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John  Mayer Jr., MD

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Cardiac Surgery Research
Hospital Title:
Senior Associate in Cardiovascular Surgery
Academic Title:
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Heart transplantation

Research Overview

Dr. Mayer's research has encompassed several areas of cardiovascular surgery, including the short- and long-term outcome of the Fontan operation, cardiac transplantation, and tissue engineering of cardiac structures.

About John Mayer

John Mayer received his MD degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics.

Key Publications

  • Sutherland FW, Mayer JE Jr. Ethical and regulatory issues concerning engineered tissues for congenital heart repair. Seminars in thoracic & cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual 2003; 6: 152-63.

  • Stock UA, Vacanti JP, Mayer JE, Wahlers T. Tissue engineering of heart valves--current aspects. Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon 2002; 50: 184-93.

  • Hoerstrop SP, Sodian R, Daebritz S, Wang J, Bacha EA, Martin DP, Moran AM, Gulesarian KJ, Sperling JS, Kaushal S, Vacanti JP, Schoes FJ, Mayer JE Jr. Functional living trileaflet heart valves grown in vitro. Circulation 2000; 102:III44-49.
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