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Education and Training

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Dr. Gleason joined the Division of Cardiac Surgery as Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland in June 2021 after having served as the Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Executive Director of the Heart & Vascular Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Gleason was the Ronald V. Pellegrini Endowed Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute, and Director of the Center for Thoracic Aortic Disease at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gleason is an expert in treating thoracic aortic diseases and has extensive clinical experience managing valvular heart disease, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation and end-stage heart and lung disease. His clinical research interests have included the development and refinement of novel valve therapies, most particularly, aortic valve repair strategies, and the management of aortic dissections with a distinct focus on neurocerebral malperfusion and neurologic outcomes. His longstanding basic science research mission has been devoted to the study of ascending aortopathies and aortic dissection, particularly those associated with congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)—the most common phenotype seen among patients with ascending aortic aneurysmal disease. His research on BAV aortopathy has been supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for many years.

Dr. Gleason currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and on the National Steering Committee for the STS/ACC TVT Registry. He is co-chair of the Research and Publications Committee for the TVT. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the American Surgical Association (ASA), and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and he is a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). He previously served as a permanent member of the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Thoracic Aortic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Dissection, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Coarctation, Connective Tissue Disorders, (e.g. Marfan Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Loeys-Dietz Syndrome), Valvular Heart Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy, Great Vessel/Aortic Branch Vessel Occlusive Vascular Disease, Aortic Graft Infections, Endocarditis, Coronary Artery Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Advanced (End-stage) Heart Disease

Highlighted Publications

Bavaria JE, Brinster DR, Gorman RC, Woo YJ, Gleason TG, Pochettino A. Advances in the treatment of acute type A dissection: An integrated approach.  Ann Thorac Surg 2002;74(5):S1848-52.

Pelletier SJ, Isaacs RB, Raymond DP, Crabtree TD, Spencer CE, Gleason TG, Pruett TL, Sawyer RG. Ethnic disparities in outcome from post-transplant infections. Shock 2004;22(3):197-203.

Gleason TG, David TE, Coselli JS, Hammon JW, Bavaria JE. Jude Medical Toronto biologic aortic root prosthesis:  early FDA phase II IDE study results.  Ann Thorac Surg 2004;78(3):786-93.

Lee BY, Gleason TG, Sonnad SS.  Quality of Life After Aortic Valve Surgery. Expert Rev. Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2004;4(3):89-99.

Leshnower BG, Gleason TG. Reoperative innominate arterial, ascending aortic, and root replacement for extensive fungal endocarditis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;129(4):941-2.

Gleason TG. New graft formulation and modification of the David reimplantation technique.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 Aug;130(2):601-3.

Leshnower BG, Litt HI, Gleason TG. Anterior approach to traumatic mid aortic arch transection.  Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81(1):343-5.

Leshnower BG, Gleason TG, O’Hara ML, Pochettino A, Woo YJ, Morris RJ, Gardner TJ, Acker MA. The safety and efficacy of LVAD support in patients with post-myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock.  Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81(4):1365-70.

Gleason TG. Aortic annuloplasty and valve-sparing root replacement: details of the primary suture line.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006;131(2):502-3.

Gleason TG. Thoracic aortic stent grafting: Is it ready for prime time?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006;131(1):16-18.

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Additional Publication Citations

Peterson BG, Eskandari MK, Gleason TG, Morasch MD. Utility of left subclavian artery revascularization in association with endoluminal repair of acute and chronic thoracic aortic pathology.  J Vasc Surg 2006;43(3):433-9.

Caira FC, Stock SR, Gleason TG, McGee EC, Huang J, Bonow RO, Spelsberg TC, McCarthy PM, Rahimtoola SH, Rajamannan NM. Human degenerative valve disease is associated with up-regulation of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 receptor-mediated bone formation.  J Am Coll Cardiol 2006;47(8):1707-12.

Caira FC, Stock SR, Gleason TG, McGee EC, Huang J, Bonow RO, Spelsberg TC, McCarthy PM, Rahimtoola SH, Rajamannan NM.   J Am Coll Cardiol 2006;48(12):2602.

Bowen FW, Civan J, Orlin A, Gleason TG. Management of type A aortic dissection and a large pheochromocytoma:  a surgical dilemma.  Ann Thorac Surg 2006;81(6):2296-8.

Woo EY, Bavaria JE, Pochettino A, Gleason TG, Woo YJ, Velazque OC, Carpenter JP. Techniques for preserving vertebral artery perfusion during thoracic aortic stent grafting requiring aortic arch landing.  Vasc Endovascular Surg 2006;40(5):367-73.

Schmeltz LR, Desantis AJ, Thiyagarajan V, Schmidt K, O’Shea-MahlerE, Johnson D, Henske J, McCarthy PM, Gleason TG, McGee EC, Molitch ME. Reduction of surgical mortality and morbidity with a combined intravenous and subcutaneous insulin glucose management strategy.  Diabetes Care 2007;30:823-8.

Gleason TG, Benjamin LC. Conventional open repair of descending thoracic aortic aneurysms.  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 2007;19:110-21

Gleason TG, de Graft-Johnson, J. Evaluation and management of aortic valve and root disease. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 2007; 9 (6):465-472

Svennson LG, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, Bavaria JE, Coselli JS, Curi MA, Eggebrecht H, Elefteriades JA, Erbel R, Gleason TG, et al. Expert consensus document on the treatment of descending thoracic aortic disease using endovascular stent-grafts.  Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 85:S1-41. 

Navid F, Gleason TG, Great vessel and cardiac trauma: diagnostic and management strategies. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 20 (1): 31-38.

Gleason TG. Aortic root replacement with a composite valved conduit. Operative Tech. in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Fall 2008; 13 (3): 161-71.

Liu X, Weale P, Reiter G, Kino A, Dill K, Gleason T, Carroll T, Carr J. Breathhold time-resolved three-dimensional MR velocity mapping of aortic flow in patients after aortic valve-sparing surgery.  J Magn Reson Imaging 2009;29:569-75.

Volguina IV, Miller DC, LeMaire SA, Palmero LC, Wang XL, Connolly HM, Sundt TM 3rd, Bavaria JE, Dietz HC, Milewicz DM, Coselli JS (Collaborators: Coselli JS, Dietz HC, Connolly HM, Milewicz DM, Favaloro RR, Chan KL, Haverich A, Sievers HH, Mohr FW, Versteegh MI, Coselli JS, Cochran RP, Frumiento C, Gott VL, Vricella LA, Schwartz JP, Sundt TM 3rd, Kouchoukos NT, DeAnda A, Girardi LN, Gleason TG, Malaisrie C, Miller DC, Bavaria JE, Moon MR.); Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients study group. Valve-sparing and valve-replacing techniques for aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome: Analysis of early outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 May;137(5):1124-32.

Phillippi JA, Klyachko, EA, Kenny, JP, Eskay, MA, Gorman RC, Gleason TG. Basal and oxidative stress-induced expression of metallothionein is decreased in ascending aortic aneurysms of bicuspid aortic valve patients. Circulation. 2009;119:2498-2506.

Gleason TG, Endoleaks After Endovascular Aortic Stent-Grafting: Impact, Diagnosis and Management. Semin in Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009; 21 (4):363-72.

Phillippi JA, Eskay, MA, Kubala AA, Pitt BR, Gleason TG. Altered Oxidative Stress Responses and Increased Type I Collagen Expression in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:1893-8.

Ota T, Gleason TG, Salizzoni S, Wei LM, Toyoda Y, Bermudez C. Midterm Surgical Outcomes of Noncomplicated Active Native Multivalve Endocarditis: Single-Center Experience. Ann Thor Surg. 2011;May;91(5):141-9.

Shayan H, Rocha R, Wei L, Gleason TG, Zaldonis D, Pellegrini R, Toyoda Y, Shapiro R, Ahmad F, Bermudez C. Midterm Outcomes of Off-Pump and On-Pump Coronary Artery Revascularization in Renal Transplant Recipients. J Card Surg. 2011 Nov;26(6):591-5

Pasta S, Phillippi J, Gleason TG, Vorp, D. The Effect of Aneurysm on the Mechanical Dissection Properties of the Human Ascending Thoracic Aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Feb;143(2):460-7

Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria J, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta Guidelines for Management and Quality Measures: Executive Summary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013, 95:1-66.

Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria J, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli E, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta Guidelines for Management and Quality Measures: Executive Summary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):1491-505.

Ota T, Rocha R, Wei LM, Toyoda Y, Gleason TG, Bermudez, C. Surgical outcomes after cardiac surgery liver transplant recipients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;145(4):1072-6.

Tsamis A, Phillippi JA, Pasta S, D’Amore A, Watkins SC, Wagner W, Vorp DA, Gleason TG. Collagen Fiber Architecture in the Longitudinal-Radial Plane of Ascending Aorta is Distinctly Different Among Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Tricuspid Aortic Valve Patients with Ascending Aortic Aneurysm. Cardiovascular Pathology, 2013 May-June:22(3):e34-e35.

