MEDIA

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Yale University , 2003 , New Haven , CT

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 2008 , Boston , MA

Internship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2009 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital , 2017 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2019 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a congenital heart surgeon I take a very individualized and personalized approach to each patient I care for, as I truly believe in the importance of the surgeon-patient relationship. I strive to ensure that patients and their families understand and are comfortable with the care we provide, and are engaged in the treatment plan. For me, trust, communication, and the team approach are central.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Following his training in adult cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Feins joined the staff at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is actively involved in all aspects of congenital heart surgery, with clinical focuses in neonatal heart surgery, heart valve repair surgery, and complex biventricular repair operations. His research efforts are focused on pediatric cardiac surgical device development. Currently there are limited ways to accommodate a child’s normal growth when performing congenital heart surgery, particularly heart valve repair operations. Dr. Feins has invented growth-accommodating device technology for use in pediatric heart valve repair – aiming to enhance heart valve repair strategies while also allowing a child’s heart valves to grow.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Feins EN, Chávez M, Callahan R, Del Nido PJ, Emani SM, Baird CW. Experience and Outcomes of Surgically Implanted Melody Valve in the Pulmonary Position. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun 27. View abstract
  2. Feins EN, Si MS, Baird CW, Emani SM. Intraoperative Coronary Artery Imaging for Planning. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2020; 23:11-16. View abstract
  3. Feins EN, Emani SM. Expandable Valves, Annuloplasty Rings, Shunts, and Bands for Growing Children. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2020; 23:17-23. View abstract
  4. Feins EN, Jassar AS, Tapias LF, Isselbacher EM, Sundt TM. Extraanatomic Bypass of a Complex Adult Coarctation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 09; 106(3):e151-e154. View abstract
  5. Feins EN, Lee Y, O'Cearbhaill ED, Vasilyev NV, Shimada S, Friehs I, Perrin D, Hammer PE, Yamauchi H, Marx G, Gosline A, Arabagi V, Karp JM, Del Nido PJ. A Growth-Accommodating Implant for Paediatric Applications. Nat Biomed Eng. 2017; 1:818-825. View abstract
  6. Panda N, Feins EN, Axtell A, Lui N, Melnitchouk SI, Donahue DM. A Novel and Successful Repair of a Left Atriogastric Fistula After Esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):e157-e159. View abstract
  7. Feins EN, DeFaria Yeh D, Bhatt AB, Stefanescu A, Youniss MA, Ghoshhajra BB, Inglessis-Azuaje I, Liberthson RR, MacGillivray TE. Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: Surgical Repair With Anatomic- and Function-Based Follow-Up. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan; 101(1):169-75; discussion 175-6. View abstract
  8. Roche ET, Fabozzo A, Lee Y, Polygerinos P, Friehs I, Schuster L, Whyte W, Casar Berazaluce AM, Bueno A, Lang N, Pereira MJ, Feins E, Wasserman S, O'Cearbhaill ED, Vasilyev NV, Mooney DJ, Karp JM, Del Nido PJ, Walsh CJ. A light-reflecting balloon catheter for atraumatic tissue defect repair. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Sep 23; 7(306):306ra149. View abstract
  9. Lang N, Pereira MJ, Lee Y, Friehs I, Vasilyev NV, Feins EN, Ablasser K, O'Cearbhaill ED, Xu C, Fabozzo A, Padera R, Wasserman S, Freudenthal F, Ferreira LS, Langer R, Karp JM, del Nido PJ. A blood-resistant surgical glue for minimally invasive repair of vessels and heart defects. Sci Transl Med. 2014 Jan 08; 6(218):218ra6. View abstract
  10. Feins EN, Yamauchi H, Marx GR, Freudenthal FP, Liu H, Del Nido PJ, Vasilyev NV. Repair of posterior mitral valve prolapse with a novel leaflet plication clip in an animal model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Feb; 147(2):783-90; discussion 790-1. View abstract
  11. Yamauchi H, Feins EN, Vasilyev NV, Shimada S, Zurakowski D, Del Nido PJ. Creation of nonischemic functional mitral regurgitation by annular dilatation and nonplanar modification in a chronic in vivo swine model. Circulation. 2013 Sep 10; 128(11 Suppl 1):S263-70. View abstract
  12. Pluchinotta FR, Porayette P, Myers PO, Chen P, Feins E, Teot L, Prabhu SP, Sanders SP. Postmortem imaging of antemortem myocardial ischaemia. Eur Radiol. 2014 Jan; 24(1):34-41. View abstract
  13. Vasilyev NV, Gosline AH, Butler E, Lang N, Codd PJ, Yamauchi H, Feins EN, Folk CR, Cohen AL, Chen R, Zurakowski D, del Nido PJ, Dupont PE. Percutaneous steerable robotic tool delivery platform and metal microelectromechanical systems device for tissue manipulation and approximation: closure of patent foramen ovale in an animal model. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Aug; 6(4):468-75. View abstract
  14. Tenenholtz NA, Hammer PE, Fabozzo A, Feins EN, Del Nido PJ, Howe RD. Fast Simulation of Mitral Annuloplasty for Surgical Planning. Funct Imaging Model Heart. 2013 Jun; 7945:106-113. View abstract
  15. Feins E. Numbers and people. J Surg Educ. 2007 May-Jun; 64(3):187-8. View abstract