My goal is to provide innovative and “cutting edge” cardiac surgical care in an ethical, compassionate, and family-centric fashion.


Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Aditya "AK" Kaza




  • English

  • Hindi

  • Telugu


Undergraduate Degree

  • Boston University , 1996 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Boston University School of Medicine , 1996 , Boston , MA


  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation , 1997 , New Orleans , LA


  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation , 1999, 2003 , New Orleans , LA


  • University of Virginia , 2001 , Charlottesville , VA


Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center , 2006 , Denver , CO


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Denver Children's Hospital , 2007 , Denver , CO


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Chief Resident Year
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2008 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 2018 , Cambridge , MA

Philosophy of Care

I am a congenital cardiac surgeon who cares for neonates, infants, children and adults born with congenital heart disease. I perform a wide spectrum of surgeries for congenital heart defects. My goal is to provide innovative and “cutting edge” cardiac surgical care in an ethical, compassionate, and family-centric fashion.

I am actively involved in all aspects of congenital heart surgery with special emphasis on complete neonatal repairs and cardiac critical care. In addition, I have an active research program with two main goals. The first is to understand the role of prematurity in myocardial recovery after heart surgery. The second focus is working with a multidisciplinary team to develop new and innovative devices to improve care of infants and children with heart disease. I am currently funded by the NIH, B-BIC and the Boston Children’s Hospital Innovestment Grant.

I have a special interest in the education and training of residents and fellows. I have had the privilege of being part of the Thoracic Surgery resident workforce at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. In this capacity, I helped with administering the scholarship program of the STS for residents and medical students. As a congenital cardiac surgeon, I interact and teach house-staff from various sub-specialties such as congenital cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric cardiology, pediatrics, and pediatric critical care.


I matriculated from medical school at Boston University, followed by a five year surgical residency at the Ochsner Clinic. During my surgical residency, I took two years off to spend in the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery research laboratory at the University of Virginia. Subsequently, I did my cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. I stayed an extra year in Denver to do a fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery. I then came to Boston for my twelfth and final year of post-graduate training to serve as the chief resident in congenital cardiac surgery. I took my first job in pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Utah and based at Primary Children’s Hospital. I was in practice there for five years when I was recruited to Boston Children’s Hospital. I have been at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2013 and am involved in all aspects of congenital heart surgery.


