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Jan Modest Quaegebeur, MD

Positions and Appointments

2009-present  Morris & Rose Milstein Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
1990-present  Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Congenital heart defects in infants and adults
Ross procedure

Research Interests

Norwood Procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Tetralogy of Fallot
Fontan procedure
Transposition of the great arteries
Outcome research in congenital heart disease


Education and Training

1986  PhD, Certificate Cum Laude
State University Leiden,
Leiden, The Netherlands
January 1978–March 1978  Special Fellow, Cardiac Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
June 1977–December 1977  Special Fellow, Cardiac Surgery
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
1974-1978  Fellow, Cardiopulmonary Surgery
University Hospital Leiden,
Leiden, The Netherlands
1973-1974  Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX
1969-1973  General Surgery Resident
St. Michel Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
1969  MD
Catholic University of Leuven,
Leuven, Belgium
1965  Candidatures in Medical Science
Facultes Universitaire Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belguim

Board Certifications

General Surgery, 1974

Professional Experience

1998-2009  Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1991-2009  Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY
1991-1999  Associate Professor of Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1991-1998  Associate Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1990-1991  Assistant Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
1990-1991  Assistant Attending Surgeon
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1986-1990  Professor of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1978-1986  Staff Surgeon & Chef de Clinique,
Dept. of Thoracic Surgery
University Hospital Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands

Professional Societies and Committees

American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Corresponding member Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Thorax – Herz – und Gefasschirurgie

Dutch Association of Thoracic Surgery

European Association for Cardio-Pulmonary Surgery

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Medical Society of the State of New York

Societe de chirugie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire de langue Francaise

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Congenital Heart Surgeons Society

The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery


Selected Publications

Quaegebeur JM, Jonas RA, Weinberg AD, Blackston EH, Kirklin JW, and the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. Outcomes in the seriously ill neonates with coarctation of the aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994;108:841-54

Hsu DT, Quaegebeur JM, RE, Smith CR, Rose EA, Kichuk MR, Gersony WM, Douglas JF, Addonizio LA. Heart Transplantation in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. JACC Vol. 26, No.3:743-9, 1995.

Solowiejczyk DE, Bourlon F, Apfel HD, Gersony WM, Hordof AJ, Hsu D, Quaegebeur JM. Serial echocardiographic measurements of the pulmonary autograft following the Ross operation. Am J Cardiol. 2000 May 1; 85(9):1119-23.

Hannan EL, Racz M, Kavey RE, Quaegebeur JM, Williams R. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: The Effect of Hospital and Surgeon Volume on In-hospital Mortality. Pediatrics Vol 101 No.6

Williams WG, Quaegebeur JM, Kirklin JW, Blackstone EH, The Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. Outflow Obstruction After the Arterial Switch Operation: A Multiinstutional Study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997:114, 975-90

Lamour, JM, Addonizio, LJ, Galantowicz, ME, Quaegebeur, JM, Mancini, DM, Kichuk, MR, Beniaminovitz, A, Michler, RE, Weinberg, A, Hsu, DT: Outcome after Orthotopic Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation , 1999; 100 [supple II] 200-205

Hart JP. Cabreriza SE. Walsh RF. Printz BF. Blumenthal BF. Park DK. Zhu AJ. Gallup CG. Weinberg AD. Hsu DT. Mosca RS. Quaegebeur JM. Spotnitz HM. Echocardiographic analysis of ventricular geometry and function during repair of congenital septal defects. [Journal Article] Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 77(1):53-60, 2004 Jan.

Mital S. Loke KE. Chen JM. Mosca RS. Quaegebeur JM. Addonizio LJ. Hintze TH. Mitochondrial respiratory abnormalities in patients with end-stage congenital heart disease. [Journal Article] Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. 23(1):72-9, 2004 Jan.

Chen JM. Mosca RS. Altmann K. Printz BF. Targoff K. Mazzeo PA. Quaegebeur JM. Early and medium-term results for repair of Ebstein anomaly. [Clinical Trial. Journal Article] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 127(4):990-8; discussion 998-9, 2004 Apr.

Quaegebeur JM. Cooper RS. Surgery for atrioventricular septal defects. [Review] [6 refs] [Journal Article. Review. Review, Tutorial] Advances in Cardiology. 41:127-32, 2004.

