Colleen G Koch

Colleen G Koch, MD, MS, MBA

Dean, UF College Of Medicine

Department: MD-OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Business Phone: (352) 273-7500
Business Email: kochc@ufl.edu

About Colleen G Koch

Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., is the 10th dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine, taking on this post in January 2021. Dr. Koch, the Folke H. Peterson Dean’s Distinguished Professor, is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist who has authored more than 100 publications and is nationally known for her clinical outcomes research in cardiac surgery, transfusions and quality of life.

Dr. Koch oversees the largest college within UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and part of one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities. The College of Medicine comprises 28 research-oriented and clinical science departments and the School of Physician Assistant Studies. In her role, Dr. Koch focuses on the professional development of nearly 1,500 clinical and research faculty as well as the continued strengthening of the educational curricula for more than 1,100 learners and the college’s patient care mission.

In addition to her role as dean, she chairs the Board of Directors for the Florida Clinical Practice Association Inc., or FCPA; chairs the Board of Directors for the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute; serves as an ex officio member of the UF Health Shands Board of Directors and is a professor in the UF Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Koch came to UF from Baltimore, Maryland, where she was chair of the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine and anesthesiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has a distinguished record of visionary leadership, scholarly accomplishments and demonstrated excellence in academic health and clinical administration. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2014 to lead its anesthesiology department, she practiced at Cleveland Clinic for 22 years while also serving in numerous roles in research, education, administration and medical operations throughout the organization. In addition to serving as department chair at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Koch was chair of the Medical Board for Johns Hopkins Hospital and served on the Medical Executive Leadership Committee for Johns Hopkins Health System, the Board of Governors Clinical Practice Association for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Medical Staff Professionalism Group.

Dr. Koch received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed her anesthesiology training at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan and a master’s in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Publications