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery


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  1. Mondal A, Kaza AK, Dupont PE. Response to comments on preclinical evaluation of a pediatric airway stent for tracheobronchomalacia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 27. View abstract
  2. Kaza AK, Mondal A, Piekarski B, Sachse FB, Hitchcock R. Intraoperative localization of cardiac conduction tissue regions using real-time fibre-optic confocal microscopy: first in human trial. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Aug 01; 58(2):261-268. View abstract
  3. Sachse FB, Johnson J, Cottle B, Mondal A, Hitchcock R, Kaza AK. Toward detection of conduction tissue during cardiac surgery: Light at the end of the tunnel? Heart Rhythm. 2020 Jul 10. View abstract
  4. Chow OS, Hoganson DM, Kaza AK, Chávez M, Altin FH, Marx GR, Friedman KG, Jennings RW, Baird CW. Early infant symptomatic patients with TOF-APV: Pulmonary artery management and airway stabilization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun 29. View abstract
  5. Mills KI, Albert BD, Bechard LJ, Duggan CP, Kaza A, Rakoff-Nahoum S, Vlamakis H, Sleeper LA, Newburger JW, Priebe GP, Mehta NM. Stress ulcer prophylaxis versus placebo-a blinded randomized control trial to evaluate the safety of two strategies in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease (SUPPRESS-CHD). Trials. 2020 Jun 29; 21(1):590. View abstract
  6. Nasr VG, Staffa SJ, Boyle S, Regan W, Brown M, Smith-Parrish M, Kaza A, DiNardo JA. Predictors of Increased Lactate in Neonatal Cardiac Surgery: The Impact of Cardiopulmonary Bypass. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun 10. View abstract
  7. Johnson JK, Cottle BK, Mondal A, Hitchcock R, Kaza AK, Sachse FB. Localization of the sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodal region in neonatal and juvenile ovine hearts. PLoS One. 2020; 15(5):e0232618. View abstract
  8. Mondal A, Ha J, Jo VY, Wu FY, Kaza AK, Dupont PE. Preclinical evaluation of a pediatric airway stent for tracheobronchomalacia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 15. View abstract
  9. Kaza AK. Commentary: Truncal root remodeling: A useful technique that can be translated to other lesions? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 01. View abstract
  10. Thatte N, Kirakosian M, Kaza A, Friedman K. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Anomalous Single Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery: Use of Bubble Contrast Echocardiography. Pediatr Cardiol. 2020 Jan; 41(1):215-216. View abstract
  11. Weixler VHM, Zurakowski D, Kheir J, Guariento A, Kaza AK, Baird CW, Del Nido PJ, Emani SM. Fontan with lateral tunnel is associated with improved survival compared with extracardiac conduit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 04; 159(4):1480-1491.e2. View abstract
  12. Goldsmith MP, Allan CK, Callahan R, Kaza AK, Mah DY, Salvin JW, Gauvreau K, Porras D. Acute coronary artery obstruction following surgical repair of congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 05; 159(5):1957-1965.e1. View abstract
  13. Hames DL, Ferguson MA, Kaza AK, Rajagopal S, Thiagarajan RR, Teele SA, Salvin JW. Renal replacement therapy in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 11; 158(5):1446-1455. View abstract
  14. Wu FY, Mondal A, Del Nido PJ, Gauvreau K, Emani SM, Baird CW, Kaza AK. Long-term Surgical Prognosis of Primary Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 10; 108(4):1202-1209. View abstract
  15. Ha J, Mondal A, Zhao Z, Kaza AK, Dupont PE. Pediatric Airway Stent Designed to Facilitate Mucus Transport and Atraumatic Removal. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2020 01; 67(1):177-184. View abstract
  16. Mondal A, Lackey J, Saeed M, Wu FY, Johnson JK, Huang C, Sachse FB, Hitchcock R, Kaza AK. An Imaging Protocol to Discriminate Specialized Conduction Tissue During Congenital Heart Surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(3):537-546. View abstract
  17. Hoganson DM, Cigarroa CL, van den Bosch SJ, Sleeper LA, Callahan R, Friedman KG, Baird CW, Quinonez LG, Kaza AK, Emani SE, Kheir JN. Impact of a Composite Valved RV-PA Graft After Stage 1 Palliation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 11; 106(5):1452-1459. View abstract
