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Evelio Rodriguez, MD

Rodriguez, E. & Chitwood, Jr., W. R. (2009). 'Robotics in Cardiac Surgery'. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery, 98, 1-5.

Anderson, C. A., Rodriguez, E., Shammas, R. L. , & Kypson, A. P. (2009). 'Early Constrictive Epicarditis After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery'. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87 (2), 642-643.

Rodriguez, E., Narron, J., Chu, M. W. , Gersch, k., Nifong, L. W. , Chitwood, Jr., W.R., (2008). 'Valve Reoperations after Initial Robotic Mitral Valve Repairs'. Innovations, 3 (1), 12 -15.

Kypson, A. P., Anderson, C. A. , Rodriguez, E., Tyson, G. H. , & Koutlas, T. C. (2008). 'Double Aortic Arch in an Adult Undergoing Aortocoronary Bypass Surgey: A Therapeutic Dilemma?'. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 34 (4), 920-921.

Chitwood, Jr., W. R., Rodriguez, E., Chu, M., 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.

Anderson, C. A., Kypson, A. P. , Hudson, W., Ferguson, Jr., T. B. , & Rodriguez, E. (2008). SPY. Innovations, 3 (3), 155-157.

Chu, M., Gersch, K. A. , Rodriguez, E., Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, W. R. (2008). 'Robotic Haircut Mitral Valve Repair: Posterior Leaflet-Plasty'. Ann Thorac Surg, 85 (4), 1460-1462.

Rodriguez, E., Nifong, W. L. , Chu, M., Wood, W., Vos, P. W. , Chitwood, WR., (2008). Robotic Mitral Valve Repairs for Anterior Leaflet and Bileaflet Prolapse. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85 (2), 438-444.

Rodriguez, E. (2008). Key References: Minimally Invasive/Robotic Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, 85 (1), 357-358.

Modi, P., Rodriguez, E., & Chitwood, Jr., W. R. (2008). 'Minimally Invasive and Robotic Mitral Valve Repair'. Turkish Clinics, 1 (2), 9-19.

Rodriguez, E. & Chitwood, Jr., W. R. (2008). Minimally Invasive/Robotic Cardiac Surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85 (1), 357 - 358.

Kypson, A. P., Anderson, C. A. , Lochmuller, C. M. , Dizon, K., & Rodriguez, E. (2007). 'Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Pericardium Found during Coronary Bypass Surgery of Possible Cutaneous Origin'. Ann Thorac Surg, 84 (5), 1735-1736.

Marelli, D., Silvestry, S. C. , Zwas, D., Mather, P., Rubin, S., Dempsey, AF. Stein, L. Rodriguez, E., (2007). 'Modified inferior vena caval anastomosis to reduce tricuspid valve regurgitation after heart transplantation'. Texas Heart Journal, 34 (1), 30-35.

Rodriguez, E. & Chitwood, W. R. (2007). Robotic Cardiac Surgery: Review of Surgical Outcomes. Journal of Robotic Surgery. Journal of Robotic Surgery (1), 19-23.

Tyson, G. H., Rod, E., Elci, O., Koutlas, T. C. , Chitwood, W. R. , Ferguson, B. Kypson, AP., (2007). Cardiac Surgery in Patients with Body Mass Indexe45: Outcomes and Long-term Results in the Super Obese. Ann Thorac Surg, 84 (1), 3-9.

Moten, S. C., Rodriguez, E., Cook, R. C. , Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, W. R. (2007). 'New Ablation Techniques for Minimally Invasive Atrial Fibrillation and the Minimally Invasive Cryo-Maze Procedure in Patients with Lone Atrial Fibrillation'. Heart Lung.

Anderson, C. A., Rodriguez, E., & Chitwood, W. R. (2007). 'Robotically Assisted Coronary Surgery: what is the future?'. Current Opinion in Cardiology, 22 (6), 541-544.

Rodriguez, E., Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, W. R. (2007). Entrenamiento en Tele-Cirugía y Cirugía Robótica: Seis Años de Experiencia en East Carolina Heart Institute. Archivos Espanoles Urologia, 60 (4), 363-369.

Woo, Y. J., Rodriguez, E., Atluri, P., & Chitwood, W. R. (2006). Minimally-Invasive, Robotic, and Off-Pump Mitral Valve Surgery. Seminar in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 18 (2), 139-147.

