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Director, Congenital Heart Surgery, Heart Institute

Clark-Helmsworth Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Division of Surgery

513-803-9150

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Congenital heart surgery; heterotaxy syndrome; pediatric heart and lung transplantation; mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests

Clinical and translational research related to mechanical circulatory support and tissue engineering

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Division of Surgery

Divisions

Heart, Heart Failure, Lung Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Fetal Heart Program, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart

My Locations

My Education

MD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Residency: General and cardiothoracic surgery, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Fellowships: Congenital heart surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Board certifications: Surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital heart surgery.

My Publications

Commentary: Cardiogenic shock, temporary ventricular assist device support, and then total artificial heart: Avoiding the Lazarus implantation. Thangappan, K; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020; 159:e231-e232.

Commentary: Disappointments are often the positive stepping stones towards success: Expanding the use of total artificial hearts to infants. Thangappan, K; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020; 159:1085-1085.

Abdominal Skeletal Muscle Index as a Potential Novel Biomarker in Adult Fontan Patients. Possner, M; Alsaied, T; Siddiqui, S; Morales, D; Trout, AT; Veldtman, G. 2020; 2:55-61.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Current Early Expectations After Cardiac Transplantation. Riggs, KW; Zafar, F; Radzi, Y; Yu, P; III, BR; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2020; 109:480-486.

Expanding the donor pool for congenital heart disease transplant candidates by implementing 3D imaging-derived total cardiac volumes. Shugh, SB; Szugye, NA; Zafar, F; Riggs, KW; Villa, C; Lorts, A; Morales, DL S; Moore, RA. Pediatric Transplantation. 2020; 24.

Invited Commentary. Riggs, KW; Morales, DL S. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2020; 109:153-154.

Ventricular Assist Device Therapy and Fontan: A Story of Supply and Demand. Villa, CR; Alsaied, T; Morales, DL S. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual. 2020; 23:62-68.

Time for evidence-based, standardized donor size matching for pediatric heart transplantation. Riggs, KW; Giannini, CM; Szugye, N; Woods, J; Chin, C; Moore, RA; Morales, DL S; Zafar, F. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:1652-1660.e4.

Cost-utility of continuous-flow ventricular assist devices as bridge to transplant in pediatrics. Evers, PD; Villa, C; Wittekind, SG; Hobing, R; Morales, DL S; Lorts, A. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Commentary: Are we there yet? Long-term ventricular assist device therapy in pediatric heart centers. Thangappan, K; Morales, DL S. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; 158:1442-1443.