B, Jablonsky G, McKenzie FN, Novick RJ: Closed-chest coronary artery bypass grafting on the beating heart with the use of a computer-enhanced surgical robotic system. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 120(4): 807-809, October 2000.
  6. Abrahamov D, Erez E, Tamariz M, Dagan O, Pearl E, Abrahamov Y, Gendel B, Desai N, Kats J, Vidne B, Barak V: Plasma vascular endothelial growth factor level is a predictor of the severity of postoperative capillary leak syndrome in neonates undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Pediatric Surgery International 18(1): 54-59, January 2002.
  7.  Cohen J, Butany J, Leask RL, Desai ND, Lenkie S, Feindel CM: Chronic aortic dissection: 27 years after aortic valve replacement. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 18(4): 437-438, April 2002.
  8. Mallidi HR, Pelletier MP, Lamb J, Desai N, Sever J, Christakis GT, Cohen G, Goldman BS, Fremes SE: Late outcomes in patients with uncorrected mild to moderate mitral regurgitation at the time of isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 127(3): 636-644, March 2004.
  9. Desai Nimesh D, Pelletier Marc P, Mallidi Hari R, Christakis George T, Cohen Gideon N, Fremes Stephen E, Goldman Bernard S: Why is off-pump coronary surgery uncommon in Canada? Results of a population-based survey of Canadian heart surgeons. Circulation 110(11 Suppl 1): II7-12, Sep 2004.
  10. Desai ND, Cohen EA, Naylor CD, Fremes SE: Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators.  A randomized comparison of radial-artery and saphenous-vein coronary bypass grafts. New England Journal of Medicine 351(22): 2302-2309, November 2004.
  11. Desai Nimesh D, Cohen Eric A, Naylor C David, Fremes Stephen E,  : A randomized comparison of radial-artery and saphenous-vein coronary bypass grafts. The New England journal of medicine 351(22): 2302-9, Nov 2004.
  12. Desai ND, Merin O, Cohen GN, Herman J, Mobilos S, Sever JY, Fremes SE, Goldman BS, Christakis GT: Long-term results of aortic valve replacement with the St. Jude Toronto stentless porcine valve. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 78(6): 2076-2083, December 2004.
  13. Desai ND, Miwa S, Kodama D, Cohen G, Christakis GT, Goldman BS, Baerlocher MO, Pelletier MP, Fremes SE: Improving the quality of coronary bypass surgery with intraoperative angiography: Validation of a new technique. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 46(8): 1521-1525, October 2005.
  14. Miwa S, Desai N, Koyama T, Chan E, Cohen EA, Fremes SE: Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators.  Radial artery angiographic string sign: Clinical consequences and the role of pharmacologic therapy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 81(1): 112-119, January 2006.
  15. Desai ND, Miwa S, Kodama D, Koyama T, Cohen G, Pelletier MP, Cohen EA, Christakis GT, Goldman BS, Fremes SE: A randomized comparison of intraoperative indocyanine green angiography and transit-time flow measurement to detect technical errors in coronary bypass grafts. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 132(3): 585-594, September 2006.
  16. Butany J, Leask RL, Desai ND, Jegatheeswaran A, Silversides C, Scully HE, Feindel C: Pathologic analysis of 19 heart valves with silver-coated sewing rings. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 21(6): 530-538, November/December 2006.
  17. Desai ND, Naylor CD, Kiss A, Cohen EA, Feder-Elituv R, Miwa S, Radhakrishnan S, Dubbin J, Schwartz L, Fremes SE: Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators.  Impact of patient and target-vessel characteristics on arterial and venous bypass graft patency: Insight from a randomized trial. Circulation 115(6): 684-691, February 2007.
  18. Desai Nimesh D, Naylor C David, Kiss Alexander, Cohen Eric A, Feder-Elituv Randi, Miwa Senri, Radhakrishnan Sam, Dubbin James, Schwartz Leonard, Fremes Stephen E,  : Impact of patient and target-vessel characteristics on arterial and venous bypass graft patency: insight from a randomized trial. Circulation 115(6): 684-91, Feb 2007.
  19. Desai Nimesh, Fremes Stephen E: Intraoperative indocyanine green angiography: ready for prime time? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133:592-3. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 133(5): 1396-7, May 2007.
  20. Desai Nimesh D, Fremes Stephen E: Radial artery conduit for coronary revascularization: as good as an internal thoracic artery? Current opinion in cardiology 22(6): 534-40, Nov 2007.
  21. Desai ND, Moussa F, Singh SK, Chu P, Fremes SE: Intraoperative fluorescence angiography to determine the extent of injury after penetrating cardiac trauma. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 136(1): 218-9, July 2008. PMCID: 18603081.
  22. MacIver J, Rao V, Delgado DH, Desai N, Ivanov J, Abbey S, Ross HJ: Choices: A study of preferences for end-of-life treatments in patients with advanced heart failure. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 27(9): 1002-1007, September 2008.
