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Jonathan Michael Chen, MD

Jonathan Michael Chen, MD

Cardiac Surgery, Transplantation, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment

On staff since July 2013

Children's Title: Chief, Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director of the Heart Center; Samuel and Althea Stroum Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research

"Devoting my career to congenital cardiac surgery allows me to make a real difference in the lives of our patients - newborns, infants, children and adults. The care of patients with congenital heart defects is a team sport, and I am excited to be part of a team with such broad expertise. Being part of the vanguard in congenital cardiac care is my inspiration, and the lifelong health and happiness of our patients is truly the reward."

  • Jonathan Chen, MD says he was drawn to pediatric heart surgery because of the unique opportunity to give children a chance at life. As chief of pediatric cardiovascular surgery and co-director of the Seattle Children's Heart Center, Dr. Chen oversees a team that performs more than 500 surgeries a year, and is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

    Dr. Chen comes to Seattle Children's from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he served most recently as the chief of pediatric cardiac surgery and director of pediatric cardiovascular services at the Weill Cornell campus and surgical director of pediatric heart transplantation at the Columbia campus. He was the David Wallace-Starr Foundation Professor of cardiothoracic surgery and pediatrics at Cornell University. Since 2002, Dr. Chen has performed more than 150 heart transplants and is Chair of the Membership and Professional Standards Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the group that oversees all solid organ transplantation in the United States.

    The author of more than 120 papers and 25 book chapters, Dr. Chen's research interests lie in developing ventricular assist devices for infants and children suffering from heart failure. He has been a co-investigator in several research trials with the goal of improving the systems that act as a bridge to transplant, including a National Institutes of Health grant evaluating long-term mechanical ventricular assistance. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

    • Every Heart Counts

      An aggressive transplant strategy plus exceptional post-transplant care equals better outcomes for even the most fragile children. ... cont.

    • Jennifer NY 07.15.16

      Dr. JMC is the most awesome doctor/person ever. He saved my daughters life and did so with humanity, compassion, and emotional support. She was born prematurely @ 30 wks which made her open heart surgery more complicated than we anticipated. At a little under 3 lbs @ 5 days old (I believe he said her heart was the size of a walnut), he repaired Emma's heart with his amazing talent and we are forever grateful for him! Emma is currently 10 yrs old and her heart is doing great! Despite the fact that he's across the country now, whenever we need him (for a doctor referral or just to say hello) he is there for both Emma and I. What a blessing it was/is to have him in our lives. If Emma ever needs heart surgery again, we will be on a plane to Seattle to see him! Xoxo Dr. JMC Emma & Jen

    • Shirley New York 05.19.16

      I have no words to describe how thankful I am for the care and best treatment a mother can receive when waiting for her daughter to come out of surgery. It has been 3 1/2 years since her surgery in NY and now the doc says the surgery must have been perfectly done since her heart looks like it has never been touched!! Thank you for allowing me to keep seeing my little girl everyday!!!

    • Kristine Seattle, WA 04.30.16

      Dr Chen has performed two separate, planned surgeries on my son to replace 2 abnormal heart valves. The first was when he was 3 months old, the second in April 2016 to upsize one of the valves that my son had outgrown as a thriving nearly 3 year old. Dr Chen took the time to explain the procedures, was available for questions, and prepared me for what would happen. He frequently saw my son in the hospital both times and was always encouraging. He routinely kept me informed and worked well with all the doctors helping take care of my son. We had been offered the chance to travel out of state initially due to my son's less common congenital heart defect. I decided to stay in Seattle and am so pleased we did. Dr Chen is amazing- Children's is lucky to have him, and I am so grateful he was my son's surgeon. Thank you!

    • Giveline Brooklyn New York 03.27.15

      What can I say! Dr. Chen was the absolute best surgeon my son could. My son was diagnosed with TOF while still in my belly. I met Dr. Chen when I was still pregnant, he and the Nurse Jennifer explained everything. For a surgeon he was warm, and nice. He performed open heart surgery on my son when he was one week old, then again before he turned 2. Now he needs a replacement at age 6 and He is in Seattle I hope to GOD I am able to get him again. He earned my trust a long time ago. He has gifted hands!

    • Patty river edge, nj 05.07.14

      Dr Chen performed a surgery on our 5 week old son who was born with TOF in July of 2012 at Columbia Presbyterian. My family and I are super thankful and will be forever grateful for what he & his staff did for Darian. Dr Chen was always thorough & informative in explaining procedures & what the recovery process would be like. My son is now almost 2 yrs old & is a happy, healthy & totally repaired lil guy. Our hope is to one day have Darian meet and shake hands with the man who saved his life.