Mital S. Barbone A. Addonizio LJ. Quaegebeur JM. Mosca RJ. Oz MC. Hintze TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits myocardial caspase activity: implications for treatment of end-stage heart failure. [Journal Article] Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. 21(5):576-85, 2002 May.

Yung D, Altmann K, Gersony WM, Solowiejczyk DE, Quaegebeur JM, Printz BF: Intraoperative Transesophageal Echo for Repair of Aortic Insufficiency Does Not Predict after Aortic Valve Function in Children. JACC, Suppl A 2002; 39(5): 406A #1120-98

Margossian RE. Solowiejczyk D. Bourlon F. Apfel H. Gersony WM. Hordof AJ. Quaegebeur J. Septation of the single ventricle: revisited. [Evaluation Studies. Journal Article] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 124(3):442-7, 2002 Sep.

Sharma JR. Oforl-Amanfo G. Marboe C. Quaegebeur J. Congenital left ventricular aneurysm with pericardial effusion: prenatal diagnosis, surgical management and follow-up. [Case Reports. Journal Article] Pediatric Cardiology. 23(4):458-61, 2002 Jul-Aug.

Zhao Y. Xu D. Quaegebeur JM. Emala CW. Sun LS. Expression of adenylyl cyclase V/VI mRNA and protein is upregulated in cyanotic infant human myocardium. [Journal Article] Pediatric Cardiology. 23(5):536-41, 2002 Sep-Oct.

Pass RH. Williams MR. Quaegebeur JM. Liberman L. Hordof AJ. Intraoperative radiofrequency linear catheter ablation of accessory pathways in children with Ebstein's anomaly undergoing tricuspid annuloplasty. [Case Reports. Journal Article] American Journal of Cardiology. 90(7):817-9, 2002 Oct 1.

Pass RH, Williams MR, Quaegebeur JM, Liberman L and Hordof AJ.Pathways in Children with Ebstein’s Anomaly Undergoing Tricuspid Annuloplasty. Am J Card 2002; 90: 817-819.

Mital, S, Barbone A, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RJ, Addonizio, LJ, Kaley, G, Hintze, TH. Mitochondrial respiratory abnormalities in ventricular myocardium of patients with end-stage congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 39(5) Suppl A: 179A

Mital S, Barbone A, Addonizio LJ, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RJ, Oz MC, Hintze TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits caspase 3 in hamster and human cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant 2002; 21(5): 576-85

Garabedian CP, Di Tullio MR, Kaufman S, Quaegebeur JM, Gersony WM, Rosenbaum MS: Stress Echocardiography Following the Arterial Switch Operation for D-Transposition of the Great Arteries. JACC, Suppl A 2002; 39(5): 410A #1167-97

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Abraham SS, Berman-Rosenzweig E, Zucker HA, Smerling AJ, Quaegebeur J, Starc TJ. Arginine-vasopressin is a beneficial adjuvant therapy in weaning children from cardiopulmonary bypass following open-heart surgery. American College of Cardiology 2002.

Pass RH, Williams MR, Quaegebeur JM, Liberman L, Hordof AJ. Intraoperative radiofrequency linear catheter ablation of accessory pathways in Ebstein’s anomaly American Journal of Cardiology Volume 90; October 1, 2002; 817-819.

Mital S, Barbone, A, Addonizio, LJ, Quaegebeur, JM, Mosca, RJ, Oz, MC, Hintze, TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits caspase 3 in hamster and human cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant 2002; 21(5): 576-85.

Margossian R, Solowiejczyk DE, Bourlon F, Apfel H, Gersony WM, Hordof AJ, Quaegebeur J: Septation for the Univentricular Heart: Revisited. J Th CV Sgy 2002; 124(3):442-7

Walsh R, Cabreriza SE, Hart JP, Printz BF, Altmann K, Snyder M, Solowiejczyk D, Weinberg A, Hsu DT, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM: Perioperative changes in left ventricular function and geometry following atrial septal defect repair. Cardiol Young. 11:180, 2001

Sheeran EH, Hsu DT, Gersony WM, Quaegebeur JM: Intermediate Outcomes in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage. Cardiol Yng Suppl 1 2001;11:158 #P362.

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