Joseph Naples, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Professor of Anesthesiology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Naples received his first academic appointment in 1979 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery/Anesthesia at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. While at the University of South Carolina, he became the Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Services of Providence Hospital, the university teaching hospital.

Dr. Naples joined the faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas shortly thereafter as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology. He also held staff positions as a Senior Attending Anesthesiologist and the Fondren-Brown Cardiovascular Unit Anesthesia Service Chief at Houston Methodist Hospital during that time. Dr. Naples then spent 15 years at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a Professor of Anesthesiology with a dual appointment as a Professor in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. He became the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology there in 1999. Dr. Naples returned to Houston Methodist as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in 2005.

Description of Research

Dr. Naples' research centers on anesthesia applications in heart and lung surgeries.

Areas Of Expertise

Anesthesia Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Cardiopulmonary bypass Lung transplantation Heart preservation
Education & Training

Residency , Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
MD , Saint Louis University
Publications

Aortic arch aneurysms
Zuazu, MA & Naples, JJ 2007, . in Decision Making in Anesthesiology. Elsevier, pp. 316-317. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-03938-3.50116-0

Acute heart failure (AHF) in cardiac surgery
Shah, JS, Zuazu, MA & Naples, JJ 2007, . in Decision Making in Anesthesiology. Elsevier, pp. 288-291. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-03938-3.50106-8

Descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms
Zuazu, MA & Naples, JJ 2007, . in Decision Making in Anesthesiology. Elsevier, pp. 318-321. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-03938-3.50117-2

Endovascular procedures
Zuazu, MA & Naples, JJ 2007, . in Decision Making in Anesthesiology. Elsevier, pp. 314-315. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-03938-3.50115-9

Anesthetic considerations in patients undergoing percutaneous radiofrequency interstitial tissue ablation
Sabo, B, Dodd, GD, Halff, GA & Naples, JJ 1999, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, vol 67, no. 5, pp. 467-468.

Interstitial pO2 and high energy phosphates in the canine heart during hypothermic preservation in a new, portable, pulsatile perfusion device
Bunegin, L, Sadzius, L, Naples, J, Naples, JJ & Gelineau, JF 1998, Cardiovascular Engineering, vol 3, no. 3-4, pp. 179-184.

Lung transplantation: Historical perspective, current concepts, and anesthetic considerations
Bracken, CA, Gurkowski, MA & Naples, JJ 1997, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, vol 11, no. 2 SUPPL. pp. 220-241.

Twelve-hour canine heart preservation with a simple, portable hypothermic organ perfusion device
Calhoon, JH, Bunegin, L, Gelineau, JF, Felger, MC, Naples, JJ, Miller, OL & Sako, EY 1996, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 62, no. 1, pp. 91-93. DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(96)00272-X

Case 6-1993 Cardiopulmonary bypass in two patients with previously undetected cold agglutinins
Bracken, CA, Gurkowski, MA, Naples, JJ, Smith, H, Steinmann, A, Samuel, J, Strickler, FR, VanDenburgh, J, Sheikh, F, Lumb, P, Campbell, FW & Cantor, SL 1993, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, vol 7, no. 6, pp. 743-749.