Nimesh D. Desai, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery Research Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Co-Director, Aortic & Vascular Disease Center for Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Clinical Research, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
One Convention Avenue, 2 City
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-615-0343
Fax: 215-614-1861
B.Sc. (Biochemistry)
University of Ottawa, 1996.
University of Western Ontario, 2000.
Ph.D. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Toronto, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Nathan AS, Reddy KP, Yang L, Eberly LA, Dayoub EJ, Khatana SAM, Julien HM, Desai ND, Szeto WY, Herrmann HC, Kobayashi TJ, Fiorilli P, Batchelor WB, Mehran R, Alkhouli MA, Giri J, Groeneveld PW, Fanaroff AC.: Characteristics of Clinical Trial Sites for Novel Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Valvular Therapies. JAMA Cardiology February 2023.

Messé SR, Kasner SE, Cucchiara BL, McGarvey ML, Cummings S, Acker MA, Desai N, Atluri P, Wang GJ, Jackson BM, Weimer J.: Derivation and Validation of an Algorithm to Detect Stroke Using Arm Accelerometry Data. Journal of the American Heart Association February 2023.

Bowdish ME, Barkauskas CE, Overbey JR, Gottlieb RL, Osman K, Duggal A, Marks ME, Hupf J, Fernandes E, Leshnower BG, Golob JL, Iribarne A, Rassias AJ, Moquete EG, O'Sullivan K, Chang HL, Williams JB, Parnia S, Patel NC, Desai ND, Vekstein AM, Hollister BA, Possemato T, Romero C, Hou PC, Burke E, Hayes J, Grossman F, Itescu S, Gillinov M, Pagani FD, O'Gara PT, Mack MJ, Smith PK, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Gelijns AC.: A Randomized Trial of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Moderate to Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome from COVID-19. American Journal of respiratory and critical care medicine February 2023.

MacKay EJ, Zhang B, Shah RM, Augoustides JG, Groeneveld PW, Desai ND: Predictors of Intraoperative Echocardiography: Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. The Annals of thoracic surgery January 2023.

Iyengar A, Patrick WL, Helmers MR, Kelly JJ, Han J, Williams ML, Mackay EJ, Desai ND, Cevasco M.: Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Independently Predicts Outcomes After Mitral Valve Surgery. The Annals of thoracic surgery January 2023.

Glance LG, Joynt Maddox KE, Mazzefi M, Knight PW, Eaton MP, Feng C, Kertai MD, Albernathy J, Wu IY, Wyrobek JA, Cevasco M, Desai N, Dick AW.: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. JAMA Network open December 2022.

Arnaoutakis GJ, Wallen TJ, Desai N, Martin TD, Thourani VH, Badhwar V, Wegerman ZK, Young R, Grau-Sepulveda M, Zwischenberger B, Beaver TM, Jacobs JP, Sultan I.: Outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection during the COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Journal of cardiac surgery December 2022.

Patrick WL, Yarlagadda S, Bavaria JE, Kelly JJ, Kalva S, Grimm JC, Rosen JL, Ahmed S, Augoustides JG, Szeto WY, Desai ND.: The Penn Classification System for Malperfusion in Acute Type A Dissection: A 25-Year Experience. The Annals of thoracic surgery November 2022.

MacKay EJ, Zhang B, Neuman MD, Augoustides JG, Desai ND, Groeneveld PW.: Impact of Hospital Practice and Staffing Differences on Transesophageal Echocardiography Use in Cardiac Valve or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia November 2022.

Patrick WL, Khurshan F, Bavaria JE, Zhao Y, Groeneveld PW, Yarlagadda S, Rosen JL, Grimm JC, Szeto WY, Desai ND.: National Adherence to Medical Management of Aortic Aneurysms. The American Journal of Medicine October 2022.

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