    • Katie Lakeside, MT 04.27.14

      Dr. Chen performed surgery on me in October, 2013 in Seattle when I was 17. He was such a blessing to my family and I. I couldn't have asked for a more talented, professional and down to earth surgeon. He genuinely cared about me and I have never felt so much concern from a doctor before. Dr. Chen came to check on me about three times after surgery and even bought me ice cream one day. He truly is an amazing person and I would recommend him to anyone who was faced with having to surgically fix a congenital heart defect. He rocks!

    • Yuliya NY NY 02.14.14

      Dr.Chen is a GREAT Doctor! He performed surgery for me back in august 2012 in Colambia Presb. I thank GOD all the time for sending me Dr Chen! God bless him!

    • Sabrina New York, NY 10.12.13

      Dr. Chen preformed surgery in New York on my 8 year old back in February. I truly know he was a blessing to my daughter and to our family. Seattle is lucky to have him and we wish him the best of luck. Such an amazing and gifted doctor.

    • Wen-Jing Bellevue, WA 98006 07.16.13

      Doctor Jonathan Chen is very awesome and such great. He & his team did a cardiac surgery for my teen boy in earlier this July. I just can not image that we were back home on the 4th day after the operation day. Thank you very much Doctor Chen and his team!

    • Carrie Anchorage, AK 06.11.15

      Dr. Chen saved the life of my one and only grand daughter. She was diagnosed with TOF in utero at 4.5 months. She was born small and otherwise healthy with the exception of the TOF. We held off on surgery trying to help her gain weight in anticipation on surgery. At 4 months old the doctors decided they couldn't wait any longer - she was failing. Less than three weeks later we flew to Seattle and I was placing her into the arms of a wonderful anesthesiologist. The wait was excruciating and seeing her after even worse. It has been 12 months to the day since my grand daughters surgery and I must say a huge, heart felt thank you to Dr. Chen for using his God given talent to save her life. The world is a brighter place for many, many families because of him. He was calm, confident, and reassuring through the whole ordeal. Never once did he flinch. Dr. Chen and the staff at Seattle Children's Hospital are phenomenal. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Young Hearts AWard for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science and Medicine American Heart Association - New York 2010
    New York's Best 100 Doctors New York Magazine 2007 - 2013
    Crain's Business New York "40 Under 40" Crain's Business Weekly 2006
    Crain's Business New York "40 Under 40" 2006
    Physician of the Year New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Nursing 2002
    Best Senior Resident Teaching Award Department of Surgery, Columbia University 2000
    Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award The Arnold P. Gold Foundation 1999
    Trainee Award of Excellence American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) 1998
    First Prize, Resident Research Competition Department of Surgery, Columbia University 1998
    • Chen JM
      The thoracic duct: Predictably unpredictable?
      The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2015 Sept. - 2015 Sept. : 150(3)497
    • Zuckerman WA | Richmond ME | Lee TM | Bacha EA | Chai PJ | Chen JM | Addonizio LJ
      Heart transplantation in the setting of complex congenital heart disease and physiologic single lung.
      The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2015 June 17 - 2015 June 17
    • Kalfa D | Krishnamurthy G | Duchon J | Najjar M | Levasseur S | Chai P | Chen J | Quaegebeur J | Bacha E
      Outcomes of cardiac surgery in patients weighing andlt;2.5 kg: affect of patient-dependent and -independent variables.
      PMC4530498 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2014 Dec. - 2014 Dec. : 148(6)2499-506.e1
    • Chen JM, Sorabella RA
      Ventricular assist devices and transplantation for adults with congenital heart disease
      Surgical Treatment for Advanced Heart Failure, Morgan JA, Naka Y (Eds.) , 2014 : 189-194
    • Davies RR, Chen JM
      Alternative procedures for hypoplastic left heart syndrome as a bridge to transplantation
      Percutaneous Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease, Sievert H, Qureshi S, Wilson N, Hijazi Z (Eds.) , 2014
    • Poynter JA, Williams WG, McIntyre S, Brothers JA, Jacobs ML, Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group
      Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: a report from the congenital heart surgeons society registry.
      24403351 World journal for pediatric and congenital heart surgery , 2014 Jan. : 5(1)22-30
    • Hayes DA, Jones S, Quaegebeur JM, Richmond ME, Andrews HF, Glickstein JS, Chen JM, Bacha E, Liberman L
      Primary arterial switch operation as a strategy for total correction of Taussig-Bing anomaly: a 21-year experience.
      24030406 Circulation , 2013 Sept. : 128(11 Suppl 1)S194-8
    • Yilmaz B, Zuckerman WA, Lee TM, Beddows KD, Gilmore LA, Singh RK, Richmond ME, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ
      Left ventricular assist device to avoid heart-lung transplant in an adolescent with dilated cardiomyopathy and severely elevated pulmonary vascular resistance.
