Erik E. Suarez, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


The Lung Transplant Risk Model - A Nationally Validated Tool for Pre-Transplant Risk Assessment
Chan, EY, Nguyen, DT, Sinha, N, Kaleekal, TS, Goodarzi, A, Youssef, JG, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Scheinin, SA, Graviss, EA & Gaber, AO 2017, pp. S114-S115. DOI:

Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism
Lumsden, AB & Suarez, E 2017, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol 12, no. 4, pp. 219-224. DOI:

Lung procurement from a donor on ECMO support
Dewei, R, Saleh, WKA, Jabbari, OA, Ramlawi, B, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, E & Loebe, M 2015, ASAIO Journal, vol 61, no. 6, pp. e40-e41. DOI:

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation After Intracardiac Parachute Device Removal
Abu Saleh, WK, Al Jabbari, O, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Estep, JD & Loebe, M 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 100, no. 2, pp. 720-722. DOI:

Persistent blood stream infection in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular accidents
Trachtenberg, BH, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Aldeiri, M, Alvarez, P, Bhimaraj, A, Ashrith, G, Elias, B, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, B, Loebe, M, Harris, RL, Zhang, JY, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2015, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol 21, no. 2, pp. 119-125. DOI:

Physiological impact of continuous flow on end-organ function: clinical implications in the current era of left ventricular assist devices
Bhimaraj, A, Uribe, C & Suarez, EE 2015, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 12-17. DOI:

Microporous polysaccharide hemosphere absorbable hemostat use in cardiothoracic surgical procedures
Bruckner, BA, Blau, LN, Rodriguez, L, Suarez, EE, Ngo, UQ, Reardon, MJ & Loebe, M 2014, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 9, no. 1, 134. DOI:

A simplified echocardiographic technique for detecting continuous-flow left ventricular assist device malfunction due to pump thrombosis
Estep, JD, Vivo, RP, Cordero-Reyes, AM, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Torre-Amione, G, Chang, SM, Elias, B, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE & Loebe, M 2014, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol 33, no. 6, pp. 575-586. DOI:

Challenges in deactivating a total artificial heart for a patient with capacity
Bruce, CR, Allen, NG, Fahy, BN, Gordon, HL, Suarez, EE & Bruckner, BA 2014, Chest, vol 145, no. 3, pp. 625-631. DOI:

General Surgery Considerations in the Era of Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
Rodriguez, LE, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M & Bruckner, BA 2013, Surgical Clinics of North America, vol 93, no. 6, pp. 1343-1357. DOI:

Ventricular assist devices (VAD) therapy: new technology, new hope?
Rodriguez, LE, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M & Bruckner, BA 2013, Houston Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 32-37.

Transmyocardial revascularization to enhance myocardial vasculogenesis and hemodynamic function
Atluri, P, Panlilio, CM, Liao, GP, Suarez, EE, McCormick, RC, Hiesinger, W, Cohen, JE, Smith, MJ, Patel, AB, Feng, W & Woo, YJ 2008, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol 135, no. 2. DOI:

Myocardial regeneration therapy for ischemic cardiomyopathy with cyclin A2
Woo, YJ, Panlilio, CM, Cheng, RK, Liao, GP, Suarez, EE, Atluri, P & Chaudhry, HW 2007, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol 133, no. 4, pp. 927-933. DOI:

Combined DOR ventriculoplasty and aortic valve replacement in the treatment of post infarction ventricular aneurysm and aortic regurgitation
Suarez, EE, Keane, MG & Woo, YJ 2006, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, vol 21, no. 5, pp. 486-488. DOI:

Neovasculogenic Therapy to Augment Perfusion and Preserve Viability in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Atluri, P, Liao, GP, Panlilio, CM, Hsu, VM, Leskowitz, MJ, Morine, KJ, Cohen, JE, Berry, MF, Suarez, EE, Murphy, DA, Lee, WMF, Gardner, TJ, Sweeney, HL & Woo, YJ 2006, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 81, no. 5, pp. 1728-1736. DOI:

Fructose 1,6-diphosphate administration attenuates post-ischemic ventricular dysfunction
Cohen, JE, Atluri, P, Taylor, MD, Grand, TJ, Liao, GP, Panlilio, CM, Suarez, EE, Zentko, SE, Hsu, VM, Berry, MF, Smith, MJ, Gardner, TJ, Sweeney, HL & Woo, YJ 2006, Heart Lung and Circulation, vol 15, no. 2, pp. 119-123. DOI: