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Emile Bacha, MD

Positions and Appointments

2013-present  Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center at NewYork-Presbyterian, New York, NY
2010-present  Director, Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
NewYork Presbyterian Congenital Heart Center Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY
2010-present  Calvin F. Barber Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2010-present  Adjunct Professor of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Valve repair and reconstruction
Neonatal Cardiac surgery
Hybrid procedures
Complex biventricular repairs
Adult congenital heart surgery

Research Interests

Patient safety and performance measures for surgeons
Hybrid procedures
Valve repair procedures



Education and Training

1996-1998  Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1995-1996  Research Fellowship
Laboratoire de Chirurgie Experimentale, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hopital Marie-Lannelongue, Paris, France
1993-1995  General Surgery Residency
Emory University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
1991-1993  General Surgery Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1989-1991  Internship and General Surgery Residency
Klinikum Grosshadern University Hospital and German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
1989  MD
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Congenital Heart Surgery

Professional Experience

2011-2013  Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008-2009  Director, Congenital Heart Valve Disease Center
Children's Hospital , Boston, MA
2005-2009  Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2002-2005  Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2000-2005  Surgical Director
The Congenital Heart Center, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL
2000-2002  Clinical Associate
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999  Assistant Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery
The Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
1999  Instructor in Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Professional Honors

2009 -- TSFRE (Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education) Education Award Recipient

1998 -- Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

1995 -- Simone et Cino del Duca Foundation Research Award

1985-1989 -- Scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation

Professional Societies and Committees

American College of Surgeons -- Fellow

American College of Cardiology -- Fellow

Society of Thoracic Surgeons -- Member

American Association for Thoracic Surgery -- Fellow

World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery -- Founding Member

European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery -- Member

Congenital Heart Surgeon’s Society – Member

Chicago Cardiothoracic Surgical Society -- Founding Member

American International Health Council -- Member

University of Chicago Surgical Society -- Member

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation -- Member

Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Aldo R. Castaneda -- Member

Editorial Boards

Member, Editorial Board, World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Surgical Editor, Pediatric Cardiology

Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery – (Top 10 reviewer 2008)

Member, Editorial Committee, Cardiology in the Young (Supplement) “Complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital heart disease”

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Circulation
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
The Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Pediatrics
Congenital Heart Disease
Surgery
Cardiology
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
World Journal of Surgery

Selected Publications

Salvin J, Polito A, Thiagaragan R, Pigula F, Bacha E, Laussen P, Scheurer M, McGowan F. Blood Transfusion Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is Associated with Prolonged Hospital Stay. Ann Thor Surg (in press)

Porras, D, Bacha E, McElhinney D. Factors Associated with Subsequent Arch Reintervention After Initial Balloon Aortoplasty in Patients with a Norwood Procedure and Arch Obstruction. JACC (in press)

Shuhaiber J, McElhinney DB, Bacha E. The role of surgical therapy for pulmonary vein atresia in childhood. Pediatric Cardiology (in press)

Shuhaiber JH, Bergersen L, Pigula F, Emani S, McElhinney D, Marshall A, Fynn-Thompson F, Bacha EA. Intraoperative assessment after pediatric cardiac surgical repair: Initial experience with C-arm angiography. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (in press)

Bautista-Hernandez V, Scheurer MA, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA. Right ventricle and tricuspid valve function at mid-term following the Fontan operation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Impact of shunt type. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (in press)

Karamichalis JM, Thiagarajan RR, Liu H, Mamic P, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA. Stage I Norwood: Optimal technical performance improves outcomes irrespective of preoperative physiologic status or case complexity. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;139:962-968.

