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David L.S. Morales, MD

  • Director, Congenital Heart Surgery, Heart Institute
  • Clark-Helmsworth Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • UC Division of Surgery



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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.

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.

Abdominal CT and MRI Findings of Portal Hypertension in Children and Adults with Fontan Circulation. Zafar, F; Lubert, AM; Trout, AT; Katz, DA; Palermo, JJ; Opotowsky, AR; Lorts, A; Chin, C; Powell, AW; Villa, CR; et al. Radiology. 2022; 303:557-565.

External validation and comparison of risk score models in pediatric heart transplants. Dani, A; Heidel, JS; Qiu, T; Zhang, Y; Ni, Y; Hossain, MM; Chin, C; Morales, DL S; Huang, B; Zafar, F. Pediatric Transplantation. 2022; 26.

Special Considerations for Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Use in Small Patients. Bourque, K; Fraser, CE; Lorts, A; Molina, EJ; Kormos, RL; Naka, Y; Sheikh, FH; Uriel, NY; Morales, DL S. ASAIO Journal. 2022; 68:619-622.

Lung Transplantation Advanced Prediction Tool: Determining Recipient's Outcome for a Certain Donor. Zafar, F; Hossain, MM; Zhang, Y; Dani, A; Schecter, M; Hayes, D; Macaluso, M; Towe, C; Morales, DL S. Transplantation. 2022.

Commentary: The Vulcan mind MELD-XI. Mah, KE; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2022; 163:1477-1478.

MILESTONE: More Than 1,200 Children Bridged to Heart Transplantation with Mechanical Circulatory Support. Thangappan, K; Zafar, F; Lorts, A; Adachi, I; Rosenthal, D; Rossano, J; Maeda, K; Morales, DL S. ASAIO Journal. 2022; 68:577-583.

Successful use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute chest syndrome in a child with sickle cell disease and SARS-CoV-2. Koh, W; Malik, P; Whitehead, J; Morales, DL S; Hayes, D. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2022; 57:1096-1099.

There's More to the Story - Not All Durations of Mechanical Ventilation Are Associated with Worse Post-Transplant Survival in Children. Greenberg, JW; Dani, A; Winlaw, DS; Lehenbauer, DG; Chin, C; Lorts, A; Gist, KM; Zafar, F; Morales, DL. Journal of Heart Transplantation. 2022; 41.

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