EDUCATION

Medical School

  • University of Saskatchewan , 2003 , Saskatoon , Canada

Residency

Cardiac Surgery
  • University of Manitoba , 2005 , Winnipeg , Canada

Graduate Degree

PhD, Clinical and Translational Research
  • Mayo Clinic , 2009 , Rochester , MN

Residency

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • University of Alberta , 2012 , Alberta , Canada

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Relationship of Preoperative Thyroid Dysfunction to Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 25. View abstract
  2. Bilateral Erector Spinae Blocks Decrease Perioperative Opioid Use After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Oct 12. View abstract
  3. Superior Cavopulmonary Connection: Its Physiology, Limitations, and Anesthetic Implications. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Dec; 24(4):337-348. View abstract
  4. Incidence and predictors of postoperative nausea and vomiting in children undergoing electrophysiology ablation procedures. Paediatr Anaesth. 2020 02; 30(2):147-152. View abstract
  5. Initial experience introducing an enhanced recovery program in congenital cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 11; 160(5):1313-1321.e5. View abstract
  6. Anesthesia in Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: Defining the Risk. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Feb; 34(2):470-478. View abstract
  7. Commentary: Between the devil and the deep blue sea: A new palliation for high-risk neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 08; 158(2):e65-e66. View abstract
  8. Never Say Never: The Use of Nitric Oxide in Patients With Obstructed Pulmonary Veins: A Case Report. A A Pract. 2019 Mar 15; 12(6):205-207. View abstract
  9. Complications of Transthoracic Intracardiac and Central Venous Lines in Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Apr; 40(4):733-737. View abstract
  10. Williams Syndrome and Anesthesia for Non-cardiac Surgery: High Risk Can Be Mitigated with Appropriate Planning. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Aug; 39(6):1123-1128. View abstract
  11. Recombinant Factor VIIa Is Associated With Increased Thrombotic Complications in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients. Anesth Analg. 2017 05; 124(5):1431-1436. View abstract
  12. Twenty Years of Anesthetic and Perioperative Management of Patients With Tetralogy of Fallot With Absent Pulmonary Valve. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Jun; 31(3):918-921. View abstract
  13. Can't you just pull the data? The limitations of using of the electronic medical record for research. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Nov; 26(11):1034-1035. View abstract
  14. Post-Operative Outcomes in Children With and Without Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Feb 23; 67(7):793-801. View abstract
  15. Patients with single ventricle physiology undergoing noncardiac surgery are at high risk for adverse events. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Aug; 25(8):846-851. View abstract
  16. Coarctation of the aorta: lifelong surveillance is mandatory following surgical repair. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 10; 62(11):1020-5. View abstract
  17. Early thrombosis risk in patients with biologic valves in the aortic position. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jul; 144(1):108-11. View abstract
  18. Can the impact of change of surgical teams in cardiovascular surgery be measured by operative mortality or morbidity? A propensity adjusted cohort comparison. Ann Surg. 2011 Feb; 253(2):385-92. View abstract
  19. Clinical outcome of asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis with medical and surgical management: importance of STS score at diagnosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec; 90(6):1876-83. View abstract
  20. Regression in left ventricular mass after aortic valve replacement for chronic aortic regurgitation is unrelated to prosthetic valve size. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2):e5-9. View abstract
  21. Data entry and data accuracy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 140(5):960-1. View abstract
  22. Relationship between left ventricular mass, wall thickness, and survival after subaortic septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb; 141(2):439-43. View abstract
  23. Late outcomes of reintervention on the descending aorta after repair of aortic coarctation. Circulation. 2010 Sep 14; 122(11 Suppl):S81-4. View abstract
  24. Axillary arteriovenous fistula for the palliation of complex cyanotic congenital heart disease: is it an effective tool? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan; 141(1):188-92. View abstract
  25. Variability in data: the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):267-73. View abstract
  26. Apical myectomy: a new surgical technique for management of severely symptomatic patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 139(3):634-40. View abstract
  27. A pilot study of electronic cardiovascular operative notes: qualitative assessment and challenges in implementation. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Feb; 210(2):178-84. View abstract
  28. Ebstein malformation of the tricuspid valve: current concepts in management and outcomes. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2009 Oct; 11(5):396-402. View abstract
  29. The adult with congenital heart disease: medical and surgical considerations for management. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 21(5):561-4. View abstract
  30. Operative strategies for pulmonary artery occlusion secondary to mediastinal fibrosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jul; 88(1):233-7. View abstract
  31. Results of mitral valve annuloplasty with a standard-sized posterior band: is measuring important? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct; 138(4):886-91. View abstract
  32. Indexed left ventricular dimensions best predict survival after aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic valve regurgitation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr; 87(4):1170-5; discussion 1175-6. View abstract
  33. Comparison of the outcome of porcine bioprosthetic versus mechanical prosthetic replacement of the tricuspid valve in the Ebstein anomaly. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Feb 15; 103(4):555-61. View abstract
  34. What are patients really telling us? Comparison of survey responses and the medical record in cardiovascular surgical patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Dec; 86(6):1888-96. View abstract
  35. Ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar; 137(3):670-679.e5. View abstract
  36. Effect of operation for Ebstein anomaly on left ventricular function. Am J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 15; 102(12):1724-7. View abstract
  37. Comparison of coronary revascularization procedures in octogenarians: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Nov; 5(11):738-46. View abstract
  38. Conduit choice for coronary artery bypass grafting after mediastinal radiation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Nov; 136(5):1167-71. View abstract
  39. Mediastinal paragangliomas: the mayo clinic experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Sep; 86(3):946-51. View abstract
  40. From randomized trials to registry studies: translating data into clinical information. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Oct; 5(10):613-20. View abstract
  41. Functional status after operation for Ebstein anomaly: the Mayo Clinic experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Aug 05; 52(6):460-6. View abstract
  42. Is the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation model valid for estimating the operative risk of patients considered for percutaneous aortic valve replacement? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Sep; 136(3):566-71. View abstract
  43. Hypoxemia after an axial flow pump Jarvik-2000 implantation: catheter induced. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Oct; 136(4):1082-3. View abstract
  44. Surgical management of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the gold standard. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2008 Jun; 6(5):715-22. View abstract
  45. The outcomes of operations for 539 patients with Ebstein anomaly. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 May; 135(5):1120-36, 1136.e1-7. View abstract
  46. Aortic valve replacement in patients aged 50 to 70 years: improved outcome with mechanical versus biologic prostheses. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr; 135(4):878-84; discussion 884. View abstract
  47. Surgical management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2007: what is new? World J Surg. 2008 Mar; 32(3):350-4. View abstract
  48. The benefits of early valve replacement in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Feb; 135(2):308-15. View abstract
  49. Timing of operation in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007 Nov; 5(6):1065-71. View abstract
  50. Safety of same-day coronary angiography in patients undergoing elective valvular heart surgery. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007 May; 82(5):572-4. View abstract
  51. Intraoperative diagnosis of isolated cardiac sarcoid. Heart Lung Circ. 2007 Aug; 16(4):315-7. View abstract
  52. Systolic anterior motion after mitral valve repair: is surgical intervention necessary? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan; 133(1):136-43. View abstract
  53. Structural and functional conservation of error-free DNA postreplication repair in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. DNA Repair (Amst). 2002 Nov 03; 1(11):869-80. View abstract