Phillippi JA, Green BR, Eskay MA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill MR, Robertson AM, Gibson GA, Hong Y, Wagner WR, St. Croix CM, Watkins SC, Vorp DA, Gleason TG. Reactive Oxygen Species and Zinc Mediate BAV Aortopathy. Cardiovascular Pathology, 2013 May-June:22(3):e42-e43.

Pasta S, Rinaudo A, Luca A, Pilato M, Scardulla C, Gleason TG, Vorp, D. Difference in Hemodynamic and Wall Stress of Ascending Thoracic Aneurysms with Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valve. J Biomechanics 2013 June:46(10) 1729-38.

Svensson LG, Adams DH, Bonow RO, Kouchoukos NT, Miller DC, O'Gara PT, Shahian DM, Schaff HV, Akins CW, Bavaria JE, Blackstone EH, David TE, Desai ND, Dewey TM, D'Agostino RS, Gleason TG, Harrington KB, Kodali S, Kapadia S, Leon MB, Lima B, Lytle BW, Mack MJ, Reardon M, Reece TB, Reiss GR, Roselli EE, Smith CR, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Webb J, Williams MR. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;95(6 Suppl):S1-66

Phillippi JA, Green BR, Eskay MA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill MR, Robertson AM, Watkins SC, Vorp DA, Gleason TG. Mechanism of Aortic Medial Matrix Remodeling is Distinct in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Mar;147(3):1056-64. PMID:   **Publication of the Month-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, July 2013.

Pichamuthu JE*, Phillippi JA*, Cleary Deborah DA, Chew DW, Hempel J, Vorp DA and Gleason TG. Differential Tensile Strength and Collagen Composition in Ascending Aortic Aneurysms by Aortic Valve Phenotype. (*Equal contribution.) Ann Thorac Surg 2013;Dec;96(6):2147-54.

Tsamis A, Phillippi JA, Koch RG, Pasta S, D’Amore A, Watkins SC, Wagner W, Gleason TG* and Vorp DA*. Fiber Micro-Architecture in the Longitudinal-Radial and Circumferential-Radial Planes of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Media. J Biomech 2013;Nov 15;46(16):2787-94.

Knollmann FD, Lacomis JM, Ocak I, Gleason TG. The Roll of Aortic Wall CT Attenuation Measurements for the Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndrome. European J of Radiology 2013 Dec;82(12):2392-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2013.09.007. Epub 2013 Sep 17

Pal S, Tsamis A, Pasta S, D’Amore A, Gleason TG, Vorp DA, Maiti S. A mechanistic model on the role of “radially running” collagen fibers on dissection properties of human ascending thoracic aorta.  J Biomech 2014 Mar 21;47(5):981-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.01.005. Epub 2014 Jan 14.

Koch RG, Tsamis A, D'Amore A, Wagner WR, Watkins SC, Gleason TG, Vorp DA. A custom image-based analysis tool for quantifying elastin and collagen micro-architecture in the wall of the human aorta from multi-photon microscopy. J Biomech. 2014 Mar 21;47(5):935-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.01.027. Epub 2014 Jan 20

Popma JJ, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Coselli J, Diez J, Kafi A, Schreiber T, Gleason TG, Conte J, Buchbinder M, Deeb GM, Carabello B, Serruys PW, Chenoweth S, Oh J; CoreValve United States Clinical Investigators. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using A Self-Expanding Bioprosthesis in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis at Extreme Risk for Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 20;63(19):1972-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.02.556. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

Adams DH, Popma JJ, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Buchbinder M, Hermiller J Jr, Kleiman NS, Chetcuti S, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn G, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Conte J, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Chenoweth S, Oh JK; the U.S. CoreValve Clinical Investigators. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 8;370(19):1790-8 Epub 2014 Mar 29

Rylski B, Urbanski PP, Siepe M, Beyersdorf F, Bachet J, Gleason TG, Bavaria JE. Operative techniques in patients with type A dissection complicated by cerebral malperfusion.  Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg. 2014;46:156-66.

Phillippi JA, Green BR, Eskay MA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill, MR Robertson AM, Watkins SC, Vorp DA and Gleason TG. Mechanism of Aortic Medial Matrix Remodeling is Distinct in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147(3): 1056-64.

Coselli JS, Volguina IV, LeMaire SA, Sundt TM, Connolly HM, Stephens EH, Schaff HV, Milewicz DM, Vricella LA, Dietz HC, Minard CG, Miller DC; Aortic Valve Operative Outcomes in Marfan Patients Study Group. Early and 1-year outcomes of aortic root surgery in patients with Marfan syndrome: a prospective multi-center, comparative trial.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jun;147:1758-66.

Reardon MJ, Adams DH, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Kleiman NS, Chetcuti S, Yakubov SJ, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Khabbaz K, Tadros P, Zorn GL 3rd, Merhi W, Heiser J, Petrossian G, Robinson N, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Lee JS, Gleason TG, Resar J, Conte J, Watson D, Chenoweth S, Popma JJ; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. Self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement using alternative access sites in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis deemed extreme risk of surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2014 Dec;148(6):2869-2876.

Gleason TG. Bicuspid aortic valve repair by complete conversion from "raphe'd" (type 1) to "symmetric" (type 0) morphology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Dec;148(6):2862-2868.

Jonker FH, Patel HJ, Upchurch GR, Williams DM, Montgomery DG, Gleason TG, Braverman AC, Sechtem U, Fattori R, Di Eusanio M, Evangelista A, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Trimarchi S. Acute type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral ischemia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1081-6.

Tsamis A, Pal S, Phillippi JA, Gleason TG, Maiti S, Vorp DA. Effect of Aneurysm on biomechanical Properties of “Radially-Oriented” Collagen Fibers in Human Ascending Thoracic Aortic Media. J Biomechanics 2014 Dec 18;47(16):3820-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.10.024. Epub 2014 Oct 30.

Jonker FH, Patel HJ, Upchurch GR, Williams DM, Montgomery DG, Gleason TG, Braverman AC, Sechtem U, Fattori R, Di Eusanio M, Evangelista A, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Trimarchi S. Acute type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral ischemia.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1081-1086 doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.11.012.

Reardon MJ, Adams DH, Kleiman NS, Yakubov SJ, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Chetcuti S, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte JV, Resar JR, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Qiao H, Popma JJ. 2-Year Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Surgical or Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 14;66(2):113-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.017. Epub 2015 Jun 5. PMID: 26055947

Chu D, Chan PG, Wei LM, Cook CC, Gleason TG, Morell VO, Badhwar V. The Effect of Comprehensive Society of Thoracic Surgeons Quality Improvement on Outcomes and Failure to Rescue. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2147-50. PMID: 26298171.

Conte JV, Gleason TG, Resar JR, Adams DH, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Hughes GC, Zorn GL, Reardon MJ. Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):72-9.  PMID: 26433523

Chu D, Schaheen L, Morell VO, Gleason TG, Cook CC, Wei LM, Badhwar V. Effect of Aortic Clamping Strategy on Postoperative Stroke in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Operations. JAMA Surg. 2015 Sep 23:1-4. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.3097. PMID:  26398924

Yakubov SJ, Adams DH, Watson DR, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Heimansohn D, Hermiller J Jr, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Coselli J, Diez J, Schreiber T, Gleason TG, Conte J, Deeb GM, Huang J, Oh J, Byrne T, Caskey M, Popma JJ; CoreValve United States Clinical Investigators. 2-Year Outcomes After Iliofemoral Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Deemed Extreme Risk for Surgery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 22;66(12):1327-34. PMID:  26383718

Zorn GL 3rd, Little SH, Tadros P, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Heiser J, Kleiman NS, Oh JK, Popma JJ, Adams D, Huang J, Reardon MJ. Prosthesis-patient mismatch in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: A randomized trial of a self-expanding prosthesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr;151(4):1014-22. PMID: 26614412

Gleason TG. The Sutureless Valve Redux: Innovation or Hype? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):743-4. PMID: 26602254

Trivedi D, Navid F, Balzer JR, Joshi R, Lacomis JM, Jovin TG, Althouse AD, Gleason TG. Aggressive Aortic Arch and Carotid Replacement Strategy for Type A Aortic Dissection Improves Neurologic Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):896-903 . PMID: 26542439

Cavalcante JL, Rijal S, Althouse AD, Delgado-Montero A, Katz WE, Schindler JT, Crock F, Harinstein ME, Navid F, Gleason TG, Lee JS. Right Ventricular Function and Prognosis in Patients with Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Apr;29(4):325-33.  PMID: 

Bouma W, Lai EK, Levack MM, Shang EK, Pouch AM, Eperjesi TJ, Plappert TJ, Yushkevich PA, Mariani MA, Khabbaz KR, Gleason TG, Mahmood F, Acker MA, Woo YJ, Cheung AT, Jackson BM, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. Preoperative Three-Dimensional Valve Analysis Predicts Recurrent Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation After Mitral Annuloplasty. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):567-75.

