Christopher W. Baird, MD

Christopher W. Baird, MD

Assistant in Cardiac Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Valve Program

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
  • Pulmonary Valve Repair
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Repair

Departments

  • Cardiac Surgery

Programs

  • Cardiac Surgery Program
  • Congenital Heart Valve Program
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Heart Transplant Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School

Appalachian State University, B.S.-Biology, 1992

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 1998

Chapel Hill, NC

General Surgery Residency

Hospitals of the University Health Center of Pittsburgh, 1998-2003

Pittsburgh, PA

Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship

Hospitals of the University Health Center of Pittsburgh, 2006-2006

Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital , 7/05 7/06

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Research


Publications

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  1. Baird CW, Prabhu S, Buchmiller TL, Smithers C, Jennings R. Direct Tracheobronchopexy and Posterior Descending Aortopexy for Severe Left Mainstem Bronchomalacia Associated With Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation and Left Circumflex Aortic Arch. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102(1):e1-4.
  2. Bairdain S, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Jennings RW. Surgical Treatment of Tracheobronchomalacia: A novel approach. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2016 Jun; 19:16-20.
  3. Myers PO, Emani SM, Baird CW. Ring-reinforced Sano right ventricular to pulmonary artery conduit at Norwood stage I. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2016; 2016.
  4. Bairdain S, Foker JE, Smithers CJ, Hamilton TE, Labow BI, Baird CW, Taghinia AH, Feins N, Manfredi M, Jennings RW. Jejunal Interposition after Failed Esophageal Atresia Repair. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jun; 222(6):1001-8.
  5. Roberts EG, Quinonez L, Piekarski B, Baird CW, Emani SM. Expandable Valve for Pediatric Application Constructed From Human Venous Valved Conduit Within a Stent. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec; 100(6):2320-4.
  6. Myers PO, Baird CW, Del Nido PJ, Pigula FA, Lang N, Marx GR, Emani SM. Neonatal Mitral Valve Repair in Biventricular Repair, Single Ventricle Palliation, and Secondary Left Ventricular Recruitment: Indications, Techniques, and Mid-Term Outcomes. Front Surg. 2015; 2:59.
  7. Pogoriler JE, Kulik TJ, Casey AM, Baird CW, Mullen MP, Jenkins KJ, Vargas SO. Lung Pathology in Pediatric Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2016 May-Jun; 19(3):219-29.
  8. Onwubiko C, Bairdain S, Murphy AJ, McSweeney ME, Perkins J, Rathod RH, Baird C, Smithers CJ. Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement in Infants with Congenital Cardiac Disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Dec; 25(12):1047-50.
  9. Quinonez LG, Gauvreau K, Borisuk M, Ireland C, Marshall AM, Mayer JE, Jenkins KJ, Fynn-Thompson FE, Baird CW. Outcomes of surgery for young children with multivessel pulmonary vein stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(4):911-7.
  10. Beroukhim RS, Gauvreau K, Benavidez OJ, Baird CW, LaFranchi T, Tworetzky W. Perinatal outcome after prenatal diagnosis of single-ventricle cardiac defects. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 45(6):657-63.
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  12. Baird CW, Marx GR, Borisuk M, Emani S, Del Nido PJ. Review of Congenital Mitral Valve Stenosis: Analysis, Repair Techniques and Outcomes. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2015 Jun; 6(2):167-73.
  13. Myers PO, Del Nido PJ, Bautista-Hernandez V, Marx GR, Emani SM, Pigula FA, Borisuk M, Baird CW. Biventricular repair for common atrioventricular canal defect with parachute left atrioventricular valve†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Feb; 49(2):546-52.
  14. Bairdain S, Smithers CJ, Hamilton TE, Zurakowski D, Rhein L, Foker JE, Baird C, Jennings RW. Direct tracheobronchopexy to correct airway collapse due to severe tracheobronchomalacia: Short-term outcomes in a series of 20 patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun; 50(6):972-7.