Banka P, McElhinney DB, Bacha EA, Mayer JE Jr, Gauvreau K, Geva T, Brown DW . What is the Clinical Utility of Routine Cardiac Catheterization Before a Fontan Operation? Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 May 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Goldstein BH, Bergersen L, Powell AJ, Graham DA, Bacha EA, Lang P. Long-Term Outcome of Surgically Repaired Unilateral Anomalous Pulmonary Artery Origin. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 May 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Kipps AK, Wypij D, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Newburger JW. Blood transfusion is associated with prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation in infants undergoing reparative cardiac surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Rajagopal SK, Emani SM, Roy N, Westgate L, Bacha EA. Acute kidney injury and regional abdominal perfusion during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Valente AM, Lock JE, K Gauvreau, Rodriguez-Huertas, C Joyce, L Armsby, Bacha EA, MJ Landzberg. Predictors of Long-Term Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Coronary Artery Fistulae. Circulation:Cardiovasc Interv. 2010;3:00-00

Allan CK, Thiagarajan RR, Beke D, Imprescia A, Kappus LJ, Garden A, Hayes G, Laussen PC, Bacha E, Weinstock PH. Simulation-based training delivered directly to the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit engenders preparedness, comfort, and decreased anxiety among multidisciplinary resuscitation teams. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Costello JM, Polito A, Brown DW, McElrath TF, Graham DA,
Thiagarajan RR, Bacha E, Allan CK, Cohen JN, Laussen PC. Birth before 39 weeks' gestation is associated with worse outcomes in neonates with heart disease. Pediatrics 2010;126:e277-84.

Emani SR, Beroukhim R, Zurakowski D, Mayer JE Jr., Pigula F, del Nido P, Geva T, Bacha EA. Outcomes of Anatomic Repair for D-Transposition of the Great Arteries with Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction. Circulation 2009;120:S53-S-58

Bautista-Hernandez V, Thiagarajan RR, Fynn-Thompson F, Rajagopal SK, Nento DE, Yarlagadda V, Teele SA, Allan CK, Emani SM, Laussen PC, Pigula FA, Bacha EA. Pre-operative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to cardiac surgery in children with congenital heart disease. Ann Thor Surg 2009;88:1306-11

Kaza AK, Lim HG, Dibardino DJ, Bautista-Hernandez V, Robinson J, Allan C, Laussen P, Fynn-Thompson F, Bacha E, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE Jr., Pigula FA. Long-term results of right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in neonatal cardiac surgery: options and outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;138:911-6.

Emani SM, Bacha EA, McElhinney DB, Marx GR, Tworetzky W, Pigula FA, Del Nido PJ. Primary left ventricular rehabilitation is effective in maintaining two-ventricle physiology in the borderline left heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;138:1276-82.

Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Lacour-Gayet FG, Jenkins KJ, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA, Clarke DR, Gaynor JW, Spray, TL, O'Brien SM, Elliott MJ, Mavroudis C. Stratification of Complexity Improves Utility and Accuracy of Outcomes Analysis in a Multi-institutional Congenital Heart Surgery Database - Application of the RACHS-1 and Aristotle Systems in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Pediatric Cardiology 2009;30:1117-30

Jacobs JP, Benavidez OJ, Bacha EA, Walters HL, Jacobs ML. The nomenclature of safety and quality of care for patients with congenital cardiac disease: a report of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Database Taskforce Subcommittee on Patient Safety. Cardiol Young. 2008;18 Suppl 2:81-91.

Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Franklin RC, Mavroudis C, Lacour-Gayet F, Walters H, Bacha EA, Clarke DR, William Gaynor J, Spray TL, Maruszewski B, Tobota Z, Kurosawa H, Elliott M. Databases for assessing the outcomes of the treatment of patients with congenital and paediatric cardiac disease - the perspective of cardiac surgery. Cardiol Young. 2008;18 Suppl 2:101-15.

Bacha EA, Cooper D, Thiagarajan R, Krogmann O, Deal B, Mavroudis C, Shukla A, Yeh T, Barach P, Wessel D, Stellin G, Colan SD. Cardiac complications associated with the treatment of patients with congenital cardiac disease: consensus definitions from the Multi-Societal Database Committee for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Cardiol Young. 2008;18 Suppl 2:196-201.

Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Lacour-Gayet FG, Jenkins KJ, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA, Clarke DR, Gaynor JW, Spray, TL, O'Brien SM, Elliott MJ, Mavroudis C. Stratification of Complexity Improves Utility and Accuracy of Outcomes Analysis in a Multi-institutional Congenital Heart Surgery Database – Application of the RACHS-1 and Aristotle Systems in the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Pediatric Cardiology (in press).