  18. Casella SL, Kaza A, Del Nido P, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Targeted Increase in Pulmonary Blood Flow in a Bidirectional Glenn Circulation. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 30(2):182-188. View abstract
  19. Kaza AK. What is the ideal conduit or technique for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 05; 155(5):2080-2081. View abstract
  20. Balasubramanya S, Zurakowski D, Borisuk M, Kaza AK, Emani SM, Del Nido PJ, Baird CW. Right ventricular outflow tract reintervention after primary tetralogy of Fallot repair in neonates and young infants. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 02; 155(2):726-734. View abstract
  21. Butler SC, Huyler K, Kaza A, Rachwal C. Filling a significant gap in the cardiac ICU: implementation of individualised developmental care. Cardiol Young. 2017 Nov; 27(9):1797-1806. View abstract
  22. Brennan A, Gauvreau K, Connor J, Almodovar M, DiNardo J, Banka P, Nathan M, Mathieu D, Kaza A, Mayer JE, Bergersen L. A Method to Account for Variation in Congenital Heart Surgery Length of Stay. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun; 18(6):550-560. View abstract
  23. Ferradal SL, Yuki K, Vyas R, Ha CG, Yi F, Stopp C, Wypij D, Cheng HH, Newburger JW, Kaza AK, Franceschini MA, Kussman BD, Grant PE. Non-invasive Assessment of Cerebral Blood Flow and Oxygen Metabolism in Neonates during Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Feasibility and Clinical Implications. Sci Rep. 2017 03 09; 7:44117. View abstract
  24. Kaza AK, Wamala I, Friehs I, Kuebler JD, Rathod RH, Berra I, Ericsson M, Yao R, Thedsanamoorthy JK, Zurakowski D, Levitsky S, Del Nido PJ, Cowan DB, McCully JD. Myocardial rescue with autologous mitochondrial transplantation in a porcine model of ischemia/reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 04; 153(4):934-943. View abstract
  25. Mills KI, Kaza AK, Walsh BK, Bond HC, Ford M, Wypij D, Thiagarajan RR, Almodovar MC, Quinonez LG, Baird CW, Emani SE, Pigula FA, DiNardo JA, Kheir JN. Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor-Based Vasodilation Improves Oxygen Delivery and Clinical Outcomes Following Stage 1 Palliation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 11 02; 5(11). View abstract
  26. Howard TS, Kalish BT, Wigmore D, Nathan M, Kulik TJ, Kaza AK, Williams K, Thiagarajan RR. Association of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support Adequacy and Residual Lesions With Outcomes in Neonates Supported After Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 11; 17(11):1045-1054. View abstract
  27. Kaza AK. The need for personalized resuscitation guidelines in children with congenital heart disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 02; 153(2):459. View abstract
  28. Kaza AK. Are attempts at regulating flow through systemic-to-pulmonary arterial shunts still valid? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 11; 152(5):1353-1354. View abstract
  29. Kaza AK, Thiagarajan RR. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: Coarctation of the Aorta, Interrupted Aortic Arch, and Borderline Left Ventricle. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 08; 17(8 Suppl 1):S315-7. View abstract
  30. Kaza AK. Techniques to aid pulmonary valve preservation during repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun; 151(6):1759. View abstract
  31. Huang C, Sachse FB, Hitchcock RW, Kaza AK. Sensitivity and Specificity of Cardiac Tissue Discrimination Using Fiber-Optics Confocal Microscopy. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0147667. View abstract
  32. Kaza AK, Pigula FA. Are Bioprosthetic Valves Appropriate for Aortic Valve Replacement in Young Patients? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2016; 19(1):63-7. View abstract
  33. Kaza AK. Heart transplantation in patients who have congenital heart disease and single-lung physiology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec; 150(6):1473. View abstract
  34. Emani S, Kaza AK, Almodovar M, Thiagarajan R, Emani SM. Intravenous GPIIb/IIIa Inhibitor for Secondary Prevention of Shunt Thrombosis in a Pediatric Patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun; 99(6):e151-3. View abstract
  35. Kaza AK, Pigula FA. Surgical approaches to critical aortic stenosis with unicommissural valve in neonates. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2014 Dec; 12(12):1401-5. View abstract
