T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr., MD, FAHA

T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
ECU Physicians - Cardiothoracic Surgery
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-4400
Fax: 252-744-7623


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • Medical School: Washington University, 1979
  • Internship: Duke University Medical Center, 1980
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, 1983
  • Residency: Duke University Medical Center, 1988


Lloyd-Jones, D., Adams, R., Carnethon, M., DeSimone, G., Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , Flegal, K., Ford, E., Furie, K., Go, A., Greenlund, K., Haase, N., Hailpern, S., Ho, M., Howard, V., Kissela, B., Kittner, S., Lackland, D., Lisabeth, L., Marelli, A., Mcdermott, M., Meigs, J., Mozaffarian, D., Nichol, G., O'Donnell, C., Roger, V., Rosamo, (2009). Heart disease and stroke statistics 2009 update: a report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Circulation, 119 (3), 480-486.

Patel, M. R., Dehmr, G. J. , Hirshfield, J. W. , Smith, P. K. , Spertus, J. A. , Masoudi, F.A., Brindis, R.G., Beckman, K.J., Chamgers, C.E., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., Garcia, M.J., Grover, F.L., Homes, Jr., D.R., Klein, L.W., Limacher, M., Mack, M.J., Malenka, D.J., Park, M.H., Ragosta, III, M., Ritchie, J.L., Rose, G.A., Rosenberg, A.B.,, (2009). ACCF/SCAI/STS/ASTS/AHA/ASNC 2009 Appropriateness Criteria for Coronary Revascularization: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions , 73 (3), E1-E24.

Taggart, D. P., Kaul, S., Boden, W. E. , Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , Guyton, R., Mack, M., Sergeant, P., Shemin, R., Smith, P.K., & Yusuf, S., (2008). Revascularization for Unprotected Left Main Stem Coronary Artery Stenosis: Stenting or Surgery. Journal of American College of Cardiology, 51 (9), 885-892.

Chitwood, Jr., W. R., Rodriguez, E., Chu, M. W. , Hassan, A., Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , Vos, P.W., & Nifong, L.W., (2008). Robotic mitral valve repairs in 300 patients: a single-center experience. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 136 (2), 436-441.

Magee, M. J., Alexander, J. H. , Hafley, G., Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , Gibson, C. M. , Harrington, R.A., Peterson, E.D., Califf, R.M., Kouchoukos, N.T., Herbert, M.A., Mack, M.J., & PREVENT IV Investigators., (2008). Coronary artery bypass graft failure after on-pump and off-pump artery bypass findings from PREVENT IV. Annals of Thoracic Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85 (2), 494-499.

Mehta, R. H., Hafley, G. E. , Gibson, C. M. , Harrington, R. A. , Peterson, E. D. , Mack, M.J., Kouchoukos, N.T., Califf, R.M., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Alexander, J.H., (2008). Influence of Preoperative Renal Dysfunction on One-Year Bypass Graft Patency and Two-Year Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 136 (5), 1149-1155.

Yau, J. M., Alexander, J. H. , Hafley, G., Mahaffey, K. W. , Mack, M. J. , Kouchoukos, N., Goyal, A., Peterson, E.D., Gibson, C.M., Califf, R.M., Harrington, R.A., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., PREVENT IV Investigators., (2008). Impact of Perioperative Myocardial Infarction on Angiographic and Clinical Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Findings from PREVENT IV. American Journal of Cardiology, 102 (5), 546-551.

Anderson, C. A., Kypson, A. P. , Hudson, W., Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , & Rodriguez, E. (2008). SPY Imaging Assessment Correlates with Transesophageal Echocardiogram Assessment of Ventricular Function During OPCAB. Innovations, 3 (3), 155-157.

Olenchock, Jr., S. A., Karmpaliotis, D., Gibson, W. J. , Murphy, S. A. , Southard, M. C. , Cragle, L., Buros, J., Mack, M.J., Alexander, J.H., Harrington, R.A., Califf, R.M., Kouchoukas, N.T., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Gibson, C.M., (2008). Impact of Saphenous Vein Graft Radiographic Markers on Clinical Events and Angiographic Parameters. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85 (2), 520-524.

Gammie, J. S., Haddad, M., Milford-Beland, S., Welke, K. F. , Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , O'Brien, S.M., Griffith, B.P., & Peterson, E.D., (2008). Atrial fibrillation correction surgery: lessons from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85 (3), 909-914.

Rankin, J. S., Milford-Beland, S., Edwards, F. H. , Peterson, E. D. , Glower, D. D. , Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Stratton, IV, C.W., (2007). The Risk of Valve Surgery for Endocarditis in Patients with Dialysis-Dependent Renal Failure. Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 16 (6), 617-622.

Welke, K. F., Peterson, E. D. , Vaughan-Sarraxin, M. S. , O'Brien, S. M. , Rosenthal, G. E. , Shook, G.J., Dokholyan, R.S., Haan, C.K., & Ferguson, Jr., T.B., (2007). Comparison of Cardiac Surgery Volumes and Mortality Rates Between The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Medicare Databases From 1993 Through 2001. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 84 (5), 1538-1547.

Puskas, J. D., Edwards, F. H. , Pappas, P., O'Brien, S., Peterson,, E. D. , KIlgo, P., & Ferguson, Jr., T.B., (2007). Off-Pump Techniques Benefit Both Men and Women and Narrow the Gender Disparity in Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: An Intention to Treat Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Database. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 84 (5), 1447-56.

Tyson, III, G. H., Rodriguez, E., Elci, O. C. , Koutlas, T. C. , Chitwood, Jr., W. R. , Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Kypson, A.P., (2007). Cardiac Procedures in Patients with a Body Mass Index Exceeding 45: Outcomes and Long-term Results. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 84 (1), 3-9.

Haan, C. K., Milford-Beland, S., O'Brien, S., Mark, D., Dullum, M., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Peterson, E.D., (2007). Impact of Residency Status on Perfusion Times and Outcomes for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83 (6), 2103-2110.

Goyal, A., Alexander, J. H. , Hafley, G. E. , Graham, S. H. , Mack, M. J. , Wolf, R.K., Cohn, L.H., Kouchoukos, N.T., Harrington, R.A., Gennevois, D., Lee, K.L., Gibson, C.M., Califf, R.M., Ferguson, Jr., T.B., & Peterson, E.D., & PREVENT IV Investigators., (2007). Outcomes Associated with the Use of Secondary Prevention Medications after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 83 (3), 993-1001.

Gammie, J. S., O'Brien, S. M. , Griffith, B. P. , Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , & Peterson, E. D. (2007). Influence of Hospital Procedural Volume on Care Process and Mortality for Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation. Circulation, 115 (7), 881-887.