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Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD

Director, Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Program


Bloodless Surgery
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Ex-vivo lung Perfusion
GERD-Laparoscopic Technique
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Surgery
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplantation
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
Mediastinal Tumor
Organ Transplant, Pediatric
Robotic Esophageal Surgery
Robotic Lung Surgery
Robotic Mediastinal Surgery
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Second Opinion
Thoracic Lung Cases
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracoscopic Surgical Procedure
Thorascopic Lung Surgery


Dr. Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Programs. Dr. D'Ovidio has lectured and published extensively on the subject of lung transplantation and ex-vivo perfusion.

Dr. D'Ovidio is renown for his surgical work in patients with lung cancer and other thoracic disorders including, esophageal disorders, robotic thoracic surgery and thoracic outlet syndrome.

He received his MD from the University of Bologna, Italy, completed his surgical residency at St. Orsola University Hospital, Italy and completed his Fellowship at the University of Toronto Hospitals, Canada.

Dr. D'Ovidio has been an invited speaker and principal and co- investigator of numerous clinical trials, author of numerous publications in renown journals such as the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant, among many others.

Dr. D'Ovidio is a member of numerous prestigious societies and councils including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, Scientific Committee for Thoracic Surgery, the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and an Honorary Member, of Societas Medica Chirurgica Bononiensis, among others.


2005 Philip K Caves Award, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of heart and lung transplantation, May 8, 2005, Philadelphia

Best experimental research, Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO), XXV National Congress Bologna 19-21 September 1999


Lung Transplantation
Lung regenerative medicine
Gene therapy
Thoracic oncology
Esophageal disorders


Rustam S, Hu Y, Mahjour SB, Reindero A, Ravichandran H, Urso A, D’Ovidio F, Martinez FJ, Altorki NK, Krishan J, Elemento O, Blackwell TS, Randell S, Shaykhiev R., A Unique Cellular Organization of Human Distal Airways and Its Disarray in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2023 Feb 16. Doi: 10.1164/rccm.202207-1384OC.

* Marro M, Leiva-Juárez MM, D'Ovidio F, Chan J, Van Raemdonck D, Ceulemans L, Moreno P, Alvarez Kindelan A, Krueger T, Koutsokera A, Ehrsam JP, Ilhan I, Yazicioglu A, Yekeler E, Boffini M, Brioude G, Thomas PA, Pizanis N, Aigner C, Schiavon M, Rea F, Anile M, Venuta F, Keshavjee S. Lung Transplantation for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Kartagener Syndrome: a Multicenter Study. Transpl Int 2023 Feb 14. doi: 10.3389/ti.2023.10819

Greissman S, Anderson M, Dimango A, Grewal H, Magda G, Robbins H, Shah L, Costa J, Stanifer BP, D’Ovidio F, Leiva Juarez M, Lemaitre P, Sonett JR, Arcasoy S, Benvenuto LJ. Lung transplant Doi: 10.3389/ti.2023.10819 waitlist outcomes among ABO blood groups vary based on disease severity. JHLT -In Press Journal Pre-Proof Published online: November 6, 2022.

Tassi V MD, Lugaresi M, Pilotti V, Bassi F, Daddi N, D’Ovidio F, Leiva-Juarez M, Mattioli S. Outcomes of Heller Myotomy for Esophageal Achalasia: Lessons from a 48-year Prospective Experience with four Different Techniques. Annals of Surgery: September 9, 2022 - doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005677

Hum J, Laothamatas K, Scheffert J, Nolan M, Reilly G, D’Ovidio F, Benvenuto L, Arcasoy SM. Impact of Omicron on Lung Transplant Recipients: A Third COVID-19 Surge with Different Outcomes. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2022 Sep 1. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202205-452RL.

Laothamatas K, Hum J, Benvenuto L, Shah L, Grewal HS, Pereira M, Scheffert J, Carroll M, Nolan M, Reilly G, Lemaitre P, Stanifer BP, Sonett JR, D'Ovidio F, Robbins H, Arcasoy SM. One Year Into the Pandemic: Evolving COVID-19 Outcomes in Lung Transplant Recipients, a Single-center Experience. Transplant Direct. 2022 Feb 21;8(3):e1296. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001296.

Benvenuto LJ, Anderson MR, Aversa M, Snyder ME, Robbins H, Shah L, Grewal HS, Anderson D, Costa J, Stanifer BP, Lemaitre P, Sonett JR, D'Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM. Geographic disparities in lung transplantation in the United States before and after the November 2017 allocation change. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2022 Mar;41(3):382-390. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2021.11.002.