  36. Huang C, Kaza AK, Hitchcock RW, Sachse FB. Local delivery of fluorescent dye for fiber-optics confocal microscopy of the living heart. Front Physiol. 2014; 5:367. View abstract
  37. Kaza AK. Fontan modification with a Y-graft. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 149(1):246. View abstract
  38. Loftus PD, Arrington CB, Kaza AK. Neonatal flail tricuspid valve: diagnosis and management. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep; 98(3):1098-101. View abstract
  39. Kaza AK, Kaza E, Bullock E, Reyna S, Yetman A, Everitt MD. Pulmonary vascular remodelling after heart transplantation in patients with cavopulmonary connection. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Mar; 47(3):505-10; discussion 510. View abstract
  40. Loftus PD, Erickson LK, Everitt MD, Kaza AK. Heart failure due to "disappearing" aortic valve in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr; 5(2):334-7. View abstract
  41. Boucek D, Yetman AT, Yeung E, Miyamoto SD, Stehlik J, Kfoury AG, Kaza AK, Weng C, Everitt MD. Survival based on patient selection for heart transplant in adults with congenital heart disease: a multi-institutional study. Int J Cardiol. 2014; 172(1):e89-90. View abstract
  42. Kaza AK, Gruber PJ. Surgical approaches for CHD: and update on success and challenges. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Oct; 25(5):591-6. View abstract
  43. Huang C, Kaza AK, Hitchcock RW, Sachse FB. Identification of nodal tissue in the living heart using rapid scanning fiber-optics confocal microscopy and extracellular fluorophores. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep; 6(5):739-46. View abstract
  44. Atz AM, Travison TG, McCrindle BW, Mahony L, Glatz AC, Kaza AK, Breitbart RE, Colan SD, Kaltman JR, Margossian R, Pasquali SK, Wang Y, Gersony WM. Cardiac performance and quality of life in patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure with and without prior superior cavopulmonary connection. Cardiol Young. 2013 Jun; 23(3):335-43. View abstract
  45. Menon SC, Kaza AK, Puchalski MD. Effect of ventricular size and function on exercise performance and the electrocardiogram in repaired tetralogy of Fallot with pure pulmonary regurgitation. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jul; 5(2):151-5. View abstract
  46. Pasquali SK, Ohye RG, Lu M, Kaltman J, Caldarone CA, Pizarro C, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gaynor JW, Jacobs JP, Kaza AK, Newburger J, Rhodes JF, Scheurer M, Silver E, Sleeper LA, Tabbutt S, Tweddell J, Uzark K, Wells W, Mahle WT, Pearson GD. Variation in perioperative care across centers for infants undergoing the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Oct; 144(4):915-21. View abstract
  47. Everitt MD, Hammond ME, Snow GL, Stehlik J, Revelo MP, Miller DV, Kaza AK, Budge D, Alharethi R, Molina KM, Kfoury AG. Biopsy-diagnosed antibody-mediated rejection based on the proposed International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation working formulation is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes after pediatric heart transplant. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Jul; 31(7):686-93. View abstract
  48. Everitt MD, Boyle GJ, Schechtman KB, Zheng J, Bullock EA, Kaza AK, Dipchand AI, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK, Canter CE. Early survival after heart transplant in young infants is lowest after failed single-ventricle palliation: a multi-institutional study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 May; 31(5):509-16. View abstract
  49. Kaza E, Marx GR, Kaza AK, Colan SD, Loyola H, Perrin DP, Del Nido PJ. Changes in left atrioventricular valve geometry after surgical repair of complete atrioventricular canal. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 May; 143(5):1117-24. View abstract
  50. Kaza AK, Colan SD, Jaggers J, Lu M, Atz AM, Sleeper LA, McCrindle BW, Lambert LM, Margossian R, Lacro RV, Richmond ME, Natarajan S, Minich LL. Surgical interventions for atrioventricular septal defect subtypes: the pediatric heart network experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct; 92(4):1468-75; discussion 1475. View abstract
  51. Mart CR, Kaza AK. Postoperative dissecting ventricular septal hematoma: recognition and treatment. ISRN Pediatr. 2011; 2011:534940. View abstract