Kussman BD, Wypij, D, DiNardo JA, Newburger JW, Mayer Jr. JE, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Pigula F, McGrath E, Laussen PC. Cerebral Oximetry during Infant Cardiac Surgery: Evaluation and Relationship to Early Postoperative Outcome. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2009;108:1122-31.

Bacha EA, McElhinney D, Mayer JE Jr., Lang P. Discontinuous pulmonary arteries in the Fontan Circulation. Ann Thorac Surg 2008;86:1948-54.

Bacha EA, Larrazabal LA, Pigula FA, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ, Colan SD, Fynn-Thompson F, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Measurement of Technical Performance in Congenital Heart disease: the stage I Norwood procedure. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;136:993-7.

Salvin JW, Scheurer MA, Laussen PC, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Pigula FA, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan R. Factors Associated with Prolonged Recovery Following the Fontan Operation. Circulation 2008;118(14 Suppl):171-6.

Barach P, Johnson JK, Ahmad A, Galvan C, Bognár A, Duncan RC, Starr JP, Bacha EA. A Prospective Observational Study of Human Factors, Adverse Events and Patient Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2008;136:1422-8.

Larrazabal LA, Tierney ESS, Brown DW, Gauvreau K, Vida VL, Bergersen L, Pigula FA, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA. Ventricular Function Deteriorates with Recurrent Coarctation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg 2008;86:869-874.

Scheurer M, Thiagarajan R, Salvin J, Wessel D, Vida V, Bacha EA, Pigula F, Fynn-Thompson F, del Nido P, Mayer JE, Laussen P. Survival and clinical course at Fontan after stage one palliation with either a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt or a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. JACC 2008;52:52-9.

Lodge AJ, Austin E, Wells W, Bacha EA, Yeh T, DeCampli WM, Weinstein S. A Novel Bioresorbable Film Reduces Postoperative Adhesions After Infant Cardiac Surgery Ann Thorac Surg 2008;86:614-21.

Bognár A, Barach P, Johnson JK, Duncan RC, Birnbach D, Woods D, Holl JL, Bacha EA. Errors and the Burden of Errors: Attitudes, Perceptions and the Culture of Safety in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Teams. Ann Thor Surg 2008;85:1374-81.

Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA, del Nido PJ, Jenkins K. Application of a Complication Screening Method to Congenital Heart Surgery Admissions: A Preliminary Report. Pediatric Cardiology 2008;29(2),258-265.

Bacha EA, McElhinney DB, Guleserian C, Colan SD, Jonas RA, del Nido PJ, Marx G. Surgical Aortic Valvuloplasty in Children and Adolescents with Aortic Regurgitation: Acute and Intermediate Effects on Aortic Valve Function and Left Ventricular Dimensions. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:552-559.e3.

Vasilyev NV, Melnychenko I, Kitahori K, Freudenthal FP, Phillips AB, Kozlik-Feldmann R, Salgo IS, del Nido P, Bacha EA. Beating-Heart Patch Closure of Muscular Ventricular Septal Defects under Real-Time 3D Echo Guidance: a Pre-Clinical Study. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:603-9.

Vida VL, Bacha EA, Larrazabal A, Gauvreau K, Dorfman AL, Marx G, Geva T, Marshall AC, Pigula FA, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ, Fynn-Thompson F. Surgical outcome for patients with the mitral stenosis-aortic atresia variant of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;135:339-46.

Wypij D, Jonas RA, Bellinger DC, Laussen PC, Mayer JE Jr, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, Pigula F, Newburger J W. The Effect of Hematocrit during Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infant Heart Surgery: Results from the Combined Boston Hematocrit Trials J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:355-60.

Newburger JW, Jonas RA, Soul J, Kussman BD, Bellinger DC, Laussen PC, Robertson R, Mayer JE Jr, del Nido PJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, Pigula F, Stephen J. Roth, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Farrell DM, McGrath E, Rappaport LA, Wypij D. Randomized Trial of Hematocrit 25% versus 35% during Hypothermic Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infant Heart Surgery. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:347-54.

Diab KA, Cao QL, Bacha EA, Hijazi ZM. Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects Using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder: Safety and Outcome in Infants. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2007;134:960-6.