Benvenuto L, Qayum S, Kim H, Robbins H, Shah L, Dimango A, Magda G, Grewal H, Lemaitre P, Stanifer BP, Sonett J, D'Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM. Lung Transplantation for Pulmonary Fibrosis Associated With Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome. A Single-center Experience. Transplant Direct. 2022 Mar 23;8(4):e1303. doi:10.1097/TXD.0000000000001303.

Kahn P, Siegelin M, Carroll M, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S. Bronchoscopic Lobar Lavage in the treatment of a single lung transplant recipientwith pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Transplantation Proceedings 2022;54(1):169-172.

Nosotti M, Leiva-Juarez M, D’Ovidio F, Van Raemdonck D, Ceulemans L, Keshavjee S, Rackauskas M, Paladini P, Luzzi L, Casado PM, Alvarez A, Inci I, Ehrsam J, Krueger T, Roth A, Rea F, Schiavon M, Rosso L. Survival After Lung Transplantation for chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis: reults from a large international cohort. Transpl Int. 2022, Mar 31;35:10450. doi: 10.3389/ti.2022.10450. eCollection 2022.

Grewal HS, Virk RK, Carroll ME, Benvenuto LJ, Robbins H, Shah L, D'Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM. Malakoplakia Presenting as a Lung Mass in a Lung Transplant Recipient: Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2022 Jan-Feb;54(1):173-175. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2021.11.013.

Inci I, Ehrsam JP, Raemdonck DV, Ceulemans LJ, Krüger T, Koutsokera A, Schiavon M, Faccioli E, Nosotti M, Rosso L, D’Ovidio F, Leiva-Juarez MM, Aigner C, Slama A, Saleh W, Alkattan AK, Thomas PA, Brioude G, Benazzo A, Hoetzenecker K. Extracorporeal lung support as a bridge to first time pulmonary retransplantation: prognostic factors for survival in a multicenter cohort analysis. European J Cardio Thorac Surg 2022 Jan 24;61(2)405-412. Doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab514.

Shah L, Dube G, Dove L, McLaughlin AC, Emond J, Ratner L, D’Ovidio F, Dimango E. Combined liver-lung-kidney transplant in a patient with cystic fibrosis. American Journal of Case Reports 2021; Jun 24;22:e930867. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.930867.

Blackett JW, Benvenuto L, Leiva-Juarez MM, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Jodorkovsky. Risk factors and outcomes for gastroparesis after lung transplantation. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2022;67:2385-2394.

* Leiva-Juarez MM, Benvenuto L, Costa J, Blackett JW, Aversa M, Robbins H, Shah L, Stanifer BP, Lemaître PH, Jodorkovsky D, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR, D’Ovidio F. Identification of Lung Transplant Recipients with a Survival Benefit after Fundoplication. Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Jun 113(6):1801-1810 DOI:

Furfaro D, Rosenzweig EB, Shah L, Robbins H, Anderson M, Kim H, Abrams D, Agerstrand CL, Brodie D, Feldhaus D, Costa J, Lemaitre P, Stanifer BP, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy S, Benvenuto L. Lung Transplantation Disparities Based on Diagnosis for Patients Bridging to Transplant on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2021;40(12):1641-1468. DOI:

* Urso A, Leiva-Juarez MM, Briganti DF, Aramini A, Costa J, Nandakumar R, Robbins H, Shah L, Sonett JR, Cremers S, Arcasoy S, D’Ovidio F. “Aspiration of Conjugated Bile Acids Predict Adverse Lung Transplant Outcomes and Correlate with Airway Cytokine and Lipid Dysregulation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2021 Sept;40(9):998-1008 DOI:

* Leiva-Juarez MM, Urso A, Costa J, Stanifer BP, Sonett JR, Benvenuto L, Aversa M, Robbins H, Shah L, Arcasoy S, D’Ovidio F. Fundoplication after lung transplantation in patients with systemic sclerosis–related end-stage lung disease. J Scleroderma Relat Disord 2021, Oct 6(3):247-255

Benvenuto L, Snyder ME, Aversa M, Patel S, Costa J, Shah L, Robbins H, D’Ovidio F, Sonett J, Stanifer BP, Lemaitre P, Arcasoy S, Anderson MR. Geographic differences in lung transplant volume and donor availability during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transplantation. 2021 Apr 1;105(4):861-866. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003600.

Singh SK, D’Ovidio F, Garan AR, Brodie D, Sonett JR, Farr MA, Arcasoy SM, Takeda K. Minimally invasive central venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for long-term ambulatory support as a bridge to heart-lung transplant. J Artif Organs. 2020 Dec;23(4):394-396.