  23. Singh SK, Desai ND, Petroff SD, Deb S, Cohen EA, Radhakrishnan S, Schwartz L, Dubbin J, Fremes SE: Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators.  The impact of diabetic status on coronary artery bypass graft patency: Insights from the radial artery patency study. Circulation 118(14 Suppl): S222-225, September 2008.
  24. Singh Steve K, Desai Nimesh D, Petroff Stephanie D, Deb Saswata, Cohen Eric A, Radhakrishnan Sam, Schwartz Leonard, Dubbin James, Fremes Stephen E,  : The impact of diabetic status on coronary artery bypass graft patency: insights from the radial artery patency study. Circulation 118(14 Suppl): S222-5, Sep 2008.
  25. Desai ND, Szeto WY: Complex aortic arch aneurysm and dissections: hybrid techniques for surgical and endovascular therapy. Current Opinion in Cardiology 24(6): 521-527, November 2009. PMCID: 19809310.
  26. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Sever JY, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Durability of stent-less aortic bioprostheses in the subcoronary position: A comparison with stented porcine and pericardial bioprostheses. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2009.
  27. Desai ND, Pochettino A: Distal aortic remodeling using endovascular repair in acute DeBakey I aortic dissection. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 21(4): 387-392, Winter 2009. PMCID: 20226353.
  28. Singh SK, Desai ND, Chikazawa G, Tsuneyoshi H, Vincent J, Zagorski BM, Pen V, Moussa F, Cohen GN, Christakis GT, Fremes SE: The Graft Imaging to Improve Patency (GRIIP) clinical trial results. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 139(2): 294-301, 301.e1, February 2010. PMCID: 20006356.
  29. Szeto Wilson Y, Moser William G, Desai Nimesh D, Milewski Rita K, Cheung Albert T, Pochettino Alberto, Bavaria Joseph E: Transapical deployment of endovascular thoracic aortic stent graft for an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. The Annals of thoracic surgery 89(2): 616-8, Feb 2010.
  30. Milewski RK, Pacini D, Moser GW, Moeller P, Cowie D, Szeto WY, Woo YJ, Desai N, Di Marco L, Pochettino A, Di Bartolomeo R, Bavaria JE: Retrograde and antegrade cerebral perfusion: results in short elective arch reconstructive times. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 89(5): 1448-1457, May 2010. PMCID: 20417760.
  31. Andritsos M, Desai ND, Grewal A, Augoustides JG: Innovations in aortic disease management: the descending aorta. Journal of Cardiothoracic Vascular Anesthesia 24(3): 523-9, June 2010.
  32. Andritsos Michael, Desai Nimesh D, Grewal Ashanpreet, Augoustides John G T: Innovations in aortic disease management: the descending aorta. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 24(3): 523-9, Jun 2010.
  33. Zeeshan Ahmad, Woo Edward Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Fairman Ronald M, Desai Nimesh D, Pochettino Alberto, Szeto Wilson Y: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for acute complicated type B aortic dissection: superiority relative to conventional open surgical and medical therapy. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 140(6 Suppl): S109-15; discussion S142-S146, Dec 2010.
  34. Augoustides JG, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Pochettino A, Cheung AT, Savino JS, Bavaria JE: Classification of acute type a dissection: focus on clinical presentation and extent. European Journal of Thoracic Surgery 39(4): 519-22, April 2011.
  35. Augoustides John G T, Szeto Wilson Y, Desai Nimesh D, Pochettino Alberto, Cheung Albert T, Savino Joseph S, Bavaria Joseph E: Classification of acute type A dissection: Focus on clinical presentation and extent. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 39(4): 519-522, Apr. 2011.
  36. Ullery Brant W, Quatromoni Jon, Jackson Benjamin M, Woo Edward Y, Fairman Ronald M, Desai Nimesh D, Bavaria Joseph E, Wang Grace J: Impact of Intercostal Artery Occlusion on Spinal Cord Ischemia Following Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. Vascular and endovascular surgery 45(6): 519-23, May 2011.
  37. Wang Grace J, Jackson Benjamin M, Woo Edward Y, Bavaria Joseph E, Desai Nimesh D, Pochettino Alberto, Fairman Ronald M: "Relining" of Thoracic Aortic Stent Grafts for Patients Presenting With Rupture/Impending Rupture. Vascular and endovascular surgery 45(5): 438-41, May 2011.
  38. Stein Erica, Daigle Sarah, Weiss Stuart J, Desai Nimesh D, Augoustides John G T: CASE 3-2011 Successful Management of a Complicated Traumatic Ventricular Septal Defect. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia 25(3): 547-52, Jun 2011.
  39. Szeto WY, Augoustides JG, Desai ND, Moeller P, McGarvey ML, Walsh E, Bannan A, Herrmann HC, Bavaria JE: Cerebral embolic exposure during transfemoral and transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 26(4): 348-354, July 2011.
