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Best Doctors 2014James S. Tweddell, MD

James S. Tweddell, MD

Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
S. Bert Litwin Chair in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery (CHW)

Training: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (MD), General Surgery, New York University Medical Center (Residency), Thoracic Surgery, Washington University Medical Center (Residency), Cardiothoracic Surgery Research, Washington University Medical Center (Fellowship)
Interests: Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

G. Hossein Almassi, MD

G. Hossein Almassi, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Pahlavi University School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran (MD), General Surgery, University of Chicago (Residency), University of Illinois (Residency), Thoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (Residency)
Interests: Minimally invasive and off pump coronary surgery, transmyocardial laser revascularization, Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, thoracic aortic surgery, aortic dissection, heart remodeling for treatment of heart failure, general thoracic surgery
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

John E. Baker, PhD

John E. Baker, PhD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: St. Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London (PhD)
Interests: Basic research on cardiovascular development and causes of cardiovascular diseases, Translational Research to improve clinical outcomes following cardiac surgery, Protection of the child’s cardiovascular system against injury from radiation
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page 
Also view additional links: Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Wade Fischer, MD

Wade L. Fischer, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans (MD), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland (General Surgery Residency), SUNY, Health Sciences Center, New York (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency), UCLA, Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Devices (Fellowship)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Best Doctors 2014Mario G. Gasparri, MD

Mario G. Gasparri, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Medical College of Wisconsin (MD), General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Henry Ford Hospital (Residencies), Thoracic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin (Residency)
Interests: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and thoracic trauma
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Best Doctors 2014George B. Haasler, MD

George B. Haasler, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD), General and Thoracic Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital, New York (Residency), Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Fellowship).
Interests: Esophageal cancer, lung cancer, lung transplantation, pleural diseases, emphysema, chest wall reconstruction, laser and stenting procedures
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Laser Surgery

Mats Hidestrand, PhD

Mats Hidestrand, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Stockholm University, Sweden (MSc in Chemistry), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (PhD in Molecular Toxicology)
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Best Doctors 2014David Johnstone, MD

David W. Johnstone, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Northwestern University Medical School (MD), Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York (General Surgery Residency), Cornell University Medical Center, New York (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

R. Eric Lilly, MD

R. Eric Lilly, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Duke University School of Medicine (MD), Duke University (Internship, Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency,  Fellowship)
Interests: Minimally-invasive heart valve surgery, mitral valve disease, aortic valve diseases, ascending aortic surgery, cardiac arrhythmia surgery, left ventricular remodeling, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, off-pump coronary artery surgery, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Best Doctors 2014Robert B. Love, MD

Robert B. Love, MD, FACS, FRCS

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Section Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery

Training: Rush Medical College, Chicago (MD), General Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Residency), General and Vascular Surgery, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Oxford University, England (Fellowship)
Board Certification(s): Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD

Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, PhD, and Post-doctoral Fellow), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Post-doctoral Fellow)
Interests: Genetic etiology of congenital heart disease, high-throughput methodologies for genetic association studies
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page
Also view additional link: Human and Molecular Genetics Center

Michael E. Mitchell, MD

Michael E. Mitchell, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Harvard Medical School (MD), General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Internship), General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Residency), Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Hospital, Boston (Chief Resident), Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Fellowship)
Interests: Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, adult congenital surgery
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page
Also view additional link: Human and Molecular Genetics Center

Daryl P. Pearlstein, MD

Daryl P. Pearlstein, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee (MD), University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals (Residency, General Surgery), University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals (Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Zahir A. Rashid, MD

Zahir A. Rashid, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: R. G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta, India (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Internship), Institute of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Bangladesh (Postgraduate Hospital), Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (General Surgery Fellowship), New York Medical College, Bronx, NY (General Surgery Residency and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship), Medical College of Wisconsin (Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Chris K. Rokkas, MD

Chris K. Rokkas, MD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: National University of Athens, Greece, University of Illinois-Chicago (Residency), Washington University-St. Louis (Residency), State University of New York-Syracuse (Chief Resident), Medical College of Wisconsin (Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency)
Board Certification(s): American Board of Thoracic Surgery, European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Mary Shimoyama, PhD

Mary Shimoyama, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
(Human and Molecular Genetics Center)

Training: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (PhD, Medical Informatics)
Interests: Standardized vocabularies and ontologies for clinical, phenotype and genomic data. Integration of heterogeneous data types. Data mining and visualization tools for genomic and phenotype data. Data standards for environmental exposures, medical histories and phenotype measurements.
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

Ronald K. Woods, MD PhD

Ronald K. Woods, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Training: College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, IL (MD), University of Washington, Seattle (Internship and Residency), University of Missouri - Kansas City (Surgery Fellowship), University of Washington, Seattle (Thoracic Surgery Fellowship)
Board Certification(s): General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Publications/Research: View the Faculty Collaboration Database profile page

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