Education

Internship
University of Ferrara (2003), Vascular Surgery
Medical School
University of Ferrara (2003)
Research Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2008), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Residency
University of Pisa (2008), Cardiac Surgery
Fellowship
University of Toronto General Hospital (2010), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Fellowship
Mayo Clinic (2014), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Research Interest

  • Off pump mitral valve surgery
  • Xenotransplantation

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Heart Xenotransplantation: Historical Background, Experimental Progress, and Clinical Prospects.
Murthy R, Bajona P, Bhama JK, Cooper DK Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2016 Jan
Further evidence for sustained systemic inflammation in xenograft recipients (SIXR).
Iwase H, Ekser B, Zhou H, Liu H, Satyananda V, Humar R, Humar P, Hara H, Long C, Bhama JK, Bajona P, Wang Y, Wijkstrom M, Ayares D, Ezzelarab MB, Cooper DK Xenotransplantation 2015 Aug
Pig-to-baboon heterotopic heart transplantation - exploratory preliminary experience with pigs transgenic for human thrombomodulin and comparison of three costimulation blockade-based regimens.
Iwase H, Ekser B, Satyananda V, Bhama J, Hara H, Ezzelarab M, Klein E, Wagner R, Long C, Thacker J, Li J, Zhou H, Jiang M, Nagaraju S, Zhou H, Veroux M, Bajona P, Wijkstrom M, Wang Y, Phelps C, Klymiuk N, Wolf E, Ayares D, Cooper DK Xenotransplantation 2015 Apr

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (2015)
  • American Heart Association (2014)
  • European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (2014)
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (2010)