  40. Desai ND, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Moser GW, Moeller PJ, Sodhi N, Jackson B, Woo E, Fairman RM, Bavaria J: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: Evolution of therapy, patterns of use, and results in a 10-year experience. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 142(3): 587-594, Sept. 2011.
  41. Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Roche LA, Walsh EK, Buckley-Blaskovich V, Solometo LP, Burtch KE, Desai ND, Herrmann HC: The progression of a transcatheter aortic valve program: A decision analysis of more than 680 patient referrals. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(6): 2072-2077, Dec. 2011.
  42. Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Roche LA, Walsh EK, Buckley-Blaskovich V, Solometo LP, Burtch KE, Desai ND, Herrmann HC: The progression of a transcatheter aortic valve program: a decision analysis of more than 680 patient referrals. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(6): 2072-2077, Dec. 2011 Notes: Epub ahead of print Oct. 25, 2011.
  43. Desai ND, Burtch K, Moeller P, Moser WG, Pochettino A, Woo E, Fairman RM, Szeto WY, Bavaria, J: Long-term comparison of TEVAR to open surgery for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2011.
  44. Desai ND, McCarthy F, Moser W, Szeto WY, Zeeshan A, Brown D, Woo YJ, Pochettino A, Moeller P, Bavaria JE: Durability of porcine bioroots in younger patients with aortic root pathology: A propensity-matched comparison with composite mechanical roots. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(6): 2054-2061, Dec. 2011  
  45. Jassar AS, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Moeller PJ, Maniaci J, Milewski RK, Gorman JH 3rd, Desai ND, Gorman RC, Pochettino A: Graft selection for aortic root replacement in complex active endocarditis: Does it matter? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011 Notes: Epub ahead of print Dec. 21, 2011.
  46. Wyckoff T, Reed EA, Desai ND, Augoustides JG: Possible anaphylaxis due to recombinant factor VIIa administration during thoracic aortic surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthdsia 2011 Notes: Epub ahead of print Dec. 9, 2011.
  47. Nathan DP, Boon W, Lai E, Wang GJ, Desai N, Woo EY, Fairman RM, Jackson BM: Presentation, complications, and natural history of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery 55(1): 10-15, Jan. 2012 Notes: Epub ahead of print Oct. 2011.
  48. Jassar Arminder Singh, Bavaria Joseph E, Szeto Wilson Y, Moeller Patrick J, Maniaci Jon, Milewski Rita K, Gorman Joseph H, Desai Nimesh D, Gorman Robert C, Pochettino Alberto: Graft selection for aortic root replacement in complex active endocarditis: does it matter? The Annals of thoracic surgery 93(2): 480-7, Feb 2012.
  49. Nathan Derek P, Woo Edward Y, Fairman Ronald M, Wang Grace J, Pochettino Alberto, Desai Nimesh D, Bavaria Joseph E, Jackson Benjamin M: Stent grafting for aneurysmal degeneration of chronic descending thoracic aortic dissections. Journal of Vascular Surgery 55(4): 963-7, Apr 2012.
  50. Wyckoff Tygh, Reed Elizabeth A, Desai Nimesh D, Augoustides John G T: Possible anaphylaxis due to recombinant factor VIIa administration during thoracic aortic surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 26(2): e15-7, Apr 2012.
  51. Bortnick AE, Gordon E, Gusche J, Anwaruddin S, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE, Herrmann HC, Percutaneous closure of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after Sapien XT transapical transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. Dec 2012
  52. Giri J, Bortnick AE, Wallen T, Walsh E, Bannan A, Desai ND, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Herrmann HC, Procedural and clinical outcomes of the valve-in-valve technique for severe aortic insufficiency after balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. July 2012
  53. Desai ND, Burtch K, Moser GW, Moeller P, Szeto WY, Pochettino A, Woo EY, Fairman RM, Bavaraia JE. Long-term comparison of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to open surgery for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. September 2012
  54. McCarthy FH, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Fox Z, Moeller P, Szeto WY, Desai ND.  Comparing aortic root replacements: porcine bioroots versus pericardial versus mechanical composite roots: hemodynamic and ventricular remodeling at greater than one year follow up.  Ann Thorac Surg. December 2012
  55. Ullery BW, McGarvey M, Cheung AT, Fairman RM, Jackson BM, Woo EY, Desai ND, Wang GJ. Vascular distribution of stroke and its relationship to perioperative mortality and neurologic outcome after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. December 2012
  56. Patel PA, Desai ND, Cardiac Surgery should be performed under warm conditions. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. October 2012
  57. Leshnower BG, Szeto WY, Pochettino A, Desai ND, Moeller P, Nathan DP, Jackson BM, Fairman RM, Bavaria JE. Thoracic endografting reduces morbidity and remodels the thoracic aorta in DeBakey III aneurysms.  Ann Thorac Surg. March 2013
