I strive to innovate and develop new devices, therapies and treatments to ever improve the cardiac surgery repairs and overall care that we offer to our patients.


Undergraduate Degree

  • Grove City College , 1998 , Grove City , PA

Medical School

  • Temple University School of Medicine , 2004 , Philadelphia , PA


  • Washington University in St. Louis , 2012 , St. Louis , MO


  • Washington University in St. Louis , 2014 , St. Louis , MO


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2016 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As a child born with complex congenital heart disease that required two surgeries to repair, I am extremely grateful of the care that I received and the opportunity to live a normal life. It is this personal gratitude that motivates me to provide similar compassionate care to neonates, children and adults with congenital heart disease. The cardiac surgery repair I had required innovation and boldness in an early era of cardiac surgery. With a personal background in engineering, I strive to innovate and develop new devices, therapies and treatments to ever improve the cardiac surgery repairs and overall care that we offer to our patients.


Following my training, I joined the staff at Boston Children's Hospital. My clinical focus is on neonates and children with congenital heart disease. I partner with Dr. Fynn-Thompson in the cardiac assist device and heart and lung transplant programs. Additionally I work as an intensivist in the cardiac intensive care unit. My research is focused on utilizing autologous umbilical veins as a shunt or patch material in neonates with complex congenital heart disease requiring surgery. My lab also focuses on development of devices to improve the safety and effectiveness of cardiac surgery, developing new transplant therapies and lung tissue engineering efforts to improve ECMO and oxygenator technologies.


