Barry H. Trachtenberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Barry H. Trachtenberg is a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He is also the director of the Michael Debakey Cardiology Associates Cardio-Oncology program, an evolving field devoted to prevention and management of cardiovascular complications of cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and advanced heart failure and transplant. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Dr. Trachtenberg, a native Houstonian, completed his residency in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine prior to his cardiology training at the University of Miami School of Medicine. His clinical experience includes heart failure and heart transplantation, mechanical support pumps, and cardio-oncology. He performs diagnostic catheterizations (including radial artery approach) and endomyocardial biopsies. He has contributed to many publications related to advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, regenerative therapies, and ventricular assist devices. Dr. Trachtenberg is a member of the American Heart Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Association, Heart Failure Society of America, and the International CardiOncology Society of North America.

Areas Of Expertise

Regenerative medicine Ischemic heart disease Heart catheterization Heart transplant Mechanical circulatory support Cardio-oncology Valvular heart disease Dilated cardiomyopathy
Education & Training

Residency, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, University of Miami School of Medicine
MD, UT School of Medicine in San Antonio

Rapamycin-Loaded Leukosomes Reverse Vascular Inflammation
Boada, C, Zinger, A, Tsao, C, Zhao, P, MARTINEZ JONATHAN, O, Hartman, KA, Naoi, T, Sukhovershin, R, Sushnitha, M, Molinaro, R, Trachtenberg, BH, Cooke, JP & Tasciotti, E 2019, Circulation Research.

Development of anthracycline-induced dilated cardiomyopathy due to mutation on LMNA gene in a breast cancer patient: A case report
Kuruc, JC, Durant-Archibold, AA, Motta, J, Rao, KS, Trachtenberg, BH, Ramos, C, Wang, H, Gorenstein, DG, Vannberg, F & Jordan, K 2019, BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, vol. 19, no. 1, 169.

Implication of Ventricular Assist Devices in Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation Patients Listed for Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Hannawi, B, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Nguyen, DT, Bruckner, BA, Trachtenberg, B, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Park, M, Hussain, I, MacGillivray, TE, Suarez, EE & Estep, JD 2019, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 8, no. 5.

Primary cardiac angiosarcoma diagnosed in the first trimester of pregnancy
Burns, EA, Ahmed, A, Sunkara, A, Khan, U, Sharif, R, Abdelrahim, M, Reardon, MJ & Trachtenberg, BH 2019, ecancermedicalscience, vol. 13, 922.

Delayed autologous stem cell transplantation following cardiac transplantation experience in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
Trachtenberg, BH, Kamble, RT, Rice, L, Araujo-Gutierrez, R, Bhimaraj, A, Guha, A, Park, MH, Hussain, I, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE, Victor, III, DW, Adrogue, HE, Baker, KR & Estep, JD 2019, American Journal of Transplantation.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Cardiotoxicity
Trachtenberg, BH, Hussain, F, Mukherjee, A, Araujo-Gutierrez, R & Pingali, SR 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 3.

IABP as a Bridge to Transplantation: Can we Identify Who May Benefit From a LVAD?
Guha, A, Ali, A, Nguyen, DT, Bruckner, B, Trachtenberg, B, Graviss, EA, Bhimaraj, A, Park, MH, Hussain, I, Suarez, EE, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, J 2018, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. S267.

Recent advances in heart failure
Kassi, M, Hannawi, B & Trachtenberg, B 2018, Current opinion in cardiology, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 249-256.

Robotically Guided Left Ventricular Biopsy to Diagnose Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Multidisciplinary Innovation Leading to First-in-Human Case
Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH & Valderrábano, M 2018, Circulation: Heart Failure, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. e004627.

Response by Trachtenberg and Hare to Letter Regarding the Article, "inflammatory Cardiomyopathic Syndromes"
Trachtenberg, BH & Hare, J 2018, Circulation research, vol. 122, no. 1, pp. e2.

A Young Woman with an Acute Illness and Chest Pain
Karagiannis, P & Trachtenberg, BH 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. e1.

Toward Genetics-Driven Early Intervention in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Design and Implementation of the DCM Precision Medicine Study
Kinnamon, DD, Morales, A, Bowen, DJ, Burke, W, Hershberger, RE, Morales, A, Bowen, DJ, Gastier-Foster, JM, Nickerson, DA, Dorschner, MO, Haas, G, Abraham, W, Binkley, P, Hasan, A, Host, J, Lampert, B, Smith, S, Huggins, G, Denofrio, D, Kiernan, M, Fishbein, D, Cheng, R, Dardas, T, Levy, W, Mahr, C, Masri, S, Stempien-Otero, A, Gottlieb, S, Wheeler, M, Ashley, E, Platt, J, Hofmeyer, M, Tang, W, Starling, R, Moran, R, Owens, A, Marguilies, K, Cappola, T, Goldberg, L, Brozena, S, Rame, J, McLean, R, Moore, C, Deshazo, M, Long, R, Jimenez Carcamo, F, Hrachian-Haftevani, H, Trachtenberg, BH, Ashrith, G, Bhimarahj, A, Estep, J, Sweitzer, N, Bustamante, CD, Jarvik, GP, Martin, ER, Rehm, H, Desvigne-Nickens, P, Troendle, J, Fu, YP & Hindorff, L 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, vol. 10, no. 6, e001826.

Melding a high-risk patient for continuous flow left ventricular assist device into a low-risk patient
Amione-Guerra, J, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Bonilla, HG, Estep, JD, Guha, A, Bhimaraj, A, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, BA, Torre-Amione, G, Park, MH & Trachtenberg, BH 2017, ASAIO Journal, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 704-712.

Inflammatory Cardiomyopathic Syndromes
Trachtenberg, BH & Hare, JM 2017, Circulation research, vol. 121, no. 7, pp. 803-818.

Risk Stratification of Patients With Current Generation Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices Being Bridged to Heart Transplantation
Guha, A, Nguyen, D, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Amione-Guerra, J, Schutt, RC, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Park, MH, Graviss, EA, Gaber, O, Suarez, E, Montane, E, Torre-Amione, G & Estep, JD 2017, ASAIO Journal, pp. 196-202.

Anemia after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: Characteristics and implications
Amione-Guerra, J, Cruz-Solbes, AS, Bhimaraj, A, Trachtenberg, BH, Pingali, SR, Estep, JD, Park, MH & Guha, A 2017, International Journal of Artificial Organs, vol. 40, no. 9, pp. 481-488.

The Obesity Paradox in End Stage Heart Failure: Does LVAD Resolve the Paradox?
Cruz-Solbes, AS, Nguyen, DT, Trachtenberg, B, Bhimaraj, A, Torre-Amione, G, Graviss, EA, Estep, JD & Guha, A 2017, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. S17.

Caregivers of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Possible Impacts on Patients' Mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support-Defined Morbidity Events
Bruce, CR, Minard, CG, Wilhelms, LA, Abraham, M, Amione-Guerra, J, Pham, L, Grogan, SD, Trachtenberg, B, Smith, ML, Bruckner, BA, Estep, JD & Kostick, KM 2017, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, vol. 10, no. 1.

Roads, Maps, and Destinations: the Journey of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Ambulatory Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Trachtenberg, BH & Estep, JD 2016, Current Cardiology Reports, vol. 18, no. 12, 132.

Local Inhibition of Macrophage and Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation to Suppress Plaque Progression
Sukhovershin, RA, Toledano Furman, NE, Tasciotti, E & Trachtenberg, BH 2016, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 141-145.

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