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Prem S. Shekar, MD
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
Cardiac Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Education:
MD

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Yazdchi F, Rajab TK, Rinewalt D, Loberman D, Shekar P, Percy E, Hirji S, Urban R, Lehman RR, Mallidi HR, Singh SK. Comparison of heart transplant outcomes between recipients with pulsatile- vs continuous-flow LVAD. J Card Surg. 2019 Aug 07.

2. Shah RM, Hirji SA, Kiehm S, Goel S, Yazdchi F, Bellavia A, Zogg CK, Pelletier MP, Shekar P, Kaneko T. Debunking the July Effect in Cardiac Surgery: A National Analysis of More Than 470,000 Procedures. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul 16.

3. Kaneko T, Hirji S, Percy E, Aranki S, McGurk S, Body S, Heydarpour M, Mallidi H, Singh S, Pelletier M, Rawn J, Shekar P. Characterizing Risks Associated with Mitral Annular Calcification in Mitral Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 14.

4. Cevasco M, McGurk S, Yammine M, Sharma L, Ejiofor J, Norman A, Singh MN, Shekar P. Early and Midterm Outcomes of Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement-Reimplantation Technique. Aorta (Stamford). 2018 Oct; 6(5):113-117.

5. Hirji SA, Landino S, Cote C, Lee J, Orhurhu V, Shah RM, McGurk S, Kaneko T, Shekar P, Pelletier MP. Chronic opioid use after coronary bypass surgery. J Card Surg. 2019 Feb; 34(2):67-73.

6. Mizuguchi KA, Shekar P, Frendl G. Discovery of biomarkers that diagnose kidney disease progression and novel patient management strategies needed now to prevent progressive kidney disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec; 156(6):2181-2182.

7. Lander HL, Ejiofor JI, McGurk S, Kaneko T, Shekar P, Xu X, Body SC. Vancomycin paste still does not reduce the incidence of deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Sep; 156(3):1125-1126.

8. Hirji SA, Kolkailah AA, Ramirez-Del Val F, Lee J, McGurk S, Pelletier M, Singh S, Mallidi HR, Aranki S, Shekar P, Kaneko T. Mechanical Versus Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients Aged 50 Years and Younger. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 10; 106(4):1113-1120.

9. Wanamaker KM, Hirji SA, Del Val FR, Yammine M, Lee J, McGurk S, Shekar P, Kaneko T. Proximal aortic surgery in the elderly population: Is advanced age a contraindication for surgery? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan; 157(1):53-63.

10. Hirji SA, Funamoto M, Lee J, Ramirez Del Val F, Kolkailah AA, McGurk S, Pelletier MP, Aranki S, Shekar PS, Kaneko T. Minimally invasive versus full sternotomy aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients: Which will stand against transcatheter aortic valve replacement? Surgery. 2018 08; 164(2):282-287.