Wernovsky G, Ghanayem N, Ohye RG, Bacha EA, Jacobs JP, Gaynor JW, Tabbutt S. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – Consensus and Controversies in 2007. Cardiology in the Young 2007;17:75-86.

Bolotin G, Raman J, Williams U, Bacha E, Kosherginski M, Jeevanandam V. Glutamine improves myocardial function following ischemia-reperfusion injury. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2007;15:463-7.

Jacobs J, Jacobs ML, Mavroudis C, Maruszewski B, Tchervenkov CI, Lacour-Gayet FG, Clarke DR, Yeh T, Walters H, Kurosawa H, Stellin G, Ebels T, Elliott M, Vener D, Barach P, Benavidez O, Bacha EA. What is Operative Morbidity? Defining Complications in a Surgical Registry Database Ann Thorac Surg 2007;84:1416-1421.

Vida VL, Bacha EA, Larrazabal LA, Gauvreau K, Thiagaragan R, Fynn-Thompson F, Pigula FA, Mayer JE Jr, del Nido PJ, Tworetzky W, Lock JE, Marshall AC. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact or highly restrictive atrial septum: Surgical experience from a single center. Ann Thorac Surg 2007; 84:581-5.

Odegard KC, DiNardo JA, Kussman BD, Shukla A, Harrington J, Casta A, McGowan, Jr. FX, Hickey PR, Bacha EA, Thiagarajan RR, Laussen PC. Frequency of anesthesia-related cardiac arrests in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac surgery. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2007; 105:335-43.

Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, Bacha EA, del Nido PJ, Jenkins K. Complications and Risk Factors for Mortality During Congenital Heart Surgery Admissions. Ann Thorac Surg 2007; 84:147-55.

Nathan M, Rimmer D, Piercey G, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Pigula FA. Early Repair of Hemitruncus: Excellent Early and Late Outcomes. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2007;133:1329-35.

Bautista-Hernandez V, Marx GR, Gauvreau K, Pigula FA, Bacha EA, Mayer JE, del Nido PJ. Transection of the posterior coarctation shelf reduces neoaortic obstruction in HLHS. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2007; 133:1540-6.

Bacha EA, Sawaqed R. Use of the Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery in Complex Aortic Arch Reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 2007; 83:1566-8.

Larrazabal LA, del Nido PJ, Jenkins KJ, Gauvreau K, Lacro R, Colan SD, Pigula F, Benavidez OJ, Fynn-Thompson F, Mayer JE, Jr., Bacha EA. Measurement of Technical Performance in Congenital Heart Surgery: A Pilot Study. Ann Thor Surg 2007;83:179-184.

Bautista-Hernandez V, Marx GR, Bacha EA, del Nido PJ. Aortic root translocation plus arterial switch for transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: Intermediate results. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;49:485-90.

Nathan M, Rimmer D, Gauvreau K, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Shin E, Regan W, Gonzalez R, Pigula F. Aortic atresia or severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with ventricular septal defect: Results of Primary Biventricular Repair in Neonates. Ann Thorac Surg 2006;82:2227-32.

Shah RK, Mora BN, Bacha E, Sena LM, Buonomo C, Del Nido P, Rahbar R. The presentation and management of vascular rings: An otolaryngology perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006.

Endovascular Stenting of Obstructed Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduits: A Fifteen-Year Experience. Circulation 2006;113:2598-2605.

Takeuchi K, McGowan FX, Bacha EA, Mayer JE, Zurakowsky D, Otaki M, del Nido PJ. An analysis of surgical outcome in complex DORV with heterotaxy syndrome and/or complete AV canal defect. Ann Thorac Surg 2006;82:146-52.

Peng LF, McElhinney DB, Nugent AW, Powell AJ, Marshall AC, Bacha EA, Lock JE.

Bacha EA, Daves S, Hardin J, Abdulla R, Anderson J, Kahana M, Koenig P, Mora BN, Gulecyuz M, Starr JP, Alboliras E, Sandhu S, Hijazi ZM. Single Ventricle Palliation for High-Risk Neonates: The Emergence of an Alternative Hybrid Stage I Strategy. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2006;131:163-171.