Pasta S, Phillippi JA, Tsamis A, D'Amore A, Raffa GM, Pilato M, Scardulla C, Watkins SC, Wagner WR, Gleason TG, Vorp DA. Constitutive modeling of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms using microstructural parameters. Med Eng Phys.  2016 Feb;38(2):121-30.  PMID: 

Cavalcante JL, Rijal S, Althouse AD, Delgado-Montero A, Katz WE, Schindler JT, Crock F, Harinstein ME, Navid F, Gleason TG, Lee JS. Right Ventricular Function and Prognosis in Patients with Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Apr;29(4):325-33. PMID: 26743732

Tsamis A, Phillippi JA, Koch RG, Chan PG, Krawiec JT, D'Amore A, Watkins SC, Wagner WR, Vorp DA, Gleason TG. Extracellular matrix fiber microarchitecture is region-specific in bicuspid aortic valve-associated ascending aortopathy.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Jun;151(6):1718-1728.  PMID: 

Deeb GM, Reardon MJ, Chetcuti S, Patel HJ, Grossman PM, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Coselli JS, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte J, Resar J, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Qiao H, Adams DH, Popma JJ; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. 3-Year Outcomes in High-Risk Patients Who Underwent Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jun 7;67(22):2565-74.  PMID: 

Gleason TG, Schindler JT, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Caplan LR, Conte JV, Deeb GM, Hughes GC Jr, Chenoweth S, Popma JJ. The risk and extent of neurologic events are equivalent for high-risk patients treated with transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul;152(1):85-96.  PMID: 

Thunes JR, Pal S, Fortunato RN, Phillippi JA, Gleason TG, Vorp DA, Maiti S. A structural finite element model for lamellar unit of aortic media indicates heterogeneous stress field after collagen recruitment.  J Biomech. 2016 Jun 14;49(9):1562-9.  PMID: 

Kotlarczyk MP, Billaud M, Green BR, Hill JC, Shiva S, Kelley EE, Phillippi JA, Gleason TG. Regional Disruptions in Endothelial Nitric Oxide Pathway Associated With Bicuspid Aortic Valve.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):1274-81. PMID: 

Popma JJ, Gleason TG, Yakubov SJ, Harrison JK, Forrest JK, Maini B, Ruiz CE, Pinto DS, Costa M, Resar J, Conte J, Crestanello J, Chang Y, Oh JK, Reardon MJ, Adams DH. Relationship of Annular Sizing Using Multidetector Computed Tomographic Imaging and Clinical Outcomes After Self-Expanding CoreValve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jul;9(7);e003282.  PMID: 

Myrmel T, Desai N, Korach A, Panza A, Bavaria J, Khoynezhad A, Woznicki E, Montgomery D, Isselbacher EM, Di Bartolomeo R, Fattori R, Nienaber CA, Eagle KA, Trimarchi S, Di Eusanio M. IRAD experience on surgical type A acute dissection patients: results and predictors of mortality.  Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jul;5(4):346-51.  PMID: 

Popma JJ, Reardon MJ, Yakubov SJ, Hermiller JB Jr, Harrison JK, Gleason TG, Conte JV, Deeb GM, Chetcuti S, Oh JK, Boulware MJ, Huang J, Adams DH; CoreValve US Clinical Investigators. Safety and Efficacy of Self-Expanding TAVR in Patients With Aortoventricular Angulation.  JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug;9(8):973-81. PMID: 

Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Adams DH, Yakubov SJ, Coselli JS, Deeb GM, O'Hair D, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Hermiller JB Jr, Chetcuti S, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Maini B, Mumtaz M, Conte JV, Resar JR, Aharonian V, Pfeffer T, Oh JK, Huang J, Popma JJ. Outcomes in the Randomized CoreValve US Pivotal High-risk Trial in Patients With a Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score of 7% or Less.  JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Aug 17. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.2257. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 

Wijdh-den Hamer IJ, Bouma W, Lai EK, Levack MM, Shang EK, Pouch AM, Eperjesi TJ, Plappert TJ, Yushkevich PA, Hung J, Mariani MA, Khabbaz KR, Gleason TG, Mahmood F, Acker MA, Woo YJ, Cheung AT, Gillespie MJ, Jackson BM, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC. The value of preoperative 3-dimensional over 2-dimensional valve analysis in predicting recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation after mitral annuloplasty.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep;152(3):847-59.  PMID: 

Muralidharan A, Thiagarajan K, Van Ham R, Gleason TG, Mulukutla S, Schindler JT, Jeevanantham V, Thirumala PD. Meta-Analysis of Perioperative Stroke and Mortality in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.  Am J Cardiol. 2016 Oct 1;118(7):1031-45. PMID 27634034

Dehkharghani S, Bowen M, Haussen DC, Gleason TG, Prater A, Cai Q, Kang J, Nogueira RG. Body Temperature Modulates Infarction Growth following Endovascular Reperfusion. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jan;38(1):46-51. PMID: 27758774.

Soundhar A, Udesh R, Mehta A, Schindler J, Jeevanantham V, Gleason TG, Thirumala PD. Delirium Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: National Inpatient Sample Analysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28666930

Fercana GR, Yerneni S, Billaud M, Hill JC, VanRyzin P, Richards TD, Sicari BM, Johnson SA, Badylak SF, Campbell PG, Gleason TG, Phillippi JA. Perivascular extracellular matrix hydrogels mimic native matrix microarchitecture and promote angiogenesis via basic fibroblast growth factor. Biomaterials.  2017 Apr;123:142-154.  PMID:  28167392

Waterford SD, Di Eusanio M, Ehrlich MP, Reece TB, Desai ND, Sundt TM, Myrmel T, Gleason TG, Forteza A, de Vincentiis C, DiScipio AW, Montgomery DG, Eagle KA, Isselbacher EM, Muehle A, Shah A, Chou D, Nienaber CA, Khoynezhad A. Postoperative myocardial infarction in acute type A aortic dissection: A report from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar;153(3):521-527.  PMID: 

Reardon MJ, Van Mieghem NM, Popma JJ, Kleiman NS, Søndergaard L, Mumtaz M, Adams DH, Deeb GM, Maini B, Gada H, Chetcuti S, Gleason TG, Heiser J, Lange R, Merhi W, Oh JK, Olsen PS, Piazza N, Williams M, Windecker S, Yakubov SJ, Grube E, Makkar R, Lee JS, Conte J, Vang E, Nguyen H, Chang Y, Mugglin AS, Serruys PW, Kappetein AP; SURTAVI Investigators. Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. N Engl J Med. 2017 Apr 6;376(14):1321-1331. PMID: 28304219.

Parikh N, Trimarchi S, Gleason TG, Kamman AV, di Eusanio M, Myrmel T, Korach A, Maniar H, Ota T, Khoynezhad A, Montgomery DG, Desai ND, Eagle KA, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, Patel HJ. Changes in operative strategy for patients enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection interventional cohort program. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 2017 Apr;153(4):S74-S79.  PMID: 

Venkatesh P, Phillippi J, Chukkapalli S, Rivera-Kweh M, Velsko I, Gleason TG, VanRyzin P, Aalaei-Andabili SH, Ghanta RK, Beaver T, Chan EKL, Kesavalu L. Aneurysm-Specific miR-221 and miR-146a Participates in Human Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Apr 20;18(4):875. PMID: 28425970.

Hall A, Chan PG, Sheets K, Apperson M, Delaughter C, Gleason TG, Phillippi JA, Nain A. Nanonet Force Microscopy for Measuring Forces in Single Smooth Muscle Cells of Human Aorta. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Apr 27.

Udesh R, Mehta A, Gleason TG, Wechsler L, Thirumala PD. Perioperative Strokes and Early Outcomes in Mitral Valve Surgery: A Nationwide Analysis. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017 Apr;31(2):529-536. PMID: 28259602

Gaudiani V, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Adams DH, Gleason TG, Conte JV, Zorn GL 3rd, Hermiller JB Jr, Chetcuti S, Mumtaz M, Yakubov SJ, Kleiman NS, Huang J, Reardon MJ. Causes of death from the randomized CoreValve US Pivotal High-Risk Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun;153(6):1293-1301. PMID: 28249691.