      23710645 Pediatric transplantation , 2013 Aug. : 17(5)E113-6 PMCID: PMC3773308
    • Neely RC, Davis RP, Stephens EH, Takayama H, Khalpey Z, Ginns J, Lee SH, Chen J
      Ventricular assist device for failing systemic ventricle in an adult with prior mustard procedure.
      23910115 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2013 Aug. : 96(2)691-3
    • Marshall CD, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Gilmore L, Beddows K, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ
      A comparison of traditional versus contemporary immunosuppressive regimens in pediatric heart recipients.
      23391044 The Journal of pediatrics , 2013 July : 163(1)132-6
    • Elder RW, Quaegebeur JM, Bacha EA, Chen JM, Bourlon F, Williams IA
      Outcomes of the infant Ross procedure for congenital aortic stenosis followed into adolescence.
      23062969 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2013 June : 145(6)1504-11 PMCID: PMC3657341
    • Turner ME, Richmond ME, Quaegebeur JM, Shah A, Chen JM, Bacha EA, Vincent JA
      Intact right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunt after stage 2 palliation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome improves pulmonary artery growth.
      23229288 Pediatric cardiology , 2013 Apr, : 34(4)924-30
    • Richmond ME, Charette K, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Bacha E
      The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass prime volume on the need for blood transfusion after pediatric cardiac surgery.
      22867689 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2013 Apr, : 145(4)1058-64
    • Bishop NB, Zhou TX, Chen JM, Ward MJ, Carroll SJ
      The impact of gestational age on resource utilization after open heart surgery for congenital cardiac disease from birth to 1year of age.
      23086189 Pediatric cardiology , 2013 Mar. : 34(3)686-93
    • Sharma J, Lasic Z, Bornstein A, Cooper R, Chen J
      Libman-Sacks endocarditis as the first manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in an adolescent, with a review of the literature.
      22805592 Cardiology in the young , 2013 Feb. : 23(1)1-6
    • Haque R, Wojtasiewicz T, Gerrah R, Gilmore L, Saiki Y, Chen JM, Richmond M, Feldstein NA, Anderson RC
      Management of intracranial hemorrhage in a child with a left ventricular assist device.
      22332723 Pediatric transplantation , 2012 Aug. : 16(5)E135-9
    • Zuckerman WA, Richmond ME, Singh RK, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ
      Use of height and a novel echocardiographic measurement to improve size-matching for pediatric heart transplantation.
      22560083 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2012 Aug. : 31(8)896-902
    • Davies RR, Sorabella RA, Yang J, Mosca RS, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM
      Outcomes after transplantation for "failed" Fontan: a single-institution experience.
      22500594 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2012 May : 143(5)1183-1192.e4
    • Richmond ME, Hsu DT, Mosca RS, Chen J, Quaegebeur JM, Addonizio LJ, Lamour JM
      Outcomes in pediatric cardiac transplantation with a positive HLA cross-match.
      22017728 Pediatric transplantation , 2012 Feb. : 16(1)29-35
    • Chen JM, Richmond ME, Charette K, Takayama H, Williams M, Gilmore L, Garcia A, Addonizio LJ
      A decade of pediatric mechanical circulatory support before and after cardiac transplantation.
      22143101 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2012 Feb. : 143(2)344-51
    • Jonathan Michael Chen, MD, Cardiac surgery in the neonate with congenital heart disease
      Bacha E, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM
      Hemodynamics and Cardiology, Neonatal Questions and Controversies, Kleinman CS, Seri I, Polin RA (Eds.), 2nd edition, Elsevier , 2012 : 453-472
    • Auerbach SR, Richmond ME, Chen JM, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Addonizio LJ, Hsu DT, Lamour JM
      Multiple risk factors before pediatric cardiac transplantation are associated with increased graft loss.
      21892650 Pediatric cardiology , 2012 Jan. : 33(1)49-54
    • Chiu P, Russo MJ, Davies RR, Addonizio LJ, Richmond ME, Chen JM
      What is high risk? Redefining elevated pulmonary vascular resistance index in pediatric heart transplantation.
      22019236 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2012 Jan. : 31(1)61-6
    • Gerrah R, Charette K, Chen JM
      The first successful use of the Levitronix PediMag ventricular support device as a biventricular bridge to transplant in an infant.
      21529849 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2011 Nov. : 142(5)1282-3
    • Ofori-Amanfo G, Hsu D, Lamour JM, Mital S, O'Byrne ML, Smerling AJ, Chen JM, Mosca R, Addonizio LJ
      Heart transplantation in children with markedly elevated pulmonary vascular resistance: impact of right ventricular failure on outcome.
      21256766 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2011 June : 30(6)659-66
    • Rafii DY, Davies RR, Carroll SJ, Quaegebeur JM, Chen JM
      Age less than two years is not a risk factor for mortality after mitral valve replacement in children.
      21440150 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2011 Apr, : 91(4)1228-34
    • Takayama H, Chen JM, Jorde UP, Naka Y
      Implantation technique of the CentriMag biventricular assist device allowing ambulatory rehabilitation.
      21047827 Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery , 2011 Feb. : 12(2)110-1
    • Davies RR, Russo MJ, Hong KN, Mital S, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Chen JM
      Increased short- and long-term mortality at low-volume pediatric heart transplant centers: should minimum standards be set? Retrospective data analysis.
      21183849 Annals of surgery , 2011 Feb. : 253(2)393-401
    • Davies RR, Russo MJ, Yang J, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS, Chen JM
      Listing and transplanting adults with congenital heart disease.
      21300954 Circulation , 2011 Feb. : 123(7)759-67
    • Davies RR, Chen JM, Mosca RS
      The Fontan procedure: evolution in technique; attendant imperfections and transplantation for "failure".
      21444050 Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual , 2011 : 14(1)55-66
    • Davies RR, Russo MJ, Morgan JA, Sorabella RA, Naka Y, Chen JM
      Standard versus bicaval techniques for orthotopic heart transplantation: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.
      20584533 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2010 Sept. : 140(3)700-8, 708.e1-2
    • Hirata Y, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS, Takayama H, Chen JM
      Impact of aortic annular size on rate of reoperation for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction after repair of interrupted aortic arch and ventricular septal defect.
      20667355 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2010 Aug. : 90(2)588-92
    • Russo MJ, Iribarne A, Hong KN, Ramlawi B, Chen JM, Takayama H, Mancini DM, Naka Y
      Factors associated with primary graft failure after heart transplantation.
      20622755 Transplantation , 2010 Aug. : 90(4)444-50
    • Levey A, Glickstein JS, Kleinman CS, Levasseur SM, Chen J, Gersony WM, Williams IA
      The impact of prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease on neonatal outcomes.
      20165844 Pediatric cardiology , 2010 July : 31(5)587-97 PMCID: PMC2889000
    • Russo MJ, Hong KN, Davies RR, Chen JM, Mancini DM, Oz MC, Rose EA, Gelijns A, Naka Y
      The effect of body mass index on survival following heart transplantation: do outcomes support consensus guidelines?
      19940761 Annals of surgery , 2010 Jan. : 251(1)144-52
    • Russo MJ, Hong KN, Davies RR, Chen JM, Sorabella RA, Ascheim DD, Williams MR, Gelijns AC, Stewart AS, Argenziano M, Naka Y
      Posttransplant survival is not diminished in heart transplant recipients bridged with implantable left ventricular assist devices.
      19931672 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2009 Dec. : 138(6)1425-32.e1-3
    • Prakash A, Khan MA, Hardy R, Torres AJ, Chen JM, Gersony WM
      A new diagnostic algorithm for assessment of patients with single ventricle before a Fontan operation.
      19660367 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2009 Oct. : 138(4)917-23
    • Ceresnak SR, Liberman L, Chen JM, Hordof AJ, Lamberti JJ, Bonney WJ, Pass RH
      An epicardial pacing safety net: an alternative technique for pacing in the young.
      19272204 Cardiology in the young , 2009 June : 19(3)228-32
    • Hirata Y, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS
      The role of enucleation with or without septal myectomy for discrete subaortic stenosis.
      19379985 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2009 May : 137(5)1168-72
    • Auerbach SR, Manlhiot C, Reddy S, Kinnear C, Richmond ME, Gruber D, McCrindle BW, Deng L, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ, Chung WK, Mital S
      Recipient genotype is a predictor of allograft cytokine expression and outcomes after pediatric cardiac transplantation.
      19442892 Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2009 May : 53(20)1909-17
    • Russo MJ, Davies RR, Hong KN, Chen JM, Argenziano M, Moskowitz A, Ascheim DD, George I, Stewart AS, Williams M, Gelijns A, Naka Y
      Matching high-risk recipients with marginal donor hearts is a clinically effective strategy.
      19324129 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2009 Apr, : 87(4)1066-70; discussion 1071 PMCID: PMC3086705
    • Russo MJ, Rana A, Chen JM, Hong KN, Gelijns A, Moskowitz A, Widmann WD, Ratner L, Naka Y, Hardy MA
      Pretransplantation patient characteristics and survival following combined heart and kidney transplantation: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database.
      19289663 Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) , 2009 Mar. : 144(3)241-6
    • Hirata Y, Charette K, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Chen JM
      Pediatric application of the Thoratec CentriMag BiVAD as a bridge to heart transplantation.
      19026842 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2008 Nov. : 136(5)1386-7
    • Kaufman BD, Desai M, Reddy S, Osorio JC, Chen JM, Mosca RS, Ferrante AW, Mital S
      Genomic profiling of left and right ventricular hypertrophy in congenital heart disease.
      18995181 Journal of cardiac failure , 2008 Nov. : 14(9)760-7
    • Turbendian HK, Carroll SJ, Chen JM
      Repair of left ventricular diverticulum in setting of Cantrell's syndrome.
      18588729 Cardiology in the young , 2008 Oct. : 18(5)532-3
    • Hirata Y, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS
      Should we address the neopulmonic valve? Significance of right-sided obstruction after surgery for transposition of the great arteries and coarctation.
      18805180 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2008 Oct. : 86(4)1293-8; discussion 1298
    • Chen JM
      "Take another little piece of my heart now": should endomyocardial biopsy remain the gold standard?
      18408570 Transplantation , 2008 Apr, : 85(7)934
    • Davies RR, Russo MJ, Hong KN, O'Byrne ML, Cork DP, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC, Mital S, Mosca RS, Chen JM
      The use of mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation in pediatric patients: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.
      18242279 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2008 Feb. : 135(2)421-7, 427.e1
    • Pham MX, Chen JM, Berry GJ, Rose EA, Schroeder JS
      Surgical treatment of heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical ventricular support
      Hurst's The Heart, Fuster V, O'Rourke RA, Walsh RA, Poole-Wilson PA (Eds.), 12th edition, McGraw Hill , 2008 : 761-792
    • Davies RR, Chen JM, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur J
      Cardiac surgery in the neonate with congenital heart disease
      Hemodynamics and Cardiology, Kleinman CS, Seri I, Polin RA (Eds.), Saunders Elsevier , 2008 : 355-376
    • Davies RR, Charette K, Chen JM, Mosca RS
      Pediatric perfusion techniques for complex congenital surgery
      On Bypass, Advanced Perfusion Techniques, Mongero L, Beck J (Eds.), Humana Press , 2008 : 29-58
    • Davies RR, Russo MJ, Mital S, Martens TM, Sorabella RS, Hong KN, Gelijns AC, Moskowitz AJ, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS, Chen JM
      Predicting survival among high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.
      18179931 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2008 Jan. : 135(1)147-55, 155.e1-2
    • Charette K, Hirata Y, Bograd A, Mongero L, Chen J, Quaegebeur J, Mosca R
      180 ml and less: cardiopulmonary bypass techniques to minimize hemodilution for neonates and small infants.
      18416218 Perfusion , 2007 Sept. : 22(5)327-31
    • Richmond ME, Addonizio LJ, Hsu DT, Mital SR, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Chen J, Lamour JM
      Cardiac retransplantation in high risk pediatric patients.
      17663683 Pediatric transplantation , 2007 Sept. : 11(6)615-23
    • Gray RG, Altmann K, Mosca RS, Prakash A, Williams IA, Quaegebeur JM, Chen JM
      Persistent antegrade pulmonary blood flow post-glenn does not alter early post-Fontan outcomes in single-ventricle patients.
      17720395 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2007 Sept. : 84(3)888-93; discussion 893
    • Hirata Y, Chen JM, Quaegebeur JM, Hellenbrand WE, Mosca RS
      Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum: limitations of catheter-based intervention.
      17643638 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2007 Aug. : 84(2)574-9; discussion 579-80
    • Ceresnak S, Gray RG, Altmann K, Chen JM, Glickstein JS, Hellenbrand WE
      Coronary artery fistulas: a review of the literature and presentation of two cases of coronary fistulas with drainage into the left atrium.
      18377468 Congenital heart disease , 2007 May : 2(3)208-13
    • Russo MJ, Chen JM, Sorabella RA, Martens TP, Garrido M, Davies RR, George I, Cheema FH, Mosca RS, Mital S, Ascheim DD, Argenziano M, Stewart AS, Oz MC, Naka Y
      The effect of ischemic time on survival after heart transplantation varies by donor age: an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database.
      17258599 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2007 Feb. : 133(2)554-9
    • Davies RR, Chen JM
      Alternative procedures for hypoplastic left heart syndrome as a bridge to transplantation
      Percutaneous Interventions for Congenital Heart Disease, Sievert H, Qureshi S, Wilson N, Hijazi Z (Eds.) , 2007 : 539-548
    • Carroll SJ, Ferris A, Chen J, Liberman L
      Efficacy of prostaglandin E1 in relieving obstruction in coarctation of a persistent fifth aortic arch without opening the ductus arteriosus.
      17111291 Pediatric cardiology , 2006 Nov. : 27(6)766-8
    • Chen JM, Glickstein JS, Margossian R, Mercando ML, Hellenbrand WE, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM
      Superior outcomes for repair in infants and neonates with tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome.
      17059929 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2006 Nov. : 132(5)1099-104
    • Russo MJ, Davies RR, Sorabella RA, Martens TP, George I, Cheema FH, Mital S, Mosca RS, Chen JM
      Adult-age donors offer acceptable long-term survival to pediatric heart transplant recipients: an analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing database.
      17059945 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2006 Nov. : 132(5)1208-12