  15. Bentham JR, Baird CW, Porras DP, Rathod RH, Marshall AC. A reinforced right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit for the stage-1 Norwood procedure improves pulmonary artery growth. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Jun; 149(6):1502-8.e1.
  16. 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.
  17. Baird CW, Myers PO, Borisuk M, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Ring-reinforced Sano conduit at Norwood stage I reduces proximal conduit obstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):171-9.
  18. Raju V, Myers PO, Quinonez LG, Emani SM, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ, Baird CW. Aortic root translocation (Nikaidoh procedure): Intermediate follow-up and impact of conduit type. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 May; 149(5):1349-55.
  19. Bautista-Hernandez V, Brown DW, Loyola H, Myers PO, Borisuk M, del Nido PJ, Baird CW. Mechanisms of tricuspid regurgitation in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome undergoing tricuspid valvuloplasty. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep; 148(3):832-8; discussion 838-40.
  20. Emani S, Trainor B, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Fynn-Thompson FE, Pigula FA, Emani SM. Aspirin unresponsiveness predicts thrombosis in high-risk pediatric patients after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep; 148(3):810-4; discussion 814-6.
  21. Raju V, Rathod R, Quinonez LG, Baird CW. Transposition of the great arteries and sinus venosus defect with partially anomalous pulmonary venous return: physiological and anatomic considerations. Cardiol Young. 2015 Apr; 25(4):787-9.
  22. Saleeb SF, Newburger JW, Geva T, Baird CW, Gauvreau K, Padera RF, Del Nido PJ, Borisuk MJ, Sanders SP, Mayer JE. Accelerated degeneration of a bovine pericardial bioprosthetic aortic valve in children and young adults. Circulation. 2014 Jul 1; 130(1):51-60.
  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. 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.
  25. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, Emani SM, Marx GR, Baird CW. Valve-sparing aortic root replacement and remodeling with complex aortic valve reconstruction in children and young adults with moderate or severe aortic regurgitation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jun; 147(6):1768-74.
  26. Myers PO, Bautista-Hernandez V, Baird CW, Emani SM, Marx GR, del Nido PJ. Tricuspid regurgitation or Ebsteinoid dysplasia of the tricuspid valve in congenitally corrected transposition: is valvuloplasty necessary at anatomic repair? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Feb; 147(2):576-80.
  27. Emani S, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Trenor C, Emani SM. Hypercoagulability panel testing predicts thrombosis in neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Am J Hematol. 2014 Feb; 89(2):151-5.
  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. Chen PC, Cubberley AT, Reyes K, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Geva T, Emani SM. Predictors of reintervention after repair of interrupted aortic arch with ventricular septal defect. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):621-8.
  30. Emani S, Zurakowski D, Baird CW, Pigula FA, Trenor C, Emani SM. Hypercoagulability markers predict thrombosis in single ventricle neonates undergoing cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug; 96(2):651-6.
  31. Myers PO, Bautista-Hernandez V, del Nido PJ, Marx GR, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, Baird CW. Surgical repair of truncal valve regurgitation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Nov; 44(5):813-20.
  32. Khalpey Z, Baird CW, Myers PO. Alfieri repair for post-repair mitral systolic anterior motion in a young child. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr; 95(4):1452-3.
  33. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, McElhinney DB, Khalpey Z, Lock JE, Baird CW. Annulus upsizing for mitral valve re-replacement in children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug; 146(2):347-51.
  34. Bautista-Hernandez V, Myers PO, Loyola H, Marx GR, Bacha EA, Baird CW, del Nido PJ. Atrioventricular valve annular remodeling with a bioabsorbable ring in young children. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Nov 20; 60(21):2256-8.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Myers PO, Geva T, Kozakewich H, Baird CW, Stout KK, del Nido PJ. Recurrent atrioventricular groove intramuscular arteriovenous malformation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul; 94(1):286-8.