Wang DHJ, Smith DE, Bacha EA, Hijazi ZM, Magovern JA. Development of a Percutaneous Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device. ASAIO Journal. 2005;51:551-556.

Bacha EA, Hijazi ZM, Cao QL, Abdulla R, Starr JP, Quinones J, Koenig P, Agarwala B. Hybrid pediatric cardiac surgery. Pediatric Cardiology. 2005;26:315-22.

Bacha EA, Cao QL, Galantowicz ME, Cheatham JP, Fleishman CE, Weinstein S, Becker PA, Hill SL, Koenig P, Alboliras E, Abdulla R, Starr JP, Hijazi ZM. Multicenter experience with perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects. Pediatric Cardiology 2005;26: 441-450.

Bacha EA, Zimmerman F, Mor-Avi V, Weinert L, Sugeng L, Starr JP, Lang R. Ventricular resynchronization by multisite pacing improves myocardial performance in the post-operative single ventricle patient. Ann Thor Surg 2005, 78:1678-83.

Bacha EA, Hardin J, Cronin DC, Millis JM, Brady L, Starr JP, Koenig P, Daves S, Kahana MD. Pediatric Open-Heart Surgery in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease. Ann Thor Surg 2004; 78:E30-3.

Bacha EA, Kalimi R, Starr JP, Quinones J, Koenig P. Autologous Repair of Supravalvar Pulmonic Stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg 2004; 77:734-6.

Bacha EA, Cao QL, Starr JP, Waight D, Ebeid MR, Hijazi ZM. Perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects on the beating heart: Technique and results. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2003; 126;1718-23.

Wischmeyer PE, Jayakar D, Williams U, Singleton KD, Riehm J, Bacha EA, Jeevanandam V, Christians U, Serkova N. Single dose of glutamine enhances myocardial tissue metabolism, glutathione content, and improves myocardial function after ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2003; 27:396-403.

Jonas RA, Wypij D, Roth SJ, Bellinger DC, Visconti KJ, du Plessis AJ, Goodkin H, Laussen PC, Bartlett J, McGrath E, Rappaport LJ, Bacha EA, Forbess JM, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE, Jr., Newburger JW. The influence of hemodilution on outcome after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass: Results of a randomized trial in infants. J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2003; 126:1765-74.

Zimmerman F, Starr JP, Koenig P, Smith P, Hijazi ZM, Bacha EA. Acute hemodynamic benefit of multisite ventricular pacing following congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2003; 75:6, 1775 – 1780.

Zimmerman F, Starr JP, Koenig P, Smith P, Hijazi ZM, Bacha EA. Acute hemodynamic benefit of multisite ventricular pacing following congenital heart surgery. Ann Thorac Surg 2003; 75:6, 1775 – 1780.

Davis FJ, Gupta M, Pogwizd SM, Bacha EA, Jeevanandam V, Gupta MP. Increased Expression of an Alternatively Spliced Dominant Negative Isoform of Serum-Response Factor in Human Failing Hearts. Am J Physiol: Heart Circ Physiol 2002; 282:H1521-1533.

Davis FJ, Gupta M, Pogwizd SM, Bacha EA, Jeevanandam V, Gupta MP. Increased Expression of an Alternatively Spliced Dominant Negative Isoform of Serum-Response Factor in Human Failing Hearts. Am J Physiol: Heart Circ Physiol 2002; 282:H1521-1533.

Waight DJ, Bacha EA, Kahana M, Cao QL, Hijazi ZM. Catheter therapy of swiss cheese ventricular septal defects using the Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent 2002; 55:355-361.

Waight DJ, Bacha EA, Kahana M, Cao QL, Hijazi ZM. Catheter therapy of swiss cheese ventricular septal defects using the Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent 2002; 55:355-361.

Hew CC, Bacha EA, Zurakowski D, del Nido PJ, Mayer Jr. JE, Jonas RA. Optimal surgical approach for repair of aortopulmonary window. Cardiology in the Young 2001; 11:385-90.

Hew CC, Bacha EA, Zurakowski D, del Nido PJ, Mayer Jr. JE, Jonas RA. Optimal surgical approach for repair of aortopulmonary window. Cardiology in the Young 2001; 11:385-90.