Aversa M, Benvenuto L, Anderson M, Shah L, Robbins H, Pereira M, Scheffert J, Carroll M, Hum J, Nolan M, Reilly G, Lemaitre P, Stanifer BP, D’Ovidio F, Sonett J, Arcasoy S; From the Columbia University Lung Transplant Program. COVID-19 in lung transplant recipients: A single center case series from New York City. Am J Transplant. 2020 Nov;20(11):3072-3080.

Krishnamoorthy S, Polanco A, Coleman N, Prigoff J, Sturm J, Blitzer D, Erwin C, D’Ovidio F, Lemaitre P, Troob S, Hills S, Stanifer BP. The Safety and Efficacy of Tracheostomy in Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19: An Analysis of 143 patients at a Major NYC Medical Center. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 1;276(5):e342-e346.17. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004612.

Nosotti M, D’Ovidio F, Leiva-Juarez M, Keshavjee S, Rackauskas M, Van Raemdonck D, Ceulemans LJ, Krueger T, Koutsokera A, Schiavon M, Rea F, Iskender I, Moreno P, Alvarez A, Luzzi L, Paladini P, Rosso L, Bertani A, Venuta F, Pecoraro Y, Al-Kattan K, Kubisa B, Inci I. Rare indications for a lung transplant. A European Society of Thoracic Surgeons survey. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 1;31(5):638-643

* Benvenuto LJ, Costa J, Piloni D, Aversa M, Anderson MR, Shah L, Robbins HY, Stanifer B, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, D’Ovidio F. Right single lung transplantation or double lung transplantation compared with left single lung transplantation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Sep;39(9):870-877

Leiva-Juárez MM, Urso A, Arango Tomás E, Lederer DJ, Sanchez P, Griffith B, Davis RD, Daneshmand M, Hartwig M, Cantu E, Weyant MJ, Bermudez C, D'Cunha J, Machuca T, Wozniak T, Lynch W, Nemeh H, Mulligan M, Song T, Jessen M, Camp PC, Caldeira C, Whitson B, Kreisel D, Ramzy D, D’Ovidio F. Extended post-ex vivo lung perfusion cold preservation predicts primary graft dysfunction and mortality: Results from a multicentric study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Sep;39(9):954-961.

Rudym D, Benvenuto L, Costa J, Aversa M, Robbins H, Shah L, Kim H, Stanifer BP, Sonett J, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM. What Awaits on the Other Side: Post-Lung Transplant Morbidity and Mortality After Pre-Transplant Hospitalization. Ann Transplant. 2020 Aug 18;25:e922641. doi: 10.12659/AOT.922641.

Martinu T, Koutsokera A, Benden C, Cantu E, Chambers D, Cypel M, Edelman J, Emtiazjoo A, Fisher AJ, Greenland JR, Hayes D Jr, Hwang D, Keller BC, Lease ED, Perch M, Sato M, Todd JL, Verleden S, von der Thüsen J, Weigt SS, Keshavjee S; Bronchoalveolar lavage standardization workgroup. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation consensus statement for the standardization of bronchoalveolar lavage in lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Jul 15;39(11):1171-90.

Shu CA, Gainor JF, Awad MM, Chiuzan C, Grigg CM, Pabani A, Garofano RF, Stoopler MB, Cheng SK, White A, Lanuti M, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Saqi A, Rizvi NA. Neoadjuvant atezolizumab and chemotherapy in patients with resectable non-small-cell lung cancer: an open-label, multicentre, single-arm, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jun;21(6):786-795.

* D’Ovidio F, Floros J, Aramini B, Lederer D, DiAngelo SL, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR, Robbins H, Shah L, Costa J, Urso A. Donor Surfactant Protein A2 Polymorphism and Lung Transplant Survival. Eur Respir J. 2020 Mar 5;55(3):1900618. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00618-2019. Print 2020 Mar.

* Urso A, D’Ovidio F, Xu D, Emala CW Sr, Bunnett NW, Perez-Zoghbi JF. Bile acids inhibit cholinergic constriction in proximal and peripheral airways from humans and rodents. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Feb 1;318(2):L264-L275.

Van Raemdonck D, Keshavjee S, Levvey B, Cherikh WS, Snell G, Erasmus M, Simon A, Glanville AR, Clark S, D’Ovidio F, Catarino P, McCurry K, Hertz MI, Venkateswaran R, Hopkins P, Inci I, Walia R, Kreisel D, Mascaro J, Dilling DF, Camp P, Mason D, Musk M, Burch M, Fisher A, Yusen RD, Stehlik J, Cypel M. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Donation after circulatory death in lung transplantation-five-year follow-up from ISHLT Registry. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Dec;38(12):1235-1245.

