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James A. Quintessenza, MD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Professor, University of Kentucky Department of Surgery

Phone 513-803-8824

Email james.quintessenza@cchmc.org

Clinical

Pediatric cardiothoracic/cardiology

Research

Pulmonary valve replacement; development of a synthetic (PTFE) bicuspid valve for surgical RVOT reconstruction, valve conduit application, and limited access/trans-catheter valve implantation.

Dr. James A. Quintessenza has built a reputation as one of the leading cardiothoracic surgeons in the U.S. He served All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins in St. Petersburg, FL, for 26 years; 19 of those years as medical director and chief of pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Quintessenza's research goal is to provide insight into pulmonary valve replacement.

MD: University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.

Residency: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Certification: American Board of Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery; National Board of Medical Examiners.

Jacobs JP, He X, Mayer JE Jr, Austin EH 3rd, Quintessenza JA, Karl TR, Vricella L, Mavroudis C, O'Brien SM, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Husain SA, Overman DM, St Louis JD, Han JM, Shahian DM, Cameron D, Jacobs ML. Mortality Trends in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct;102(4):1345-52.

Jacobs JP, Quintessenza JA, Karl TR, Asante-Korang A, Everett AD, Collins SB, Ramirez-Correa GA, Burns KM, Cohen M, Colan SD, Costello JM, Daly KP, Franklin RC, Fraser CD, Hill KD, Huhta JC, Kaushal S, Law YM, Lipshultz SE, Murphy AM, Pasquali SK, Payne MR, Rossano J, Shirali G, Ware SM, Xu M, Jacobs ML. Summary of the 2015 International Paediatric Heart Failure Summit of Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute. Cardiol Young. 2015 Aug;25 Suppl 2:8-30.

Jacobs JP, O'Brien SM, Pasquali SK, Gaynor JW, Mayer JE Jr, Karamlou T, Welke KF, Filardo G, Han JM, Kim S, Quintessenza JA, Pizarro C, Tchervenkov CI, Lacour-Gayet F, Mavroudis C, Backer CL, Austin EH 3rd, Fraser CD, Tweddell JS, Jonas RA, Edwards FH, Grover FL, Prager RL, Shahian DM, Jacobs ML. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk Model: Part 2-Clinical Application. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep;100(3):1063-8; discussion 1068-70.