Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS

Meena Nathan, MD, FRCS

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery

Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Departments

  • Cardiac Surgery
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Experience and Education

Publications

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  1. IJsselhof R, Gauvreau K, Del Nido P, Nathan M. Technical Performance Score: Predictor of Outcomes in Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 22.
  2. 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.
  3. Nathan M, Emani S, IJsselhof R, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Del Nido P. Mid-term outcomes in unbalanced complete atrioventricular septal defect: role of biventricular conversion from single-ventricle palliation†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 May 18.
  4. Martin E, Del Nido PJ, Nathan M. Technical performance scores are predictors of midterm mortality and reinterventions following congenital mitral valve repair†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Apr 06.
  5. Blinder JJ, Thiagarajan R, Williams K, Nathan M, Mayer J, Kulik TJ. Duration of Mechanical Ventilation and Perioperative Care Quality After Neonatal Cardiac Operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1956-1962.
  6. Baird CW, Myers PO, Piekarski B, Borisuk M, Majeed A, Emani SM, Sanders SP, Nathan M, Del Nido PJ. Photo-oxidized bovine pericardium in congenital cardiac surgery: single-centre experience. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 02 01; 24(2):240-244.
  7. Nathan M. A rare triple threat: Rat bite fever, endocarditis of ventricular septal defect patch, and multivalve endocarditis with sinus of Valsalva fistula. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar; 153(3):e47-e48.
  8. 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 Nov; 17(11):1045-1054.
  9. Parthiban A, Levine JC, Nathan M, Marshall JA, Shirali GS, Simon SD, Colan SD, Newburger JW, Raghuveer G. Implementation of a Quality Improvement Bundle Improves Echocardiographic Imaging after Congenital Heart Surgery in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Dec; 29(12):1163-1170.e3.
  10. Nathan M, Jacobs ML, Gaynor JW, Newburger JW, Dunbar Masterson C, Lambert LM, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Trachtenberg FL, White O, Anderson BR, Bell MC, Burch PT, Graham EM, Kaltman JR, Kanter KR, Mery CM, Pizarro C, Schamberger MS, Taylor MD, Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK. Completeness and Accuracy of Local Clinical Registry Data for Children Undergoing Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb; 103(2):629-636.
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  12. Fabozzo A, DiOrio M, Newburger JW, Powell AJ, Liu H, Fynn-Thompson F, Sanders SP, Pigula FA, Del Nido PJ, Nathan M. Anomalous Aortic Origin of Coronary Arteries: A Single-Center Experience. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Winter; 28(4):791-800.
  13. Nathan M, Gauvreau K, Samnaliev M, Ozonoff A, Jenkins K, Bergersen L, Connor J, Pigula FA, Colan SD, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ. Technical Performance Score Predicts Resource Utilization in Congenital Cardiac Procedures. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jun 07; 67(22):2696-8.
  14. Thiagarajan RR, Nathan M. Pediatric Index of Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Mortality: A New Severity of Illness Score for Cardiac Surgical Patients in ICUs. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):885-6.
  15. Parthiban A, Levine JC, Nathan M, Marshall JA, Shirali GS, Simon SD, Colan SD, Newburger JW, Raghuveer G. Impact of Variability in Echocardiographic Interpretation on Assessment of Adequacy of Repair Following Congenital Heart Surgery: A Pilot Study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 37(1):144-50.
  16. Nathan M. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? A review of the history of atrial septal defect repairs and device closures. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(4):e57-8.
  17. Dussault C, Toeg H, Nathan M, Wang ZJ, Roux JF, Secemsky E. Electrocardiographic monitoring for detecting atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack: systematic review and meta-analysis. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr; 8(2):263-9.
  18. Stock C, Nathan M, Murray R, Rahbar R, Fynn-Thompson F. Modified end-to-end anastomosis for the treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis with a bridging bronchus. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):346-8.
  19. Nathan M, Marshall AC, Kerstein J, Liu H, Fynn-Thompson F, Baird CW, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ, Emani S. Technical performance score as predictor for post-discharge reintervention in valve-sparing tetralogy of Fallot repair. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 26(4):297-303.
  20. Villafañe J, Lantin-Hermoso MR, Bhatt AB, Tweddell JS, Geva T, Nathan M, Elliott MJ, Vetter VL, Paridon SM, Kochilas L, Jenkins KJ, Beekman RH, Wernovsky G, Towbin JA. D-transposition of the great arteries: the current era of the arterial switch operation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Aug 05; 64(5):498-511.
  21. Nathan M, Gauvreau K, Liu H, Pigula FA, Mayer JE, Colan SD, Del Nido PJ. Outcomes differ in patients who undergo immediate intraoperative revision versus patients with delayed postoperative revision of residual lesions in congenital heart operations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 148(6):2540-6.e1-5.
  22. Nathan M, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Frommelt PC, Caldarone CA, Tweddell JS, Lu M, Pearson GD, Gaynor JW, Pizarro C, Williams IA, Colan SD, Dunbar-Masterson C, Gruber PJ, Hill K, Hirsch-Romano J, Jacobs JP, Kaltman JR, Kumar SR, Morales D, Bradley SM, Kanter K, Newburger JW. Technical performance score is associated with outcomes after the Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 148(5):2208-13, 2214.e1-6.
  23. Baird CW, Myers PO, Borisuk M, Kalish B, Hofferberth S, Nathan M, Emani SM, del Nido PJ. Takedown of cavopulmonary shunt at biventricular repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Oct; 148(4):1506-11.
  24. Nathan M. Late arterial switch operation for transposition with intact septum. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Apr; 5(2):226-8.
  25. Zaidi AH, Nathan M, Emani S, Baird C, del Nido PJ, Gauvreau K, Harris M, Sanders SP, Padera RF. Preliminary experience with porcine intestinal submucosa (CorMatrix) for valve reconstruction in congenital heart disease: histologic evaluation of explanted valves. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Nov; 148(5):2216-4, 2225.e1.