  58. DiEusano M, Patel HJ, Nienaber CA, Montgomery DM, Korach A, Sundt TM, Devincentiis C, Voehringer M, Peterson MD, Myrmel T, Folesani G, Larsen M, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Appoo JJ, Kieser TM, Fattori R, Eagle K, Di Bartolomeo R, Trimarchi S.  Patients with type A acute aortic dissection presenting with major brain injury:  Should we operate on them? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, March 2013
  59. Szeto WY, Desai ND, Moeller P, Moser GW, Woo EY, Fairman RM, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE.  Reintervention for endograft failure after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. March 2013
  60. Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Moeller P, Szeto W, Desai ND, Pochettino A.  Hybrid approaches in the treatment of aortic arch aneurysms:  postoperative and midterm outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, March 2013
  61. Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O’Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria JE, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D’Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures: executive summary. Ann Thorac Surg, April 2013
  62. Frederick JR, Yang E, Trubelja A, Desai ND, Szeto WY, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE, Woo YJ.  Ascending aortic cannulation in acute type a dissection repair. Ann Thorac Surg. May 2013
  63. Lilly SM, Rome J, Anwaruddin S, Shreenivas S, Desai N, Silvestry FE, Herrmann HC, Fassa A, Himbert D, Brochet E, Labbé JP, Depoix JP, Hvass U, Vahanian A, Holoshitz N, Kenny D, Hijazi ZM. How should I treat prosthetic tricuspid stenosis in an extreme surgical risk patient? EuroIntervention. Jul 22, 2013
  64. Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O’Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria JE, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND,  Dewey TM, D’Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reardon M, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli EE, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures.  Ann Thorac Surg. June 2013
  65. Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Komlo CM, Ryan LP, Wallen TJ, Gorman RC, Desai ND, Bavaria JE.  Geometric orientation of the aortic neoroot in patients with rephed bicuspid aortic valve disease undergoing primary cusp repair and a root reimplantation procedure. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. July 5, 2013
  66. Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Cheung A, Petracek MR, Groh MA, Borger MA, Schaff HV.  The St. Jude Medical Trifecta Aortic pericardial valve:  Results from a global, multicenter, prospective clinical study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Feb 2014
  67. Foley PJ 3rd, Vallabhajosyula P, Desai ND, Wang GJ. Relining of an abdominal  aortic aneurysm stent graft 9 years after placement. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Feb;28(2):489.e5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2013.03.012. Epub 2013 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 24084269.
  68. Komlo CM, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Anwaruddin S, Giri JS, Herrmann HC, Szeto WY. Combined transaortic transcatheter valve replacement and thoracic endografting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb;97(2):696-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.099. PubMed PMID: 24484814.
  69. McCarthy FH, Desai ND, Fox Z, George J, Moeller P, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE. Moderate mitral regurgitation in aortic root replacement surgery: comparing mitral repair with no mitral repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;147(3):938-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.07.056. Epub 2013 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 24035374.
  70. Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Pulsipher A, Desai N, Menon R, Moeller P, Musthaq S, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE. Antegrade thoracic stent grafting during repair of acute Debakey type I dissection promotes distal aortic remodeling and reduces late open distal reoperation rate. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;147(3):942-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.047. Epub 2013 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 24332104.
  71. Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Beyersdorf F, Branchetti E, Desai ND, Milewski RK, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Siepe M, Kari FA. Type A aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome: extent of initial surgery determines long-term outcome. Circulation. 2014 Apr 1;129(13):1381-6. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA. 113.005865. Epub 2014 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 24594630.Vallabhajosyula P, Komlo C, Szeto WY, Wallen TJ, Desai N, Bavaria JE. Root stabilization of the repaired bicuspid aortic valve: subcommissural annuloplasty  versus root reimplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr;97(4):1227-34. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.10.071.