Conte JV, Hermiller J Jr, Resar JR, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Adams DH, Popma JJ, Yakubov SJ, Watson D, Guo J, Zorn GL 3rd, Reardon MJ. Complications After Self-Expanding Transcatheter of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Autumn;29(3):321-330. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2017.06.001. PMID: 29195573

Hall A, Chan PG, Sheets K, Apperson M, Delaughter C, Gleason TG, Phillippi JA, Nain A. Nanonet force microscopy for measuring forces in single smooth muscle cells of the human aorta. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Jul 7;28(14):1894-1900. PMID:  28450452

Billaud M, Donnenberg VS, Ellis BW, Meyer EM, Donnenberg AD, Hill JC, Richards TD, Gleason TG, Phillippi JA. Classification and Functional Characterization of Vasa Vasorum-Associated Perivascular Progenitor Cells in Human Aorta.  Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Jul 11;9(1):292-303.  PMID: 

Udesh R, Natarajan P, Jeevanantham V, Gleason TG, Badhwar V, Thirumala PD. Perioperative Strokes Following Surgical Correction of Mitral Valves: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Eur Neurol. 2017 Jun 24;78(1-2):63-70.  PMID: 

Mehta A, Choxi R, Gleason TG, Wechsler L, Jovin T, Thirumala PD. Carotid Artery Disease as a Predictor of In-Hospital Postoperative Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting from 1999-2011. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Aug;32(4):1587-96. PMID: 29169797

Billaud M, Phillippi JA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill JC, Ellis BW, St Croix CM, Cantu-Medéllin N, Kelley EE, Gleason TG. Elevated oxidative stress in the aortic media of patients with bicuspid aortic valve.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Nov;154(5):1756-1762.  PMID: 

Thirumala PD, Muluk S, Udesh R, Mehta A, Schindler J, Mulukutla S, Jeevanantham V, Wechsler L, Gleason TG. Carotid artery disease and periprocedural stroke risk after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Ann Card Anaesth. 2017 Apr-Jun;20(2):145-151. PMID: 28393772

Abdelkarim I, Althouse AD, Thoma FW, Lee JS, Schindler JT, Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL. The Importance of Invasive Hemodynamics for Pulmonary Hypertension Screening in TAVR Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jul 25;70(4):510-511. PMID: 

Phillippi JA, Hill JC, Billaud M, Green BR, Kotlarczyk MP, and Gleason TG. Bicuspid Aortic Valve Morphotype Correlates with Regional Antioxidant Gene Expression Profiles in the Proximal Ascending Aorta. Ann Thor Surg. 2017 Jul;104(1):79-87. PMID: 

Udesh R, Mehta A, Gleason TG, Thirumala PD. Carotid artery disease and perioperative stroke risk after surgical aortic valve replacement: A national wide impatient sample analysis. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Aug; 42:91-96. PMID: 28454636

Thirumala PD, Nguyen FD, Mehta A, Schindler J, Mulukutla S, Jeevanantham V, Wechsler L, Gleason TG. Perioperative Stroke, In-Hospital Mortality, and Postoperative Morbidity Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Nationwide Study. J Clin Neurol. 2017 Sep 4. PMID: 28884980.

Masri A, Abdelkarim I, Sharbaugh MS, Althouse AD, Xu J, Han W, Chan SY, Katz WE, Crock FW, Harinstein ME, Kliner DE, Navid F, Lee JS, Gleason TG, Schindler JT, Cavalcante JL. Outcomes of persistent pulmonary hypertension following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Heart. 2017 Sep 29. PMID: 28970276.

Mehta A, Gleason TG, Wechsler L, Winger D, Wang L, Thirumala PD. Perioperative stroke as a predictor of mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing CABG. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Oct;44:175-179. PMID: 28694039

de Beaufort HWL, Trimarchi S, Korach A, Di Eusanio M, Gilon D, Montgomery DG, Evangelista A, Braverman AC, Chen EP, Isselbacher EM, Gleason TG, De Vincentiis C, Sundt TM, Patel HJ, Eagle KA. Aortic Dissection in Patient with Marfan Syndrome Based on the IRAD Data. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Nov:6(6):6330641. doi: 10.21037/acs.2017.10.03. PMID: 29270375

Sultan I, Dufendach K, Cardounel A, Navid F, Gleason TG. Intercostal artery reimplantation with saphenous vein during thoracoabdominal aortic replacement.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):1963-65.  PMID: 29249490.

Thiagarajan K, Jeevanantham V, Van Ham R, Gleason TG, Badhwar V, Chang Y, Thirumala PD. Perioperative Stroke and Mortality After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Meta-Analysis. 2017 Nov;22(6):227-233. doi: 10.1097/NRL.0000000000000151. PMID: 29095324

Udesh R, Solanki P, Mehta A, Gleason T, Wechsler L, Thirumala PD. Carotid Artery Stenosis as an Independent Risk Factor for Perioperative Strokes Following Mitral Valve Surgical Intervention. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Nov 15;382:170-184. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PMID: 29055498

Cavalcante JL, Rijal S, Abdelkarim I, Althouse AD, Sharbaugh MS, Fridman Y, Soman P, Forman DE, Schindler JT, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Schelbert EB. Cardiac Amyloidosis is Prevalent in Older Patients with Aortic Stenosis and Carries Worse Prognosis. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Dec 7;19(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12968-017-0415-X PMID: 29212513

Costin NI, Korach A, Loor G, Peterson MD, Desai ND, Trimarchi S, de Vincentiis C, Ota T, Reece TB, Sundt TM, Patel HJ, Chen EP, Montgomery DG, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Gleason TG. Patients with Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting With an Abnormal Electrocardiogram. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):92-99.  PMID:  29074152

Gleason TG, Schindler JT, Hagberg RC, Deeb GM, Adams DH, Conte JV, Zorn GL 3rd, Hughes GC, Guo J, Popma JJ, Reardon MJ. Subclavian/Axillary Access for Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Renders Equivalent Outcomes as Transfemoral.  Ann Thorac Surg 2018;105(2):477-83.  PMID: 29100645.

Little SH, Popma JJ, Kleiman NS, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Yakubov SJ, Checuti S, O'Hair D, Bajwa T, Mumtaz M, Maini B, Hartman A, Katz S, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Heiser J, Merhi W, Moore BJ, Li S, Adams DH, Reardon MJ. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe mitral or tricuspid regurgitation at extreme risk for surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May155(5):1991-99. PMID: 29429630

Sultan I, Seese L, Lagazzi L, Gleason TG. Concomitant Aortic Valve Replacement with Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 May;155(5):3151-e152. PMID: 29305032

Seese L, Schindler JT, Gleason TG, Sultan I. The Delayed Southern Migration of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jan. 25. Doi: 10.1093/ejects/ezy008. PMID: 29378014

Deeb GM, Chetcuti SJ, Yakubov SJ, Patel HJ, Grossman PM, Kleiman NS, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros PN, Petrossian G, Robinson N, Mumtaz M, Gleason TG, Huang J, Conte JV, Popma JJ, Reardon MJ. The Impact of Annular Size on Outcomes After Surgical or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2018 Apr;105(4):129-36. PMID: 29307456

Feldman TE, Reardon MJ, Rajagopal V, Makkar RR, Bajwa TK, Kleiman NS, Linke A, Kereiakes DJ, Waksman R, Thourani VH, Stoler RC, Mishkel GJ, Rizik DG, Iyer VS, Gleason TG, Tchétché D, Rovin JD, Buchbinder M, Meredith IT, Götberg M, Bjursten H, Meduri C, Salinger MH, Allocco DJ, Dawkins KD. Effect of Mechanically Expanded vs Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement on Mortality and Major Adverse Clinical Events in High-Risk Patients With Aortic Stenosis: The REPRISE III Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2018 Jan 2;319(1)27-37. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.19132. PMID: 29297076

Masri A, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Failure of CT Angiogram to Detect an Ascending Aortic Dissection. J Card Surg. 2018 Mar 24. doi: 10.1111/jocs.13562. PMID: 29572950

Ribeiro HB, Lerakis S, Gilard M, Cavalcante JL, Makkar R, Herrmann HC, Windecker S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Cheema AN, Nombela-Franco L, Amat-Santos I, Muñoz-García AJ, Garcia Del Blanco B, Zajarias A, Lisko JC, Hayek S, Babaliaros V, Le Ven F, Gleason TG, Chakravarty T, Szeto WY, Clavel MA, de Agustin A, Serra V, Schindler JT, Dahou A, Puri R, Pelletier-Beaumont E, Côté M, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis: The TOPAS-TAVI Registry. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Mar 27;71(12):1297-1308. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2018.01.054. PMID: 29566812

Cardounel A, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Schindler JT, Kliner D, Navid F, Bianco V, Sultan I. Surgical cut down for vascular access with conscious sedation for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: the best of both worlds? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 2. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivy114. PMID: 29618072

Alaeddine M, Badhwar V, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Wei LM, Cook CC, Halkos ME, Thourani VH, Jacobs JP, Matsouaka R, Meza J, Brennan M, Gleason TG, Chu D. Aortic Clamping Strategy and Postoperative Stroke. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct;156(4):1451-57. PMID: 29754790.

Evangelista A, Isselbacher EM, Bossone E, Gleason TG, Eusanio MD, Sechtem U, Ehrlich MP, Trimarchi S, Braverman AC, Myrmel T, Harris KM, Hutchinson S, O'Gara P, Suzuki T, Nienaber CA, Eagle KA; IRAD Investigators. Insights From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection: A 20-Year Experience of Collaborative Clinical Research. Circulation. 2018 Apr 24;137(17):1846-1860. PMID: 29685932.

