Physician’s Profile

Damien LaPar, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Surgery
Expertise: 
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Aortic Stent Grafts
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Valve Replacement
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart Defect
Heart Surgery
Heart Valve Disease
Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Reconstruction
Mitral Valve Replacement/Repair
Mitral Valve Surgery
Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
Open Heart Surgery
Pacemaker Implant
Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedure
Valve Replacement
Valvular Heart Disease
Ventricular Assist Device Procedure
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Septal Myotomy-Myectomy
Honors: 

Richard E. Clark Memorial Paper Award. Development of a Risk Prediction Model and Clinical Risk Score for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Database Analysis. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. January 25, 2016. Phoenix, AZ.

2015 TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Resident Award for Best Research, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, Establishing the “Realworld” Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis. 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 24-28th, San Diego, CA.

2014 Hawley H. Seiler Resident’s Award for Best Research, Bilateral IMA Use for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Remains Underutilized: A Propensity Matched Multi-Institution Analysis, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), November 6-8, 2014, Tucson, AZ.

Hugh Shepherd Warren Outstanding Chief Resident Award. University of Virginia Department of Surgery, 2014.

Paul C. Sampson Resident Research Award Finalist, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Measure for Postoperative Glucose Control Should Not Be Used as a Proxy of Quality Following Cardiac Surgery. 39th Annual Meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. June 26-29th. Coeur d’Alene, ID. 2013.

Richard E. Clark Memorial Paper Award, Preoperative Beta-Blocker Use Should Not Be Used as a Quality Metric for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Statewide, Multi-institutional Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis. 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, January 28, 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

Curtis G. Tribble Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching, University of Virginia Department of Surgery. June 6, 2012. Charlottesville, VA.

Academic Achievement Award for Scholastic Excellence and Application of Scientific Scholarship, University of Virginia Department of Surgery. June 6, 2012. Charlottesville, VA.

Andy Ford Award for Excellence in Pediatric Cardiovascular Research, University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics. May 31, 2012. Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Department of Surgery 11th Annual Resident Research Day Oral Abstract Competition Award, Blood Product Conservation is Associated with Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs Following Cardiac Surgery, 2012.

14th Annual C. Walton Lillehei Resident Forum Award 2011, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Pretreatment Strategy with Adenosine A2A Receptor Agonist Attenuates Reperfusion Injury in a Preclinical Porcine Lung Transplantation Model. 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. May 8, 2011. Philadelphia, PA.

University of Virginia Department of Surgery 10th Annual Resident Research Day Oral Abstract Competition Award, Pretreatment Strategy with Adenosine A2A Receptor Agonist Attenuates Reperfusion Injury in a Preclinical Porcine Lung Transplantation Model, 2011.

Bigger-Lehman Resident Research Award, Virginia Surgical Society, Circulating Fibrocytes Correlate with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Development Following Lung Transplantation: A Novel Clinical Biomarker, 2011.

Paul C. Sampson Resident Research Award Finalist, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Is Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Superior to Conventional Bypass in Octogenarians? 36th Annual Meeting of the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. June 23-26, 2010. Ojai, CA.

Fellowship in Health Evaluation Sciences Fund Academic Scholarship, University of Virginia Department of Public Health Sciences, 2010.

University of Virginia Department of Surgery 8th Annual Resident Research Day Poster Competition Award, Outcomes of Reoperative Aortic Valve Replacement Following Previous Sternotomy, 2009.

William Dion Outstanding Intern Award, University of Virginia Department of Surgery, 2008

Society of Critical Care Medicine Abstract Research Award Finalist, Postinjury Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Does Traumatic Brain Injury Influence the Incidence and Pattern? 37th Critical Care Congress, February 2-6, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2007.

George Packard Award for Outstanding Medical Student Performance in Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2007.

CU School of Medicine Class of 1955, 56, 57 Alumni Award for Outstanding Medical Student Performance, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2007.

Dan Daniels Diversity Award, University of Colorado Department of Housing, 1999.

Outstanding Student Developer Award, University of Colorado Department of Housing, 1999.

RHRC Outstanding Student Leader Award, University of Colorado Department of Housing, 1999.

National Residence Hall Honorary, University of Colorado, 1999.

Honors Program, University of Colorado, 1996-2000.

About: 

Damien J. LaPar, MD, MSc, has joined the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in the Division of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the NYP/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. LaPar recently served as Chief Clinical Fellow in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. After graduating medical school at the University of Colorado, he completed his General Surgery and Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery training at the University of Virginia, where he also did a two-year basic science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and acquired a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree from the School of Public Health Sciences.

Dr. LaPar was also awarded a two-year NIH/NHLBI Cardiothoracic Surgery Trials Network (CTSN) Investigator Fellowship. His award-winning research has resulted in national and international research presentations and publications. He has also served in several national leadership roles, including the President of the Thoracic Surgery Resident’s Association (TSRA) and the Resident Director to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Board of Directors.

“My pursuit of an academic career in pediatric congenital heart surgery is deeply rooted in my desire to advance the treatment of congenital heart disease and to make a difference in the lives of children and their families through compassionate patient care, innovative research and scholarship, and leadership,” says Dr. LaPar. His clinical interests are in neonatal cardiac surgery, pediatric VADs, minimally-invasive pediatric cardiac surgery, and VATS (Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery) for PDA ligation and vascular ring repair. His research interests include stem-cell and myocardial regenerative therapy, as well as multi-institutional clinical research collaboratives and clinical trials.