  72. Rylski B, Blanke P, Beyersdorf F, Desai ND, Milewski RK, Siepe M, Kari FA, Czerny M, Carrel T, Schlensak C, Krüger T, Mack MJ, Brinkman WT, Mohr FW, Etz CD, Luehr M, Bavaria JE. How does the ascending aorta geometry change when it dissects? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Apr 8;63(13):1311-9.
  73. Rylski B, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Moser W, Vallabhajosyula P, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Milewski RK. Type A aortic dissection after previous cardiac surgery: results of an integrated surgical approach. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1582-8;
  74. Rylski B, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Milewski RK. Aortic valve morphology determines the presentation and surgical approach to acute type A aortic dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun;97(6):1991-6; discussion 1996-7.
  75. Rylski B, Milewski RK, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Szeto WY, Desai ND. Long-term results of aggressive hemiarch replacement in 534 patients with type A aortic dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(14)00887-3.
  76. Yanagawa B, Algarni KD, Singh SK, Deb S, Vincent J, Elituv R, Desai ND, Rajamani K, McManus BM, Liu PP, Cohen EA, Radhakrishnan S, Dubbin JD, Schwartz L, Fremes SE. Clinical, biochemical, and genetic predictors of coronary artery bypass graft failure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):515-520.e2.
  77. Rylski B, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Walsh E, Anwaruddin S, Desai ND, Moser W, Herrmann HC, Milewski RK. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with ascending aortic dilatation: safety of the procedure and mid-term follow-up†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Aug;46(2):228-33; discussion 233. doi:  10.1093/ejcts/ezt594.
  78. Kadakia MB, Herrmann HC, Desai ND, Fox Z, Ogbara J, Anwaruddin S, Jagasia D, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Li R, Menon R, Kobrin DM, Giri J. Factors Associated With Vascular Complications in Patients Undergoing Balloon-Expandable Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement via Open Versus Percutaneous Approaches. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Aug;7(4):570-6.
  79. Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Milewski RK, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Kremens E, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Desai ND. Long-term results of neomedia sinus valsalva repair in 489 patients with type A aortic dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):582-8;
  80. Vallabhajosyula P, Gottret JP, Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Szeto WY. Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta in patients at high risk for open repair. J Thorac  Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug 4. pii: S0022-5223(14)01036-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.07.063.
  81. McCarthy FH, Desai ND, Herrmann HC, Kobrin D, Vallabhajosyula P, Fox Z, Menon  R, Augoustides JG, Giri JS, Anwaruddin S, Li RH, Jagasia DH, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY. Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement Versus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Propensity-Matched Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug 19. pii: S0003-4975(14)01274-0.
  82. Rylski B, Branchetti E, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Milewski RK,  Desai ND. Modeling of predissection aortic size in acute type A dissection: More  than 90% fail to meet the guidelines for elective ascending replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):944-8.e1.
  83. Johnson NJ, Acker M, Hsu CH, Desai N, Vallabhajosyula P, Lazar S, Horak J, Wald J, McCarthy F, Rame E, Gray K, Perman SM, Becker L, Cowie D, Grossestreuer A, Smith T, Gaieski DF. Extracorporeal life support as rescue strategy for out-of-hospital and emergency department cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2014 Sep  6. pii: S0300-9572(14)00730-8. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.08.028.
  84. Branchetti E, Bavaria JE, Grau JB, Shaw RE, Poggio P, Lai EK, Desai ND, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Ferrari G. Circulating soluble receptor for advanced glycation end product identifies patients with bicuspid aortic valve and associated aortopathies. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Oct;34(10):2349-57. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303784.
