Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Michael Reardon, M.D.

Michael J. Reardon, M.D.


Michael J. Reardon, M.D.

Michael J. Reardon, M.D.

Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

E-mail: MReardon@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-5200
Fax: 713-793-7428


B.S. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX (Biochemistry)
M.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Training

General Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated
Hospitals, Houston, TX Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX



Dr. Reardon joined the Baylor faculty in 1987 as a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery and was promoted to full professor in 1999. He is a clinical professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at U.T. Health Sciences Center and a clinical professor or Thoracic Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Outstanding Surgical Educator Award (1995-6), and the BCM Outstanding Faculty Award in Cardiothoracic Surgery (1997 and 2002), and Vascular Surgery (2002 and 2006). Dr. Reardon has been principal investigator on several industry sponsored clinical trials, and co-investigator on many NIH-funded research projects relating to cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. He is currently a contributor on a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that is examining the proteomic profiles of patients with cardiovascular disease in order to facilitate early detection and treatment.

Description of Research

Stem Cell therapies for heart failure patients.

Major Areas of Research

Thoracic surgery, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis

Recent Publications

Yendamuri S, Elfar M, Walkes JC, Reardon MJ. (2007) Aortic paraganglioma requiring resection and replacement of the aortic root. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:830-1.

Walkes JC, Bavare C, Blackmon S, Reardon MJ. (2007) Transaortic resection of an apical left ventricular fibroelastoma facilitated by a thoracoscope. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:793-4.

Reardon MJ, Walkes JC, Defelice CA, Wojciechowski Z. (2006) Cardiac autotransplantation for surgical resection of a primary malignant left ventricular tumor. Tex Heart Inst J 33:495-7.

Reardon MJ, Walkes JC, Benjamin R. (2006) Therapy insight: malignant primary cardiac tumors. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 3:548-53.

Reardon MJ, Malaisrie SC, Walkes JC, Vaporciyan AA, Rice DC, Smythe WR, DeFelice CA, Wojciechowski ZJ. (2006) Cardiac autotransplantation for primary cardiac tumors. Ann Thorac Surg 82:645-50.

Malaisrie SC, Loebe M, Walkes JC, Reardon MJ. (2006) Coronary pseudoaneurysm: an unreported complication of Castleman's disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 82:318-20.

Ramasubbu K, Wheeler TM, Reardon MJ, Dokainish H. (2005) Visceral pericardial hemangioma: unusual location for a rare cardiac tumor. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:981.

Darouiche RO, Berger DH, Khardori N, Robertson CS, Wall MJ Jr, Metzler MH, Shah S, Mansouri MD, Cerra-Stewart C, Versalovic J, Reardon MJ, Raad II. (2005) Comparison of antimicrobial impregnation with tunneling of long-term central venous catheters: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 242:193-200.

Reardon PR, Otah E, Craig ES, Matthews BD, Reardon MJ. (2005) Laparoscopic resection of splenic artery aneurysms. Surg Endosc 19:488-93.