    • Russo MJ, Chen JM, Hong KN, Stewart AS, Ascheim DD, Argenziano M, Mancini DM, Oz MC, Naka Y, Columbia University Heart Transplant Outcomes Research Group
      Survival after heart transplantation is not diminished among recipients with uncomplicated diabetes mellitus: an analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing database.
      17088463 Circulation , 2006 Nov. : 114(21)2280-7
    • Chen JM, Naka Y, Rose EA
      The future of left ventricular assist device therapy in adults.
      16810150 Nature clinical practice. Cardiovascular medicine , 2006 July : 3(7)346-7
    • Reddy S, Osorio JC, Duque AM, Kaufman BD, Phillips AB, Chen JM, Quaegebeur J, Mosca RS, Mital S
      Failure of right ventricular adaptation in children with tetralogy of Fallot.
      16820602 Circulation , 2006 July : 114(1 Suppl)I37-42
    • Hill JD, Farrar, Naka Y, Chen JM, Portner PM, Loisance D
      Positive displacement ventricular assist devices
      Mechanical Circulatory Assistance (monograph), Kirklin J, Frazier O.H., (Eds.), Elsevier , 2006 : 53-77
    • Chen JM, Schmidt AM, Rose EA
      Advanced Cardiomyopathy and Surgery
      Hemostasis and Thrombosis, 5th Edition, Colman RW, Marder VJ, Clowes AW, George JN, Goldhaber SZ (Eds.), Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins , 2006 : 1529-1539
    • Lima B, Kherani AR, Hata JA, Cheema FH, Casher J, Oz MC, Rao V, Fal JM, Chen JM, Morgan JA, Vigilance DW, Garrido MJ, Milano CA, Naka Y
      Does a pre-left ventricular assist device screening score predict long-term transplantation success? A 2-center analysis.
      17099972 The heart surgery forum , 2006 : 9(5)E783-5
    • Xydas S, Yang JK, Burke EM, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ, Mital SR, Itescu S, Hsu DT, Lamour JM
      Utility of post-transplant anti-HLA antibody measurements in pediatric cardiac transplant recipients.
      16143247 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2005 Sept. : 24(9)1289-96
    • Chen JM, Russo MJ, Hammond KM, Mancini DM, Kherani AR, Fal JM, Mazzeo PA, Pinney SP, Edwards NM, Naka Y
      Alternate waiting list strategies for heart transplantation maximize donor organ utilization.
      15975371 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2005 July : 80(1)224-8
    • Chen JM, Glickstein JS, Davies RR, Mercando ML, Hellenbrand WE, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM
      The effect of repair technique on postoperative right-sided obstruction in patients with truncus arteriosus.
      15746739 The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery , 2005 Mar. : 129(3)559-68
    • Pinney SP, Cheema FH, Hammond K, Chen JM, Edwards NM, Mancini D
      Acceptable recipient outcomes with the use of hearts from donors with hepatitis-B core antibodies.
      15653376 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2005 Jan. : 24(1)34-7
    • Chen JM, Naka Y, Rose EA
      Does the time between ventricular assist device implantation and heart transplantation affect survival?
      16265310 Nature clinical practice. Cardiovascular medicine , 2004 Dec. : 1(2)82-3
    • Chen JM, Naka Y, Rose EA
      New strategies to expand the donor pool: are they misguided?
      16265234 Nature clinical practice. Cardiovascular medicine , 2004 Nov. : 1(1)2-3
    • Chen JM, Davies RR, Mital SR, Mercando ML, Addonizio LJ, Pinney SP, Hsu DT, Lamour JM, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RS
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    • Lamour JM, Hsu DT, Quaegebeur JM, Pinney SP, Mital SR, Mosca RS, Chen JM, Addonizio LJ
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      15312824 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2004 Aug. : 23(8)948-53
    • Kherani AR, Cheema FH, Casher J, Fal JM, Mutrie CJ, Chen JM, Morgan JA, Vigilance DW, Garrido MJ, Smith CR, Oz MC
      Edge-to-edge mitral valve repair: the Columbia Presbyterian experience.
      15223406 The Annals of thoracic surgery , 2004 July : 78(1)73-6
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      Bridging to transplant with the HeartMate left ventricular assist device: The Columbia Presbyterian 12-year experience.
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    • Chen JM, Mosca RS, Altmann K, Printz BF, Targoff K, Mazzeo PA, Quaegebeur JM
      Early and medium-term results for repair of Ebstein anomaly.
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      Mitochondrial respiratory abnormalities in patients with end-stage congenital heart disease.
      14734130 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2004 Jan. : 23(1)72-9
    • Naka Y, Chen JM, Rose EA
      Assisted circulation in the treatment of heart failure
      Braunwald's Heart Disease, 7th Edition, Zipes, Libby, Bonow and Braunwald (Eds.). W.B. Saunders Press , 2003 : 625-639
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      Techniques of transplantation for congenital heart disease
      Cardiac Transplantation: The Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Manual, Edwards NM, Chen JM (Eds.) Humana Press , 2003 : 79-96
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      Donor selection and management of the high risk donor
      Cardiac Transplantation: The Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Manual, Edwards NM, Chen JM, Mazzeo P (Eds.) Humana Press , 2003 : 19-36