Anderson MR, Udupa JK, Edwin E, Diamond JM, Singer JP, Kukreja J, Hays SR, Greenland JR, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Blue T, McBurnie A, Oyster M, Kalman L, Rushefski M, Wu C, Pednekar G, Liu W, Arcasoy S, Sonett J, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Newell JD, Torigian D, Cantu E, Farber DL, Giles JT, Tong Y, Palmer S, Ware LB, Hancock WW, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Adipose tissue quantification and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation: The Lung Transplant Body Composition study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Dec;38(12):1246-1256.

Anderson MR, Edwin EA, Diamond JM, Ferrante A Jr, Sonett J, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Cantu E 3rd, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Aryl-Hydrocarbon Receptor Repressor Gene in Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 Aug;61(2):268-271.

Aversa M, Benvenuto L, Kim H, Shah L, Robbins H, Stanifer BP, D’Ovidio F, Vasilescu ER, Sonett J, Arcasoy SM. Effect of Calculated Panel Reactive Antibody Value on Waitlist Outcomes for Lung Transplant Candidates. Ann Transplant. 2019 Jun 28;24:383-392.

Snyder ME, Finlayson MO, Connors TJ, Dogra P, Senda T, Bush E, Carpenter D, Marboe C, Benvenuto L, Shah L, Robbins H, Hook JL, Sykes M, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Lederer DJ, Arcasoy S, Sims PA, Farber DL. Generation and persistence of human tissue-resident memory T cells in lung transplantation. Sci Immunol. 2019 Mar 8;4(33). pii: eaav5581. doi: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aav5581.

* Floros J, D’Ovidio F. Surfactant protein A and D personalized medicine: A healthy day at the SP-A. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)30544-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.02.078.

* Aramini B, Geraghty P, Lederer D, Costa J, Diangelo S, Floros J, D’Ovidio F. Surfactant protein A and D polymorphisms and methylprednisolone pharmacogenetics in donor lungs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157(5):2109-2117.

Singer JP, Diamond JM, Anderson MR, Katz PP, Covinsky K, Oyster M, Blue T, Soong A, Kalman L, Shrestha P, Arcasoy SM, Greenland JR, Shah L, Kukreja J, Blumenthal NP, Easthausen I, Golden JA, McBurnie A, Cantu E, Sonett J, Hays S, Robbins H, Raza K, Bacchetta M, Shah RJ, D’Ovidio F, Venado A, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty phenotypes and mortality after lung transplantation: A prospective cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2018 Aug;18(8):1995-2004.

* Costa J, Gorenstein LA, D’Ovidio F. Novel Treatment for Anastomotic Leak After Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep;106(3):107-109.

Benvenuto LJ, Anderson DR, Kim HP, Hook JL, Shah L, Robbins HY, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM; From the Columbia University Lung Transplant Program. Geographic disparities in donor lung supply and lung transplant waitlist outcomes: A cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jun;18(6):1471-1480.

* Costa J, Shah L, Raza K, Robbins H, Arcasoy S, Sonett RJ, D’Ovidio F. Utilization of Lung Allografts from Donation After Cardiac Death Donors: A Single Center Experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):271-278.

* Briganti DF, D’Ovidio F. Long-term management of patients with end-stage lung diseases. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2017 Jun;31(2):167-178.

Layton AM, Armstrong HF, Baldwin MR, Podolanczuk AJ, Pieszchata NM, Singer JP, Arcasoy SM, Meza KS, D’Ovidio F, Lederer DJ. Frailty and maximal exercise capacity in adult lung transplant candidates. Respir Med. 2017 Oct; 131:70-76.

Layton AM, Armstrong HF, Kim HP, Meza KS, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM. Cardiopulmonary exercise factors predict survival in patients with advanced interstitial lung disease referred for lung transplantation. Respir Med. 2017 May; 126:59-67.

Baldwin MR, Singer JP, Huang D, Sell J, Gonzalez WC, Pollack L, Maurer MS, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Shah L, Robbins H, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Greenland JR, Shah RJ, Leard L, Morrell M, Gries C, Katz PP, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Lederer DJ. Refining Low Physical Activity Measurement Improves Frailty Assessment in Advanced Lung Disease and Survivors of Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug;14(8):1270-1279. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201612-1008OC. PMID:28398076.

Diamond JM, Arcasoy S, McDonnough JA, Sonett JR, Bacchetta M, D'Ovidio F, Cantu E, Bermudez CA, McBurnie A, Rushefski M, Kalman LH, Oyster M, D'Errico C, Suzuki Y, Giles JT, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Singh G, Lederer DJ, Christie JD; Lung Transplant Body Composition Study. Adipose Gene Expression Profile Changes With Lung Allograft Reperfusion. Am J Transplant 2017 Jan;17(1):239-245. PMID: 27421969

Diamond JM, Cantu E, Porteous MK, Suzuki Y, Meyer KC, Lederer DJ, Milewski RK, Arcasoy S, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Singh G, Costa J, Tobias JW, Rodriguez H, Van Deerlin VM, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Chang BL, Christie JD; Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT)-03 Investigators. Peripheral Blood Gene Expression Changes Associated With Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2017 Jul;17(7):1770-1777.