The Pediatric Heart Center provides a family-centered team approach and is a national leader, offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and the latest innovations for children requiring expert heart and congenital surgery.

To reach Dr. LaPar, please call 212.305.5975

Publications: 
LaPar DJ, Cothren CC, Moore EE, Kashuk JL, Moore JB, Johnson J. Postinjury Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: Does Traumatic Brain Injury Influence the Incidence and Pattern? Crit Care Med (Supp). 2007; 35(12): 264.
Anvari, F, LaPar DJ, Kern JA, Swenson BR, Peeler BB, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. The Impact of Coronary Artery Endarterectomy on Outcomes During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circulation Nov 2009; 120: S919.
LaPar DJ*, Bhamidipati CM*, Fonner E, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Outcomes and Cost of Cardiac Surgery in Octogenarians Is Related to Type of Operation: An Analysis from the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative. J Amer Coll Cardiol 2010; 55(10) Suppl 1:A151.E1422. *Authors contributed equally.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Kern JA, Kron IL, Cherry KJ, Ailawadi G. Time of Year Does Not Influence Mortality in Vascular Operations at Academic Centers. J Vasc Surg 2010; 51(6) Suppl 1:46S.
LaPar DJ, Nagji AS, Bhamidipati CM, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Ailawadi G, Jones DR. Season Variation Influences Outcomes Following Lung Cancer Resections. Interact CardioVasc Thoracic Surg 2010; 11 Suppl:S4.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Walters DM, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Primary Payer Status Affects Outcomes for Cardiac Valve Operations. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 211(3) Suppl:S33.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Mery CM, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Academic Season Does Not Influence Outcomes Following Cardiac Operations at Teaching Centers. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 211(3) Suppl:S32.
LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Irvine Jr. JN, Lau CL, Kron IL, Kern JA. Preoperative Computed Tomography Is Associated with Lower Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Reoperative Cardiac Surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 211(3) Suppl:S28.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Hennessy SA, Lau CL, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Are Females Still at Higher Risk During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? Circulation Nov 2010;122: A16137.
Mehta GS, LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Previous Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Increases Patient Morbidity Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Surg Res 2011;165(2) A1-A10: 191.
Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Mehta GS, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Tight Glucose Control is Not Superior to Permissive Hyperglycemia Following Valve Surgery. J Amer Coll Cardiol 2011;57(14) Suppl1:E1394.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Stukenborg GJ, Upchurch GR, Jones DR, Hanks JB, Schirmer BD, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Predictors of Elderly Patient Discharge to Alternative Care Facilities Following Major Surgical Operations. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213(3) Suppl:S65.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Stone ML, Mulloy DP, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Regional Variations In Outcomes Following Cardiac Operations Exist. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213(3) Suppl:S45.
Rosenberger LH, LaPar DJ, Sawyer RG. Infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms are not associated with overall, all-cause mortality in the surgical intensive care unit: A 20,000 foot view. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213(3) Suppl:S51.
Irvine Jr JN, Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Angle JF, Matsumoto AH, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Tracci MC, Upchurch Jr GR, Ailawadi G. Percutaneous femoral access is as safe as femoral cutdown during thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213(3) Suppl:S47.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Stone ML, Guyer RA, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi GA. Primary Payer Status Affects Mortality for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Operations. Circulation Nov 2011.
Gillen JR, LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Predictors of Operative Mortality in Cardiac Surgical Patients with Prolonged ICU Duration. J Am Coll Surg 2012.
Davis JP, LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Kern JA, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Nonagenarians Undergoing Cardiac Surgery-Are Established Risk Calculators Accurate? J Am Coll Surg 2013.
Pope NE, LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Speir AM, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Complete versus Incomplete Revascularization in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement with Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Coll Surg 2014.
Quader MA, Wolfe LG, Ailawadi G, Rich JB, Speir AM, LaPar D, Fonner CE, Kasirajan V. Blood Product Utilization With Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Decade of Statewide Data. J Heart Lung Transplant 2015;34(4S):S13.
LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Yang Z. Stem Cell Therapy in Ischemic Heart Disease: Where are We? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2009 Feb;14(1):79-84.
Ailawadi G, LaPar DJ, Swenson BR, Siefert SA, Lau C, Kern JA, Peeler BB, Littlewood KE, Kron IL. Model for end-stage liver disease predicts mortality for tricuspid valve surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 May;87(5):1460-7.
