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Attending Physician, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Institute

Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Surgery


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; congenital heart surgery; pediatric heart and lung transplantation; pediatric cardiology

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fetal Heart Program

Research Divisions

Cardiothoracic Surgery

My Locations

My Education

MD: The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 2009.

General Surgery Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX, 2013.

Thoracic Surgery Residency: The Johns Hopkins University Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2016.

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

Board Certifications: Congenital Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Certification, American Board of Thoracic Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

My Publications

Caution Required Contextualizing Recommendations for Infants and Neonates in a Pediatric Experience of Mitral Valve Replacement. Wells, D; Lehenbauer, D; Tweddell, JS; Winlaw, DS. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2021; 12:375-376.

Reply: Preserving our Oslerian heritage. Lehenbauer, DG; Hui, DS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021; 161:e316-e317.

Surgical Timing and Outcomes of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis: An Analysis of Pediatric Heart Network Public Databases. Shuler, JM; Statile, C; Heydarian, H; Lehenbauer, DG; Hill, GD. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:662-667.

Congenital Absence of Tracheal or Bronchial Rings. Smith, MM; Kou, Y; Schweiger, C; Lehenbauer, DG; de Alarcon, A; Rutter, MJ. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2021; 164:422-426.

Commentary: Shunts versus stents? Collaboration better than competition. Lehenbauer, DG; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021; 161:394-395.

Right mainstem bronchial atresia successfully corrected with slide tracheobronchoplasty. del Mar Romero Lopez, M; Carratola, M; Redmann, A; Evers, PD; Lim, FY; Kline-Fath, BM; Lehenbauer, DG; Rymeski, B; Torres-Silva, CA; Rutter, MJ. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2021; 56:329-332.

Impact of mechanical circulatory support on pediatric heart transplant candidates with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Thangappan, K; Morales, DL S; Vu, Q; Lehenbauer, D; Villa, C; Wittekind, S; Hirsch, R; Lorts, A; Zafar, F. Artificial Organs. 2021; 45:29-37.

Debate - Replacement of the Mitral Valve Under One Year of Age: Mechanical Valves Should Be Used. Lehenbauer, DG; Tweddell, JS; Winlaw, DS. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual. 2021; 24:44-56.

Retroaortic Innominate Vein in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: A Case Report. Martinez, J; Lehenbauer, D; Maldonado, E. 2020; 4:136-138.

Commentary: Inspiration and cultivation-Students to cardiothoracic surgeons. Lehenbauer, DG; Hui, DS. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020; 159:1915-1916.