Erik E. Suarez, MD

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


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. Online Now. DOI: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000844

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2018.01.667

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.09.038

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. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000591

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. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000635

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: 10.1016/j.healun.2017.01.293

Interventional Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism
Lumsden, AB & Suarez, E 2017, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 219-224. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-12-4-219

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: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000249

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: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.10.017

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: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.10.019

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. DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-11-1-12

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: 10.1186/s13019-014-0134-4

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: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.01.865

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: 10.1378/chest.13-1103

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: 10.1016/j.suc.2013.08.004

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. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.09.043

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: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2006.07.057

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: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2006.00305.x

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: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.12.015