LaPar DJ, Yang Z, Stukenborg GJ, Peeler BB, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Outcomes of Reoperative Aortic Valve Replacement Following Previous Sternotomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Feb;139(2):263-72.
LaPar DJ*, Ailawadi G*, Swenson BR, Maxwell CD, Girotti ME, Bergin JD, Kern JA, Kron IL, Mahapatra S. Surgically placed left ventricular leads provide the same benefit as transvenous leads for cardiac resynchronization. Heart Rhythm. 2010 May;7(5):619-25. *Authors contributed equally
Mahapatra S, Tucker-Schwartz J, Wiggens D, Gillies GT, Mason PK, McDaniel G, LaPar DJ, Stemland C, Ferguson JD, Bunch TJ, Ailawadi G, Scanavacca M. Pressure Frequency Characteristics of the Pericardial Space and Thorax During Subxiphoid Access for Epicardial VT Ablation. Heart Rhythm. 2010 May;7(5):604-9.
LaPar DJ, Hennessy SA, Fonner E, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Does Urgent/Emergent Status Influence Choice in Mitral Valve Operations?-An analysis of outcomes from the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul;90(1):153-60.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Mery CM, Stukenborg GJ, Jones DR, Schirmer BS, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Primary Payer Status Affects Mortality for Major Surgical Operations. Ann Surg. 2010 Sept;252(3):544-50.
Hennessey SA, LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Stone ML, Mlynarek RA, Kern JA, Peeler BB, Ailawadi GA, Kron IL. Cardiac Catheterization Within 24 Hours of Valve Surgery is Significantly Associated with Acute Renal Failure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):1011-17.
LaPar DJ*, Zhao Y*, Steidle J, Emaminia A, Kron IL, Ailawadi G, Linden J, Lau CL. Adenosine Signaling via the Adenosine 2B Receptor is Involved in Bronchiolitis Obliterans Development. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Dec;29(12):1405-14. *Authors contributed equally
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Reece TB, Cleveland JC, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Is Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Superior to Conventional Bypass in Octogenarians? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan;141(1):81-90.
LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Bhamidipati CM, Singh M, Dare D, Kern JA, Kron IL. Use of a Non-Pledgeted Suture Technique is Safe and Efficient for Aortic Valve Replacement. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb;141(2):388-93.
Bhamidipati, CM, LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Morrison CC, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Superiority of moderate control of hyperglycemia to tight control in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Feb;141(2):543-51.
LaPar DJ*, Bhamidipati CM*, Fonner E, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Outcomes and Cost of Cardiac Surgery in Octogenarians Is Related to Type of Operation: An Analysis from the Virginia Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;91:499-505. *Authors contributed equally
LaPar DJ, Kron IL. Should all ischemic mitral regurgitation be repaired? When should we replace? Curr Opin Cardiol. 2011 Mar;26(2):113-7.
Mehta GS, Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Kern JA. Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Heart Transplant Patients: Before or After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation? Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Mar;59(2):119-20.
Mahapatra S, LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, McDaniel G, Kamath S, Bunch TJ, Ailawadi G. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Consequences of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Following Epicardial Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia. Europace. 2011 Apr;13(4):548-54.
Emaminia A, Hennessy SA, Hranjec T, LaPar DJ, Kozower BD, Jones DR, Kron IL, Lau CL. Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Occurs Earlier in the Post Lung Allocation Score Era. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 March;141(5):1278-82.
Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Mehta GS, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Have Thoracic Endografting Outcomes Improved Since FDA Approval? Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1314-22.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati DM, Walters DM, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Primary Payer Status Affects Outcomes for Cardiac Valve Operations. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 May;212(5):759-67.
LaPar DJ, Nagji AS, Bhamidipati CM, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Ailawadi G, Jones DR. Season Variation Influences Outcomes Following Lung Cancer Resections. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jul;40(1):83-90.
Sharma AK, LaPar DJ, Zhao Y, Li L, Lau CL, Kron IL, Iwakura Y, Okusa MD, Laubach VE. Natural killer T cell-derived IL-17 mediates lung ischemia-reperfusion injury. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2011 Jun 1;183(11):1539-49.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Upchurch Jr. GR, Kern JA, Kron IL, Cherry KJ, Ailawadi G. Time of Year Does Not Influence Mortality in Vascular Operations at Academic Centers. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Aug;54(2):546-53.
Irvine Jr. JN, LaPar DJ, Mahapatra S, DiMarco JP, Ailawadi G. Treatment of a malpositioned transcutaneous ventricular pacing lead in the left ventricle via direct aortic puncture. Europace. 2011 Aug;13(8):1207-8.
LaPar DJ, Anvari F, Irvine Jr. JN, Kern JA, Swenson BR, Peeler BB, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. The Impact of Coronary Artery Endarterectomy on Outcomes During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Cardiac Surg. 2011 May;26(3):247-53.
LaPar DJ*, Mahapatra S*, Mason PK, Bergin JD, Kamath S, Ferguson JD, Bilchick K, DiMarco JP, Mangrum JM, Ailawadi G. Initial Experience of Sequential Surgical Epicardial-Catheter Endocardial Ablation for Persistent and Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 June:91(6). *Authors contributed equally (In Press)
