Ray Chihara, MD, PhD

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


Publications

Robotic and per-oral endoscopic myotomy have fewer technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy
Ali, AB, Khan, NA, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA, Dunkin, BJ & Kim, MP 2020, Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 3191-3196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-07093-2

Pre-emptive pain management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescription after minimally invasive pulmonary resection
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1982-1990. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-20-431

Robot assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection is associated with improved outcomes compared to video assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Houston, United States, 3/7/20, .

Adjuvant Therapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Cancer After Induction and Surgery: A Multisite Study
Semenkovich, TR, Subramanian, M, Yan, Y, Hofstetter, WL, Correa, AM, Cassivi, SD, Inra, ML, Stiles, BM, Altorki, NK, Chang, AC, Brescia, AA, Darling, GE, Allison, F, Broderick, SR, Etchill, EW, Fernandez, FG, Chihara, R, Litle, VR, Muñoz-Largacha, JA, Kozower, BD, Puri, V & Meyers, BF 2019, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 108, no. 3, pp. 828-836. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.099

Preemptive pain-management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescriptions after benign minimally invasive foregut surgery
Kim, MP, Godoy, C, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY & Graviss, EA 2019, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.056

Hospitalization Costs After Surgery in High-Risk Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer
Sancheti, MS, Chihara, R, Perez, SD, Khullar, OV, Fernandez, FG, Pickens, A & Force, SD 2018, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 263-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.08.038

Laparoscopic Approach for Treatment of Symptomatic Intra-Pericardial Cyst
Chihara, R & Force, SD 2017, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. e137-e138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.02.081

Gastric Perforation Associated with Bilateral Inguinal Hernias
Fitz, E, Chihara, R & Stanton-Maxey, KJ 2016, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 222, no. 2, pp. e12-e13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.11.029

Fibronectin from alpha 1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs is a xenoantigen
Chihara, R, Lutz, AJ, Paris, LL, Wang, ZY, Sidner, RA, Heyrman, AT, Downey, SM, Burlak, C & Tector, AJ 2013, Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 184, no. 2, pp. 1123-1133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.012

Erratum: Differences in human and porcine platelet oligosaccharides may influence phagocytosis by liver sinusoidal cells in vitro (Xenotransplantation (2012) 19 (31-39))
Paris, LL, Chihara, R, Hakemi, EU, Sidner, RA, Tector, AJ & Burlak, C 2013, Xenotransplantation, vol. 20, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12041

Double knockout pigs deficient in N-glycolylneuraminic acid and Galactose a-1,3-Galactose reduce the humoral barrier to xenotransplantation
Lutz, AJ, Li, P, Estrada, JL, Sidner, RA, Chihara, R, Downey, SM, Burlak, C, Wang, ZY, Reyes, LM, Ivary, B, Yin, F, Blankenship, RL, Paris, LL & Tector, AJ 2013, Xenotransplantation, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1111/xen.12019

Immortalized porcine liver sinusoidal endothelial cells: An in vitro model of xenotransplantation-induced thrombocytopenia
Wang, ZY, Paris, LL, Chihara, R, Tector, AJ & Burlak, C 2012, Xenotransplantation, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 249-255. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3089.2012.00715.x

Identification of human preformed antibody targets in GTKO pigs
Burlak, C, Wang, ZY, Chihara, R, Lutz, AJ, Wang, Y, Estrada, JL & Tector, AJ 2012, Xenotransplantation, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3089.2012.00695.x

Differences in human and porcine platelet oligosaccharides may influence phagocytosis by liver sinusoidal cells in vitro
Paris, LL, Chihara, R, Sidner, RA, Joseph Tector, A & Burlak, C 2012, Xenotransplantation, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 31-39. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3089.2011.00685.x

Primary porcine kupffer cell phagocytosis of human platelets involves the CD18 receptor
Chihara, R, Paris, LL, Reyes, LM, Sidner, RA, Estrada, JL, Downey, SM, Wang, ZY, Tector, AJ & Burlak, C 2011, Transplantation, vol. 92, no. 7, pp. 739-744. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e31822bc986

ASGR1 expressed by porcine enriched liver sinusoidal endothelial cells mediates human platelet phagocytosis in vitro
Paris, LL, Chihara, R, Reyes, LM, Sidner, RA, Estrada, JL, Downey, SM, Milgrom, DA, Tector, AJ & Burlak, C 2011, Xenotransplantation, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 245-251. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3089.2011.00639.x

The fate of human platelets perfused through the pig liver: Implications for xenotransplantation
Burlak, C, Paris, LL, Chihara, R, Sidner, RA, Reyes, LM, Downey, SM & Tector, AJ 2010, Xenotransplantation, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 350-361. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3089.2010.00605.x

Laparoscopic colectomy: Does the learning curve extend beyond colorectal surgery fellowship?
Waters, JA, Chihara, R, Moreno, J, Robb, BW, Wiebke, EA & George, VV 2010, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 325-331. https://doi.org/10.4293/108680810X12924466006800

BIN2 functions redundantly with other arabidopsis GSK3-like kinases to regulate brassinosteroid signaling
Yan, Z, Zhao, J, Peng, P, Chihara, R & Li, J 2009, Plant Physiology, vol. 150, no. 2, pp. 710-721. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.109.138099

Comparison of histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solution and University of Wisconsin solution in extended criteria liver donors
Mangus, RS, Fridell, JA, Vianna, RM, Milgrom, MA, Chestovich, P, Chihara, R & Tector, AJ 2008, Liver Transplantation, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 365-373. https://doi.org/10.1002/lt.21372

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