Rodriguez, E., Kypson, A. P. , Moten, S. C. , Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, W. R. (2006). Robotic Mitral Surgery at East Carolina University: A Six year Experience. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2 (3), 211-215.

Raza, J. A., Rodriguez, E., & Miller, M. J. (2006). Successful Percutaneous Revascularization of Circumflex Artery Injury after Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair and Left Atrial Cryo-MAZE. Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 18 (11), E285-E287.

Rodriguez, E. & Chitwood, W. R. (2006). Projecting Developments in Robotic Cardiac Surgery: The Next 5 Years'. American Heart Hospital Journal, 4 (3), 183.

Miele, L., Eschelman, D., & Rodriguez, E. (2005). 'Successful Aortic Fenestration to Treat Prolonged Motor Paralysis of the Lower Extremities Following Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection'. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 130, 599-601.

Rodriguez, E., Park, P., & Cowan, S. W. (2004). 'Complicated Management of a Traumatic Aortoesophageal Fistula in a Patient with a Right-sided Aortic Arch'. Journal of Trauma, 56 (3), 691-693.

Rodriguez, E., Cowan, S. W. , & Profetta, B. (2002). 'Oxidative Stress Causes Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis '. Circulation, 106 (19), S241.

Cowan, S. W., Profeta, B. C. , Rodriguez, E., & Amaral, A. (2002). 'On-pump Surgery Increases Oxidative Stress and Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Saphenous Vein Grafts'. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 195 (3S), S23.

Shi, Y., Patel, S., Davenpeck, K. L. , Niculescu, R., & Rodriguez, E. (2001). 'Oxidative Stress and Lipid Retention in Vascular Grafts: Comparison between Venous and Arterial Conduits'. Circulation, 103, 2408-2413.

Rodriguez, E., Ormont, M. L. , Lambert, E. H. , & Needleman, L. (2001). 'Role of Doppler U/S and Plethysmography Prior to Radial Artery Harvesting for CABG'. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery (19), 135-139.

Rodriguez, E., Lambert, E. H. , Magno, M. G. , & Mannion, J. D. (2000). 'Apoptosis of Contractile Smooth Muscle Cells Early after Saphenous Vein Grafting'. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (70), 1145-1153.

Ferraris, V. A., Ferraris, S. P. , & Rodriguez, E. (1998). 'The Platelet Thrombin Receptor and Postoperative Bleeding'. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (65), 352-358.

Rodriguez, E., Ferraris, V. A. , & Ferraris, S. P. (1996). Abnormalities in the Platelet Thrombin Receptor Are Associated with Excessive Blood Transfusion afterCardiopulmonary Bypass'. Surgical Forum, 258-261.

Ferraris, V. A., Ferraris, S. P. , Reich, H., & Rodriguez, E. (1996). 'Thrombin receptor-related Hemostatic Defect after Cardiopulmonary Bypass'. Seminars in Thombosis & Hemastasis (22), 351-356.

Ferraris, V. A., Rodriguez, E., & Ferraris, S. P. (1994). 'Platelet Aggregation Abnormalities after Cardiopulmonary Bypass'. Blood (83), 299-300.

Reich, H., Ferraris, V. A. , Ferraris, S. P. , & Rodriguez, E. (1994). 'The Hemostatic Defect after Cardiopulmonary Bypass is not an Intrinsic Platelet Function Defect. Surgical Forum, 252-255.


Samuel F. Sears, Jr., Ph.D.

1)    Gehi, A., Sears, S.F., Goli, N., Walker, J., Chung, E., Schwartz, J., Wood, K., Guise, K., & Mounsey, J. (2012).  Psychopathology and symptoms of atrial fibrillation: implications for therapy. J Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

2)    Jacob, S., Panaich, S.S., Zalawadiya, S.K., McKelvey, G., Abraham, G., Aravindhakshan, R., Sears, S.F., Conti, J.B., & Marsh, H.M. (2012). Phantom shocks unmasked: Clinical data and proposed mechanism of memory reactivation of past traumatic shocks in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.  J Interventional Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

3)    James CA, Tichnell C, Murray B, Daly A, Sears SF, Calkins H. (In press). General and disease-specific psychosocial adjustment in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators:  A large cohort study. Circulation:  Cardiovascular Genetics.