Thunes JR, Phillippi JA, Gleason TG, Vorp DA, Maiti S. Structural Modeling Reveals Microstructure-Strength Relationship for Human Ascending Thoracic Aorta. J Biomech. 2018 Apr 11;71:84-93.  PMID: 29544877.

Sultan I, Bianco V, Yajzi I, Kilic A, Dufendach K, Cardounel A, Althouse AD, Masri A, Navid F, Gleason TG. Hemiarch Reconstruction vs. Clamped Aortic Anastomosis for Concomitant Ascending Aortic Aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep;106(3):750-56. PMID: 29730345

Bianco V, Gleason TG, Kilic A, Lee JS, Schindler JT, Rauso L, Arnold J, Joshi R, Navid F, Kliner D, Sultan I. Open Surgical Access for Transfemoral TAVR Should Not Be a Contraindication for Conscious Sedation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jan;33(1):39-44. PMID: 30458980.

Kohl LP, Isselbacher EM, Majahalme N, Evangelista A, Russo MJ, Hutchison S, Bossone E, Suzuki T, Pyeritz RE, Gleason TG, Conklin LD, Montgomery DG, Nienaber CA, Eagle KA, Harris KM. Comparison of Outcomes in DeBakey Type AI Versus Al Aortic Dissection. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Aug15;122(4):689-95. PMID: 29970240.

Sultan I, Bianco V, Kilic A, Chu D, Navid F, Gleason TG. Aortic root replacement with cryopreserved homograft for infective endocarditis in the modern North American opioid epidemic. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;157(1):45-50. PMID: 30285921.

Seese L, Sultan I, Navid F, Gleason TG. Conversion of Left to a Right Sided Aortic Arch: A radical approach for select indications. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Autumn;30(3):288-289. PMID: 30006203.

Bavaria JE, Tommaso CL, Brindis RG, Carroll JD, Deeb GM, Feldman TE, Gleason TG, Horlick EM, Kavinsky CJ, Kumbhani DJ, Miller DC, Seals AA, Shahian DM, Shemin RJ, Sundt TM 3rd, Thourani VH. 2018 AATS/ACC/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: Operator and Institutional Recommendations and Requirements for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jan 29;73(3):340-374. PMID: 

Sultan I, Aranda-Michel E, Gleason TG, Navid F, Kilic A. Mitral Valve Surgery for Acute Papillary Muscle Rupture. J Card Surg. 2018 Sep;33(9):484-88. PMID: 30043504

Borger MA, Fedak PWM, Stephens EH, Gleason TG, Girdauskas E, Ikonomidis JS, Khoynezhad A, Siu SC, Verma S, Hope MD, Cameron DE, Hammer DF, Coselli JS, Moon MR, Sundt TM, Barker AJ, Markl M, Della Corte A, Michelena HI, Elefteriades JA. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery consensus guidelines on bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy: J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug;156(2):e41-e74. PMID: 30011777

Borger MA, Fedak PWM, Stephens EH, Gleason TG, Girdauskas E, Ikonomidis JS, Khoynezhad A, Siu SC, Verma S, Hope MD, Cameron DE, Hammer DF, Coselli JS, Moon MR, Sundt TM, Barker AJ, Markl M, Della Corte A, Michelena HI, Elefteriades JA. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery consensus guidelines on bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy: Executive summary. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Aug;156(2):473-480.  PMID: 30011756.

Seese L, Kilic A, Navid F, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Nonoperative Management of Brachiocephalic Artery Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb;107(2):e97-e99. PMID: 30081024

Sultan I, Dufendach K, Kilic A, Bianco V, Trivedi D, Althouse AD, Thoma F, Navid F, Gleason TG. Bare Metal Stent use in Type B Aortic Dissection May Offer Positive Remoldeling for the Distal Aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov;106(5):1364-1370. PMID: 30077594.

Shahian DM, Gleason TG, Shemin RJ, Carroll JD, Mack MJ. TAVR 2.0: Collaborating to Measure, Assure, and Advance Quality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb;107(2):329-330. PMID: 30076794

Sultan I, Cardounel A, Abdelkarim I, Kilic A, Althouse AD, Sharbaugh MS, Gupta A, Xu J, Fukui M, Simon MA, Schindler JT, Lee JS, Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL. Right ventricle to pulmonary artery coupling in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Heart. 2019 Jan;105(2):117-121. PMID: 30093545

Trimarchi S, de Beaufort HWL, Tolenaar JL, Bavaria JE, Desai ND, Di Eusanio M, Di Bartolomeo R, Peterson MD, Ehrlich M, Evangelista A, Montgomery DG, Myrmel T, Hughes GC, Appoo JJ, De Vincentiis C, Yan TD, Nienaber CA, Isselbacher EM, Deeb GM, Gleason TG, Patel HJ, Sundt TM, Eagle KA. Acute aortic dissections with entry tear in the arch: A report from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;157(1):66-73. PMID: 30396735

Bavaria JE, Tommaso CL, Brindis RG, Carroll JD, Michael Deeb G, Feldman TE, Gleason TG, Horlick EM, Kavinsky CJ, Kumbhani DJ, Miller DC, Seals AA, Shahian DM, Shemin RJ, Sundt TM 3rd, Thourani VH. 2018 AATS/ACC/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: Operator and Institutional Recommendations and Requirements for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Feb 15;93(3):E153-E184. PMID: 30265423

Kilic A, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Chu D, Navid F, Althouse AD, Sultan I. Hospital readmission rates are similar between patients with mechanical versus bioprosthetic aortic valves. J Card Surg. 2018 Sep;33(9):497-505. PMID: 30091187.

Billaud M, Hill JC, Richards TD, Gleason TG, Phillippi JA. Medial Hypoxia and Adventitial Vasa Vasorum Remodeling in Human Ascending Aortic Aneurysm.  Front Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Sep 17;5:124. PMID: 30276199.

Sultan I, Dufendach KA, Kilic A, Bianco V, Navid F, Gleason TG. A running suture line for aortic valve replacement does not increase the rate of postoperative complete heart block. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar;67(3):283-288. PMID: 30209776

Kilic A, Acker MA, Gleason TG, Sultan I, Vemulapalli S, Thibault D, Ailawadi G, Badhwar V, Thourani V, Kilic A. Clinical Outcomes of Mitral Valve Reoperations in the United States: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar;107(3):754-759. PMID: 30365952.

Durko AP, Reardon MJ, Kleiman NS, Popma JJ, Van Mieghem NM, Gleason TG, Bajwa T, O'Hair D, Brown DL, Ryan WH, Chang Y, De Leon SD, Kappetein AP. Neurological Complications After Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Oct 30;72(18):2109-2119. PMID: 30360820.

Coyan GN, Gleason TG, Chu D. Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation During Cardiac Surgery. JAMA. 2018 Oct 16;320(15):1602. PMID: 30326117.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Arnaoutakis GJ, Sultan I. Management of thoracic aortic graft infections. J Card Surg. 2018 Oct;33(10):658-665. PMID: 30178475.

Chan PG, Chan EG, Seese L, Sultan I, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Chu D. Safety and Feasibility of a Nonpledgeted Suture Technique for Heart Valve Replacement. JAMA Surg. Mar 1;154(3):260-261. PMID: 30476964.

Coyan GN, Aranda-Michel E, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Chu D, Sharbaugh MS, Kilic A. Outcomes of mitral valve surgery during concomitant aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg. 2018 Nov;33(11):706-715. PMID: 30278475.

Leshnower BG, Rangaraju S, Allen JW, Stringer AY, Gleason TG, Chen EP. Deep Hypothermia + Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion vs. Moderate Hypothermia + Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion for Arch Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr;107(4):1104-1110.PMID: 30448484.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Navid F, Mulukutla S, Sultan I. Aortic root replacement with stentless xenografts in patients with aortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct;158(4):1021-1027. PMID: 30635191.

Kilic A, Sultan I, Navid F, Aranda-Michel E, Chu D, Thoma F, Gleason TG. Trifecta Aortic Bioprosthesis: Midterm Results in 1,953 Patients from a Single Center. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May;107(5):1356-1362. PMID: 30513317.

Gleason TG, Reardon MJ, Popma JJ, Deeb GM, Yakubov SJ, Lee JS, Kleiman NS, Chetcuti S, Hermiller JB Jr, Heiser J, Merhi W, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Hughes GC, Harrison JK, Conte JV, Mumtaz M, Oh JK, Huang J, Adams DH; CoreValve U.S. Pivotal High Risk Trial Clinical Investigators. 5-Year Outcomes of Self-Expanding Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in High-Risk Patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Dec 4;72(22):2687-2696. PMID: 30249462.

Amrane H, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Yakubov SJ, Gleason TG, Van Mieghem NM, Reardon MJ; SURTAVI Trial Causes of Death Working Group. Causes of death in intermediate-risk patients: The Randomized Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep;158(3):718-728.e3. PMID: 30709668.

