John Elefteriades, MD

William W.L. Glenn Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery)

Research Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Cardiac Surgery

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic; Coronary Artery Bypass; Genetics; Heart Aneurysm

Research Summary

Dr. Elefteriades has published over 350 scientific research articles on heart disease and diseases of the aorta. He has authored 10 books. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal AORTA.

Activities

  • Invited faculty, “Thoracic aortic aneurysm: Reading the enemy’s playbook” 32nd Meeting of the Japanese Vascular Society Tokyo, Japan (2004)

    Invited faculty, “Thoracic aortic aneurysm: Reading the enemy’s playbook” 32nd Meeting of the Japanese Vascular Society

  • Invited lectures, “When surgery has to be advised?” & “Alternative surgical approaches for left ventricle assist devices implantation,” Instituto Clinico Humanitas’ 4th International Symposium: From Risk Factors to Heart Failure Milan, Italy (2003)

    Invited lectures, “When surgery has to be advised?” & “Alternative surgical approaches for left ventricle assist devices implantation,” Instituto Clinico Humanitas’ 4th International Symposium: From Risk Factors to Heart Failure

  • Invited faculty, 3rd Vienna Interdisciplinary Symposium on Aortic Repair (VISAR) “Natural history of aortic aneurysms” & Chair “ Surgery for Type B Dissection” Vienna, Austria (2003 - 2003)

    Invited faculty, 3rd Vienna Interdisciplinary Symposium on Aortic Repair (VISAR) “Natural history of aortic aneurysms” & Chair “ Surgery for Type B Dissection”

  • Invited Lecture, “Thoracic aortic aneurysm – a genetic disease,” 18th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology Athens, Greece (2003 - 2003)

    Invited Lecture, “Thoracic aortic aneurysm – a genetic disease,” 18th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology

  • Invited Lecture, International Vascular Meeting, “The natural history of aortic dissection” Paris, France (2002)

    Invited Lecture, International Vascular Meeting, “The natural history of aortic dissection”

  • Invited Faculty, Surgery for Aortic Dissection Symposium Paris, France (2002 - 2002)

    Invited Faculty, Surgery for Aortic Dissection Symposium

  • Invited Lectures: “Who should have traditional cardiac surgery?” & “CABG better than PTCA?” 3rd International Symposium: Current Issues in Heart Failure Management Milan, Italy (2002 - 2002)

    Invited Lectures: “Who should have traditional cardiac surgery?” & “CABG better than PTCA?” 3rd International Symposium: Current Issues in Heart Failure Management

  • Chairman, Valvular Heart Disease Session, 8th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management Washington, United States (2002 - 2002)


    Chairman, Valvular Heart Disease Session, 8th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management

  • Chairman, Awards Committee, 8 World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management Washington DC, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Chairman, Awards Committee, 8 World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management

  • Invited faculty,17th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology Athens, Greece (2002 - 2002)

    Invited faculty,17th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology

  • Elected as Secretary of the International College of Angiology (2002)

    Elected as Secretary of the International College of Angiology

  • Chairman Washington, United States (2002 - 2002)

    Section of Cardiovascular Surgery, 8th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management

  • Invited Lecture, “ New Insights into the behavior and treatment of the thoracic aorta,” 16th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology Athens, Greece (2001 - 2001)

    Invited Lecture, “ New Insights into the behavior and treatment of the thoracic aorta,” 16th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology

  • Scientific Executive Committee, International Society of Heart Failure (2001)

    Scientific Executive Committee, International Society of Heart Failure

  • Invited Lecture, “Neither extreme LV dilation nor lack of ischemia on stress testing should contradict CABG for advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy,” 3rd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease- From Prevention to Intervention Lyon, France (2000 - 2000)

    Invited Lecture, “Neither extreme LV dilation nor lack of ischemia on stress testing should contradict CABG for advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy,” 3rd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease- From Prevention to Intervention

  • Chairperson, 3rd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease: From Prevention to Intervention Lyon, France (2000 - 2000)

    Chairperson, 3rd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease: From Prevention to Intervention

  • Presentation- “Conventional Cardiac Operations as Alternatives to Heart Transplantations – Long-term Results,” 7th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management Vancouver, Canada (2000 - 2000)

    Presentation- “Conventional Cardiac Operations as Alternatives to Heart Transplantations – Long-term Results,” 7th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management

  • Session Chair, Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Heart Failure, 7th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management Vancouver, Canada (2000 - 2000)

    Session Chair, Surgical Approaches to the Treatment of Heart Failure, 7th World Congress on Heart Failure – Mechanisms and Management

  • Invited Lecture, “Yale Perspectives on the Thoracic Aorta,” 15th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology Athens, Greece (2000 - 2000)