4)    Wilson, M.H., Engelke, M.K., Sears, S.F., & Swanson, M.S., & Neil, J.A. (In press). Disease-specific quality of life-Racial and gender differences in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J of Cardiovascular Nursing.

5)    Versteeg, H., Starrenburg, A., Denollet, J., van der Palen, J., Sears, S.F., & Pedersen, S.S. (In press).  Monitoring device acceptance in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients using the Florida Patient Acceptance Survey. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, In press.


6)    Sears S.F., Hauf, J.D., Kirian, K., Hazelton, A.G., Conti, M.D. (2011). Post-traumatic stress and the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patient: What the electrophysiologist needs to know. Circulation: Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 4, 242-250.

7)    Snipes, G., Rosman, J.Z., & Sears, S.F. (2011). End of life and heart rhythm devices: How do I handle death and dying issues with ICD and cardiac pacemaker. Heart Rhythm Society, 1-4.

8)    Chair, SY, Lee, CK, Choi, KC, & Sears, S.F. (2011). Quality of life outcomes in Chinese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 34, 858-867.

9)    Irvine, J., Firestone, J., Ong, L., Cribbie, R., Dorian, P., Harris, L., Ritvo, P., Katz, J., Newman, D.,  Cameron, D., Johnson, S., Bilanovic, A., Hill, A., O'Donnell, S., & Sears, S.F. (2011). A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy tailored to psychological adaptation to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 73, 226-233.

10)Hauf, J.D., Cutitta, K.E., Woodrow, L.K., Kirian, K., & Sears, S.F. (2011). Caring for the heart and mind in ICD patients. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 3, 451-462.

11)Sears, S.F., Hazelton, A.G., St.Amant, J., Matchett, M., Kovacs, A., Vazquez, L.D., Fairbrother, D., Redfearn, S., Hanisch, D., Dubin A., Cannon, B.C., Fishbach, P., Kanter, R., & Bryant, R.M. (2011). Quality of life in pediatric patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. American Journal of Cardiology, 107, 1023-1027.

12)Keren, A., Sears, S.F., Nery, P., Green, M.S., Lemery, R., Gollob, M.H., Amyotte, B., & Birnie, D.H. (2011). Psychological adjustment in ICD patients living with advisory Fidelis leads.  Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology, 22, 57-63.

13)Eapen, ZJ, Peterson, ED,  Fonarow, GC, Sanders, GD,Yancy, CW, Sears, SF, Carlson, MD, Curtis, AB, Hall, LL, Hayes, DL, Hernandez, AF, Mirro, M,  Prystowsky, E,  Russo, AM, Thomas, KL, & Al-Khatib, SM. (2011).   Quality of care for sudden cardiac arrest: Proposed steps to improve the translation of evidence into practice. American Heart Journal.

14)Vazquez, L.D., Staples, N., Sears, S.F., & Klodell, C. (2011). Psychosocial functioning of patients with hyperhidrosis after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 39, 1018-1021.

15)Sears, S.F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., Benton, C., Nekkanti, R. (in press). Family matters: Research and clinical management of psychosocial issues for ICD patients and ICD partners. In A. Tsiperfal (Ed.), Practical Cardiac Arrhythmia Management for Nurses and Associated Professionals. 311-326. 

16)Sears, S.F.,Matchett, M., Vazquez, L.D., & Conti, J.B. (2011). Innovations in psychosocial care for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients. In R. Allen., & J. Fisher. (Eds.), Heart and Mind:  Cardiac Psychology (2nd Edition). 437-458.


17)Sears, S.F. & Kirian, K. (2010). Shock and patient-centered outcomes research:  Is an ICD shock still a critical event?  Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33, 1437-1441.                

18)Vazquez, L.D., Sears, S.F., Shea, J.B., & Vazquez, P.M. (2010). Sexual health and the ICD patient. Circulation, 122, e465-467.

19)Cross, N.J., McCrae, C.S., Smith, K.M., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2010) Comparison of actigraphic and subjective measures of sleep in ICD and CAD patients. Clinical Cardiology. 33, 753-759.