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery


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  1. Michalowski AK, Gauvreau K, Kaza A, Quinonez L, Hoganson D, Nido PD, Nathan M. Technical Performance Score: A Predictor of Outcomes After the Norwood Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 25. View abstract
  2. Chow OS, Hoganson DM, Kaza AK, Chávez M, Altin FH, Marx GR, Friedman KG, Jennings RW, Baird CW. Early Infant Symptomatic Patients With Tetralogy of Fallot With Absent Pulmonary Valve: Pulmonary Artery Management and Airway Stabilization. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 11; 110(5):1644-1650. View abstract
  3. Guariento A, Doulamis IP, Duignan T, Kido T, Regan WL, Saeed MY, Hoganson DM, Emani SM, Fynn-Thompson F, Matte GS, Del Nido PJ, McCully JD. Mitochondrial transplantation for myocardial protection in ex-situ?perfused hearts donated after circulatory death. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Jun 29. View abstract
  4. Guariento A, Doulamis IP, Duignan T, Kido T, Regan WL, Saeed M, Hoganson DM, Emani SM, Matte GS, Del Nido PJ, McCully JD. Mitochondrial Transplantation for Myocardial Protection in Ex-Situ Perfused Hearts Donated after Cardio-Circulatory Death. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr; 39(4S):S87. View abstract
  5. Hofferberth SC, Baird CW, Hoganson DM, Quiñonez LG, Emani SM, Del Nido PJ, Hammer PE. Mechanical Properties of Autologous Pericardium Change With Fixation Time: Implications for Valve Reconstruction. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(4):852-854. View abstract
  6. Westman AM, Goldstein RL, Bradica G, Goldman SM, Randolph MA, Gaut JP, Vacanti JP, Hoganson DM. Decellularized extracellular matrix microparticles seeded with bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of full-thickness cutaneous wounds. J Biomater Appl. 2019 03; 33(8):1070-1079. View abstract
  7. Alsaied T, Friedman K, Masci M, Hoganson DM, Baird CW, Geva T. Type B Interrupted Right Aortic Arch: Diagnostic and Surgical Approaches. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 01; 107(1):e41-e43. View abstract
  8. Carreon CK, Benini A, Baird C, Hoganson D, Borisuk M, Emani S, Hofferberth S, Padera RF, Sanders SP. Pathology of valved venous homografts used as right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduits in congenital heart disease surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 01; 157(1):342-350.e3. View abstract
  9. Andersen ND, Borisuk MJ, Hoganson DM, Rathod RH, Baird CW. Three-Patch Aortic Root Reconstruction With Extended Left Main Coronary Artery Patch Augmentation in Neonates and Infants. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(1):99-101. View abstract
  10. Mills KI, van den Bosch SJ, Gauvreau K, Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, Hoganson DM, Baird CW, Nathan M, DiNardo JA, Kheir JN. Physiologic effects of delayed sternal closure following stage 1 palliation. Cardiol Young. 2018 Dec; 28(12):1393-1403. View abstract
  11. Hoganson DM, Cigarroa CL, van den Bosch SJ, Sleeper LA, Callahan R, Friedman KG, Baird CW, Quinonez LG, Kaza AK, Emani SE, Kheir JN. Impact of a Composite Valved RV-PA Graft After Stage 1 Palliation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 11; 106(5):1452-1459. View abstract
  12. Bryant ME, Regan WL, Fynn-Thompson F, Hoganson D, Nasr VG, Zaleski K, Faella K, Matte GS. Comparison of two pediatric cases requiring the use of bivalirudin during cardiopulmonary bypass. Perfusion. 2018 10; 33(7):525-532. View abstract
  13. Hoganson DM, Cooper DA, Rich KN, Piekarski BL, Gui L, Gaut JP, Mayer JE, Aikawa E, Niklason LE, Emani SM. Flow Preservation of Umbilical Vein for Autologous Shunt and Cardiovascular Reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 06; 105(6):1809-1818. View abstract
  14. Hoganson DM. Commentary on Tissue-engineered Solutions For Intracardiac Septal Defects: A Large Step Forward in an Unmet Clinical Need. Ann Surg. 2017 02; 265(2):e13. View abstract
  15. Hoganson DM, Finkelstein EB, Owens GE, Hsiao JC, Eng KY, Kulig KM, Kim ES, Kniazeva T, Pomerantseva I, Neville CM, Turk JR, Fermini B, Borenstein JT, Vacanti JP. A bilayer small diameter in vitro vascular model for evaluation of drug induced vascular injury. Biomicrofluidics. 2016 Sep; 10(5):054116. View abstract
  16. Meppelink AM, Wang XH, Bradica G, Barron K, Hiltz K, Liu XH, Goldman SM, Vacanti JP, Keating A, Hoganson DM. Rapid isolation of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells using integrated centrifuge-based technology. Cytotherapy. 2016 06; 18(6):729-39. View abstract
  17. Hoganson DM, Owens GE, Meppelink AM, Bassett EK, Bowley CM, Hinkel CJ, Finkelstein EB, Goldman SM, Vacanti JP. Decellularized extracellular matrix microparticles as a vehicle for cellular delivery in a model of anastomosis healing. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 07; 104(7):1728-35. View abstract