  52. Everitt MD, Donaldson AE, Stehlik J, Kaza AK, Budge D, Alharethi R, Bullock EA, Kfoury AG, Yetman AT. Would access to device therapies improve transplant outcomes for adults with congenital heart disease? Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2011 Apr; 30(4):395-401. View abstract
  53. Kaza AK, Burch PT, Pinto N, Minich LL, Tani LY, Hawkins JA. Durability of truncal valve repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):1307-12; discussion 1312. View abstract
  54. Burch PT, Kaza AK, Lambert LM, Holubkov R, Shaddy RE, Hawkins JA. Clinical performance of decellularized cryopreserved valved allografts compared with standard allografts in the right ventricular outflow tract. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):1301-5; discussion 1306. View abstract
  55. Hawkins JA, Kaza AK, Burch PT, Lambert LM, Holubkov R, Witte MK. Simple versus complex truncus arteriosus: neutralization of risk but with increased resource utilization. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2010 Oct; 1(3):285-91. View abstract
  56. Lemoine TJ, Kaza AK, Gray R, Day RW, Tani LY, Poss WB. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in Alagille syndrome. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 Sep-Oct; 5(5):462-4. View abstract
  57. Kouretas PC, Kaza AK, Burch PT, Witte MK, Clayson SE, Everitt MD, Selzman CH. Experience with the Levitronix CentriMag in the pediatric population as a bridge to decision and recovery. Artif Organs. 2009 Nov; 33(11):1002-4. View abstract
  58. Kouretas PC, Burch PT, Kaza AK, Lambert LM, Witte MK, Everitt MD, Siddiqi FA. Management of deep wound complications with vacuum-assisted therapy after Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device placement in the pediatric population. Artif Organs. 2009 Nov; 33(11):922-5. View abstract
  59. Everitt MD, Donaldson AE, Casper TC, Stehlik J, Hawkins JA, Tani LY, Renlund DG, Kouretas PC, Kaza AK, Bullock EA, Cardon M, Kfoury AG. Effect of ABO-incompatible listing on infant heart transplant waitlist outcomes: analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Dec; 28(12):1254-60. View abstract
  60. Griffiths ER, Kaza AK, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Loyola H, Valente AM, Blume ED, del Nido P. Evaluating failing Fontans for heart transplantation: predictors of death. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug; 88(2):558-63; discussion 563-4. View abstract
  61. Kaza AK, Lim HG, Dibardino DJ, Bautista-Hernandez V, Robinson J, Allan C, Laussen P, Fynn-Thompson F, Bacha E, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Pigula FA. Long-term results of right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in neonatal cardiac surgery: options and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct; 138(4):911-6. View abstract
  62. DiBardino DJ, McElhinney DB, Kaza AK, Mayer JE. Analysis of the US Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database for adverse events involving Amplatzer septal occluder devices and comparison with the Society of Thoracic Surgery congenital cardiac surgery database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1334-41. View abstract
  63. Hawkins JA, Sower CT, Lambert LM, Kouretas PC, Burch PT, Kaza AK, Puchalski MD, Yetman AT. Stentless porcine valves in the right ventricular outflow tract: improved durability? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Apr; 35(4):600-4; discussion 604-5. View abstract
  64. Bautista-Hernandez V, Kaza AK, Benavidez OJ, Pigula FA. True aneurysmal dilatation of a contegra conduit after right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction: a novel mechanism of conduit failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Dec; 86(6):1976-7. View abstract
  65. Tissot C, Darst JR, Kaza AK, Younoszai AK, da Cruz E. Partial left pulmonary artery sling associated with multiple ventricular septal defects: a rare congenital anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Oct; 136(4):1085-7. View abstract
  66. Kaza AK, Mitchell JD. Preoperative pulmonary evaluation of the thoracic surgical patient. Thorac Surg Clin. 2005 May; 15(2):297-304. View abstract
  67. Long SM, Laubach VE, Tribble CG, Kaza AK, Fiser SM, Cassada DC, Kern JA, Kron IL. Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate reduces lung reperfusion injury. J Surg Res. 2003 Jun 01; 112(1):12-8. View abstract