    • Chen JM, Sinha P, Rajasinghe HA, Suratwala SJ, McCue JD, McCarty MJ, Caliste X, Hauff HM, John R, Edwards NM
      Do donor characteristics really matter? Short- and long-term impact of donor characteristics on recipient survival, 1995-1999.
      11983553 The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation , 2002 May : 21(5)608-10
    • Chen JM, Mosca RS
      Surgical Management of Ventricular Septal Defects
      Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, Gersony WM, (Eds.) , 2001 : 14187-197
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      The management of perioperative right-sided circulatory failure
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      Cardiac transplantation in over 1000 patients: a single institution experience from Columbia University
      Clinical Transplants 1999, Terasaki PI, Cecka (Eds.), UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory, Los Angeles , 1999 : 249-61
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      Cutting-edge Heart Surgeries
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      Benefits and pitfalls of transplantation for patients with congenital heart disease
      Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Franco KD (Ed.), Future Publishing Co, Armonk NY , 1997 : 115-148
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      The problem of pulmonary hypertension and the potential recipient
      Transplantation and Replacement of Thoracic Organs, Cooper DKC (Ed.) , 1996 : 177-184
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    Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Strategies Before and Late After Cardiac Transplantation Society of University Surgeons - 8th Annual Academic Surgical Congress New Orleans, LA Feb. 6, 2013
    If and When To Transplant The Failing Fontan (Invited) Society of Thoracic Surgeons - 49th Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA Jan. 27, 2013
    Balancing the Risks of Transplantation for CHD Today: Should We Be Reserving This Therapy as a Last Resort or Consider Earlier Referal Over Multiple Palliative Procedures? (Invited) International Society for Heart and Lulng Transplantation - 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions Prague, Czech Republic April 19, 2012
    Transplantation for Complex Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult Patient (Invited) Society of Thoracic Surgeons - 48th Annual Meeting Fort Lauderdale, FL Jan. 30, 2012
    The Before, The During and the After of Pediatric Heart Surgery (Moderator) American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 Orlando, FL Nov. 15, 2011
    Neonatal heart transplantation: obstacles and future horizons Grand Rounds, Nemours Heart Center, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Wilmington, DE Oct. 31, 2011
    Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices Controversies in Pediatric Cardiology New York, NY Oct. 29, 2011
    Indications and Strategies of Neonatal Heart Transplantation (Invited) The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 47th Annual Meeting San Diego, CA Jan. 29, 2011
    Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease: Current Controversies (Moderator) American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010 Chicago, IL Nov. 15, 2010
    Surgical Alternatives for the Failing Fontan (Invited) European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, 24th Annual Meeting Geneva, Switzerland Sept. 12, 2010
    How to Manage an Infant with TGA/VSD/PS - Moderator American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 Orlando, FL Nov. 16, 2009
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    Surgical Management of Adult Single Ventricle Patients 15th Annual Irena Jakubcova Lecture - Open Heart Institute Symposium on Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease Bratislava, Slovakia Nov. 5, 2009
    Management of the Adult With Tetralogy of Fallot 15th Annual Irena Jakubcova Lecture - Open Heart Institute Symposium on Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease Bratislava, Slovakia Nov. 5, 2009
    Lessons Learned in the Surgical Management of Pediatric Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation Japanese Society of Heart Transplantation, 28th Annual Meeting Fukuoka, Japan Oct. 31, 2009
    Adult Congenital Heart Transplantation: Short and Long Term Outcomes and Future Directions (Invited) The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 29th Annual Meeting Paris, France April 22, 2009
    Transplantation for the Failing Fontan (Invited) The American College of Cardiology, 58th Annual Scientific Sessions 2009 Orlando, FL March 30, 2009
    Anticoagulation management in the failing heart and device supported hearts (Invited) The American Heart Associations, Scientific Sessions 2008 New Orleans, LA Nov. 11, 2008
    Status of mechanical circulatory support in pediatric heart failure (Invited) The American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions 2005 Dallas, TX Nov. 13, 2005
    Novel anticoagulation for cardiopulmonary bypass (Invited) The American College of Surgeons, 91st Clinical Congress San Francisco, CA Oct. 18, 2005