    Invited Lecture, “Yale Perspectives on the Thoracic Aorta,” 15th International Meeting on Clinical Cardiology

  • Scientific Executive Committee, 7th World Congress on Heart Failure- Mechanisms & Management (2000)

    Scientific Executive Committee, 7th World Congress on Heart Failure- Mechanisms & Management

  • International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Meeting of the Onassis Surgery Center Athens, Greece (2000)

    International Scientific Committee, 2nd International Meeting of the Onassis Surgery Center

  • Abstract Review Committee, International Society of Heart Failure Vancouver, Canada (2000)

    Abstract Review Committee, International Society of Heart Failure

  • Professor Amsterdam, Netherlands (2000)

    Professor

  • Session Chair: Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles, Spinal Cord Injury Center Hamburg, Germany (1999 - 1999)

    Session Chair: Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles, Spinal Cord Injury Center

  • Invited Lecturer, “The Yale Experience.” Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles, Spinal Cord Injury Center Hamburg, Germany (1999 - 1999)

    Invited Lecturer, “The Yale Experience.” Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles, Spinal Cord Injury Center

  • Opening Ceremony Speaker, Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles. Spinal Cord Injury Center Hamburg, Germany (1999 - 1999)

    Opening Ceremony Speaker, Workshop: Functional Electrical Stimulation in Paralyzed Respiratory Muscles. Spinal Cord Injury Center

  • Scientific Executive Committee Washington, United States (1999)

    1st International Congress on Heart
    Disease, International Academy of Cardiology

  • Visiting Professor Amsterdam, Netherlands (1999)

    Visiting Professor

  • Invited Lecturer Washington, United States (1999 - 1999)

    1st International Congress on Heart – New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Session Chair Washington, United States (1999 - 1999)

    New Approaches to Surgical Revascularization, 1st International Congress on Heart Disease – New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Session Chair Washington, United States (1999 - 1999)

    Plenary Session, Mechanical Support, Left Ventricular Assist Devices, International Academy of Cardiology, 1st International Congress on Heart Disease – New Trends in Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Invited Lecture, “Ten Year Experience with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction,” 2nd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease- From Prevention to Intervention Florence, Italy (1998 - 1998)

    Invited Lecture, “Ten Year Experience with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Advanced Left Ventricular Dysfunction,” 2nd International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease- From Prevention to Intervention

  • Session Chair: Newer Surgical Techniques, 6th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management Geneva, Switzerland (1998 - 1998)

    Session Chair: Newer Surgical Techniques, 6th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management

  • 6th World Congress on Heart Failure, Geneva, Switzerland, Scientific Executive Committee Geneva, Switzerland (1998)

    6th World Congress on Heart Failure, Geneva, Switzerland, Scientific Executive Committee

  • Honorary Lecturer, Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery Japan (1998)

    Honorary Lecturer, Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Presentation- "Thoracic Aortic Surgery," 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Surgery Tokyo, Japan (1998)

    Presentation- "Thoracic Aortic Surgery," 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Presentation- “Conventional Surgery as an Alternative to Transplantation for the Failing Left Ventricle.” 6th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management Geneva, Switzerland (1998)

    Presentation- “Conventional Surgery as an Alternative to Transplantation for the Failing Left Ventricle.” 6th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management

  • Presentation- "Advances in the Surgical Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms," 2nd Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Thessaloniki, Greece (1997 - 1997)

    Presentation- "Advances in the Surgical Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms," 2nd Panhellenic Congress of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Course Director: Mini-CABG Training Course Tokyo, Japan (1997)

    Course Director: Mini-CABG Training Course

  • Invited Lecture, "Should Non-Diseased Vein Grafts Be Replaced at the Time of Redo CABG," Cardiac Surgery Update '97 Athens, Greece (1997 - 1997)

    Invited Lecture, "Should Non-Diseased Vein Grafts Be Replaced at the Time of Redo CABG," Cardiac Surgery Update '97

  • Invited Lecture, "Application of Conventional Cardiac Surgical Procedures to the Patient with Left Ventricular Failure," Cardiac Surgery Update '97 Athens, Greece (1997 - 1997)

    Invited Lecture, "Application of Conventional Cardiac Surgical Procedures to the Patient with Left Ventricular Failure," Cardiac Surgery Update '97

  • Invited Lecture, "Left Ventricular Remodeling: Aneurysmectomy and Batista," Cardiac Surgery Update '97 Athens, Greece (1997 - 1997)

    Invited Lecture, "Left Ventricular Remodeling: Aneurysmectomy and Batista," Cardiac Surgery Update '97

  • Co-Chairman of Program, International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Cardiac Surgery Update '97 Athens, Greece (1997 - 1997)

    Co-Chairman of Program, International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Cardiac Surgery Update '97

  • Co-Chairman, Cardiac Surgery I Session, 39th Annual World Congress of International College of Angiology Istanbul, Turkey (1997)

    Co-Chairman, Cardiac Surgery I Session, 39th Annual World Congress of International College of Angiology

  • Chairman, "Cardiac Surgery: News and Views Session," 5th Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology Graz, Austria (1997)

    Chairman, "Cardiac Surgery: News and Views Session," 5th Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology

  • Scientific Executive Committee, International Academy of Cardiology, Inc. (1997)

    Scientific Executive Committee, International Academy of Cardiology, Inc.