* Costa J, Sreekanth S, Kossar A, Raza K, Lederer DJ, Robbins H, Shah L, Sonett JR, Arcasoy S, D’Ovidio F. Donor lung assessment using selective pulmonary vein gases. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Nov;50(5):826-831.

* Costa J, Sreekanth S, Kossar A, Raza K, Robbins H, Shah L, Sonett JR, Arcasoy S, D’Ovidio F. Donors with a prior history of cardiac surgery are a viable source of lung allografts. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Nov;50(5):822-825.

* Costa J, Sonett JR, D’Ovidio F. Modified Transverse Thoracosternotomy and Cost-Effective Reinforced Sternal Closure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2376-8.

Singer JP, Diamond JM, Gries CJ, McDonnough J, Blanc PD, Shah R, Dean MY, Hersh B, Wolters PJ, Tokman S, Arcasoy SM, Ramphal K, Greenland JR, Smith N, Heffernan P, Shah L, Shrestha P, Golden JA, Blumenthal NP, Huang D, Sonett J, Hays S, Oyster M, Katz PP, Robbins H, Brown M, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Bacchetta M, Bush E, D’Ovidio F, Rushefski M, Raza K, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty Phenotypes, Disability, and Outcomes in Adult Candidates for Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 1;192(11):1325-34

Sell JL, Bacchetta M, Goldfarb SB, Park H, Heffernan PV, Robbins HA, Shah L, Raza K, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ. Short Stature and Access to Lung Transplantation in the United States: A Cohort Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;193(6):681-8.

Bernstein EJ, Peterson ER, Sell JL, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy SM, Bathon JM, Lederer DJ. Survival of adults with systemic sclerosis following lung transplantation: a nationwide cohort study. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 May;67(5):1314-22

Sayah DM, Mallavia B, Liu F, Ortiz-Muñoz G, Caudrillier A, DerHovanessian A, Ross DJ, Lynch JP 3rd, Saggar R, Ardehali A; Ware LB, Christie JD, Belperio JA, Looney MR; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group Investigators. Neutrophil extracellular traps are pathogenic in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 15;191(4):455-63.

Cantu E, Shah RJ, Lin W, Daye ZJ, Diamond JM, Suzuki Y, Ellis JH, Borders CF, Andah GA, Beduhn B, Meyer NJ, Ruschefski M, Aplenc R, Feng R, Christie JD; Lung Transplant Outcomes Group Investigators. Oxidant stress regulatory genetic variation in recipients and donors contributes to risk of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Feb;149(2):596-602

* Aramini B, D’Ovdio F. Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and the lung transplant recipient. Current Respiratory Care Reports, 2014;3(4):206-213.

Singer JP, Peterson ER, Snyder ME, Katz PP, Golden JA, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Kukreja J, Shah L, Robbins H, Van Horn K, Shah RJ, Diamond JM, Wickersham N, Sun L, Hays S, Arcasoy SM, Palmer SM, Ware LB, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Body composition and mortality after adult lung transplantation in the United States. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 1;190(9):1012-21.

Jurado J, Sqi A, Maxfield R, Newmark A, Lavelle M, Bacchetta M, Gorenstein L, D’Ovidio F, Ginsberg ME, Sonett JS, Bulman W. The efficacy of EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for molecular testing in lung adenocarcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Oct;96(4):1196-202.

Turner DL, Bickham KL, Thome JJ, Kim CY, D’Ovidio F, Wherry EJ, Farber DL. Lung niches for the generation and maintenance of tissue-resident memory T cells. Mucosal Immunol. 2014 May;7(3):501-10.

Costa J, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta M, Mse M, Singh G, Sonett JR. Physician Assistant Model for Lung Procurements: A Paradigm Worth Considering. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2033-7.

D’Ovidio F, Kaneda H, Chaparro C, Mura M, Lederer D, Di Angelo S, Takahashi H, Gutierrez C, Hutcheon M, Singer LG, Waddell TK, Floros J, Liu M, Keshavjee S. Pilot Study Exploring Lung Allograft Surfactant Protein A (SP-A) Expression in Association With Lung Transplant Outcome. Am J Transplant. 2013;13:2722-9.

Baldwin MR, Peterson ER, Easthausen I, Quintanilla I, Colago E, Sonett JR, D’Ovidio F, Costa J, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ. Donor Age and Early Graft Failure After Lung Transplantation: A Cohort Study. Am J Transplant. 2013;13(10):2685-95.