Maes F, Lerakis S, Barbosa Ribeiro H, Gilard M, Cavalcante JL, Makkar R, Herrmann HC, Windecker S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Cheema AN, Nombela-Franco L, Amat-Santos I, Muñoz-García AJ, Garcia Del Blanco B, Zajarias A, Lisko JC, Hayek S, Babaliaros V, Le Ven F, Gleason TG, Chakravarty T, Szeto W, Clavel MA, de Agustin A, Serra V, Schindler JT, Dahou A, Salah-Annabi M, Pelletier-Beaumont E, Côté M, Puri R, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J. Outcomes From Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis and Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Less Than 30%: A Substudy From the TOPAS-TAVI Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jan 1;4(1):64-70. PMID: 30566185.

Aranda-Michel E, Kilic A, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Aortitis masquerading as intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May;107(5):e353. PMID: 30703366.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Navid F, Sultan I. Longitudinal outcomes of dialysis-dependent patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. J Card Surg. 2019 Mar;34(3):110-117. PMID: 30735576.

Fukui M, Gupta A, Abdelkarim I, Sharbaugh MS, Althouse AD, Elzomor H, Mulukutla S, Lee JS, Schindler JT, Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL. Association of Structural and Functional Cardiac Changes With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes in Patients With Aortic Stenosis. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Mar 1;4(3):215-222. PMID: 30725109.

Kilic A, Gleason TG, Kagawa H, Kilic A, Sultan I. Institutional volume affects long-term survival following lung transplantation in the USA. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 2. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz014. PMID: 30715313.

Reardon MJ, Feldman TE, Meduri CU, Makkar RR, O'Hair D, Linke A, Kereiakes DJ, Waksman R, Babliaros V, Stoler RC, Mishkel GJ, Rizik DG, Iyer VS, Gleason TG, Tchétché D, Rovin JD, Lhermusier T, Carrié D, Hodson RW, Allocco DJ, Meredith IT; Reprise III Investigators. Two-Year Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Mechanical vs Self-expanding Valves: The REPRISE III Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Mar 1;4(3):223-229. PMID: 30810703.

Aranda-Michel E, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Bianco V, Sultan I. Diagnostic dilemma in prosthetic valve endocarditis: Computed tomography rescue. J Card Surg. 2019 Apr;34(4):208-210. PMID: 30803027.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Schindler J, Aranda-Michel E, Wang Y, Navid F, Kliner D, Cavalcante JL, Mulukutla SR, Sultan I. Long-term hospital readmissions after surgical versus transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct;108(4):1146-1152. PMID: 31039354.

Seese L, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Wang Y, Kilic A. The Impact of Preoperative Clopidogrel on Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. Oct;108(4):1114-1120. PMID: 31039353.

Head SJ, Reardon MJ, Deeb GM, Van Mieghem NM, Popma JJ, Gleason TG, Williams MR, Radhakrishnan S, Fremes S, Oh JK, Chang Y, Boulware MJ, Kappetein AP. Computed Tomography-Based Indexed Aortic Annulus Size to Predict Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Apr;12(4):e007396. PMID: 30929507.

Popma JJ, Deeb GM, Yakubov SJ, Mumtaz M, Gada H, O'Hair D, Bajwa T, Heiser JC, Merhi W, Kleiman NS, Askew J, Sorajja P, Rovin J, Chetcuti SJ, Adams DH, Teirstein PS, Zorn GL 3rd, Forrest JK, Tchétché D, Resar J, Walton A, Piazza N, Ramlawi B, Robinson N, Petrossian G, Gleason TG, Oh JK, Boulware MJ, Qiao H, Mugglin AS, Reardon MJ; Evolut Low Risk Trial Investigators. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Valve in Low-Risk Patients. N Engl J Med. 2019 May 2;380(18):1706-1715. PMID: 30883053.

Aranda-Michel E, Kilic A, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Aortitis Masquerading as Intramural Hematoma of the Ascending Aorta. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May;107(5):e353. PMID: 30703366.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gelzinis T, Gleason TG, Navid F, Rauso L, Joshi R, Sultan I. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Closing the Communication Gap Across the Ether Screen. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jan;34(1):258-266. PMID: 31151860.

Chan PG, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Kilic A. Mechanical versus bioprosthetic valves in patients on dialysis. J Thorac Dis. 2019 May;11(5):1996-2005. PMID: 31285893.

Gleason TG, Argenziano M, Bavaria JE, Kane LC, Coselli JS, Engelman RM, Tanaka KA, Awad A, Sekela ME, Zwischenberger JB. Hemoadsorption to Reduce Plasma-Free Hemoglobin During Cardiac Surgery: Results of REFRESH I Pilot Study. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Winter 2019;31(4):783-793. PMID: 31085219.

Vemulapalli S, Carroll JD, Mack MJ, Li Z, Dai D, Kosinski AS, Kumbhani DJ, Ruiz CE, Thourani VH, Hanzel G, Gleason TG, Herrmann HC, Brindis RG, Bavaria JE. Procedural Volume and Outcomes for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement.  N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 27;380(26):2541-2550.  PMID: 30946551.

Coyan GN, D'Angelo MP, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Luketich JD, Aranda-Michel E, Okusanya O, Schuchert MJ, Kinnunen A, Sultan I. Evaluation of a simulation-based mini-elective on medical student interest in cardiac surgery. J Card Surg. 2019 Oct;34(10):901-907. PMID: 31269293.

Sultan I, Gleason TG, Kagawa H, Keebler M, Mathier M, Kormos RL, Kilic A. The impact of centre volume on outcomes of orthotopic heart transplant in older recipients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 1;29(4):576-582. PMID: 31280304.

Masri A, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Cavalcante JL. Pulmonary Hypertension Persistency in Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients Treated With TAVR. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Jul;12(7 Pt 1):1293-1294. PMID: 31272609.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Endovascular management of spontaneous rupture of the left subclavian artery. J Card Surg. 2019 Jul;34(7):645-646. PMID: 31212383.

Sultan I, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Navid F, Kilic A. Clinical outcomes and hospital readmission rates in mechanical vs bioprosthetic mitral valves. J Card Surg. 2019 Jul;34(7):555-562. PMID: 31124598.

Mori M, Bin Mahmood SU, Schranz AJ, Sultan I, Axtell AL, Sarsour N, Hiesinger W, Boskovski MT, Hirji S, Kaneko T, Woo J, Tang P, Jassar AS, Atluri P, Whitson BA, Gleason T, Geirsson A. Risk of reoperative valve surgery for endocarditis associated with drug use.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr;159(4):1262-1268.e2. PMID: 31420136.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Kilic A. Predictors of increased costs following index adult cardiac operations: Insights from a statewide publicly reported registry. J Card Surg. 2019 Aug;34(8):708-713. PMID: 31269297.

Kilic A, Bianco V, Gleason TG, Lee JS, Schindler J, Navid F, Kliner D, Cavalcante JL, Mulukutla SR, Sultan I. Longitudinal Outcomes of Women Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Aug;14(4):311-320. PMID: 31088318.

Mulukutla SR, Gleason TG, Sharbaugh M, Sultan I, Marroquin OC, Thoma F, Smith C, Toma C, Lee JS, Kilic A. Coronary Bypass Versus Percutaneous Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug;108(2):474-480. PMID: 31056197.

Emerel L, Thunes J, Kickliter T, Billaud M, Phillippi JA, Vorp DA, Maiti S, Gleason TG. Predissection-derived geometric and distensibility indices reveal increased peak longitudinal stress and stiffness in patients sustaining acute type A aortic dissection: Implications for predicting dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug;158(2):355-363. PMID: 30551966.

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Harinstein ME, Thomas F, Navid F, Sultan I. Outcomes in patients with solid organ transplants undergoing cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep;160(3):701-707. PMID: 31564544.

Lombardi JV, Gleason TG, Panneton JM, Starnes BW, Dake MD, Haulon S, Mossop PJ, Seale MM, Zhou Q; STABLE II Investigators. STABLE II clinical trial on endovascular treatment of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection with a composite device design.  J Vasc Surg. 2020 Apr;71(4):1077-1087. PMID: 

Seese L, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Thoma F, Navid F, Kilic A. Outcomes of Mitral Valve Repair Versus Replacement in the Elderly. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Sep 9. pii: S0003-4975(19)31296-2. PMID: 31513777.

Seese L, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Thoma F, Navid F, Kilic A. Outcomes of Conventional Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Severely Reduced Ejection Fraction in the Modern Era. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Apr;109(4):1202-1209.  PMID: 31557479.

Thourani VH, Kelly JJ, Cervantes D, Vemulapalli S, Manandhar P, Forcillo J, Holmes D, Cohen DJ, Kirtane A, Kodali S, Leon M, Babaliaros V, Waksman R, Satler L, Shults C, Ben-Dor I, Rogers T, Kapadia S, Reardon M, Chris Malaisrie S, Gleason TG, Holper EM, Bavaria JE, Herrmann H, Szeto WY, Carroll JD, Mack M. TAVR After Prior Mitral Valve Surgery: Results from the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun;109(6):1789-1796. PMID: 31655043.