Bacha EA, Satou GM, Moran AM, Zurakowski D, Marx GR, Keane JF, Jonas RA. Valve-sparing operation for balloon-induced aortic regurgitation in congenital aortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2001;122:162-68.

Bacha EA, Satou GM, Moran AM, Zurakowski D, Marx GR, Keane JF, Jonas RA. Valve-sparing operation for balloon-induced aortic regurgitation in congenital aortic stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2001;122:162-68.

Bacha EA, Scheule AM, Zurakowski D, Erickson LC, Hung J, Lang P, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE Jr., Jonas RA. Long-term results after early primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2001;122:154-61.

Bacha EA, Scheule AM, Zurakowski D, Erickson LC, Hung J, Lang P, del Nido PJ, Mayer JE Jr., Jonas RA. Long-term results after early primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2001;122:154-61.

Bacha EA, Almodovar M, Wessel DL, Zurakowski D, Mayer JE Jr., Jonas RA, del Nido PJ. Surgery for coarctation of the aorta in infants weighing less than 2 kg. Ann Thorac Surg 2001; 71:1260-4.

Nicholson IA, Bichell DP, Bacha EA, del Nido PJ. Minimal sternotomy approach for congenital heart operations. Ann Thorac Surg 2001; 71:469-72.

Hoerstrup SP, Sodian R, Daebritz S, Wang J, Bacha EA, Martin DP, Moran A, Sperling JS, Kaushal S, Guleserian KJ, Hatsuoka SI, Schoen FJ, Vacanti JP, Mayer JE Jr. Functional living trileaflet heart valves grown in vitro. Circulation 2000; 102(suppl III):III-44-III-49.

Stamm C, Friehs I, Zurakowski D, Bacha E, Moran A, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, del Nido PJ. Surgery for bilateral outflow tract obstruction in elastin arteriopathy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 120:755-63.

Jahangiri M, Kreutzer J, Zurakowski D, Bacha E, Jonas RA. Evaluation of heamostatic and coagulation factor abnormalities in patients undergoing the Fontan operation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 120:778-82.

Bichell DP, Geva T, Bacha EA, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, del Nido PJ. Minimal access approach for the repair of atrial septal defect: The initial 135 patients. Ann Thorac Surg 2000; 70:115-8.

Bacha EA, Mayer JE Jr., del Nido P, Perry S, Jonas RA. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in complex congenital heart disease: management spectrum. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 119:175-78.

Keel SB, Bacha E, Mark EJ, Rosenberg AE. Primary pulmonary sarcoma: a clinicopathologic study of 26 cases. Modern Pathology 1999; 12;1124-31.

Fadel E, Chapelier A, Bacha EA, Macchiarini P, Dartevelle P. Subclavian artery resection and reconstruction for thoracic inlet cancers. Journal of Vascular Surgery 1999; 29:581-588.

Bacha EA, Wright CD, Grillo HC, Moncure AC, Wain JC, Keel SB, Donahue DM, Mathisen DM. Surgical management of primary pulmonary sarcomas. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 1999; 15:456-460.

Fadel E, Riou JY, Mazmanian M, Brenot P, Dulmet E, Detruit H, Serraf A, Bacha EA, Herve P, Dartevelle P. Pulmonary thrombendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic obstruction of the pulmonary artery in piglets. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1999; 117:787-93.

Bacha EA, Chapelier AR, Macchiarini P, Fadel E, Dartevelle P. Surgery for invasive primary mediastinal tumors. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1998; 66:234-9.

Dominguez-Fernandez E, Bacha EA, Kraemling H-J, Enders G, Schildberg FW. Mediators of antigen-induced gastrin release: Role of Ag-Ab complexes and the complement system. Research in Experimental Medicine 1997; 197:37-43.

Bacha EA, Dominguez-Fernandez E, Peskar BM, Stroff T, Enders G, Kraemling H-J. Gastric antigen challenge releases gastrin and eicosanoids and protects against ethanol. Journal of Surgical Research 1997; 70:69-74.

Chapelier A, Bacha EA, de Montpreville V, Dulmet E, Rietjens M, Margulis A, Macchiarini P, Dartevelle P. Radical resection of radiation-induced sarcoma of the chest wall: Report of 15 cases. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1997; 63:214-19.