    Improved survival with repair of tetralogy of fallot/absent pulmonary valve syndrome American Academy of Pediatrics, 75th Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. Oct. 8, 2005
    Evolving techniques in the repair of truncus arteriosus 1990-2003 American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 84th Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada April 26, 2004
    Early and Medium Term Results With Repair of Ebstein's Anomaly: The Columbia-Presbyterian Experience American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 83rd Annual Meeting Boston, MA May 6, 2003
    Trends and Outcomes in Transplantation for Complex Congenital Heart Disease 1984-2003 The Society for Thoracic Surgeons, 40th Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX Jan. 27, 2003
    The diminishing impact of pretransplant pulmonary hypertension on perioperative mortality after cardiac transplantation International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 21st Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Vancouver BC, Canada April 27, 2001
    Do donor characteristics really matter? Analysis of consectutive heart donors 1995-1999 International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 20th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Osaka, Japan April 7, 2000
    Low Dose Vasopressin as Salvage Therapy for Marginal Donors UNOS Region 9 Annual Transplant Forum New York, NY April 30, 1999
    Physiologic low dose arginine vasopressin (AVP) "replacement" therapy salvages hemodynamically unstable organ donors The American Heart Association, 71st Annual Scientific Sessions Dallas, TX Nov. 11, 1998
    Factor IX inhibition during primate cardiopulmonary bypass reduces complement, platelet and leukocyte activation compared with heparin The American Heart Association, 71st Annual Scientific Sessions Dallas, TX Nov. 11, 1998
    What is minimally invasive about "minimally invasive" cardiac surgery? Separate contributions of cardiopulmondary bypass and sternotomy to the inflammatory response is suggested in a primate model The American Heart Association, 71st Annual Scientific Sessions Dallas, TX Nov. 11, 1998
    Improved Survival Rates Support LVAD Implantation Early After Myocardial Infarction The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 18th Annual Sessions Chicago, IL April 17, 1998
    Bridge to Recovery: Improved Survival in Patients with Acute Viral Myocarditis Using Temporary External Pulsatile Ventricular Support The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 18th Annual Sessions Chicago, IL April 17, 1998
    Arginine Vasopression (AVP) is Deficient in Hemodynamically Unstable Organ Donors and AVP Replacement Increases Blood Pressure and Reduces Pressor Requirements The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 18th Annual Sessions Chicago, IL April 16, 1997
    What factors truly affect waiting time to transplantation? A multivariable analysis of the ISHLT/UNOS Thoracic Registry The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 77th Annual Meeting Washington, DC April 11, 1997
    Angio-Access for hemodialysis: the perpetual problem of graft patency The First Northeastern Conference on Angio-access for Hemodialysis New York, NY Oct. 25, 1996
    Is immediate biventricular support superior to solitary left ventricular support? Improved post-transplant survival despite perioperative right sided circulatory failure (RSCF) The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Sixteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions New York, NY March 16, 1996
    Preoperative pulmonary hemodynamic characteristics but not reversibility with nitroprusside are highly correlated with 30-day mortality The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions San Francisco, CA April 6, 1995
    Multivariable analysis of factors affecting waiting time to heart transplantation The American Heart Association, 66th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Dallas, TX Nov. 1994
    Experience with the Abiomed BVS 5000 for right sided circulatory failure after cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist device insertion Circulatory Support 1994 Pittsburgh, PA Oct. 28, 1994
    Thromboembolism in patients with textured surface LVADS: a case-control transcranial doppler study The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Venice, Italy March 25, 1994
    Molecular genetic anlaysis demonstrates three distinct categories of post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders The international Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Venice, Italy March 24, 1994

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Thoracic Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Medical/Professional School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgery, New York

Residency

Surgery - General, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Fellowship

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Ventricular Assistance - Cardiac Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York

Clinical Interests

Complex congenital heart surgery, neonatal cardiac surgery, adult congenital heart surgery, mechanical ventricular assistance for children, heart transplantation