Michael E. Jessen, M.D., is a Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chair of its Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He holds the Frank M. Ryburn, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantion.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Jessen earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba School of Medicine in Winnipeg, Canada, where he also completed general surgery residency training, followed by a research fellowship through the Canadian Heart Foundation, and thoracic surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Jessen's lab has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Texas Advanced Technology Program. His research examines myocardial metabolism, the effects of cardiopulmonary bypass and a novel technique for long-term cardiac preservation for transplantation.
Dr. Jessen's research has yielded a broad array of publications including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Research Award of the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Dr. Jessen has an active clinical practice that focuses on cardiac surgery, surgical electrophysiology, aortic surgery, and cardiac transplantation.
He joined the faculty of UT Southwestern in 1990.
- Medical School
- University of Manitoba (1981)
- University of Manitoba (1982), Surgery
- University of Manitoba (1986), General Surgery
- Duke University Hospital (1988), Research
- Duke University Hospital (1990), Thoracic Surgery
- Biocompatibility of materials for cardiopulmonary bypass and effects of the inflammatory response to extracorporeal circulation
- Dynamic organ preservation with continuous perfusion
- Metabolic mechanisms of myocardial protection and the effects of substrate modifications on organ protective strategies
- 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
- Perfusion preservation vs. static preservation for cardiac transplantation: Effects on myocardial function and metabolism
- Rosenbaum DH, Peltz M, DiMaio JM, Meyer DM, Wait MA, Merritt ME, Brown R, Chao RY, Ring WS, Jessen ME Journal of Heart Lung Transplantation 2008 Volume 27 93-99
- Benefits of perfusion preservation in canine hearts stored for short intervals.
- Rosenbaum, DH, Peltz, M, Merritt, ME, Thatcher, JE, Sasaki, H, Jessen, ME J Surg Research 2007 140 243-249
- Hypothermic circulatory arrest for repair of injuries of the thoracic aorta and great vessels
- Peltz M, Douglass D, Meyer DM, Wait MA, DiMaio JM, Ring WS, Jessen ME Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2006 5 560-565
- Pyruvate-modified Perfadex improves lung function after long-term hypothermic storage
- Peltz M He TT, Adams GA, Chao RY, Jessen ME, Meyer DM J Heart Lung Transplantation 2005 24 896-903
- Perfusion preservation maintains myocardial ATP levels and reduces apoptosis in an ex-vivo rat heart transplantation model
- Peltz M, He TT, Adams GA, Koshy S, Burgess SC, Chao RY, Meyer DM, Jessen ME Surgery 2005 138 795-805
Honors & Awards
- 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)
- 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