2021
Operational Recommendations for Scarce Resource Allocation in a Public Health Crisis.
Chest. 159(3):1076-1083 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2020.09.246. [PMID] 32991873.
2020
Addressing the Opioid Crisis One Surgical Patient at a Time: Outcomes of a Novel Perioperative Pain Program.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 35(1):5-15 [DOI] 10.1177/1062860619851170. [PMID] 31129979.
2020
Creation of the Anesthesia Research Council.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 131(4):1300-1303 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004976. [PMID] 32925351.
2020
Effect of red blood cell storage duration on major postoperative complications in cardiac surgery: A randomized trial.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 160(6):1505-1514.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.165. [PMID] 31813538.
2020
Remote Obstetric Anesthesia: Leveraging Telemedicine to Improve Fetal and Maternal Outcomes.
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 26(8):967-972 [DOI] 10.1089/tmj.2019.0174. [PMID] 31710285.
2020
The Goldilocks principle and perioperative red blood cell transfusion: Overuse, underuse, getting it just right.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 159(3):971-973 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.145. [PMID] 31084980.
2019
A model for an institutional response to the opioid crisis.
Journal of opioid management. 16(1):73-83 [DOI] 10.5055/jom.2020.0553. [PMID] 32091620.
2019
An Innovative Perioperative Pain Program for Chronic Opioid Users: An Academic Medical Center’s Response to the Opioid Crisis.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 34(1):5-13 [DOI] 10.1177/1062860618777298. [PMID] 29790369.
2019
Prognostic Value of Preoperative Red Cell Distribution Width: Fine-Tuning by Mean Corpuscular Volume.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 108(6):1830-1838 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.072. [PMID] 31199898.
2019
Real Age: Red Blood Cell Aging During Storage.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 107(3):973-980 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.073. [PMID] 30342044.
2019
Wrong-Patient Blood Transfusion Error: Leveraging Technology to Overcome Human Error in Intraoperative Blood Component Administration.
Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 45(3):190-198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.010. [PMID] 30389466.
2018
Engaging the Front Line: Tapping into Hospital-Wide Quality and Safety Initiatives.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 32(1):522-533 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2017.05.038. [PMID] 29174119.
2018
Preoperative Anemia in Cardiac Operation: Does Hemoglobin Tell the Whole Story?
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 105(1):100-107 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.074. [PMID] 29128046.
2018
Reply.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 105(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.10.059. [PMID] 29685236.
2017
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Red Blood Cell Transfusion Triggers in Cardiac Surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 104(4):1243-1250 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.05.048. [PMID] 28821336.
2017
Does a similar procedure result in similar survival for women and men undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 153(3):571-579.e9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.11.033. [PMID] 28108066.
2017
From Bad to Worse: Anemia on Admission and Hospital-Acquired Anemia.
Journal of patient safety. 13(4):211-216 [DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000142. [PMID] 25290084.
2017
Magnitude of Anemia at Discharge Increases 30-Day Hospital Readmissions.
Journal of patient safety. 13(4):202-206 [DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000138. [PMID] 25186980.
2016
Defining Quality Markers for Cardiac Anesthesia: What, Why, How, Where to, and Who’s on Board?
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 30(6):1656-1660 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.07.002. [PMID] 27671217.
2016
Process Improvement in Thoracic Donor Organ Procurement: Implementation of a Donor Assessment Checklist.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 102(6):1872-1877 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.06.083. [PMID] 27659600.
2015
Compliance with Surgical Care Improvement Project for Body Temperature Management (SCIP Inf-10) Is Associated with Improved Clinical Outcomes.
Anesthesiology. 123(1):116-25 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000681. [PMID] 25909970.
2015
Contemporary bloodletting in cardiac surgical care.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 99(3):779-84 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.09.062. [PMID] 25583464.
2015
Increasing Disadvantage of “Watchful Waiting” for Repairing Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 99(6):1992-2000 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.01.065. [PMID] 25916875.
2015
Prolonged effect of postoperative infectious complications on survival after cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 99(5):1591-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.12.037. [PMID] 25686669.
2015
Reply: To PMID 25583464.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 100(1):380-1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.03.101. [PMID] 26140798.
2015
Trends in blood utilization in United States cardiac surgical patients.
Transfusion. 55(4):805-14 [DOI] 10.1111/trf.12903. [PMID] 25363570.
2014
Analysis of Clostridium difficile infections after cardiac surgery: epidemiologic and economic implications from national data.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 148(5):2404-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.04.017. [PMID] 24823282.
2014
Clostridium difficile infection after cardiac surgery: prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 148(6):3157-65.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.08.017. [PMID] 25242055.
2014
Hospitalization before surgery increases risk for postoperative infections.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 148(4):1615-1621.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.067. [PMID] 25260276.
2014
Outcomes of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection undergoing cardiovascular surgery in the United States.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 148(6):3066-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.07.074. [PMID] 25173116.
2014
The great masquerader: atypical neuroleptic malignant syndrome after cardiac surgery.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 28(1):121-123 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2012.06.033. [PMID] 22939971.
2014
Tolerating anemia: taking aim at the right target before pulling the transfusion trigger.
Transfusion. 54(10 Pt 2):2595-7 [DOI] 10.1111/trf.12832. [PMID] 25308049.
2013
Cardiac anesthesia. Preface.
Anesthesiology clinics. 31(2):xv-xvi [DOI] 10.1016/j.anclin.2013.01.006. [PMID] 23711656.
2013
