David Hoganson, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery

Instructor in Surgery

    Contact: 617-919-1588
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"I strive to innovate and develop new devices, therapies and treatments to ever improve the cardiac surgery repairs and overall care that we offer to our patients."

Medical Services


  • 3D printing and simulation
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Tissue Engineering


  • Cardiac Surgery


  • English


  • Cardiovascular Surgery
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As a child born with complex congenital heart disease that required two surgeries to repair, I am extremely grateful of the care that I received and the opportunity to live a normal life. 

As a child born with complex congenital heart disease that required two surgeries to repair, I am extremely grateful of the care that I received and the opportunity to live a normal life. It is this personal gratitude that motivates me to provide similar compassionate care to neonates, children and adults with congenital heart disease. The cardiac surgery repair I had required innovation and boldness in an early era of cardiac surgery. With a personal background in engineering, I strive to innovate and develop new devices, therapies and treatments to ever improve the cardiac surgery repairs and overall care that we offer to our patients.

Experience and Education


Medical Degree

Temple University School of Medicine, 2004

Philadelphia, PA


Washington University in St. Louis, 2006-2012

St. Louis, MO


Washington University in St. Louis, 2012-2014

St. Louis, MO


Boston Children's Hospital, 2014-2016

Boston, MA


Professional History

Following my training, I joined the staff at Boston Children's Hospital. My clinical focus is on neonates and children with congenital heart disease. I partner with Dr. Fynn-Thompson in the cardiac assist device and heart and lung transplant programs. Additionally I work as an intensivist in the cardiac intensive care unit. My research is focused on utilizing autologous umbilical veins as a shunt or patch material in neonates with complex congenital heart disease requiring surgery. My lab also focuses on development of devices to improve the safety and effectiveness of cardiac surgery, developing new transplant therapies and lung tissue engineering efforts to improve ECMO and oxygenator technologies.


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  1. Hoganson DM. Commentary on Tissue-engineered Solutions For Intracardiac Septal Defects: A Large Step Forward in an Unmet Clinical Need. Ann Surg. 2017 Feb; 265(2):e13.
  2. Hoganson DM, Finkelstein EB, Owens GE, Hsiao JC, Eng KY, Kulig KM, Kim ES, Kniazeva T, Pomerantseva I, Neville CM, Turk JR, Fermini B, Borenstein JT, Vacanti JP. A bilayer small diameter in vitro vascular model for evaluation of drug induced vascular injury. Biomicrofluidics. 2016 Sep; 10(5):054116.
  3. Meppelink AM, Wang XH, Bradica G, Barron K, Hiltz K, Liu XH, Goldman SM, Vacanti JP, Keating A, Hoganson DM. Rapid isolation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells using integrated centrifuge-based technology. Cytotherapy. 2016 06; 18(6):729-39.
  4. Hoganson DM, Owens GE, Meppelink AM, Bassett EK, Bowley CM, Hinkel CJ, Finkelstein EB, Goldman SM, Vacanti JP. Decellularized extracellular matrix microparticles as a vehicle for cellular delivery in a model of anastomosis healing. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 07; 104(7):1728-35.
  5. Gazit AZ, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Boston US, Huddleston CB, Hoganson DM, Shepard M, Raithel S, Mehegan M, Doctor A, Spinella PC, Eghtesady P. Recommendations for utilization of the paracorporeal lung assist device in neonates and young children with pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Mar; 20(2):256-70.
  6. Lo JH, Bassett EK, Penson EJ, Hoganson DM, Vacanti JP. Gas Transfer in Cellularized Collagen-Membrane Gas Exchange Devices. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Aug; 21(15-16):2147-55.
  7. Hoganson DM, Boston US, Gazit AZ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P. Successful bridge through transplantation with berlin heart ventricular assist device in a child with failing fontan. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2):707-9.
  8. Hoganson DM, Boston US, Manning PB, Eghtesady P. The surgical prebrief as part of a five-point comprehensive approach to improving pediatric cardiac surgical team communication. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct; 5(4):640-2.
  9. Hoganson DM, Bassett EK, Vacanti JP. Lung tissue engineering. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2014 Jun 01; 19:1227-39.
  10. Hoganson DM, Hinkel CJ, Chen X, Agarwal RK, Shenoy S. Validation of computational fluid dynamics-based analysis to evaluate hemodynamic significance of access stenosis. J Vasc Access. 2014 Sep-Oct; 15(5):409-14.
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  12. Wagner DE, Bonenfant NR, Sokocevic D, DeSarno MJ, Borg ZD, Parsons CS, Brooks EM, Platz JJ, Khalpey ZI, Hoganson DM, Deng B, Lam YW, Oldinski RA, Ashikaga T, Weiss DJ. Three-dimensional scaffolds of acellular human and porcine lungs for high throughput studies of lung disease and regeneration. Biomaterials. 2014 Mar; 35(9):2664-79.
  13. Hoganson DM, Meppelink AM, Hinkel CJ, Goldman SM, Liu XH, Nunley RM, Gaut JP, Vacanti JP. Differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on decellularized extracellular matrix materials. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Aug; 102(8):2875-83.
  14. Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Boston US, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P. Paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in neonates and young children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):420-6.
  15. Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P. Neonatal paracorporeal lung assist device for respiratory failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb; 95(2):692-4.
  16. Bassett EK, Hoganson DM, Lo JH, Penson EJ, Vacanti JP. Influence of vascular network design on gas transfer in lung assist device technology. ASAIO J. 2011 Nov-Dec; 57(6):533-8.
  17. Sreenivasan R, Bassett EK, Hoganson DM, Vacanti JP, Gleason KK. Ultra-thin, gas permeable free-standing and composite membranes for microfluidic lung assist devices. Biomaterials. 2011 Jun; 32(16):3883-9.
  18. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Bassett EK, Spool ID, Vacanti JP. Lung assist device technology with physiologic blood flow developed on a tissue engineered scaffold platform. Lab Chip. 2011 Feb 21; 11(4):700-7.
  19. Hoganson DM, Anderson JL, Weinberg EF, Swart E, Swart EJ, Orrick BK, Borenstein JT, Vacanti JP. Branched vascular network architecture: a new approach to lung assist device technology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 140(5):990-5.
  20. Hoganson DM, Owens GE, O'Doherty EM, Bowley CM, Goldman SM, Harilal DO, Neville CM, Kronengold RT, Vacanti JP. Preserved extracellular matrix components and retained biological activity in decellularized porcine mesothelium. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep; 31(27):6934-40.
  21. Hoganson DM, O'Doherty EM, Owens GE, Harilal DO, Goldman SM, Bowley CM, Neville CM, Kronengold RT, Vacanti JP. The retention of extracellular matrix proteins and angiogenic and mitogenic cytokines in a decellularized porcine dermis. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep; 31(26):6730-7.
  22. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Spool ID, Burns OH, Gilmore JR, Vacanti JP. Principles of biomimetic vascular network design applied to a tissue-engineered liver scaffold. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 May; 16(5):1469-77.
  23. Pryor HI, O'Doherty E, Hart A, Owens G, Hoganson D, Vacanti JP, Masiakos PT, Sundback CA. Poly(glycerol sebacate) films prevent postoperative adhesions and allow laparoscopic placement. Surgery. 2009 Sep; 146(3):490-7.
  24. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Vacanti JP. Tissue engineering and organ structure: a vascularized approach to liver and lung. Pediatr Res. 2008 May; 63(5):520-6.
  25. Lau CL, Hoganson DM, Meyers BF, Damiano RJ, Patterson GA. Use of an apical heart suction device for exposure in lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr; 81(4):1524-5.
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