Bianco V, Aranda-Michel E, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Chu D, Navid F, Kilic A. Inconsistent correlation between procedural volume and publicly reported outcomes in adult cardiac operations. J Card Surg. 2019 Nov;34(11):1194-1203. PMID: 31478248.

Seese L, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Wang Y, Thoma F, Kilic A. The impact of major postoperative complications on long-term survival after cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):128-135. PMID: 31785288.

Seese L, Sultan I, Wang Y, Gleason TG, Thoma F, Kilic A. The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor exposure on coronary artery bypass grafting. J Card Surg. 2020 Jan;35(1):58-65. PMID: 31782835.

Kilic A, Goyal A, Miller JK, Gjekmarkaj E, Tam WL, Gleason TG, Sultan I, Dubrawksi A. Predictive Utility of a Machine Learning Algorithm in Estimating Mortality Risk in Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun;109(6):1811-181. PMID: 31706872.

Fukui M, Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL. Staging Classification for Aortic Stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Dec 3;74(22):2825-2826. PMID: 31779801.

Gleason, TG. Wall shear stress versus wall tensile stress: Two important biomechanical metrics. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar;159(3):e157-e158. PMID: 31810649.

Fukui M, Xu J, Thoma F, Sultan I, Mulukutla S, Elzomor H, Lee JS, Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL. Baseline global longitudinal strain by computed tomography is associated with post transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. May-Jun 2020;14(3):233-23. PMID: 31836414.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Navid F, Sultan I. Mortality and readmissions after on-pump versus off-pump redo coronary artery bypass surgery Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Jul;21(7):821-825.PMID: 31836478.

Sultan I, Bianco V, Patel HJ, Arnaoutakis GJ, Di Eusanio M, Chen EP, Leshnower B, Sundt TM, Sechtem U, Montgomery DG, Trimarchi S, Eagle KA, Gleason TG. Surgery for type A aortic dissection in patients with cerebral malperfusion: Results from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2021 May;161(5):1713-1720.e1.  PMID: 

Sultan I, Gleason TG. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr;107(4):1291. PMID: 30617020.

Kilic A, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Smith C, Marroquin OC, Thoma F, Toma C, Lee JS, Mulukutla SR. Surgical versus percutaneous multivessel coronary revascularization in patients with chronic kidney disease. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 May 1;57(5):994-1000. PMID: 31808505.

Bianco V, Sultan I, Kilic A, Aranda-Michel E, Cuddy RJ, Srivastava A, Navid F, Gleason TG. Concomitant left subclavian artery revascularization with carotid-subclavian transposition during zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr;159(4):1222-1227.PMID: 31030960.

Dufendach K, Aranda-Michel E, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Thoma F, Kilic A. Outcomes of mitral valve surgery for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. J Card Surg. 2020 Feb;35(2):390-396. PMID: 31821618.

Gleason TG. Structural isomerism of the aortic valve:  bicuspidization redux.  Ann Thorac Surg.  2020 Jul;110(1):1-4.  PMID: 

Jamil M, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Navid F, Fallert MA, Suffoletto MS, Kilic A. Infective endocarditis:  trends, surgical outcomes, and controversies.  J Thorac Dis. 2019 Nov;11(11):4875-4885.  PMID: 

Kilic A, Hickey G, Mathier M, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Horn E, Keebler ME. Outcomes of Adult Heart Transplantation Using Hepatitis C-Positive Donors. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jan 21;9(2):e014495. PMID: 

Chan PG, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Navid F, Thoma F, Kilic A. Contemporary outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in obese patients.  J Card Surg. 2020 Mar;35(3):549-556.  PMID: 

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Wang Y, Navid F, Sultan I. Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction may not influence mortality and readmissions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2021 Jun;161(6):2056-2064.e4.  PMID: 

Seese L, Hickey G, Keebler ME, Mathier MA, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Toma C, Kilic A. Direct bridging to cardiac transplantation with the surgically implanted Impella 5.0 device. Clin Transplant.2020 Mar;34(3):e13818.  PMID: 

Priyanka P, Zarbock A, Izawa J, Gleason TG, Renfurm RW, Kellum JA. The impact of acute kidney injury by serum creatinine or urine output criteria on major adverse kidney events in cardiac surgery patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.2020 Jan 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30029-5. PMID: 

Freitas-Ferraz AB, Lerakis S, Barbosa Ribeiro H, Gilard M, Cavalcante JL, Makkar R, Herrmann HC, Windecker S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Cheema AN, Nombela-Franco L, Amat-Santos I, Muñoz-García AJ, Garcia Del Blanco B, Zajarias A, Lisko JC, Hayek S, Babaliaros V, Le Ven F, Gleason TG, Chakravarty T, Szeto WY, Clavel MA, de Agustin A, Serra V, Schindler JT, Dahou A, Annabi MS, Pelletier-Beaumont E, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J. Mitral Regurgitation in Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis Patients Undergoing TAVR: Insights From the TOPAS-TAVI Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv.2020 Mar 9;13(5):567-579. PMID: 

Seese L, Hickey G, Keebler ME, Mathier MA, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Kilic A. Temporary left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to heart transplantation. J Card Surg.2020 Apr;35(4):810-817.  PMID: 

Habertheuer A, Gleason TG, Kilic A, Schindler J, Kliner D, Bianco V, Toma C, Aranda-Michel E, Kacin A, Sultan I. Impact of Perioperative Stroke on Mid Term Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct;110(4):1294-1301. PMID: 

Kilic A, Hickey G, Mathier MA, Kormos RL, Sultan I,Gleason TG, Keebler ME. Outcomes of the First 1300 Adult Heart Transplants in the United States After the Allocation Policy Change.  Circulation. 2020 May 19;141(20):1662-1664.  PMID: 

Sultan I, Bianco V, Habertheuer A, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Harinstein ME, Martinez-Meehan D, Arnaoutakis G, Okusanya O. Long-Term Outcomes of Primary Cardiac Malignancies: Multi-Institutional Results From the National Cancer Database. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 May 12;75(18):2338-2347.  PMID: 

Wang A, Montgomery D, Brinster DR, Gilon D, Upchurch GR Jr, Gleason TG, Estrera A, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA, Hughes GC. Predicting In-Hospital Survival in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Medically Treated.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Mar 24;75(11):1360-1361. PMID: 

Kilic A, Sultan I, Chu D, Wang Y, Gleason TG. Mitral Valve Surgery for Papillary Muscle Rupture: Outcomes in 1,342 Patients From the STS Database.  Ann Thorac Surg.2020 Dec;110(6):1975-1981.  PMID: 

Kilic A, Gleason TG. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb;109(2):615-616.  PMID:   

Huckaby LV, Seese LM, Aranda-Michel E, Mathier MA, Hickey G, Keebler ME, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Kilic A. Sex-Based Heart Transplant Outcomes After Bridging With Centrifugal Left Ventricular Assist Devices.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec;110(6):2026-2033.  PMID

Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Chetcuti SJ, Yakubov SJ, Mumtaz M, Gleason TG, Williams MR, Gada H, Oh JK, Li S, Boulware MJ, Kappetein AP, Reardon MJ. Computed Tomography Annular Dimensions: A Novel Method to Compare Prosthetic Valve Hemodynamics.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov;110(5):1502-1510.  PMID: 

Sultan I, Bianco V, Kilic A, Jovin T, Jadhav A, Jankowitz B, Aranda-Michel E, D'angelo MP, Navid F, Wang Y, Thoma F, Gleason TG. Predictors and Outcomes of Ischemic Stroke After Cardiac Surgery.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug;110(2):448-456.  PMID: 

Huckaby LV, Seese LM, Sultan I, Gleason TG, Wang Y, Thoma F, Kilic A. The Impact of Sex on Outcomes After Revascularization for Multivessel Coronary Disease.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct;110(4):1243-1250.  PMID: 

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Habertheuer A, Wang Y, Navid F, Kacin A, Sultan I. Reoperative Cardiac Surgery Is a Risk Factor for Long-Term Mortality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct;110(4):1235-1242.  PMID: 32199823.

Aranda-Michel E, Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Sultan I. Acute type A aortic dissection with complete intimal intussusception into the descending aorta.  J Card Surg. 2020 Jul;35(7):1626-1627.  PMID: 

Huckaby LV, Sultan I, Mulukutla S, Kliner D,Gleason TG, Wang Y, Thoma F, Kilic A. Revascularization following non-ST elevation myocardial infarction in multivessel coronary disease.  J Card Surg. 2020 Jun;35(6):1195-1201.  PMID: 

Sultan I, Bianco V, Habertheuer A, Kilic A,Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Harinstein ME, Martinez-Meehan D, Arnaoutakis G, Okusanya O.  Long-Term Outcomes of Primary Cardiac Malignancies: Multi-Institutional Results From the National Cancer Database.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 May 12;75(18):2338-2347. PMID: 

Forrest JK, Kaple RK, Ramlawi B,Gleason TG, Meduri CU, Yakubov SJ, Jilaihawi H, Liu F, Reardon MJ.  Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valves From the STS/ACC TVT Registry.  JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Aug 10;13(15):1749-1759.  PMID: 

Marquis-Gravel G, Stebbins A, Kosinski AS, Cox ML, Harrison JK, Hughes GC, Thourani VH,Gleason TG, Kirtane AJ, Carroll JD, Mack MJ, Vemulapalli S.  Geographic Access to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Centers in the United States: Insights From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry.  JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Sep 1;5(9):1006-1010.  PMID: 32936271.

