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Michael Erik Jessen, MD $$

Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Professor and Chair at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (1981)
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (1982), General Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine (1990), Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (1986), General Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine (1988), Research
Board Certification
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Biocompatibility of materials for cardiopulmonary bypass and effects of the inflammatory response to extracorporeal circulation
    • Metabolic mechanisms of myocardial protection and the effects of substrate modifications on organ protective strategies
    • Dynamic organ preservation with continuous perfusion
  • Publications

    • Impact of recipient age and procedure type on survival following lung transplantation for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, Meyer DM, Edwards LB, Torres F, Jessen ME, Novik RJ Ann Thorac Surg 2005 79 950-0
    • Myocardial oxygen demand and redox state affect fatty acid oxidation in the potassium arrested heart, Peltz M, He TT, Adams GA, Chao RY, Jessen ME Surgery 2004 136 150-159
    • Antifibrinolytic Therapy During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Reduces Proinflammatory cytokine levels: A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study of e-Aminocaproic acid and aprotinin, Greilich PE, Brouse CF, Whitten CW, Chi L, DiMaio JM, Jessen ME J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 126 1498-1503
    • Extracorporeal Life Support, Meyer DM, Jessen ME 2001
    • Effects of amino acids on substrate selection, anaplerosis and left ventricular function in the ischemic reperfused rat heart, Jessen ME, Kovarik TE, Jeffrey FM, Sherry AD, Storey CJ, Chao RY, Ring WS, Malloy CR J Clinical Invest Spring 1993 92 831-839
  • Professional Activities

    • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
    • American Heart Association, Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • Awards and Honors

    • Lyndon Baines Johnson Research Award - American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate (1994)
    • Harold Micay Surgical Resident Award - University of Manitoba (1985)
    • Davis and Geck Surgical Resident Award - University of Manitoba (1984)
    • Maxwell Rady Scholarship - University of Manitoba (1977)
    • Isbister Scholarship - University of Manitoba (1976)

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