  68. Kaza AK, Cope JT, Fiser SM, Long SM, Kern JA, Kron IL, Tribble CG. Elimination of fat microemboli during cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Feb; 75(2):555-9; discussion 559. View abstract
  69. Long SM, Tribble CG, Raymond DP, Fiser SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Kron IL. Preoperative shock determines outcome for acute type A aortic dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Feb; 75(2):520-4. View abstract
  70. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Kaza AK, Long SM, Kern JA, Cassada DC, Linden J, Rieger J, Laubach VE, Matisoff A, Kron IL. Adenosine A2A receptor activation decreases reperfusion injury associated with high-flow reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Nov; 124(5):973-8. View abstract
  71. Kaza AK, Kron IL, Leuwerke SM, Tribble CG, Laubach VE. Keratinocyte growth factor enhances post-pneumonectomy lung growth by alveolar proliferation. Circulation. 2002 Sep 24; 106(12 Suppl 1):I120-4. View abstract
  72. Cassada DC, Tribble CG, Long SM, Kaza AK, Linden J, Rieger JM, Rosin D, Kron IL, Kern JA. Adenosine A2A agonist reduces paralysis after spinal cord ischemia: correlation with A2A receptor expression on motor neurons. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Sep; 74(3):846-9; discussion 849-50. View abstract
  73. Fiser SM, Kron IL, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Cassada DC, Laubach VE, Tribble CG. Controlled perfusion decreases reperfusion injury after high-flow reperfusion. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Jun; 21(6):687-91. View abstract
  74. Kaza AK, Patel MR, Fiser SM, Long SM, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Kron IL. Ventricular reconstruction results in improved left ventricular function and amelioration of mitral insufficiency. Ann Surg. 2002 Jun; 235(6):828-32. View abstract
  75. Leuwerke SM, Kaza AK, Tribble CG, Kron IL, Laubach VE. Inhibition of compensatory lung growth in endothelial nitric oxide synthase-deficient mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2002 Jun; 282(6):L1272-8. View abstract
  76. Kaza AK, Tribble CG, Crosby IK. Repair of an anomalous left coronary artery. Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jun; 10(3):276-8. View abstract
  77. Cassada DC, Tribble CG, Long SM, Laubach VE, Kaza AK, Linden J, Nguyen BN, Rieger JM, Fiser SM, Kron IL, Kern JA. Adenosine A2A analogue ATL-146e reduces systemic tumor necrosing factor-alpha and spinal cord capillary platelet-endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 expression after spinal cord ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2002 May; 35(5):994-8. View abstract
  78. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Jones DR, Robbins MK, Kron IL. Ischemia-reperfusion injury after lung transplantation increases risk of late bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Apr; 73(4):1041-7; discussion 1047-8. View abstract
  79. Kaza AK, Dietz JF, Kern JA, Jones DR, Robbins MK, Fiser SM, Long SM, Bergin JD, Kron IL, Tribble CG. Coronary risk stratification in patients with end-stage lung disease. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Mar; 21(3):334-9. View abstract
  80. Kaza AK, Cope JT, Fiser SM, Long SM, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Kron IL, Laubach VE. Contrasting natures of lung growth after transplantation and lobectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Feb; 123(2):288-94. View abstract
  81. Kaza AK, Buchanan SA, Parrino GP, Fiser SM, Long SM, Tribble CG. Cardioscope-assisted excision of a left ventricular tumor--a case report. Heart Surg Forum. 2002; 5(1):75-6. View abstract
  82. Fiser SM, Kron IL, Long SM, Kaza AK, Robbins M, Kern JA, Tribble CG. Donor lung salvage after neurogenic pulmonary edema with the use of post-transplant extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Dec; 122(6):1257-8. View abstract
  83. Mauney MM, Cassada DC, Kaza AK, Long SM, Kern JA. Management of innominate artery injury in the setting of bovine arch anomaly. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Dec; 72(6):2134-6. View abstract
  84. Fiser SM, Kron IL, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Cassada DC, Jones DR, Robbins MC, Tribble CG. Influence of graft ischemic time on outcomes following lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Dec; 20(12):1291-6. View abstract