* Aramini B, Kim CY, Lederer D, Diangelo S, Wilt J, Shah L, Floros J, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR, D’Ovidio F. Lung allograft surfactant protein D gene polymorphisms are associated with recipient bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome and survival after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013 Aug;13(8):2130-6.

Lugaresi M, Mattioli S, Aramini B, D’Ovidio F, Di Simone MP, Perrone O. The frequency of true short oesophagus in type II-IV hiatal hernia. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Feb;43(2):e30-6

* Sanchez PG, D’Ovidio F. Ex-vivo lung perfusion. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2012 Oct;17(5):490-5.

Raviv Y, D’Ovidio F, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Freeman M, Keshavjee S, Singer LG. Prevalence of gastroparesis before and after lung transplantation and its association with lung allograft outcomes. Clin Transplant. 2012 Jan-Feb;26(1):133-42.

Jurado J, Javidfar J, Newmark A, Lavelle M, Bacchetta M, Gorenstein L, D’Ovidio F, Ginsburg ME, Sonett JR. Minimally invasive thymectomy and open thymectomy: outcome analysis of 263 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;94(3):974-81;

Aramini B, Mattioli S, Lugaresi M, Brusori S, Di Simone MP, D’Ovidio F. Prevalence and clinical picture of gastroesophageal prolapse in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dis Esophagus. 2012 Aug;25(6):491-7.

Javidfar J, Bacchetta M, Yang JA, Miller J, D’Ovidio F, Ginsburg ME, Gorenstein LA, Bessler M, Sonett JR. The use of a tailored surgical technique for minimally invasive esophagectomy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 May;143(5):1125-9.

Mattioli S, Ruffato A, Puma F, Daddi N, Aramini B, D’Ovidio F. Does Anatomical Segmentectomy Allow an Adequate Lymph Node Staging for cT1a Non-small Cell Lung Cancer? J Thorac Oncol. 2011 Sep;6(9):1537-41.

Mattioli S, Ruffato A, Lugaresi M, Pilotti V, Aramini B, D’Ovidio F. Long-term results of the Heller-Dor operation with intraoperative manometry for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):962-9.

Russo MJ, Iribarne A, Hong KN, Davies RR, Xydas S, Takayama H, Ibrahimiye A, Gelijns AC, Bacchetta MD, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR. High Lung Allocation Score is Associated with Increased Morbidity and Mortality Following Transplantation. Chest. 2010 Mar;137(3):651-7.

Russo MJ, Davies RR, Hong KN, Iribarne A, Kawut S, Bacchetta M, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR. Who is the high-risk recipient? Predicting mortality after lung transplantation using pretransplant risk factors. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Nov;138(5):1234-1238.e1.

Lederer DJ, Wilt JS, D’Ovidio F, Bacchetta MD, Shah L, Ravichandran S, Lenoir J, Klein B, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM. Obesity and Underweight are Associated with an Increased Risk of Death after Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Nov 1;180(9):887-95.

Celik MR, Lederer DJ, Wilt J, Eser D, Bacchetta M, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM. Tacrolimus and azathioprine versus cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil after lung transplantation: a retrospective cohort study. J Heart Lung Transplant, 2009 Jul;28(7):697-703.

Ruffato A, Mattioli S, Pileri S, Daddi N, D’Ovidio F, Pilotti V, Tazzari P. Do bone marrow isolated tumor cells influence long-term survival of non-small cell lung cancer? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 2009 Mar;35(3):463-8.

Sternberg DI, Gowda R, Mehra D, Qu W, Weinberg A, Twaddell W, Sarkar J, Wallace A, Hudson B, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Ramasamy R, D'Armiento J, Schmidt AM, Sonett JR. Blockade of receptor for advanced glycation end product attenuates pulmonary reperfusion injury in mice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2008 Dec;136(6):1576-85.

Iribarne A, Russo MJ, Davies RR, Hong KN, Gelijns AC, Bacchetta MD, D’Ovidio F, Arcasoy S, Sonett JR. Despite Decreased Wait-List Times for Lung Transplantation, Lung Allocation Scores Continue to Increase. Chest, 2009 Apr;135(4):923-8.

Al-Naamani N, Maarouf OH, Wilt JS, Bacchetta M, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ, Nickolas TL, Kawut SM. The modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) and the prediction of kidney outcomes after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 Nov;27(11):1191-7.

Al-Naamani N, Maarouf OH, Ahya VN, Lederer DJ, Mendez JD, Wilt JS, Doyle AM, Rybak D, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Nickolas TL, Kawut SM. Assessment of kidney function in lung transplant candidates. J Heart Lung Transplant, 2008 Jun;27(6):635-41.