  85. Desai ND, Szeto WY, Gottret JP, Menon R, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE.  Retrograde Type A Dissection after Thoracic endovascular repair: operative management techniques and pitfalls. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (IN PRESS)
  86. Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, Desai ND. Long-term Results of Neo-Media Sinus Valsalva  Reconstruction in 525 Patients With Type A Aortic Dissection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. (IN PRESS)
  87. Desai ND, Gottret JP, Menon R, Vallabhjosuyla P, Szeto WY,  Bavaria JE. Impact of Timing on Complications of TEVAR for Acute Type B Aortic Dissection. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IN PRESS)
  88. Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, Desai ND. Modeling of Pre-Dissection Aortic Size in Acute Type A Dissection: Over 90% Fail to Meet the Guidelines for Elective Ascending Replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IN PRESS)
  89. Rylski B, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, Desai ND. Central Versus Peripheral Cannulation for Type A Aortic Dissection: A Propensity-matched Analysis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IN PRESS).
Research Publications, peer-reviewed reviews
  1. Fazel S, Angoulvant D, Desai N, Yang S, Weisel RD, Li RK: Cardiac restoration: Frontier or fantasy? Canadian Journal of Cardiology 21(4): 355-359, March 2005.
  2. Desai ND, Fremes SE: Radial artery conduit for coronary revascularization: As good as an internal thoracic artery? Current Opinion in Cardiology 22(6): 534-540, November 2007.
Abstracts
  1. Deb S, Desai ND, Fremes SE: Peripheral neurological complications following radial artery harvesting in coronary artery bypass surgery: Analysis from a randomized controlled clinical trial. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia October 2006.
  2. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Sever JY, Deb S, Tarulli M, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Durability of stentless aortic bioprostheses in the subcoronary position: A comparison with stented porcine and pericardial bioprostheses. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia October 2006.
  3. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Tarulli M, Deb S, Sever JY, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Impact of small aortic prosthesis on early and late mortality after aortic valve replace-ment. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia October 2006.
  4. Gupta M, Braga M, Gillett J, Desai N, Verma S: LDL response to statins does not differ between South Asians and white Caucasians. Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia October 2006.
  5. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Sever JY, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Durability of stentless aortic bioprostheses in the subcoronary position: A comparison with stented porcine and pericardial bioprostheses. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, CA January 2007.
  6. Desai ND, Singh SK, Lagopoulos ME. Christakis GT, Nesher N, Cohen GN, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Intraoperative graft assessment reduces myocardial injury after coronary bypass surgery. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, CA January 2007.
  7. Desai ND, Kapila V, Pelletier MP, Cohen G, Goldman BS, Christakis GT, Fremes SE: Platelet transfusions are a potential cause of mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting. American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, LA March 2007.
  8. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Sever JY, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Impact of small aortic prosthesis on early and late mortality after aortic valve replacement. Society for Heart Valve Disease Meeting, New York, NY June 2007.
  9. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Goldman BS, Fremes SE: Multiple Arterial Grafting in the Setting of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Quebec City, Quebec 2007.
  10. Desai ND, Christakis GT, Cohen GN, Goldman BS, Fremes SE: The role of multiple arterial grafting in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007.
  11. Desai ND, Singh SK, Lagopoulos ME. Christakis GT, Nesher N, Cohen GN, Fremes SE, Goldman BS: Intraoperative graft assessment reduces myocardial injury after coronary bypass surgery. Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Quebec City, Quebec 2007.
  12. MacIver J, Desai ND, Delgado D, Rao V, Abbey S, Ross HJ: Congestive heart failure: Offering individualized choice evaluation study. International Society for Heart Lung Disease Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2007.
  13. Desai ND, Rajan D, Tan KT, Rubin BB: Emergent thoracic endografting in a peripartum Marfan's patient. American Association of Thoracic Surgery Aortic Symposium 2008.
  14. Desai ND, Gleason TG, Coselli JS, David TE, Smith III JM, Bavaria, JE: Mid-term results of the st. jude medical toronto root bioprosthesis. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2009.