Cardiac herniation through a pericardial defect after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
A & A case reports. 1(6):79-81 [DOI] 10.1097/ACC.0b013e31829c685d. [PMID] 25612183.
2013
Hospital-acquired anemia: prevalence, outcomes, and healthcare implications.
Journal of hospital medicine. 8(9):506-12 [DOI] 10.1002/jhm.2061. [PMID] 23873739.
2013
Is it time to refine? An exploration and simulation of optimal antibiotic timing in general surgery.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 217(4):628-35 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.05.024. [PMID] 23849901.
2013
Jehovah’s Witnesses may not have identical outcomes with nontransfused non-witnesses after cardiac surgery–reply.
JAMA internal medicine. 173(3) [DOI] 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2139. [PMID] 23400665.
2013
Process improvement in cardiac surgery: development and implementation of a reoperation for bleeding checklist.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 146(5):1028-32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.05.043. [PMID] 23871140.
2013
Red blood cell storage: how long is too long?
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 96(5):1894-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.116. [PMID] 24090578.
2013
Statin therapy is associated with fewer infections after cardiac operations.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 95(3):892-900 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.11.071. [PMID] 23380476.
2013
The least of 3 evils: exposure to red blood cell transfusion, anemia, or both?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 146(6):1480-1487.e6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.033. [PMID] 23998782.
2013
Transfusion of older red blood cells is associated with decreased graft survival after orthotopic liver transplantation.
Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 19(11):1181-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lt.23695. [PMID] 23813754.
2012
Implications and management of anemia in cardiac surgery: current state of knowledge.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 144(3):538-46 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.04.014. [PMID] 22713301.
2012
Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 94(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.023. [PMID] 23176914.
2012
Nadir hematocrit during cardiopulmonary bypass: end-organ dysfunction and mortality.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 144(3):654-662.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.03.058. [PMID] 22507841.
2012
Outcome of patients who refuse transfusion after cardiac surgery: a natural experiment with severe blood conservation.
Archives of internal medicine. 172(15):1154-60 [DOI] 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2449. [PMID] 22751620.
2012
Statin therapy.
Current pharmaceutical design. 18(38):6284-90 [PMID] 22762471.
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2012
What are the real rates of postoperative complications: elucidating inconsistencies between administrative and clinical data sources.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 214(5):798-805 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.12.037. [PMID] 22421260.
2012
When the timing is right: Antibiotic timing and infection after cardiac surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 144(4):931-937.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.01.087. [PMID] 22608676.
2011
An evolution in blood management: past, present, and future.
Quality management in health care. 20(4):311-21 [DOI] 10.1097/QMH.0b013e3182315ad9. [PMID] 21971028.
2011
Morbidity of bleeding after cardiac surgery: is it blood transfusion, reoperation for bleeding, or both?
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 91(6):1780-90 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.105. [PMID] 21619974.
2011
Perioperative management of acquired von Willebrand disease in cardiac surgery: type 2B or not 2B?
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 25(1):131-3 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2009.12.005. [PMID] 20181495.
2011
Transfusion increases the risk for vasoplegia after cardiac operations.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 92(3):812-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.04.020. [PMID] 21788009.
2010
Preoperative statin therapy is not associated with a reduced incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 111(2):324-30 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181d8a078. [PMID] 20375302.
2010
Role of intraoperative and postoperative blood glucose concentrations in predicting outcomes after cardiac surgery.
Anesthesiology. 112(4):860-71 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181d3d4b4. [PMID] 20216389.
2010
Socioeconomic position, not race, is linked to death after cardiac surgery.
Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 3(3):267-76 [DOI] 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.109.880377. [PMID] 20371761.
2010
The effect of postoperative gastrointestinal complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 90(1):109-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.03.062. [PMID] 20609758.
2009
An unusual presentation of carcinoid tumor.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 108(5):1463-4 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e31819b01f0. [PMID] 19372320.
2009
Failed closure of paravalvular leak with an amplatzer occluder device after mitral valve replacement.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 108(2):439-40 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e31818ef060. [PMID] 19151268.
2009
Occult tumor embolization detected by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 23(1):77-8 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2007.12.011. [PMID] 18834784.
2009
Predictors of prolonged postoperative endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung resection.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 23(6):766-9 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2009.03.022. [PMID] 19525128.
2009
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists 31st Annual Meeting highlights.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 138(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.06.009. [PMID] 19698893.
2009
Transfusion and pulmonary morbidity after cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 88(5):1410-8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.07.020. [PMID] 19853083.
2008
Case 2–2008 rheumatic mitral stenosis associated with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 22(2):302-10 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2007.12.006. [PMID] 18375340.
2008
Con: newly appreciated pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease in women mandates changes in perioperative management.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 107(1):33-6 [DOI] 10.1213/ane.0b013e31816e5128. [PMID] 18635465.
2008
Duration of red-cell storage and complications after cardiac surgery.
The New England journal of medicine. 358(12):1229-39 [DOI] 10.1056/NEJMoa070403. [PMID] 18354101.
2008
Health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery.
Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 12(3):203-17 [DOI] 10.1177/1089253208323411. [PMID] 18805855.
2008
Influence of concentric left ventricular remodeling on early mortality after aortic valve replacement.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 85(6):2030-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.02.075. [PMID] 18498815.
2008
Invited commentary.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 85(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.10.067. [PMID] 18222249.
2008
Platelet transfusion in cardiac surgery does not confer increased risk for adverse morbid outcomes.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 86(2):543-53 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.04.051. [PMID] 18640332.
2008
Preoperative statin intake and morbid events after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 20(1):4-11 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2007.09.003. [PMID] 18346602.
2008
Socioeconomic status and comorbidity as predictors of preoperative quality of life in cardiac surgery.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 136(3):665-72, 672.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.04.016. [PMID] 18805270.
2008
Transverse sinus hemangioma.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 106(1):63-4 [DOI] 10.1213/01.ane.0000289530.31733.96. [PMID] 18165553.
2007
Effect of functional health-related quality of life on long-term survival after cardiac surgery.
Circulation. 115(6):692-9 [PMID] 17261660.
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2007
Recent metformin ingestion does not increase in-hospital morbidity or mortality after cardiac surgery.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 104(1):42-50 [PMID] 17179241.
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2006
Increased risk associated with combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a propensity-matched comparison with isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 20(6):796-802 [PMID] 17138083.
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2006
Morbidity and mortality risk associated with red blood cell and blood-component transfusion in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.
Critical care medicine. 34(6):1608-16 [PMID] 16607235.
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2006
Persistent effect of red cell transfusion on health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 82(1):13-20 [PMID] 16798179.
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2006
Red cell transfusion is associated with an increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 82(5):1747-56 [PMID] 17062241.
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2006
The impact of gender on in-hospital mortality and morbidity after isolated aortic valve replacement.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 103(4):800-8 [PMID] 17000785.
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2006
Transfusion in coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with reduced long-term survival.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 81(5):1650-7 [PMID] 16631651.
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2005
“Renal dose” dopamine is associated with the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
Critical care medicine. 33(6):1327-32 [PMID] 15942351.
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2005
Case 4–2005. Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of a previously undetected atrial septal aneurysm with shunt.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 19(4):529-38 [PMID] 16085264.
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2005
Impact of prosthesis-patient size on functional recovery after aortic valve replacement.
Circulation. 111(24):3221-9 [PMID] 15956129.
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2005
Parachute mitral valve.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 101(6):1613-1614 [DOI] 10.1213/01.ANE.0000181831.71239.7B. [PMID] 16301228.
2004
Health-related quality of life after coronary artery bypass grafting: a gender analysis using the Duke Activity Status Index.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 128(2):284-95 [PMID] 15282467.
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2003
Gender and cardiac surgery.
Anesthesiology clinics of North America. 21(3):675-89 [PMID] 14562572.
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2003
Gender and outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting: a propensity-matched comparison.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 126(6):2032-43 [PMID] 14688723.
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2003
Gender profiling in coronary artery bypass grafting.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 126(6):2044-51 [PMID] 14688724.
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2003
Long-term benefits of coronary bypass surgery: are the gains for women less than for men?
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 126(6):1707-11 [PMID] 14688676.
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2003
Prevalence of risk factors, and not gender per se, determines short- and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass surgery.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 17(5):585-93 [PMID] 14579211.
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2003
What does transesophageal echocardiography add to valvular heart surgery?
Anesthesiology clinics of North America. 21(3):587-611 [PMID] 14562567.
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2002
Practice pattern variability for myocardial revascularization: impact on resource use across 24 centers.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 16(2):149-56 [PMID] 11957162.
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2001
Case 8-2001. Resolution of systolic anterior motion after mitral valve repair with atrial pacing.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 15(5):641-8 [PMID] 11688009.
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2000
Case 5–2000. Redo coronary revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 14(4):467-74 [PMID] 10972619.
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2000
Free-floating density.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 14(3):351-3 [PMID] 10890496.
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1998
Practical use of a bronchial blocker in combination with a double-lumen endotracheal tube.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 87(6):1239-41 [PMID] 9842804.
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1996
The risk of coronary artery surgery in women: a matched comparison using preoperative severity of illness scoring.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 10(7):839-43 [PMID] 8969387.
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1995
Educational program for intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 81(2):399-403 [PMID] 7618735.
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1993
Anesthesia for coronary artery surgery.
Current opinion in cardiology. 8(6):897-909 [PMID] 10172004.
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