LaPar DL, Ailawadi G, Irvine Jr. JN, Lau CL, Kron IL, Kern JA. Preoperative Computed Tomography Is Associated with Lower Risk of Perioperative Stroke in Reoperative Cardiac Surgery. Interact CardioVasc Thoracic Surg. 2011 Jun;12(6):919-23.
Walters DM, LaPar DJ, Stokes JB, de Lange EE, Adams RB, Bauer TW. Pancreas-protocol imaging at high volume center leads to improved preoperative staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Onc. 2011Oct;18(10):2764-71.
Zhao Y, Sharma AK, LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Liu Y, Jones DR, Laubach VE, Lau CL. Depletion of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Attenuates Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via Inhibition of Neutrophil Extravasation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011. May;300(5):L718-29.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Mery CM, Stukenborg GJ, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Academic Season Does Not Influence Outcomes Following Cardiac Operations at Teaching Centers. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1000-7.
LaPar DJ and Kron IL. Cardiothoracic Surgery and the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jul;142(1)20-3.
LaPar DJ, Burdick M, Emaminia A, Harris DA, Liu L, Strieter BA, Robbins M, Kron IL, Strieter RM, Lau CL. Circulating Fibrocytes Correlate with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Development Following Lung Transplantation: A Novel Clinical Biomarker. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):470-7.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Harris DA, Kozower BD, Jones DR, Kron IL, Ailawadi G, Lau CL. Gender, Race and Socioeconomic Status Affects Outcomes Following Lung Cancer Resection in the United States. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):434-9.
LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Bhamidipati CM, Stukenborg GJ, Crosby IK, Kern JA, Kron IL. Small Prosthesis Size in Aortic Valve Replacement Does Not Affect Mortality. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;92(3):880-6.
Zhao Y, Turlington M, LaPar DJ, Jones DR, Harris DA, Kron IL, Pu L, Lau CL. Characterization of Novel Synthesized Small Molecular Compounds Against Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;92(3):1031-7.
Mery CM, LaPar DJ, Chamberlain RS, Gangemi JJ, Kron IL, Peeler BB. Pulmonary Artery And Conduit Reintervention Rates In Patients After Norwood Procedure Using The Chimney Patch Technique. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;92(4):1483-9.
LaPar DJ, Laubach VE, Emaminia A, Crosby IK, Sharma AK, Hajzus VA, Sumner HM, Lau CL, Kron IL. Pretreatment Strategy with Adenosine A2A Receptor Agonist Attenuates Reperfusion Injury in a Preclinical Porcine Lung Transplantation Model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Oct;142(4):887-94.
Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Mehta GS, Kern JA, Upchurch Jr GR, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Albumin is a Better Predictor of Outcomes than Body Mass Index Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Surgery. 2011 Oct;150(4):626-34.
LaPar DJ*, Emaminia A*, Zhao Y, Steidle JF, Harris DA, Linden J, Kron IL, Lau CL. Adenosine A2A Agonist Improves Lung Function During Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5):1840-6. *Authors Contributed Equally
Hennessy SA, Hranjec T, Emaminia A, LaPar DJ, Kozower BD, Jones DR, Kron IL, Lau CL. Geographic Distance Between Donor and Recipient Does Not Influence Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome After Lung Transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov;92(5);1847-53.
Emaminia A, Corcoran PC, Siegenthaler MP, Rasmussen S, Krause L, LaPar DJ, Horvath KA. The Universal Bed Model for Patient Care Improves Outcome and Lowers Cost in Cardiac Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Feb;143(2):475-81.
LaPar DJ, Sharma AK, Hajzus VA, French BA, Zhao Y, Lau CL, , Kron IL, Laubach VE. Acute Hyperglycemic Exacerbation of Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Is Mediated by Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products Signaling. Am. J. Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2012 Mar;46(3):299-305.
LaPar DJ, Rosenberger LH, Walters DM, Hedrick TL, Swenson BR, Young JS, Dossett LA, May AK, Sawyer RG. Severe Traumatic Head Injury Affects Systemic Cytokine Expression. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr;214(4):478-86.
LaPar DJ, Mery CM, Kozower BD, Kern JA, Kron IL, Stukenborg GJ, Ailawadi G. The Effect of Surgeon Volume on Mortality for Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;143(4):854-63.
Rosenberger LH, LaPar DJ, Sawyer RG. Infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms are not associated with overall, all-cause mortality in the surgical intensive care unit: A 20,000 foot view. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr:214(4):478-86.
LaPar DJ, Mulloy DP, Crosby IK, Lim DS, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Contemporary Outcomes for Surgical Mitral Valve Repair: A Benchmark for Evaluating Emerging Mitral Valve Technology. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;143(4 Suppl):S12-6.
Mehta GS, LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Previous Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Increases Patient Morbidity After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Surgery. 2012 Jul;152(1):5-11.
Bhamidipati CM, LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Lutz CJ, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Upchurch Jr., GR, Kern JA. Transcatheter Arterial Revascualrization Outcomes at Vascular and General Surgery Teaching Hospitals, And Non-Teaching Hospitals Are Comparable. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jul;56(1):247-55.
LaPar DJ, Mery CM, Peeler BB, Kron IL, Gangemi J. Short and Long-Term Outcomes for Bidirectional Glenn Performed With and Without Cardiopulmonary Bypass. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):164-70.