  26. Nathan M, Fabozzo A, Geva T, Walsh E, del Nido PJ. Successful surgical management of ventricular fibromas in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 148(6):2602-8.
  27. Nathan M, Sadhwani A, Gauvreau K, Agus M, Ware J, Newburger JW, Pigula F. Association between Technical Performance Scores and neurodevelopmental outcomes after congenital cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 148(1):232-237.e3.
  28. Nathan M, Karamichalis J, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Colan S, Saia M, Pigula F, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird C, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Technical Performance Scores are strongly associated with early mortality, postoperative adverse events, and intensive care unit length of stay-analysis of consecutive discharges for 2 years. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):389-94, 396.e1-396.e3.
  29. Nathan M, Pigula FA, Liu H, Gauvreau K, Colan SD, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird CA, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ. Inadequate technical performance scores are associated with late mortality and late reintervention. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):664-9.
  30. Nathan M, Liu H, Pigula FA, Fynn-Thompson F, Emani S, Baird CA, Marx G, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ. Biventricular conversion after single-ventricle palliation in unbalanced atrioventricular canal defects. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6):2086-95; discussion 2095-6.
  31. Bhalala US, Nishisaki A, McQueen D, Bird GL, Morrison WE, Nadkarni VM, Nathan M, Starr JP. Change in regional (somatic) near-infrared spectroscopy is not a useful indicator of clinically detectable low cardiac output in children after surgery for congenital heart defects. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep; 13(5):529-34.
  32. Nathan M, Karamichalis JM, Liu H, Emani S, Baird C, Pigula F, Colan S, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Del Nido P. Surgical technical performance scores are predictors of late mortality and unplanned reinterventions in infants after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov; 144(5):1095-1101.e7.
  33. Karamichalis JM, Colan SD, Nathan M, Pigula FA, Baird C, Marx G, Emani SM, Geva T, Fynn-Thompson FE, Liu H, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Technical performance scores in congenital cardiac operations: a quality assessment initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 94(4):1317-23; discussion 1323.
  34. Nathan M, Williamson AK, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Juraszek AL. Mortality in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: review of 216 autopsy cases of aortic atresia with attention to coronary artery disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Dec; 144(6):1301-6.
  35. Nathan M, Karamichalis JM, Liu H, del Nido P, Pigula F, Thiagarajan R, Bacha EA. Intraoperative adverse events can be compensated by technical performance in neonates and infants after cardiac surgery: a prospective study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 142(5):1098-107, 1107.e1-5.
  36. Nathan M, Emani S, Marx G, Pigula F. Anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery in hypoplastic left hearts: case series and review of literature. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jul; 142(1):225-7.
  37. Nathan M, Camacho M, Hardin JT, Starr JP. Abiomed biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in a 14-year-old with cardiomyopathy resulting from ventricular noncompaction. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Nov; 31(8):1249-51.
  38. Nathan M, Kalyanaraman M, Blank J, Hardin JT, Starr JP. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, and surfactant for the management of intraoperative acute pulmonary hemorrhage in tetralogy of Fallot. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Apr; 25(2):313-5.
  39. Choi YH, Cowan DB, Nathan M, Poutias D, Stamm C, del Nido PJ, McGowan FX. Myocardial hypertrophy overrides the angiogenic response to hypoxia. PLoS One. 2008; 3(12):e4042.
  40. Nathan M, Walsh R, Hardin JT, Einzig S, Connor BO, Balaguru D, Verma R, Starr JP. Enteroviral sepsis and ischemic cardiomyopathy in a neonate: case report and review of literature. ASAIO J. 2008 Sep-Oct; 54(5):554-5.
  41. Robinson BL, Nathan M, Brown DW, Baird C, del Nido PJ. Robotic division of an unusual variant of a right aortic arch. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug; 84(2):670-3.
  42. Nathan M, Rimmer D, Piercey G, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Pigula FA. Early repair of hemitruncus: excellent early and late outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 May; 133(5):1329-35.
  43. Nathan M, Rimmer D, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Shin A, Regan W, Gonzalez R, Pigula F. Aortic atresia or severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with ventricular septal defect: results of primary biventricular repair in neonates. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Dec; 82(6):2227-32.
  44. Nathan M, Baird C, Fynn-Thompson F, Almond C, Thiagarajan R, Laussen P, Blume E, Pigula F. Successful implantation of a Berlin heart biventricular assist device in a failing single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Jun; 131(6):1407-8.
  45. Aranki SF, Nathan M, Shekar P, Couper G, Rizzo R, Cohn LH. Hypothermic circulatory arrest enables aortic valve replacement in patients with unclampable aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1679-86; discussion 1686-7.
  46. Friehs I, Cao-Danh H, Nathan M, McGowan FX, del Nido PJ. Impaired insulin-signaling in hypertrophied hearts contributes to ischemic injury. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 May 27; 331(1):15-22.
  47. Nathan M, Friehs I, Choi YH, Cowan DB, Cao-Danh H, McGowan FX, del Nido PJ. Cyclosporin A but not FK-506 protects against dopamine-induced apoptosis in the stunned heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 May; 79(5):1620-6.
  48. Paul S, Nathan M, Byrne JG, Aranki SF. Transmyocardial laser revascularization. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Feb; 18(1):85-92.
  49. Nathan M, Gates J, Ferzoco SJ. Hepatic duct confluence injury in blunt abdominal trauma: case report and synopsis on management. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2003 Oct; 13(5):350-2.
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