Sternberg DI, Shimbo D, Kawut SM, Sarkar J, Hurlitz G, D’Ovidio F, Lederer DJ, Wilt JS, Arcasoy SM, Pinsky DJ, D'Armiento JM, Sonett JR. Platelet activation in the postoperative period after lung transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Mar;135(3):679-84

Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Keshavjee S, Wilt JS, Daly T, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Barr ML. Outcomes After Lung Retransplantation in the Modern Era. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jan 1;177(1):114-20.

Russo MJ, Sternberg DI, Hong KN, Sorabella RA, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Wilt JR, D’Ovidio F, Kawut SM, Arcasoy SM, Sonett JR. Post lung transplant survival is equivalent regardless of cytomegalovirus match status. Ann Thorac Surg, 2007 Oct;84(4):1129-34; discussion 1134-5

Yegen HA, Lederer DJ, Barr RG, Wilt JS, Fang Y, Bagiella E, D’Ovidio F, Okun JM, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Kawut SM. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism after lung transplantation. Chest, 2007 Aug;132(2):547-53.

Mattioli S, Ruffato A, Di Simone MP, Corti B, D’Errico A, Lugaresi M, Mattioli B, D’Ovidio F. Immunopathological patterns of the stomach in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, cardia and gastric antrum. Ann Thorac Surg, 2007;83:1814-9.

D’Ovidio F, Singer LG, Hadjiliadis D, Pierre A, Waddell TK, de Perrot M, Hutcheon M, Miller L, Darling G, Keshavjee S. The prevalence of delayed gastric emptying and gastro-esophageal reflux in patients with end stage lung disease. Ann Thorac Surg, 2006;82:1570-1571.

D’Ovidio F, Keshavjee S. Gastro-esophageal reflux and lung transplantation. Dis Esophagus, 2006;19(5):315-20.

Lederer DJ, Arcasoy SM, Wilt JS, D’Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Kawut SM. Six-Minute Walk Distance Predicts Waiting List Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2006 Oct;6(10):2436-42.

D’Ovidio F, Mura M, Ridsdale R, Takahashi H, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Hadjiliadis D, Singer LG, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Miller L, Darling G, Liu M, Post M, Keshavjee S. Effect of reflux and bile acid aspiration on lung allograft and its surfactant and innate immunity molecules SP-A and SP-D. Am J Transplant, 2006 Aug;6(8):1930-8.

Ruffato A Mattioli S Lugaresi ML, D’Ovidio F, Antonacci F, Di Simone MP. Long-term results after Heller-Dor operation for oesophageal achalasia Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006 Jun;29(6):914-919.

Mattioli S, Ruffato A, Di Simone MP, Lugaresi ML, D’Ovidio F. Comparison between subjective and objective assessment of the long term results after the Heller-Dor operation in patients affected by oesophageal achalasia. Dig Liv Dis 2006, Aug;38(8):544-51.

Yip NH, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Wilt JS, D’Ovidio F, Wang Y, Dwyer E, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM. Immunoglobulin G Levels Before and After Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2006;173:917-921.

D’Ovidio F, Singer LG, Hadjiliadis D, Pierre A, Waddell TK, de Perrot M, Hutcheon M, Miller L, Darling G, Keshavjee S. Prevalence of gastro-esophageal reflux in end stage lung disease candidates for lung transplant. Ann Thorac Surg, 2005;80:1254-1260.

Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Di Simone MP, D’Ovidio F, Pilotti V, Ruffato A. Laparoscopic and left thoracoscopic Collis-Nissen procedure: technique and short term results. Chir Ital. 2005 Mar-Apr;57(2):183-91.

Ridsdale R, Roth-Kleiner M, D’Ovidio F, Unger S, Yi M, Keshavjee S, Tanswell AK, Post M. Surfactant Palmitoylmyristoylphosphatidylcholine is a Marker for Alveolar Size During Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005;172(2):225-232.

D’Ovidio F, Mura M, Tsang M, Waddell TK, Hutcheon M, Singer L, Pierre A, Chaparro C, Gutierrez C, Darling G, Liu M, Keshavjee S. Development of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation is associated with bile acid aspiration. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 2005;129:1144-52.

Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Daddi N, Ferruzzi L, Pilotti V, Gavelli G. Transthoracic Endosonography For the Intraoperative Localization Of Lung Nodules. Ann Thorac Surg, 2005;79:443-449.

Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Di Simone MP, D’Ovidio F, Ferruzzi L, Pilotti V. "The surgical treatment of the intrathroacic migration of the GO junction and short oesophagus in GERD". Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004 Jun;25(6):1079-88.