  15. Desai ND, Szeto W, Zeeshan A, Brown D, Moeller P, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE: Durability of porcine bioroots in younger patients with aortic root pathology: A propensity matched comparison with composite mechanical roots. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2009.
  16. Desai ND, Szeto WY, Zeeshan A, Brown D, Pochettino A, McCarthy F, Moeller P, Bavaria JE.: Durability of Porcine Bioroots in Younger Patients With Aortic Root Pathology: A Propensity Matched Comparison With Composite Mechanical Roots. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, FL January 2010.
  17. Bavaria JE, Szeto W, Roche L, Walsh E, Burtch K, Desai ND, Herrmann HC: The impact of a transcatheter valve program: Outcome of nearly 600 referrals. Southern Thoracic Surgery Association Meeting 2010.
  18. Desai ND, McCarthy F, Szeto W, Pochettino A, Erwin R, El-Sayed Y, Bavaria, J: Hemodynamic performance of biologic root replacements: pericardial composite v. Porcine bioroots. Aortic Surgery Symposium 2010.
  19. Milewski RK, Jassar AS, Pochettino A, Szeto WY, Desai ND, Moeller PJ, Gorman JH, Bavaria JE: The reoperative aortic root: Degenerative failure vs. Infectious destruction - Outcomes of the "true redo-root" reconstruction. Aortic Surgery Symposium 2010.
  20. Moeller P, Szeto WY, Moser G, Desai ND, Acker, MA, Pochettino A, Bavaria, JE: Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta. Aortic Surgery Symposium 2010.
  21. Wallen RJ, Szety WY, Desai ND, Sodhi N, Moeller P, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE: The use of thoracic endovascular stent grafting (TEVAR) in acute aortic tragedies as compared to open surgical repair. Aortic Surgery Symposium 2010.
  22. Desai ND, Burtch K, Moeller P, Moser WG, Pochettino A, Woo E, Fairman RM, Szety WY, Bavaria JE: Long-term comparison of TEVAR to open surgery for the treatment of thoracic aneurysm. American Association for Thoracic Surgery May 2011.
  23. Desai ND, Moser W, Moeller P, Szeto W, Wang G, Woo E, Pochettino A, Bavaria J: Renal dysfunction and TEVAR: Risk factors and prognostic impact in large prospective cohort. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 June 2011.
  24. Desai ND, Pochettino A, Szeto W, Moeller P, Moser W, Bavaria, J: Early and late results of operative management of type A aortic dissection in higher risk patients. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2011 November 2011.
  25. Bavaria J, Desai ND, Burtch K, Vuong D, Morris R, Szeto W: Two year results of the St. Jude medical trifecta pericardial aortic valve bioprosthesis. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2011.
  26. Bavaria J, Desai ND, Szeto W, Sodhi N, Lazar SF, Robin L, Walsh L, Bannan A, Herrmann H: Hemodynamic comparison of aggressive supra-annular surgical aortic valve replacement versus transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2011.
  27. Desai ND, McCarthy F, Pochettino A, Mitchell A, Selvin E, Szeto W, Bavaria J: Mild and moderate mitral regurgitation during aortic root reconstruction: The dilemma of annuloplasty. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2011.
  28. McCarthy F, Pochettino A, Mitchell A, Selvin E, Szeto W, Desai ND, Bavaria J: Stentless porcine bioroots v. pericardial composite roots v. mechanical composite roots: hemodynamic comparison and ventricular remodeling in aortic root replacement surgery. Society of Heart Valve Disease 2011.
  29. Desai ND: Retrograde aortic dissection after thoracic endovascular aortic repair: Incidence of a new disease. AATS Aortic Symposium April 2012.
  30. Desai ND: Early and late results of operative management of type A aortic dissection in higher risk patients. AATS Aortic Symposium April 2012.
  31. Desai ND. Outcomes of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate Risk Octogenarians: Insight From a Prospective Clinical Study.  American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 2013.
  32. Desai ND. Outcomes Of Critically Ill Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Treated With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 2013.
  33. Desai ND.  Retrograde Type A Dissection after Thoracic endovascular repair: operative management techniques and pitfalls. European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery September 2013
  34. Desai ND. Long-term Results of Neo-Media Sinus Valsalva  Reconstruction in 525 Patients With Type A Aortic Dissection. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  January 2014
  35. Desai ND. Impact of Timing on Complications of TEVAR for Acute Type B Aortic Dissection.  AATS Aortic Symposium April 2014
  36. Desai ND. Modeling of Pre-Dissection Aortic Size in Acute Type A Dissection: Over 90% Fail to Meet the Guidelines for Elective Ascending Replacement. AATS 2014.
  37. Desai ND. Central Versus Peripheral Cannulation for Type A Aortic Dissection: A Propensity-matched Analysis. AATS 2014