Murakami S, Bacha EA, Mazmanian GM, Chapelier AR, Dartevelle P, Herve P. Effect of various timings and concentrations of inhaled nitric oxide on lung ischemia-reperfusion. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1997; 156:454-58.

Bacha EA, Sellak H, Murakami S, Mazmanian GM, Detruit H, de Montpreville V, Chapelier AR, Libert JM, Dartevelle PG, Herve P. Inhaled nitric oxide attenuates reperfusion injury in non-heart-beating donor lung transplantation. Transplantation 1997; 63:1380-86.

Murakami S, Bacha EA, Herve P, Detruit H, Chapelier AR, Dartevelle PG, Mazmanian GM. Inhaled nitric oxide and pentoxifylline in rat lung transplantation from non-heart-beating donors. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1997; 113:821-9.

Murakami S, Bacha EA, Herve P, Detruit H, Chapelier A, Dartevelle P, Mazmanian M. Prevention of reperfusion injury by inhaled nitric oxide in lungs harvested from non-heart-beating cadavers. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1996; 62:1632-38.

Bacha EA, Herve P, Murakami S, Chapelier A, Mazmanian M, de Montpreville V, Detruit H, Libert JM, Dartevelle P. Lasting beneficial effect of short term inhaled nitric oxide on graft function after lung transplantation. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1996; 112:590-8.

Chapelier A, Danel C, Mazmanian M, Bacha EA, Sellak H, Herve P, Lemarchand P. Gene therapy in lung transplantation: Feasability of ex vivo adenovirus –mediated gene transfer to the graft. Human Gene Therapy 1996; 7:1837-1845.

Lumsden AB, Mattar SG, Allen RC, Bacha EA. Hepatic artery aneurysms: An account of the management of 22 patients. Journal of Surgical Research 1996; 60:345-350.

Hughes JD, Bacha EA, Dodson TF, Smith RB, Chaikof EL. Peripheral vascular complications of aortic dissection. American Journal of Surgery 1995; 170:209-212.

Jordan WD, Smith RB, Salam AS, Dodson TF, Lumsden AB, Bacha EA, Chaikof EL. The occluded renal artery: An ongoing surgical challenge. Annals of Vascular Surgery 1995; 9:344-351.

Jauch KW, Bacha EA, Denecke H, Anthuber M, Schildberg FW. Esophageal carcinoma: Prognostic features and comparison between blunt transhiatal dissection and transthoracic resection. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 1992; 18:553-562.

EDITORIALS


Bacha EA.Aortic constriction and the relevance of physiologic research. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jul 17 No abstract available.

Bacha E. Results of orthotopic heart transplantation for failed palliation of hypoplastic left heart. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Aug 7.

Bacha E, Del Nido P. Introduction to the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144:880-1. No abstract available.

Bacha E. Patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and systemic tricuspid valve regurgitation should be referred for surgical consultation as soon as the diagnosis of regurgitation is made. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57:2018-9.

Bacha EA. Surgical Treatment of severe complications caused by transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defects. (invited commentary). World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 1(2),186; 2010

Bacha EA. The training of congenital heart surgeons. (Editorial). Pediatric Cardiology 2009;3:217-8

Bacha E. Ann Thor Surg 2012;93(6):1998. No abstract available

BOOK CHAPTERS


Bacha EA, Marshall AC. Hybrid Procedures: Catheterization Techniques and Procedures with Operative Exposure. In: Lock J, Marshall A, McElhinney D, Bergersen L (eds), Diagnostic and Interventional Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease, 3d Edition, Springer Verlag 2010 (in press)

Bacha EA. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great arteries. In: Vricella L, Cameron DE (eds) Johns Hopkins Manual of cardiothoracic Surgery, 2d Edition 2010 (in press)

Bacha EA: Ventricular Septal Defects and Double-Outlet Right Ventricle. In: Sellke F, del Nido P, Swanson S (eds) Sabiston & Spencer's Surgery of the Chest,8th edition, Elsevier Science 2009 (in press)