Coyan GN, Aranda-Michel E, Luketich JD, Kilic A, Okusanya O, Schuchert M,Gleason TG, Carey C, Kinnunen A, Sultan I.  Thoracic Surgery In-Training Exam Predicts Written But Not Oral Board Pass Rates: A 15-Year Single-Center Analysis.  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Spring;33(1):121-127.  PMID: 

Freitas-Ferraz AB, Lerakis S, Barbosa Ribeiro H, Gilard M, Cavalcante JL, Makkar R, Herrmann HC, Windecker S, Enriquez-Sarano M, Cheema AN, Nombela-Franco L, Amat-Santos I, Muñoz-García AJ, Garcia Del Blanco B, Zajarias A, Lisko JC, Hayek S, Babaliaros V, Le Ven F, Gleason TG, Chakravarty T, Szeto WY, Clavel MA, de Agustin A, Serra V, Schindler JT, Dahou A, Annabi MS, Pelletier-Beaumont E, Pibarot P, Rodés-Cabau J. Mitral Regurgitation in Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis Patients Undergoing TAVR: Insights From the TOPAS-TAVI Registry.  JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Mar 9;13(5):567-579.  PMID: 32061600.

Meijerink F, Wijdh-den Hamer IJ, Bouma W, Pouch AM, Aly AH, Lai EK, Eperjesi TJ, Acker MA, Yushkevich PA, Hung J, Mariani MA, Khabbaz KR,Gleason TG, Mahmood F, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC.  Intraoperative post-annuloplasty three-dimensional valve analysis does not predict recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation.  J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Jul 2;15(1):161.  PMID: 

Maiti S, Thunes JR, Fortunato RN,Gleason TG, Vorp DA.Computational modeling of the strength of the ascending thoracic aortic media tissue under physiologic biaxial loading conditions.  J Biomech. 2020 Jul 17;108:109884. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109884. Epub 2020 Jun 14.  PMID: 

Huckaby LV, Sultan I,Gleason TG, Chen S, Thoma F, Navid F, Kilic A.  Outcomes of tissue versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in patients 50 to 70 years of age.  J Card Surg.  2020 Oct;35(10):2589-2597.  PMID: 

Kilic A, Goyal A, Miller JK,Gleason TG, Dubrawksi A.  Performance of a Machine Learning Algorithm in Predicting Outcomes of Aortic Valve Replacement.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Feb;111(2):503-510.  PMID: 

Bianco V, Kilic A, Mulukutla SR,Gleason TG, Kliner D, Aranda-Michel E, Brown JA, Wang Y, Allen CC, Habertheuer A, Sultan I.  Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with diabetes.  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Summer;33(2):368-377.  PMID: 32712423.

Sultan I, Fukui M, Bianco V, Brown JA, Kliner DE, Hickey G, Thoma FW, Lee JS, Schindler JT, Kilic A,Gleason TG, Cavalcante JL.  Impact of Combined Pre and Postcapillary Pulmonary Hypertension on Survival after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.  Am J Cardiol. 2020 Sep 15;131:60-66.  PMID: 32713655.

Mesher A, Aftab M,Gleason TG, Reece TB.  Commentary:  Steps Toward Understanding the Root of the Issue.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):1764-1765. PMID: 

Gleason TG. Structural Isomerism of the Aortic Valve:  Bicuspidization ReduxAnn Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):1-4. PMID: 

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Wang Y, Navid F, Sultan I. Midterm Outcomes for Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Octogenarians. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Apr;109(4):1184-1193.  PMID 31539512.

Carroll JD, Mack MJ, Vemulapalli S, Herrmann HC, Gleason TG, Hanzel G, Deeb GM, Thourani VH, Cohen DJ, Desai N, Kirtane AJ, Fitzgerald S, Michaels J, Krohn C, Masoudi FA, Brindis RG, Bavaria JE. STS-ACC TVT Registry of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Nov 24;76(21):2492-2516.  PMID: 

Forrest JK, Kaple RK, Ramlawi B, Gleason TG, Meduri CU, Yakubov SJ, Jilaihawi H, Liu F, Reardon MJ.JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Aug 10;13(15):1749-1759. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Bicuspid Versus Tricuspid Aortic Valves From the STS/ACC TVT Registry. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Aug 10;13(15):1749-1759. PMID: 

Gleason TG. Regression or progression: Hominum, bovinum, porcinum?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 10:S0022-5223(20)32810-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.10.013. Online ahead of print.PMID: 

Gleason TG, Aranki S. Valvular mimicry in simulation-espice, adspice, prospice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 24:S0022-5223(20)32215-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.07.063. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32859417.

Mesher A, Aftab M, Gleason TG, Reece TB. Steps toward understanding the root of the issue.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May;159(5):1764-1765.  PMID: 

Bianco V, Kilic A, Gelzinis T, Gleason TG, Navid F, Rauso L, Joshi R, Sultan I. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Closing the Communication Gap Across the Ether Screen. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jan;34(1):258-266. PMID: 31151860.

Gleason TG. Commentary: Does right axillary artery cannulation prevent aorto-cerebral embolic phenomena?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar;159(3):781-783.  PMID: 31126643.

Brown JA, Arnaoutakis GJ, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Sultan I. Current trends in the management of acute type A aortic intramural hematoma.  J Card Surg. 2020 Sep;35(9):2331-2337. PMID:  

Bianco V, Kilic A,Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Habertheuer A, Humar R, Wang Y, Navid F, Sultan I.  Long-term Outcomes Following Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan;111(1):150-158.  PMID: 

Habertheuer A, Aranda-Michel E, Schindler J, Gleason TG, Kilic A, Kliner D, Bianco V, Toma C, Sultan I. Longitudinal Outcomes of Nonagenarians undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May;111(5):1520-1528.  PMID: 

Mumtaz M, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Van Mieghem NM, Kleiman NS, Gleason TG, Chawla A, Hockmuth D, Zorn GL 3rd, Tadros P, Li S, Reardon MJ. The impact of transfusions on mortality after transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 17:S0003-4975(20)31918-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.09.031. Online ahead of print.PMID: 

Sultan I, Bianco V, Brown JA, Kilic A, Harbertheuer A, Aranda-Michel E, Navid F, Humar R, Wang Y, Gleason TG. The long-term impact of perioperative red blood transfusion on patients undergoing cardiac surgery.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 7:S0003-4975(20)31886-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.10.023. Online ahead of print.PMID: 

Huckaby LV, Gleason TG, Ferdinand F, Sultan I, Chu D, Yoon P, Navid F, Venkata S, West D, Lima C, Morell V, Chen S, Thoma F, Drew S, Kilic A. High Risk Committee for Cardiac Surgery Decision-Making: Results from 110 Consecutive Patients.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 27:S0003-4975(20)31755-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.09.014. Online ahead of print.PMID: 

Huckaby LV, Sultan I, Trimarchi S, Leshnower B, Chen EP, Brinster DR, Myrmel T, Estrera AL, Montgomery DG, Korach A, Eckstein HH, Coselli JS, Ota T, Kaiser CA, Eagle KA, Patel HJ, Gleason TG. Sex-Based Aortic Dissection Outcomes From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 May 27:S0003-4975(21)00727-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.100. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 

Loor G, Gleason TG, Myrmel T, Korach A, Trimarchi S, Desai ND, Bavaria JE, de Vincentiis C, Ouzounian M, Sechtem U, Montgomery DG, Chen EP, Maniar H, Sundt TM, Patel H. Effect of aortic valve type on patients who undergo Type A aortic dissection repair.  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 10:S1043-0679(21)00197-0. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2021.04.003. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 33984483.

Boskovski MT, Gleason TG. Current Therapeutic Options in Aortic Stenosis.  Circ Res. 2021 Apr 30;128(9):1398-1417. PMID: 

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Awards and Affiliations

Awards and Affiliations

  • Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (current)
  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (past)
  • Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration, University of Pittsburgh (past)
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Surgical Association
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Board Member
  • Fellow American Heart Association
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow American College of Chest Physicians
  • Cardiac Surgical Faculty of the Year, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010 and 2015)
  • Named “Best Doctors” in Thoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh Magazine (2012-2020).
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Upjohn Achievement Award
  • Sixth and Eighth Annual Joseph Susman Memorial Award, Surgical Infection Society (1997 and 1999)
  • National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health (1996-97)
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