20)Kong, M.H., Peterson, E.D., Fonarow, G.C., Sanders, G.D., Yancy, C.W., Russo, A.M., Curtis, A.B., Sears, S.F., Thomas, K.L., Campbell, S., Carlson, M.D., Chiames, C., Cook, N.L., Hayes, D.L., LaRue, M., Hernandez, A.F., Lyons, E.L., & Al-Katib., S.M. (2010). Addressing disparities in sudden cardiac arrest care and the underutilization of effective therapies. American Heart Journal, 160, 605-618. 

21)Vazquez, L.D., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2010). Female-specific education, management, and lifestyle enhancement for implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients: The FEMALE-ICD study. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33,1131-1140.

22)Dixit, N.K., Vazquez, L.D., Cross, N.J., Kuhl, E.A., Serber, E.,R., Kovacs, A., Dede, D.E., Conti, J.B., & Sears, S.F. (2010). Cardiac resynchronization therapy: A pilot study examining cognitive change in patients before and after treatment. Clinical Cardiology, 33, 84-88.

23)Irvine, J., Firestone, J., Ong, L., Cribbie, R., Dorian, P., Harris, L., Ritvo, P., Katz, J., Newman, D.,  Cameron, D., Johnson, S., Bilanovic, A., Hill, A., O'Donnell, S., & Sears, S.F. (2010). Cognitive behavior therapy tailored to psychological adaptation for recipients of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: An examination of participant characteristics related to therapy engagement.  Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 24, 246-264.


24)Sears, S.F., Matchett, M., & Conti, J.B. (2009). Effective management of ICD patient psychosocial issues and patient critical events.  Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 20, 1297-1304.

25)Kirian, K.B., Sears, S.F., Shea, J.B. (2009). How to respond to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator recall. Circulation, 119, e189-191.

26)Hazelton, A.G., Sears, S.F., Kirian, K., Matchett, M., & Shea, J.B. (2009). Cardiac partner page: Coping with cardiac disease and my partner's ICD. Circulation, 120, e73-e76.

27)Kuhl EA, Sears SF, Vazquez LD, Conti JB. (2009). Patient Assisted Computerized Education for Recipients of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (PACER): A randomized controlled trial of the PACER Program. J Cardiovasc Nurs, 24, 225-231. 

28)Sears, S.F., St Amant, J., & Zeigler, V. (2009). Psychosocial considerations for children and young adolescents with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: An update. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 32, s80-s82.

29)Hirsh, A.T., Sears, S.F., & Conti, J.B. (2009). Cognitive and behavioral treatments for anxiety and depression in a patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD): A case report and clinical discussion, J of Clin Psychology in Med Settings, 16, 270-279.

30)Passman, R., Kadish, A., & Sears, S.F. (2009). HRQL with defibrillator therapy or amiodarone in heart failure. New England Journal of Medicine, 360, 188-189. 

31)Kovacs AH, Saidi AS, Kuhl EA, Sears S.F., Silversides C, Harrison JL, Ong L, Colman J, Oechslin E, Nolan RP.  (2009). Depression and anxiety in adults with congenital heart disease: prevalence and predictors. International Journal of Cardiology, 137, 158-164.

32)Pedersen, SS, Sears, SF., Burg, M., van den Broek, KC (2009). Does ICD indication affect quality of life and levels of distress? Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 32: 153-156.

33)Matchett, M., Sears, S.F., Hazelton, G., Kirian, K., Wilson, E., & Nekkanti, R. (2009).The implantable cardioverter defibrillator: Its history, its current psychological impact, and its future. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 6, 43-50.

34)Birnie, D.H., Sears S.F., Green, M.S., Lemery, R, Gollob, M, & Amyotte, B. (2009). No long-term psychological morbidity living with an ICD under advisory: The Medtronic Marquis experience, Europace, 11, 26-30.

35)Mishkin, JD, Saxonhouse, SJ, Woo, GW, Burkart, TA, Miles, WM, Conti, JB, Schofield, RS, Sears, SF, & Aranda, JM. (2009). Appropriate evaluation and treatment of heart failure patients after implantable cardiac defibrillator therapy: Time to go beyond the initial shock. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 54, 1993-2000.


Michael C. Stoner, MD

Hua, H. T., Albadawi, J., Entabi, F., Conrad, M. F. , Stoner, M. C. , Houser, S., & Watkins, M.T., (2009). Effects of acute global venous obstruction and unfractionated heparin on muscle cytokine synthesis. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 23 (1), 108-115.