LaPar DJ, Mulloy DP, Stone ML, Crosby IK, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Surgery Affects Outcomes Following Mitral Operations: A multi-institutional, statewide analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):52-7.
LaPar DJ, Bhamidipati CM, Lau CL, Jones DR, Kozower BD. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database: Establishing Generalizability to National Lung Cancer Resection Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):216-21.
LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Guyer RA, Stone ML, Bhamidipati CM, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi GA. Primary Payer Status is Associated with Mortality and Resource Utilization for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Operations. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11;126(11 SUPPL 1):S132-9.
LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Jones DR, Stukenborg GJ, Kozower BD. Hospital Procedure Volume Should Not Be Used as a Measure of Surgical Quality. Ann Surg. 2012 Oct;256(4):606-15.
Johnston WF, West JK, LaPar DJ, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Tracci MC, Ailawadi G, Upchurch GR. Greater Saphenous Vein Evaluation from Computed Tomography Angiography as a Potential Alternative to Conventional Ultrasonography. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Nov;56(5):1331-1337.
Mulloy DP, Stone ML, Crosby I, LaPar DJ, Lau CL, Laubach VE, Kron IL. Ex vivo Reconditioning of Non-Heart-Beating Donor Lungs in a Preclinical Porcine Model: Delayed Perfusion Results in Superior Lung Function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;144(5):1208-15.
LaPar DJ, Lau CL, Jones DR, Kozower BD. Differences in Reported Esophageal Cancer Resection Outcomes Between National Clinical and Administrative Databases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Nov;144(5):1152-7.
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Mulloy DP, Rasmussen SK, Kane BJ, McGahren ED, Rodgers BM. Primary Payer Status is Significantly Associated with Postoperative Mortality, Morbidity and Hospital Resource Utilization in Pediatric Surgical Patients within the United States. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jan;48(1):81-7.
Harris DA, Zhao Y, LaPar DJ, Emaminia A, Steidle JF, Stoler M, Linden J, Kron IL, Lau CL. Inhibiting CXCL12 Blocks Fibrocyte Migration and Differentiation and Attenuates Bronchiolitis Obliterans in a Murine Heterotropic Tracheal Transplant Model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar;145(3):854-61.
LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Ailawadi G, Niv A, Choi E, Spiess BD, Rich JB, Kasirajan V, Fonner E, Kron IL, Speir AM. Blood Product Conservation is Associated with Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs Following Cardiac Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Mar;145(3):796-803.
Hallowell PT, Dahman MI, Stokes JB, LaPar DJ, Schirmer BD. Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship does not Adversely Affect General Surgery Resident Case Volume: A Decade of Experience. Am J Surg. 2013 Mar;205(3):307-11.
Kennedy JL, LaPar DJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Bergin JD, Kamath SA, Ailawadi G. Does the STS Risk Score Accurately Predict Operative Mortality in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013;146(3):631-7.
Fernandez LG, Sharma AK, LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Laubach VE. Adenosine A1 Receptor Activation Attenuates Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013;145(6):1654-9.
Walters DM, McFarey P, LaPar DJ, Strong A, Good E, Adams RB, Bauer TW. A six-day clinical pathway following Pancreaticoduodenectomy is feasible, safe and efficient. HPB. 2013;15(9):668-73.
Gillen JR, Zhao Y, Harris DA, LaPar DJ, Stone ML, Fernandez LG, Kron IL, Lau CL. Rapamycin Blocks Fibrocyte Migration and Attenuates Bronchiolitis Obliterans in a Murine Model. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;95(5):1768-75.
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Kane BJ, Rasmussen SK, McGahren EE, Rodgers BD. The Effect of Race and Gender on Pediatric Surgical Outcomes within the United States. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(8):1650-6.
Taylor MD, LaPar DJ, Davis JP, Isbell JM, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Jones DR. Induction chemoradiotherapy and surgery for esophageal cancer: survival benefit with downstaging. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(1):225-30.
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Barcia JP, Norwood VF, Mulloy DP, McGahren ED, Rodgers BM, Kane BJ. Surgical Outcomes Analysis of Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Function in a Rural Region. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(7):1520-7.
LaPar DJ, Gillen JR, Crosby IK, Sawyer RG, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Predictors of Operative Mortality in Cardiac Surgical Patients with Prolonged Intensive Care Unit Duration. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;216(6):1116-23.
LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Harris DA, Hajzus VA, Lau CL, Kern JA, Kron IL. A Protocol Driven Approach to Cardiac Reoperations Reduces Mortality and Cardiac Injury at the Time of Resternotomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(3):865-70.
Sharma AK, LaPar DJ, Stone ML, Zhao Y, Kron IL, Laubach VE. Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products on iNKT Cells Mediates Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Am. J. Transp. 2013;13(9):2255-67.
Taylor MD, LaPar DJ, Thomas CJ, Persinger M, Stelow E, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Jones DR. Lymph Node Ratio Predicts Recurrence and Survival Following R0 Resection for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(4):1163-70.
Gillen JR, Zhao Y, Harris DA, LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Lau CL. Short-course Rapamycin Treatment Preserves Airway Epithelium and Protects Against Bronchiolitis Obliterans. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(2):464-72.
LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Kron IL, Kern JA, Fonner E, Rich JB, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Beta-Blocker Use Should Not Be a Quality Metric for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(5):1539-44.
LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Fonner E, Kron IL, Ailawadi G, Speir AM. A Contemporary Cost Analysis of Postoperative Morbidity Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With and Without Concomitant Aortic Valve Replacement to Improve Patient Quality and Cost Effective Care. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013;96(5):1621-7.
Johnston WF, LaPar DJ, Newhook TE, Stone ML, Upchurch Jr. GR, Ailawadi G. Association of Race and Socioeconomic Status with the Use of Endovascular Repair to Treat Thoracic Aortic Diseases. J Vasc Surg. 2013;58(6):1476-82.
Davis, JP, LaPar DJ, Schirmer BS, Hallowell PT. Impact of Gastric Prolapse Following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for Morbid Obesity. American Surgeon. 2014 Nov;80(11):1164-8.
Taylor MD, LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Jones DR. Marginal Pulmonary Function Should Not Preclude Lobectomy in Selected Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;147(2):738-44.
LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Kron IL. Surgical Care Improvement Project Measure for Postoperative Glucose Control Should Not Be Used as a Measure of Quality Following Cardiac Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;147(3):1041-8.
LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Crosby IK, Rich, JB, Speir AM, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Hospital Variation in Mortality from Cardiac Arrest After Cardiac Surgery: An Opportunity for Improvement? Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):534-9
LaPar DJ, Speir AM, Crosby IK, Fonner Jr. E, Brown M, Rich JB, Quader M, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Significantly Increases Mortality, Hospital Readmission, and Hospital Costs. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):527-33
Kiankoohy A, Taylor MD, LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Lau CL, Kozower BD, Jones DR. Predictors Of Early Recurrence For Node-Negative T1 toT2b Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Oct;98(4):1175-83.
Davis JP, LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Kern JA, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Nonagenarians Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. J Card Surg. 2014 Sep;29(5):600-4.
LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Mulloy DP, Stone ML, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Kron IL. Planned Cardiac Re-exploration in the Intensive Care Unit is a Safe Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014. Nov;98(5):1645-51.
LaPar DJ, Isbell, JM, Crosby IK, Kern JA, Fonner Jr E, Speir AM, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Multi-Center Evaluation of High Risk Mitral Valve Operations: Implications for Selection for Conventional Surgery versus Novel Transcatheter Valve Therapies. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014. Dec;98(6):2032-7.
LaPar DJ, Ailawadi G, Isbell JM, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Speir AM, Kron IL. Mitral Valve Repair Rates Correlate with Surgeon and Institutional Experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):995-1003.
Mullen MG, LaPar DJ, Daniels S, Turrentine FE, Smith PW, Hanks JB. Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Readmission Following Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy in the United States: An Analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Outcomes. Surgery. 2014 Dec;156(6):1423-30.
LaPar DJ, Filardo G, Crosby IK, Speir AM, Rich JB, Kron IL, Ailawadi, G. The Challenge of Achieving 1% Operative Mortality for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Multi-institution Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014. Dec;148(6):2686-96.
Quader M, Wolfe L, Median A, Fonner C, Ailawadi G, Crosby I, Rich J, LaPar D, Kasirajan V. Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement with Bio-prostheses in patients age 50 to 65 years: A decade of statewide data on cost and patient outcomes. J Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 (In Press)
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Benrashid E, Scalzo DC, Ailawadi G, Kron IL, Bergin JD, Blank RS, Kern JA. Ventricular Assist Devices and Increased Blood Product Utilization for Cardiac Transplantation. J Cardiac Surg. 2015 Feb;30(2):194-200.
Tchantchaleishvili V, Berfield KS, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, DeNino WF. Current Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents: A Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Survey. Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Mar;99(3):1040-7.
Odell DD, Macke R, Tchantchaleishvili V, Loor G, Nelson JS, LaPar DJ, Lazar JF, Wei B, DeNino WF, Berfield K, Stein W, Youssef SJ, Nguyen TC. Resident Perception of Technical Skills Education and Preparation for Independent Practice. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(6):2305-12.
Turrentine FE, Denlinger CE, Simpson VB, Garwood RA, Guerlain S, Agrawal A, Friel CM, LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Jones RS. Patient and Procedure Level Predictors, Cost, and Survival Estimates of Gastrointestinal Anastomotic Leaks within a Single Institution. J Am Coll Surg 2015 Feb;220(2):196-206.
Mehaffey JH, LaPar DJ, Turrentine FE, Miller MS, Hallowell PT, Schirmer BD . Outcomes of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Super-Super Obese Patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015;11(4):814-9.
Nguyen TC, Odell D, Stephens EH, Loor G, LaPar DJ, DeNino WF, Wei B, Aftab M, Macke RA, Nelson JS, Berfield K, Lazar J, Stein W, Youssef SJ, Tchantchaleishvili V. Residents’ Perceptions of 2 versus 3-year Cardiothoracic Training Programs (2013-2014 TSRA/TSDA In-Training Exam Survey). Ann Thorac Surg. 201;99(6):1072-7.
Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner Jr. E, Quader M, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive AVR Provides Equivalent Outcomes to Conventional AVR without Increased Cost: An Analysis of a Multi Institutional Regional STS Database. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr;149(4):1060-5.
Walters DM, Shada AL, LaPar DJ, Adams RB, Bauer TW. Long Gastrojejunostomy is Associated with Decreased Incidence and Severity of Delayed Gastric Emptying after Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Pancreas. 2015;44(8):1273-9.
Newhook TE, LaPar DJ, Lindberg JM, Bauer TW, Adams RB, Zaydfudim VM. Morbidity and Mortality of Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Benign and Premalignant Pancreatic Neoplasms. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jun;19(6):1072-7.
LaPar DJ, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Quader MA, Speir AM, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Bilateral IMA Use for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Remains Underutilized: A Propensity Matched Multi-Institution Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(1):8-14.
LaPar DJ, Quader MA, Rich JB, Kron IL, Crosby IK, Kern JA, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Institutional Variation in Mortality After Stroke Following Cardiac Surgery: An Opportunity for Improvement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(4):1276-82.
Stephens EH, Odell DD, Stein W, LaPar DJ, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stock CT, Tchantchaleisnvili V, Mery C, Turek J, Salazar J, Nguyen TC. A Decade of Change: Training and Career Paths of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents 2003-2014. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(4):1305-13.
Tchantchaleisnvili V, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Nguyen TC. Predictors of Career Choice Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(5):1849-54.
LaPar DJ*, Ailawadi G*, Speir AM, Ghanta RK, Crosby IK, Lim DS, Quader M, Rich JB. Contemporary Costs Associated with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Cost Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2016;101(1):154-60. (*Authors Contributed Equally)
Newhook TE, LaPar DJ, Lindberg JM, Bauer TW, Adams RB, Zaydfudim VM. Morbidity and Mortality of Hepatectomy for Benign Liver Tumors. Am J Surg. 2015;211(1):102-8.
Mehaffey JH, LaPar DJ, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Upchurch GR. Targets to Prevent Prolonged Length of Stay After EVAR. J Vasc Surg. 2015;62(6):1413-20.
Robich MP, Flagg A, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Tchantchaleisnvili V, Soltesz EG. Understanding why residents may inaccurately log their role in operations: A look at the 2013 In Training Exam survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(1):323-8.
LaPar DJ*, Newhook T*, Walters DM, Gupta S. Jolissaint JS, Adams RB, Brayman KL, Zaydfudim VM, Bauer TW. Impact of Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism on Morbidity, Mortality and Resource Utilization Following Hepatectomy. Am Surg. 2015.;81(12):1216-23. (*Authors Contributed Equally)
LaPar DJ, Rich JB, Isbell JM, Brooks CH, Crosby IK, Yarboro LT, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Brown M, Quader M, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Renal Function Predicts Hospital Costs and Length of Stay in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2016;101(1):606-12.
Mehaffey JH, LaPar DJ, Clement K, Seaman S, Turrentine FE, Miller MS, Hallowell PT, Schirmer BD. 10-Year Outcomes After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Ann Surg 2016;264(1):121-6.
108. Sharma AK, LaPar DJ, Stone ML, Zhao Y, Mehta CK, Kron IL, Laubach VE. NOX2 activation of NKT cells is blocked by adenosine A2A receptor to inhibit lung reperfusion injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193(9):988-89.
Saji M. Ailawadi G. Downs E. Welch TS, LaPar DJ, Ghanta R, Kern JA, Kennedy JLW, Abuannadi M, Buda AJ, Bergin J, Dent JM, Ragosta M, Lim DS. Preprocedural 6-Minute Walk Test as a Predictor of Mortality in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by MitraClip. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(17):2083-4.
Shah AA, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, LaPar DJ, Stephens EH, Walters DM, DeNino W, Odell D, Robich M, Cevasco M, Eilers A, Gillaspie E, Goldstone A, Malas T, Rice R, Shelstad R, Anderson N. Characterizing the Operative Experience of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents in the United States: What are resident really doing in the operating room? Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(6):2341-9.
Downs EA, Johnston L, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Provides Excellent Outcomes Without Increased Costs: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(1):14-21.
Saji M, Ailwadi G, Fowler DE, LaPar DJ, Dent JM, Ragosta M, Lim DS. Progressive Mitral Stenosis After MitraClip Implantation in a Patient with Systemic Inflammatory Disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(2):e89-90.
Stephens EH, Shah AA, Robich MP, Walters DM, DeNino W, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, Eilers A, Rice R, Goldstone A, Shelstead R, Malas T, Cevasco M, Gillaspie E, LaPar DJ. The Future of the Academic Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Results of the TSRA/TSDA In-Training Exam Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(2):643-50.
Quader MA, Wolfe LG, Ailawadi G, Rich JB, Speir AM, LaPar DJ, Fonner CE, Kasirajan V. Blood Product Utilization With Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Decade of Statewide Data. ASAIO J. 2016;62(3):288-73.
Stephens EH, Robich MP, Walters DM, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, Eilers AL, Rice R, Goldstone AB, Shelstead R, Malas T, Cevasco M, Gillaspie EA, LaPar DJ, Shah AA. Gender and Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Specialty Interests, Satisfaction, and Career Pathways. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102(1):200-6.