Bacha EA: Congenital Tracheal Disease. In: Sellke F, del Nido P, Swanson S (eds) Sabiston & Spencer's Surgery of the Chest,8th edition, Elsevier Science 2009 (in press)

Valente A, Landzberg M, Bacha EA: Surgery for Adult Congenital Heart Disease. In: Sellke F, del Nido P, Swanson S (eds) Sabiston & Spencer's Surgery of the Chest,8th edition, Elsevier Science 2009 (in press)

Vasyliev N, Bacha EA, del Nido PJ: Image guided and hybrid surgery; Surgical Simulation. In: Sellke F, del Nido P, Swanson S (eds) Sabiston & Spencer's Surgery of the Chest, 8th edition, Elsevier Science 2009 (in press)

PEER-REVIEWED


Tweddell JS, Sleeper LA, Ohye RG, Williams IA, Mahony L, Pizarro C, Pemberton VL, Frommelt PC, Bradley SM, Cnota JF, Hirsch J, Kirshbom PM, Li JS, Pike N, Puchalski M, Ravishankar C, Jacobs JP, Laussen PC, McCrindle BW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Intermediate-term mortality and cardiac transplantation in infants with single-ventricle lesions: risk factors and their interaction with shunt type. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jul;144(1):152-9.

Newburger JW, Sleeper LA, Bellinger DC, Goldberg CS, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Mussatto KA, Williams IA, Gustafson KE, Mital S, Pike N, Sood E, Mahle WT, Cooper DS, Dunbar-Masterson C, Krawczeski CD, Lewis A, Menon SC, Pemberton VL, Ravishankar C, Atz TW, Ohye RG, Gaynor JW; Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Early developmental outcome in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related anomalies: the single ventricle reconstruction trial. Circulation. 2012 May 1;125(17):2081-91.

Nathan M, Williamson AK, Mayer JE, Bacha EA, Juraszek AL. Mortality in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Review of 216 autopsy cases of aortic atresia with attention to coronary artery disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr 10

Richmond ME, Charette K, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Bacha E. The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass prime volume on the need for blood transfusion after pediatric cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Aug 3

Vogel M, Marx GR, Tworetzky W, Cecchin F, Graham D, Mayer JE, Pigula FA, Bacha EA, Del Nido PJ. Ebstein's malformation of the tricuspid valve: short-term outcomes of the "cone procedure" versus conventional surgery. Congenital Heart Dis. 2012;7:50-8.

Nathan M, Karamichalis JM, Liu H, Emani S, Baird C, Pigula F, Colan S, Thiagarajan RR, Bacha EA, Del Nido P. Surgical technical performance scores are predictors of late mortality and unplanned reinterventions in infants after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144:1095-1101.e7

Elder RW, Quaegebeur JM, Bacha EA, Chen JM, Bourlon F, Williams IA Outcomes of the infant Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis followed into adolescence. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 S0022-5223(12)

Bautista-Hernandez V, Myers PO, Loyola H, Marx GR, Bacha EA, Baird CW, Del Nido PJ. Atrioventricular Valve Annular Remodeling With a Bioabsorbable Ring in Young Children. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012: S0735-1097(12)

Shuhaiber J, Gauvreau K, Thiagarjan R, Bacha E, Mayer J, Del Nido P, Pigula F. Congenital heart surgeon's technical proficiency affects neonatal hospital survival. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144:1119-24

Charette K, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Gerrah R, Bacha EA. Single dose myocardial protection technique utilizing del Nido cardioplegia solution during congenital heart surgery procedures. Perfusion 2012;27:98-103.


CASE REPORTS


Cheung EW, Aponte-Patel L, Bacha EA, Singh RK, Rosenzweig EB, Sen AI. Successful Treatment of Severe Mechanical Mitral Valve Thrombosis With Tissue Plasminogen Activator in a 7-Month-Old Infant. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012

REVIEWS


Bacha E. Valve-sparing options in tetralogy of Fallot surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2012;15(1):24-6. Review.

Karamichalis JM, Barach PR, Nathan M, Henaine R, del Nido P, Bacha EA. Assessment of technical competency in pediatric cardiac surgery. Progress in pediatric Cardiology (in press, 2012)

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