Daddi N, Kanaan S, Suda T, Tagawa T, D’Ovidio F, Grappehause K, Kozower BD, Ritter J, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular gene transfer of naked plasmid TGFbeta1 attenuates lung graft reperfusion injury. J Heart Lung Transplant 2003; 12:1323-1334.

Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Zannoli R, Brusoni S, D’Ovidio F, Braccaioli L. Pharyngo-esophageal manometry with an original balloon sensors probe for the study of oro-pharyngeal dysphagia. Dysphagia 2003 Oct; 18(4):242-248.

Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Zannoli R, Brusoni S, D’Ovidio F. Balloon sensors for the manometric recording of the pharingoesophageal tract tract: an experimental study. Dysphagia 2003 Oct; 18(4):249-254.

Mattioli S, Lugaresi ML, Pierluigi M, Di Simone MP, D’Ovidio F. Indications for anti-reflux surgery in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Jun;17 Suppl 2:60-7.

Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Bassi F, Brusori S, Pilotti V, Di Simone MP. Hiatus hernia and the intrathoracic migration of the esophago-gastric junction in gastro-esophageal reflux disease. DIG DIS SCI 2003 Sept. 48(9):1823-1831.

Di Simone MP, Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Bassi F. 3D CT imaging and virtual endoscopy for the placement of self-expandable stents in esophageal and tracheo-bronchial neoplastic stenoses. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Jan;23(1):106-8.

Daddi N, Suda T, D’Ovidio F, Kanaan SA, Tagawa T, Grapperhaus K, Kozower BD, Ritter JH, Yew NS, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular cotransfection of naked plasmid TGFb1 and IL10 ameliorates lung graft ischemia reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Aug; 124(2): 259-69.

Veronesi G, Leo F, Solli PG, D'Aiuto M, D’Ovidio F, Mazzarol G, Spaggiari L, Pastorino U. Life-threatening giant mediastinal goiter: a surgical challenge. J Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Jun; 42(3): 429-30.

Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, Ferruzzi L, D’Ovidio F, Pilotti V, Carella R, D’Errico A, Grigioni W. Surgical therapy for adenocarcinoma of the cardia: patterns of aggressiveness, modalities of recurrence and extension of resection. Dis Esophagus. 2001 Apr; 14(2): 104-109.

Suda T, D’Ovidio F, Daddi N, Ritter JH, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. Recipient intramuscular gene transfer of active transforming growth factor b-1 into recipients attenuates acute lung rejection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001; 71(5): 1651-6.

Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Tazzari P, Pilotti V, Daddi N, Bandini G, Piccioli M, Pileri S. Iliac crest biopsy versus rib segment resection for the detection of bone marrow isolated tumor cells from lung and esophageal cancer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001;19(5): 576-9.

D’Ovidio F, Daddi N, Suda T, Grapperhaus K, Patterson GA. “Efficient lung graft cotransfection during cold preservation”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Jun; 71(6): 1817-23; discussion 1823-4.

Suda T, Mora BN, D’Ovidio F, Cooper JA, Hiratsuka M, Zhang W, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. In vivo adenoviral-mediated endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene transfer ameliorates lung allograft ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000;119(2): 297-304.

D’Ovidio F, Yano Y, Ritter JH, Mohanakumar T, Patterson GA. “Endobronchial gene transfer of naked DNA of transforming growth factor-b1 is effective in acute lung rejection”. Ann Thorac Surg, 1999;68:1008-13.

Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Di Simone MP, Bassi F, Brusori S, Pilotti V, Felice V, Ferruzzi L, Guernelli N. “Clinical and Surgical Relevance of the Progressive Phases of Intrathoracic Migration of the Esophageal Junction in Gastroesophageal Reflux”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1998;116(2): 267-275.

Mattioli S, D’Ovidio F, Di Simone MP, Lazzari A, Paladini R, Begliomini B. “Patient Position for a Synchronous Cervicothoracoabdominal two-team esophageactomy.” Ann Thorac Surg 1997;63(1): 255-2577.

Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, Felice V, D’Errico A, Bassi F, D’Ovidio F, Brusori S. “Onset Timing of delayed complications and criteria of follow-up after operation for esophageal achalasia.” Ann Thorac Surg, 1996;61:1106-11.

Mattioli S, Felice V, Pastina M, Pilotti V, D’Ovidio F, Bacchi ML, Gozzetti G. “Duodenogastric and non acid gastroesophageal reflux in patients with reflux esophagitis.” Hepato-Gastroenterology 1995;(42): 360-366.

Mattioli S, Di Simone MP, Pilotti V, Felice V, D’Ovidio F, Gozzetti G. “Intraoperative study on the relationship between the lower esophageal sphincter pressure and the muscular components of the gastro-esophageal junction in achalasic patients.” Ann Surg 1993;218(5): 635-639.