Editorials/Commentaries

  1. Desai ND, Fremes SE: Off-pump versus on-pump coronary bypass surgery. [Commentary/ Letter]. New England Journal of Medicine 350(17): 1791-1793, April 2004.
  2. Desai ND: Invited commentary. [Commentary]. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 80(6): 2192-2193, December 2005.
  3. Desai ND, Fremes SE: Efficacy and safety of edifoligide. [Commentary/ Letter]. Journal of the American Medical Association 295(13): 1514, April 2006.
  4. Desai N, Fremes SE: Comment on "Intraoperative indocyanine green angiography: Ready for prime time?" in JTCS  2007;133:592-3. [Commentary/Letter]. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 133(5): 1396-1397, May 2007.
  5. Desai ND: Pitfalls assessing the role of drug-eluting stents in multivessel coronary disease. [Commentary]. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 85(1): 25-27, January 2008.
  6. Desai ND: Comment on Levine et al. "Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention for graft failure immediately after coronary artery bypass grafting: Case report and review of literature."  [Commentary]. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 23(6): 713, November/December 2008.
  7. Patel PA, Desai ND: Con: Cardiac Surgery Should Be Performed Under Warm Conditions. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia Jul 2012.
Book Chapters
  1. Desai ND, Christakis GT: Bioprosthetic and mechanical aortic valve replacement. Chap. 38 in Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Second Edition. Cohn LH, Edmunds LH Jr. (eds.). New York: McGraw Hill, Page: 951-986, 2002.
  2. Desai ND: The origins of heart surgery. Heart Surgery in Canada: Anecdotes, History & Perspective. Goldman BS, Belanger S (eds.). New York: Xlibris Press, Page: 18-29, 2005.
  3. Desai ND, Christakis GT: Bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: Stented pericardial and porcine valves. Chap. 34 in Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Third Edition. Cohn LH, Edmunds LH Jr. (eds.). New York: McGraw Hill, Page: 857-894, 2007.
  4. Desai ND, Bavaria JE: BAcesending Aortic Aneurysms. Chap. 51 in Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 4th Edition. Cohn LH(ed). New York: McGraw Hill, 2011.
  5. Desai ND, Bavaria JE. Aortic Dissection. Mastery In Cardiothoracic Surgery. Kron, Kaiser, Spray Eds. Walters, Kluwer. In Press.
  6. Desai ND, Acker MA. Hybrid Approach to Ventricular Tachycardia with Endocardial and Epicardial Approaches.  Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. CardioText. In Press.
 
Awards, Honors and Membership in Honorary Societies
2014 AATS Randall Griepp Award for highest ranked paper at the 2014 AATS Aortic Symposium
 
2008  Society of Thoracic Surgeons Thoracic Aortic Symposium Scholarship
 
2007 American Association for Thoracic Surgery Travel Award
 
2006  Claire Baker Prize, Terrence Donnelly Cardiac Surgery National Research Competition
 
2005 Finalist - C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum (AATS)
 
2005 Best Moderated Poster Award - ISMICS
 
2005 Eugene Vayda Award, Best Clinical Epidemiology PhD Research
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. University of Toronto
 
2005 CCS/HSF Young Investigator Award
Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
 
2004 Finalist, Heart and Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre for Excellence Research Day
 
2004 Honorable Mention, Gallie Research Day, University of Toronto
 
2004  New Era Cardiac Care Technologies Resident Scholarship
 
2004 1st Prize: Physician Services Incorporated Foundation Research Award
 
2004 Paul Cartier Cardiovascular Surgery Research Award
(for out-standing contribution to the field of cardiac surgery in Canada)
 
2003 - 2005 TACTICS Fellowship for Excellence in Cardiac Research (CIHR / HSF)
 
2002 - 2005 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship
 
1998 Integrative Biomedical Studies Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
 
1998 John M. Hotson Memorial Award, University of Western Ontario
 
1997 UWO Dean of Medicine Excellence Award - Bioethics Research
 
1995 University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
 
1994 University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship
 
1993 - 1995 Canada Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Technology
 
1993 University of Ottawa Full Entrance Scholarship

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