Carter, J. J., Kardys, C. M. , Chapman, W. H. , Wilson, B. C. , Sheets, K. A. , Parker, F.M., Bogey, W.M., Powell, C.S., & Stoner, M.C., (2009). Caval dynamics: A prospective anatomical and physiological study of the human vena cava during laparoscopic surgery. Journal of Surgical Research, 151 (2), 293-294.

Riccio, L. M., Manwaring, M. L. , & Stoner, M. C. (2008). The use of a re-entry device to facilitate revascularization of complex aortoiliac and femoropopliteal arterial occlusive lesions. Journal of Surgical Research, 114 (2), 415.

Kardys, C. M., Stoner, M. C. , Manwaring, M. L. , Barker, M., MacDonald, K., Pender, J., & Chapman, W., (2008). Safety and efficacy of IVUS guided IVC filter in super obese bariatric patients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases , 4 (1), 50-54.

Manwaring, M. L., deFreitas, D. J. , Salleng, K., Gustafson, J. C. , & Stoner, M. C. (2008). A novel peroxynitrite decomposition catalyst prevents paralysis in a rabbit model of spinal cord ischemia in thoracic aortic stenting. Journal of Surgical Research, 114 (2), 264.

Stoner, M. C., deFreitas, D. J. , Manwaring, M. L. , Carter, J. J. , Parker, F. M. , & Powell, C.S., (2008). Cost per day of patency: Understanding the impact of patency and reintervention in a sustainable model of healthcare. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 48 (6), 1489-1496.

deFreitas, D. J. & Stoner, M. C. (2008). Laser atherectomy: Science fact or science fiction? Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 15, 201-206.

McNally, M. M. & Stoner, M. C. (2008). Blood clots, thrombolytics and the emerging role of the EndoWave catheter. US Cardiology, 5 (1), 46-48.

Carter, J. J., Manwaring, M. L. , Salleng, K. J. , Muller-Borer, B. J. , Collins, M. C. , & Stoner, M.C., (2008). Paralysis and cell death from thoracic aortic stenting ameliorated by peroxynitrite decomposition catalyst. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 207 (3 Sup), 22.

Manwaring, M. L., deFreitas, D. J. , Kardys, C. M. , Hudson, D. W. , Mendoza, R. M. , Powell, C.S., Parker, F.M., Anderson, A.A., Chitwood, W.R., & Stoner, M.C., (2007). Development of a novel animal model of paralysis in thoracic aortic endovascular repair. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2005 (3 Sup), 110.

Phade, S. V., deFreitas, D. J. , Powell, C. S. , & Stoner, M. C. (2007). Evolution of bacterial arteritis into a mycotic arotic aneurysm. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 41 (2), 158-160.

deFreitas, D. J., Phade, S. V. , Stoner, M. C. , Bogey, W. M. , Powell, C. S. , Parker, FM, (2007). Endovascular stent exclusion of a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 41 (2), 161 - 164.

Stoner, M. C., deFreitas, D. J. , Phade, S. V. , Parker, F. M. , Bogey, W. M. , Powell, C.S., (2007). Mid-term results with laser atherectomy in the treatment of infrainguinal occlusive disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 46 (2), 289-295.

Kardys, C. M. & Stoner, M. C. (2007). The use of intravascular ultrasound to improve utilization of inferior vena cava filters in a high risk bariatric population. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 46 (6), 1248-1252.

deFreitas, D. J., Manwaring, M. L. , Kardys, C. M. , Mendoza, R. M. , Hudson, D. W. , Stallings, T.L., Parker, F.M, Bogey, W.M., Powell, C.S, & Stoner, M.C., (2007). Open versus endovascular treatment of complex femoropopliteal occlusive disease. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 205 (3 Sup), 82.

Stoner, M. C., Abbott, W. M. , Wong, D. R. , Hua, H. T. , LaMuraglia, G. M. , Kwolek, CJ, Watkins MT, Agnihotri AK, Henderson WG, Khuri S and Cambria RP, (2006). Defining the high-risk patient for carotid endarterectomy: An analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 43 (2), 285-295.

Raza, J. A., Miller, M., Dieter, R. S. , Clavijo, L. C. , Stoner, M. C. , Nanjudappa, A., (2006). Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Management of Mesenteric Ischemia. Vascular Disease Management, 3 (2), 36-41.