  85. Cope JT, Kaza AK, Reade CC, Shockey KS, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Kron IL. A cost comparison of heart transplantation versus alternative operations for cardiomyopathy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Oct; 72(4):1298-305. View abstract
  86. Cassada DC, Gangemi JJ, Rieger JM, Linden J, Kaza AK, Long SM, Kron IL, Tribble CG, Kern JA. Systemic adenosine A2A agonist ameliorates ischemic reperfusion injury in the rabbit spinal cord. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Oct; 72(4):1245-50. View abstract
  87. Patel MR, Buchanan SA, Bergin JD, Fiser SM, Kaza AK, Tribble CG. As originally published in 1994: Ambulatory intraaortic balloon counterpulsation. Updated in 2001. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Sep; 72(3):975. View abstract
  88. Cassada DC, Tribble CG, Laubach VE, Nguyen BN, Rieger JM, Linden J, Kaza AK, Long SM, Kron IL, Kern JA. An adenosine A2A agonist, ATL-146e, reduces paralysis and apoptosis during rabbit spinal cord reperfusion. J Vasc Surg. 2001 Sep; 34(3):482-8. View abstract
  89. Cassada DC, Tribble CG, Kaza AK, Fiser SM, Long SM, Linden J, Rieger JM, Kron IL, Kern JA. Adenosine analogue reduces spinal cord reperfusion injury in a time-dependent fashion. Surgery. 2001 Aug; 130(2):230-5. View abstract
  90. Kaza AK, Cope JT, Kern JA, Cassada DC, Long SM, Fiser SM, Kron IL, Tribble CG. A technique for adequate coverage of the proximal suture line during abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2001 Aug; 34(2):367-8. View abstract
  91. Kaza AK, Kron IL, Long SM, Fiser SM, Stevens PM, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Laubach VE. Epidermal growth factor receptor up-regulation is associated with lung growth after lobectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Aug; 72(2):380-5. View abstract
  92. Long SM, Kern JA, Fiser SM, Kaza AK, Cassada DC, Miller BT, Claridge JA, Kron IL, Tribble CG. Carotid arteriography impacts carotid stenosis management. Vasc Surg. 2001 Jul-Aug; 35(4):251-6; discussion 257. View abstract
  93. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Kern JA, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kron IL. Cardiac reoperation in the intensive care unit. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Jun; 71(6):1888-92; discussion 1892-3. View abstract
  94. Fiser SM, Kron IL, McLendon Long S, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Tribble CG. Early intervention after severe oxygenation index elevation improves survival following lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Jun; 20(6):631-6. View abstract
  95. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Long SM, Kaza AK, Cope JT, Laubach VE, Kern JA, Kron IL. Lung transplant reperfusion injury involves pulmonary macrophages and circulating leukocytes in a biphasic response. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Jun; 121(6):1069-75. View abstract
  96. Kaza AK, Kron IL, Kern JA, Long SM, Fiser SM, Nguyen RP, Tribble CG, Laubach VE. Retinoic acid enhances lung growth after pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 May; 71(5):1645-50. View abstract
  97. Fiser SM, Cope JT, Kron IL, Kaza AK, Long SM, Kern JA, Tribble CG, Lowson SM. Aerosolized prostacyclin (epoprostenol) as an alternative to inhaled nitric oxide for patients with reperfusion injury after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 May; 121(5):981-2. View abstract
  98. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Kron IL. Pulmonary macrophages are involved in reperfusion injury after lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Apr; 71(4):1134-8; discussion 1138-9. View abstract
  99. Fiser SM, Kron IL, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kern JA, Tribble CG. Influence of graft ischemia time on outcomes following lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Feb; 20(2):206-207. View abstract
  100. Fiser SM, Tribble CG, Kern JA, Long SM, Kaza AK, Kron IL. Controlled perfusion decreases lung transplant reperfusion injury in the setting of high flow reperfusion. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Feb; 20(2):183. View abstract
  101. Hersh RE, Kaza AK, Long SM, Fiser SM, Drake DB, Tribble CG. A technique for the treatment of sternal infections using the Vacuum Assisted Closure device. Heart Surg Forum. 2001; 4(3):211-5. View abstract
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