Erik E. Suarez, MD

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


Application techniques of a novel hemostat in cardiac operations: HEMOBLAST
Bruckner, BA, Ngo, U, Ramchandani, M, Suarez, EE, Awad, S & Reardon, MJ 2019, Journal of cardiac surgery, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 849-853.

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.

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.

The Houston Methodist Lung Transplant Risk Model: A Validated Tool for Pretransplant Risk Assessment
Houston Methodist Lung Outcomes Group 2019, Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Retransplantation Outcomes at a Large Lung Transplantation Program
Ren, D, Kaleekal, TS, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Sinha, N, Goodarzi, A, Agboli, I, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M, Scheinin, SA & Bruckner, BA 2018, Transplantation Direct, vol. 4, no. 11, e404, pp. e404.,

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.

Long-Term Survival in Bilateral Lung Transplantation for Scleroderma-Related Lung Disease
Chan, EY, Goodarzi, A, Sinha, N, Nguyen, DT, Youssef, JG, Suarez, EE, Kaleekal, T, Graviss, EA, Bruckner, BA, MacGillivray, TE & Scheinin, SA 2018, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 893-900.

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.

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.

Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism
Lumsden, AB & Suarez, E 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 219-224.

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

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.

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, Guha, A, Elias, B, Suarez, EE, Bruckner, BA, Loebe, M, Harris, RL, Zhang, JY, Torre, G & Estep, JD 2015, Journal of Cardiac Failure, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 119-125.

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, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 12-17.

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.

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, G, Chang, S-M, Elias, B, Bruckner, BA, Suarez, EE & Loebe, M 2014, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 575-586.

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

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.

Ventricular assist devices (VAD) therapy: new technology, new hope?
Rodriguez, LE, Suarez, EE, Loebe, M & Bruckner, BA 2013, 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.

Live Chat Available