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David L.S. Morales, MD

  • Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute
  • Director, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • James Scott Tweddell Chair of Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • UC Division of Surgery


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Bridging the Gap and Moving the Needle. Wells, DA; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2022; 114:816-817.

Nutritional outcomes of patients with pediatric and congenital heart disease requiring ventricular assist devices. Horsley, M; Pathak, S; Morales, D; Lorts, A; Mouzaki, M. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2022; 46:1553-1558.

Systemic ventricular assist device support of the Fontan circulation yields promising outcomes: An analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Pedimacs and Intermacs Databases. Bedzra, EK S; Adachi, I; Peng, DM; Amdani, S; Jacobs, JP; Koehl, D; Cedars, A; Morales, DL; Maeda, K; Naka, Y; et al. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 164:353-364.

23 and Me: Are All Genetic Abnormalities Equally Important in Heart Transplant?. Greenberg, JW; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2022; 114.

Transplantation and Arch Repair in Fontan 3 Years After HeartMate 3: Technical Considerations. Wells, DA; Coghill, M; Szugye, N; Moore, R; Lorts, A; Tweddell, JS; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2022; 114:e5-e7.

Children who stroke on VAD support: When is it safe to transplant and what are their outcomes?. Thangappan, K; Haney, LC; Riggs, K; Chen, S; Mehegan, M; VanderPluym, C; Woods, R; LaPar, D; Lorts, A; Zafar, F; et al. Artificial Organs. 2022; 46:1389-1398.

Commentary: When to go "all in ". Greenberg, JW; Morales, DL S. JTCVS techniques. 2022; 13:207-208.

Commentary: Pump exchange: Harmful waste or wise investment?. Woods, RK; Adachi, I; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 163:2128-2129.

Mechanical support for the failing single ventricle after Fontan. Villa, C; Greenberg, JW; Morales, DL S. JTCVS techniques. 2022; 13:174-181.

Effect of ischemic time on pediatric heart transplantation outcomes: is it the same for all allografts?. Dani, A; Vu, Q; Thangappan, K; Huang, B; Wittekind, S; Lorts, A; Chin, C; Morales, DL S; Zafar, F. Pediatric Transplantation. 2022; 26.

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