  38. Myers PO, del Nido PJ, Marx GR, Emani S, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, Baird CW. Improving left ventricular outflow tract obstruction repair in common atrioventricular canal defects. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Aug; 94(2):599-605; discussion 605.
  39. Baird C, Blalock S, Bengur R, Ikemba C. Right atrial hemangioma in the newborn: Utility of fetal imaging. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 5(1):81-4.
  40. Baird CW, Myers PO, del Nido PJ. Aortic valve reconstruction in the young infants and children. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2012; 15(1):9-19.
  41. del Nido PJ, Baird C. Congenital mitral valve stenosis: anatomic variants and surgical reconstruction. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2012; 15(1):69-74.
  42. Baird CW, Myers PO, Marx G, Del Nido PJ. Mitral valve operations at a high-volume pediatric heart center: Evolving techniques and improved survival with mitral valve repair versus replacement. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Jan; 5(1):13-20.
  43. Chen PC, Sager MS, Zurakowski D, Pigula FA, Baird CW, Mayer JE, Del Nido PJ, Emani SM. Younger age and valve oversizing are predictors of structural valve deterioration after pulmonary valve replacement in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 143(2):352-60.
  44. Baird CW, Forbess JM. Takedown of cavopulmonary (Glenn) shunt: a technique using a right atrial flap. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Mar; 143(3):747-9.
  45. Baird CW, Parker M, Shah N, McKay C. Minimally invasive resection of mediastinal parathyroid adenoma using SPECT/CT and intact PTH monitoring. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Dec; 21(6):399-400.
  46. Baird CW. Unicusp aortic valve. Cardiol Young. 2010 Oct; 20(5):557-8.
  47. Baird CW, Banks P, Domnina Y. Coronary arterial Aspergillosis. Cardiol Young. 2010 Oct; 20(5):559.
  48. Baird CW. Intraluminal 3-D CT identifies coronary osteal and commissural relationships in anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Apr; 89(4):1341; author reply 1341-2.
  49. Stern HJ, Baird CW. A premounted stent that can be implanted in infants and re-dilated to 20 mm: introducing the Edwards Valeo Lifestent. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Nov 15; 74(6):905-12.
  50. Stern HJ, Kuo JA, Wang YT, Baird CW. Catheter-based therapy for small preterm infants with pulmonary atresia/intact ventricular septum. Congenit Heart Dis. 2009 Sep-Oct; 4(5):369-72.
  51. Baird CW, Bengur AR, Bensky A, Watts LT. Congenital absence of posteromedial papillary muscle and anterior mitral leaflet chordae: the use of three-dimensional echocardiography and approach in complex pediatric mitral valve disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 139(4):e75-7.
  52. Baird CW, Watts LT, Lessaris KJ. Nonoperative management of an extensive tracheal injury in an 860-g preterm neonate. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 137(3):787-8; author reply 788.
  53. Baird CW, Stern H, Watts L. Left atrial hybrid closure of muscular ventricular septal defects with the Amplatzer device. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 137(3):779-80.
  54. Baird CW, Watts L. Right aortic arch with multiple ligamentum arising from Kommerell's aortic diverticulum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Feb; 85(2):663.
  55. Baird CW, Stamou SC, Skipper E, Watts L. Total endoscopic repair of a pediatric atrial septal defect using the da Vinci robot and hypothermic fibrillation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec; 6(6):828-9.
  56. 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.
  57. Baird CW, Constantinos C, Lansford E, Pigula FA. Mitral valve chordal rupture masquerades as endocarditis. Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 Jul-Aug; 28(4):297-9.
  58. Baird CW, Zurakowski D, Robinson B, Gandhi S, Burdis-Koch L, Tamblyn J, Munoz R, Fortich K, Pigula FA. Anticoagulation and pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: impact of activated clotting time and heparin dose on survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Mar; 83(3):912-9; discussion 919-20.
  59. 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.
  60. Baird C, O'Connor D, Pittman T. Late shunt infections. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Nov; 31(5):269-73.
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