You S. Sun, MD

Ishikawa, N., Sun, Y. S. , Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, Jr., W. R. (2007). New instrument for robotic-enhanced skeletonized internal thoracic artery harvesting-Triangular Hook. Innovations, 2 (2), 73-75.

Ishikawa, N., Sun, Y. S. , Nifong, L. W. , Oda, M., Ohta, Y., Watanabe, G. Chitwood, Jr., WR., (2007). A new retractor system for thoracoscopic thymectomy using the anterior chest wall-lifting method. Surgical Endoscopy, 21 (1), 140-141.

Ishikawa, N., Sun, Y. S. , Nifong, L. W. , & Chitwood, Jr., W. R. (2006). Thoracoscopic lobectomy with the da Vinci surgical system. Innovations, 1 (4), 169-170.

Ishikawa, N., Sun, Y. S. , Nifong, L. W. , Chitwood, W. R. , Oda, M., Ohta, Y. Watanabe, G., (2006). Thoracoscopic robot-assisted bronchoplasty. Surgical Endoscopy, 20 (11), 11782-11783.

Kipadi, D. V., Bower, C. E. , Reade, C. C. , Robinson, P. J. , Sun, Y. S. , Zeri, R. Nifong, LW. Wooden, WA., (2006). Effect of vacuum assisted closure therapy on early systemic cytokine levels in a swine model. Wound Repair and Wound Repair and Regeneration (14), 210-215.

Sun, Y. (2001). A Carotid Stenosis Model in Canines. Journal of Investigative Surgery, 14 (4), 241-7.

Sun, Y. (2001). Transformation of Nonvascular Acellular Tissue Matrices Into Durable Vascular Conduits. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 71 (5 Supp, S433-6.


J. Mark Williams, MD

Williams, J. (1998). Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Presenting as Pulmonary Vein Stenosis. Echocardiography: A Journal of CV Ultrasound & Allied Technology, 15 (5), 493-497.

Williams, J. (1994). Clinical Experience with the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 58, 1297-303.


William Chadwick Wood, MD

Wood, William Chadwick. Non-invasive anatomy and physiology: the new 'gold standard'? Editorial. Heart 2010;96:411-412.

Wood, W. Chadwick. Multidetector CT: A new "window" adding to the echocardiographic assessment of prosthetic aortic valves. Editorial. J Cardiovasc Com Tomography, III (2009), pp. 168-169.

Wood, W.C., Mccue, C.M. and Lower, R.R. Blalock-Tausig Shunts in Infants. Ann Thoracic Surgery, XVI (Nov, 1973), p. 454.

Wood, W.C., Wood, J.C., Lower, R.R., Bosher, L.H. and Mccue, C.M., Associated Coarctation of the Aorta and Mitral Valve Disease. J. Of Pediatrics, LXXXXVII (August 1975), p. 217.

Wood, W.C. and Hickman, J.R. Disposition of Electrographic Abnormalities in Aviators. In chapter 14. Clinical Aeospace Medicine. Dehart, R.L., ed. Lea & Febiger: Philadelphia, 1985. pp. 434-444.

Rockett, John F., Wood, W. Chadwick, Moinuddin, Mohammed, Loveless, Vivian, and Parrish, Beverly. Intravenous Dipyridamole Thallium - 201 Spect Imaging in Patients with Left Bundle Branch Block. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Vol. 15. No 6 (June, 1990). pp. 401-407.

Atkinson, Alvan W., Kontos, H.A., Wood, Chad W., and Lower, R. Abnormalities of Volume Homeostasis After Cardiac Tranplantation. Supplement ii to Circulation. Vols. 51-52. October, 1975). P. ii - 153.

Rodriguez, E., Nifong, L. W. , Chu, M. W. , Wood, W., Vos, P. W. , & Chitwood, W.R., (2008). Robotic Mitral Valve Repairs for Anterior Leaflet and Bileaflet Prolapse. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 85, 438-44.

Kypson, A. P., Reade, C. C. , Wood, W., Mohr, F. W. , & Chitwood, W. R. (2006). Robotically Assisted Repair of a Papillary Muscle Injury Due to Blunt Trauma. J Trauma, 61, 209-210.