  • Visiting Professor Cairo, Egypt (1997)

    Visiting Professor

  • Honorary Lecturer, Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology (1997)

    Honorary Lecturer, Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology

  • Co-President, Cardiac Surgery for the Next Millennium Athens, Greece (1997)

    Co-President, Cardiac Surgery for the Next Millennium

  • Visiting Professor Cardiff, United Kingdom (1997)

    Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor Tokyo, Japan (1997)

    Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor Fuji, Japan (1997)

    Visiting Professor

  • Visiting Professor Yokohama, Japan (1997)

    Visiting Professor

  • Invited Lecture Washington, United States (1997)

    “Advanced Surgical Modalities for LV Failure: Transplant, Cardiomyoplasty or
    Reduction Ventriculoplasty." International Society of Heart Failure, 5th World Congress

  • Presentation- "LV-Remodeling: Aneurysmectomy with Batista Procedures." 5th Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology Graz, Austria (1997)

    Presentation- "LV-Remodeling: Aneurysmectomy with Batista Procedures." 5th Alpe Adria Congress of Cardiology

  • Invited Lecture Cardiff, United Kingdom (1997)

    "Left Ventricular Remodeling"

  • Presentation- "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery" (1997)

    Presentation- "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery"

  • Presentation- "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery - Live Demonstration" Japan (1997)

    Presentation- "Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery - Live Demonstration"

  • Presentation- "LV Remodeling and Batista Procedure" Japan (1997)

    Presentation- "LV Remodeling and Batista Procedure"

  • Presentation- "Should Disease-Free Saphenous Vein Grafts Be Replaced at the Time of Redo CABG," First International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease - From Prevention to Intervention Prague, Czech Republic (1997)

    Presentation- "Should Disease-Free Saphenous Vein Grafts Be Replaced at the Time of Redo CABG," First International Congress on Coronary Artery Disease - From Prevention to Intervention

  • Chairman Washington, United States (1997)

    "New Surgical Approaches to the Failing Heart Session," International Society of Heart Failure, 5th World Congress

  • Presentation- "Application of Conventional Operations (CABG, Valve Replacement and Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy) to the Failing Left Ventricle," 4th World Congress on Heart Failure Jerusalem, Israel (1996 - 1996)

    Presentation- "Application of Conventional Operations (CABG, Valve Replacement and Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy) to the Failing Left Ventricle," 4th World Congress on Heart Failure

  • Moderator of session, "Surgical Aspects, Transplantation," 4th World Congress on Heart Failure” Jerusalem, Israel (1996 - 1996)

    Moderator of session, "Surgical Aspects, Transplantation," 4th World Congress on Heart Failure”

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member for 4th World Congress on Heart Failure -Mechanisms and Management Jerusalem, Israel (1996)

    Scientific Advisory Board Member for 4th World Congress on Heart Failure -Mechanisms and Management

  • 4th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management, Scientific Advisory Board Member Jerusalem, Israel (1996)

    4th World Congress on Heart Failure - Mechanisms and Management, Scientific Advisory Board Member

  • Presentation Birmingham, United Kingdom (1996 - 1996)

    "Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest Preserves Brain Morphology in Humans," Birmingham Aortic Surgery Symposium

  • Presentation Birmingham, United Kingdom (1996 - 1996)

    "What is the Appropriate Size Criterion for Resection of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms?," Birmingham Aortic Surgery Symposium

  • Co-Moderator Cologne, Germany (1996 - 1996)

    Cardiac Surgery Session 38th Annual World Congress of the International College of Angiology

  • International College of Angiology, Co-Chairman of the Scientific Council (1995)

    International College of Angiology, Co-Chairman of the Scientific Council

  • Visiting Professor of Surgery Athens, Greece (1991)

    Visiting Professor of Surgery

  • Presentation- "Skeletal muscle for cardiac assistance" Athens, Greece (1991)

    Presentation- "Skeletal muscle for cardiac assistance"

  • Presentation- "Surgical treatment for ventricular arrhythmias" Athens, Greece (1991)

    Presentation- "Surgical treatment for ventricular arrhythmias"

Selected Publications

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