Saji M, Lim DS, Ragosta M, LaPar DJ, Downs E, Ghanta R, Kern JA, Dent JM, Ailawadi G. Usefulness of Psoas Muscle Area to Predict Mortality in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Am J Card. 2016; 115(2):251-7.
Mehaffey J. LaPar DJ, Tracci MC, Cherry KJ, Kern JA, Kron IL, Upchruch GR. Modifiable Factors Leading to Increased Length of Stay After Carotid Endarterectomy. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017; 39:195-203
Quader M, LaPar DJ, Wolfe L, Ailawadi G, Rich J, Speir A, Fonner C, Kasirajan V. Delayed Sternal Closure after Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Analysis of Risk Factors and Impact on Outcomes and Costs. ASAIO 2016 62(4):432-7.
Johnston LI, Kirby JL, Downs EA, LaPar DJ, Ghanta RK, Ailawadi G, Kozower BD, Kron IL, McCall AL, Isbell JM. Postoperative Hypoglycemia is Associated with Worse Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2017; 103(2):526-32.
Saji M, Ailawadi G, Fowler DE, LaPar DJ, Dent JM, Ragosta M, Lim DS. Progressive Mitral Stenosis After MitraClip Implantation in a Patient with Systmic Inflammatory Disease. Ann Thorac Surg 2017; 102(2):e89-91.
Ghanta RK, LaPar DJ, Zhang Q, Devarkonda V, Isbell JM, Yarboro LT, Kern JA, Kron IL, Speir AM, Fonner CE, Ailawadi G. Obesity Increases Risk-Adjusted Morbidity, Mortality, and Cost Following Cardiac Surgery. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 8;6(3).
Stephens EH, Walters D, Shah A, DeNino W, Eilers A, Tchantchaleishvili V, Goldstone A, Shelstad R, Malas T, Gillaspie EA, Cevasco M, Fiedler A, Halbreiner S, Koomalsingh K, LaPar DJ. Variability in Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program Curriculum. Ann Thorac Surg 2017 (In Press)
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Stukenborg GJ, Kane BJ, McGahren ED, Rodgers BM. Tracheoesophageal Fistula and Esophageal Atresia: A Two-Decade Surgical Experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 (Submitted).
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Wade SM, Mulloy DP, Kern JA, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Annuloplasty for Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Ischemic versus Non-Ischemic Outcomes are Different. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016. (Submitted)
Stone ML, LaPar DJ, Shada AL, Rasmussen SK, Kane BJ, McGahren ED, Rodgers, BD. Patient and Hospital Factors are Associated with the Allocation of Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques for Children within the United States. J Pediatr Surg. 2016. (Submitted)
LaPar DJ, Kron IL, Crosby IK, Fonner E, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Institutional Factors Impact Differences in Hospital Readmission Following Cardiac Surgery: A Statewide, Multi-institution Quality Initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016. (Submitted)
LaPar DJ*, Pope NE*, Crosby IK, Rich JB, Speir AM, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Complete versus Incomplete Revascularization in Patients Undergoing Aortic Valve Replacement with Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Coll Surg 2016 (*Authors contributed equally) (Submitted)
LaPar DJ*, Yount KQ*, Rich JB, Crosby IK, Speir AM, Quader MA, Lau CL, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. A Multi-Institutional Analysis of the Most Costly Operations in Cardiac Surgery: Is this Sustainable? Ann Thorac Surg 2016 (*Authors contributed equally) (Submitted)
Odell DD, LaPar DJ, Macke RA, Loor G, DeNino WF, Stein W, Nelson JS, Berfield K, Lazar J, Tchantchaleishvili V, Youssef SJ, Nguyen TC. Learning Habits of the Current Cardiothoracic Resident: Analysis of the In-training Examination Survey. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016. (Submitted)
LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Rich JB, Speir AM, Quader M, Kron IL, Kern JA, Ailawadi G. Preoperative Anemia versus Blood Transfusion: Which is the culprit for Worse Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 (Submitted)
Isbell JM, LaPar DJ, Thiele RH, Ghanta RK, Kern JA, Ailawadi G, Kron IL, McCall AL, Kirby JL. Compliance with the New Surgical Care Improvement Project Measure for Glycemic Control After Cardiac Surgery is Not Associated with Improved Postoperative Outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 (Submitted)
Rich JB, Young BA, Osnabrugge RLJ, LaPar DJ, Rich KN, Speir AM, Crosby IK, Quader M, Fonner CE, Kron IL, Ailawadi G. Costs for Mitral Valve Surgery According to STS Preoperative Risk: Implications for Transcatheter Mitral Therapies. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 (In Process)
Downs EA, Johnston L, LaPar DJ, Kern J, Kron I, Yarboro L, Ghanta R, Singh K, Ailawadi G. Comparison of del Nido Cardioplegia versus Conventional Blood Cardioplegia During Minimally Invasive and Open Mitral Surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 (Submitted)
Quader MA, Wolfe LG, Ailawadi G, Rich JB, Speir AM, LaPar DJ, Fonner CE, Kasirajan V. Blood Product Utilization With Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: A Decade of Statewide Data. J Heart Lung Transplant 2016. (Submitted)
LaPar DJ, Kern JA, Ghanta RK, Yarboro LT, Quader M, Rich JB, Kron IL, Speir AM, Ailawadi G. Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery: Outcomes, Trends and Identification of Low-Risk Clinical Criteria in the Contemporary Surgical Era. J Cardiac Surg 2016 (Submitted)
LaPar DJ, Likosky DS, Zhang M, Theurer P, Fonner CE, Kern JA, Bolling SF, Drake D, Speir AM, Rich JB, Kron IL, Prager RL, Ailawadi G. Development of a Risk Prediction Model and Clinical Risk Score for Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Database Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2016 (Submitted)
Saji M. Ailawadi G. Downs E, LaPar DJ, Fowler DE, Ragosta M, Lim SD. The Patient Around the Valve – Body Mass Index and Mortality in Patients Undergoing MitraClip Therapy. Am J. Cardio 2016 (In Progress)