  18. Gazit AZ, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Boston US, Huddleston CB, Hoganson DM, Shepard M, Raithel S, Mehegan M, Doctor A, Spinella PC, Eghtesady P. Recommendations for utilization of the paracorporeal lung assist device in neonates and young children with pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Mar; 20(2):256-70. View abstract
  19. Lo JH, Bassett EK, Penson EJ, Hoganson DM, Vacanti JP. Gas Transfer in Cellularized Collagen-Membrane Gas Exchange Devices. Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 Aug; 21(15-16):2147-55. View abstract
  20. Hoganson DM, Boston US, Gazit AZ, Canter CE, Eghtesady P. Successful bridge through transplantation with berlin heart ventricular assist device in a child with failing fontan. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Feb; 99(2):707-9. View abstract
  21. Hoganson DM, Boston US, Manning PB, Eghtesady P. The surgical prebrief as part of a five-point comprehensive approach to improving pediatric cardiac surgical team communication. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct; 5(4):640-2. View abstract
  22. Hoganson DM, Bassett EK, Vacanti JP. Lung tissue engineering. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2014 Jun 01; 19:1227-39. View abstract
  23. Hoganson DM, Hinkel CJ, Chen X, Agarwal RK, Shenoy S. Validation of computational fluid dynamics-based analysis to evaluate hemodynamic significance of access stenosis. J Vasc Access. 2014 Sep-Oct; 15(5):409-14. View abstract
  24. Wagner DE, Bonenfant NR, Sokocevic D, DeSarno MJ, Borg ZD, Parsons CS, Brooks EM, Platz JJ, Khalpey ZI, Hoganson DM, Deng B, Lam YW, Oldinski RA, Ashikaga T, Weiss DJ. Three-dimensional scaffolds of acellular human and porcine lungs for high throughput studies of lung disease and regeneration. Biomaterials. 2014 Mar; 35(9):2664-79. View abstract
  25. Hoganson DM, Meppelink AM, Hinkel CJ, Goldman SM, Liu XH, Nunley RM, Gaut JP, Vacanti JP. Differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on decellularized extracellular matrix materials. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Aug; 102(8):2875-83. View abstract
  26. Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Boston US, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P. Paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in neonates and young children. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan; 147(1):420-6. View abstract
  27. Hoganson DM, Gazit AZ, Sweet SC, Grady RM, Huddleston CB, Eghtesady P. Neonatal paracorporeal lung assist device for respiratory failure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb; 95(2):692-4. View abstract
  28. Bassett EK, Hoganson DM, Lo JH, Penson EJ, Vacanti JP. Influence of vascular network design on gas transfer in lung assist device technology. ASAIO J. 2011 Nov-Dec; 57(6):533-8. View abstract
  29. Sreenivasan R, Bassett EK, Hoganson DM, Vacanti JP, Gleason KK. Ultra-thin, gas permeable free-standing and composite membranes for microfluidic lung assist devices. Biomaterials. 2011 Jun; 32(16):3883-9. View abstract
  30. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Bassett EK, Spool ID, Vacanti JP. Lung assist device technology with physiologic blood flow developed on a tissue engineered scaffold platform. Lab Chip. 2011 Feb 21; 11(4):700-7. View abstract
  31. Hoganson DM, Anderson JL, Weinberg EF, Swart E, Swart EJ, Orrick BK, Borenstein JT, Vacanti JP. Branched vascular network architecture: a new approach to lung assist device technology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov; 140(5):990-5. View abstract
  32. Hoganson DM, Owens GE, O'Doherty EM, Bowley CM, Goldman SM, Harilal DO, Neville CM, Kronengold RT, Vacanti JP. Preserved extracellular matrix components and retained biological activity in decellularized porcine mesothelium. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep; 31(27):6934-40. View abstract
  33. Hoganson DM, O'Doherty EM, Owens GE, Harilal DO, Goldman SM, Bowley CM, Neville CM, Kronengold RT, Vacanti JP. The retention of extracellular matrix proteins and angiogenic and mitogenic cytokines in a decellularized porcine dermis. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep; 31(26):6730-7. View abstract
  34. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Spool ID, Burns OH, Gilmore JR, Vacanti JP. Principles of biomimetic vascular network design applied to a tissue-engineered liver scaffold. Tissue Eng Part A. 2010 May; 16(5):1469-77. View abstract
  35. Pryor HI, O'Doherty E, Hart A, Owens G, Hoganson D, Vacanti JP, Masiakos PT, Sundback CA. Poly(glycerol sebacate) films prevent postoperative adhesions and allow laparoscopic placement. Surgery. 2009 Sep; 146(3):490-7. View abstract
  36. Hoganson DM, Pryor HI, Vacanti JP. Tissue engineering and organ structure: a vascularized approach to liver and lung. Pediatr Res. 2008 May; 63(5):520-6. View abstract
  37. Lau CL, Hoganson DM, Meyers BF, Damiano RJ, Patterson GA. Use of an apical heart suction device for exposure in lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr; 81(4):1524-5. View abstract