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  Name:  Vijay S. Patel, MD  
  Faculty Title:  Associate Professor Surgery  
  Medical Degree:  University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX , 1991  
  Residency:  University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston, TX, General Surgery, 1991-1998  
  Fellowship:  Cardio-Pulmonary Transplant Duke University Medical Center, 2000-2001
Thoracic AECOM/MMC - 1998-2000
  Clinical Interests:  Adult Cardiac Surgery

Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation

Cardiac Assist Devices

General Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Vijay S. Patel
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Assistant Professor of Cardiothoraci...
Hybrid Heart
Vijay Patel, MD & Adam Berman, MD

Georgia Regents Medical Office Building

1447 Harper Street, 4th Floor
Augusta, GA 30912
Telephone: 706-721-8201

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Vijay S. Patel, MD
Specialty NameBoard Info
General Surgery American Board of Surgery
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery


  • Clinical Heart Transplant Program
    MCG Health System, April 2008
  • VATS Pulmonary Resection Program
    GHSU Health System, October 2007
  • Convergent Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Program
    GHSU Health System, September 2009
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgical Ablation Program
    GRMC, November 2012
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic Thoracic Surgery Program
    GRMC, September 2013


  • Dean’s List - University of Houston Downtown College, 1980-1982
  • Dean’s List - University of Houston University Park, 1983-1985
  • National Dean’s List, 1983-1985
  • Asia America Digest Academic Achievement Award
  • Behren’s Scholarship Award - University of Houston University Park, 1985
  • Merck Scholastic Achievement Award -  University of Houston University Park, 1985
  • Graduated Cum Laude - UHUP, College of Pharmacy, 1985
  • Honors in Pharmaceutics - UHUP, College of Pharmacy, 1985
  • Member, RHO CHI Pharmacy Honor Society, 1985
  • Surgery Student of the Year Award - UTHSC Medical School, Class of 1991
  • Member, ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA Medical Honor Society - UTHSC Medical School, 1991
  • Member, Leo M. Davidoff Society  - Outstanding Achievement in Teaching of Medical Students - AECOM/MMC, 2000
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, 2002-2003


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • American Heart Association


  • Vijay Patel. Research and Technology: Mechanical Ventricular Assist Devices
    GHSU Cardiovascular News of Excellence, Newsletter, Summer 2008.
  • Vijay Patel, Adam Berman. Atrial Fibrillation.
    GHSU Cardiovascular News of Excellence, Newsletter, Summer 2011.


  • Patel VS, Lim M, Massin EK, Jonsyn GP, Ates P, Abou-Awdi N, McAllister HA, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH.
    Sudden Cardiac Death in Cardiac Transplant recipients. Circulation 1996; 4 (Supple II): 272-7.
  • Patel VS, Radovancevic B, Springer W, Frazier OH, Massin E, Benrey J, Kadipasaoglu K, Cooley DA. 
    Revascularization procedures in patients with Transplant coronary artery disease.  Eur J Cardiothoracic Surg, May; 11 (5):895-901, 1997.
  • Patel VS, Messier RH, Palmer SM, Davis RD.  Coronary Artery Revascularization in Eligible Lung Transplant Recipients.
    J Heart Lung Transplant, Feb; 20(2): 223, 2001. 
  • McMullan DM, Patel V, Radovancevic B, Hochman FL, Frazier OH. 
    Cytomegalovirus cholecystitis in a heart transplant recipient. Transplant Proc. Jun; 34 (4):1271-2, 2002.
  • Milano CA, Patel VS, Smith PK, Stafford-Smith M.
    Risk of Anaphylaxis from Aprotinin Re-exposure During LVAD Removal and Heart Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. Oct; 21(10):1127-30, 2002.
  • Patel VS, Palmer SM, Messier RH, Davis RD.
    Clinical Outcome after Coronary Artery Revascularization and Lung Transplantation in Eligible Transplant Candidates. Ann Thorac Surg. Feb; 75(2) 372-7; discussion 377, 2003.
  • Petrofski JA, Patel VS, Russell SD, Milano CA. 
    BVS5000 support after cardiac transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Aug; 126(2):442-7, 2003. Review.
  • Radovancevic B, Eichstaedt HC, Tamez D, Patel V, Eya K, Nolden LK, Byler D, Cohen D, Frazier OH. 
    Prolonged controlled hemorrhagic shock in a swine model: “Is there a role for mechanical circulatory assistance? ASAIO J.  Nov-Dec; 49(6):721-6, 2003.
  • Frazier OH, Delgado RM 3rd, Kar B, Patel V, Gregoric ID, Myers TJ.
    First Clinical Use of the Redesigned HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System in the United States: a Case report. Tex Heart Inst J. 31(2):157-9, 2004.
  • Gregoric ID, Patel V, Radovancevic R, Bracey AW, Radovancevic B, Frazier OH.
    Pulmonary Microthrombi during Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 32(2); 228-31, 2005.
  • Gregoric ID; Kosir R, Smart FW, Messner GN, Patel VS, La Francesca S, Cervera RD, Frazier OH. Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in a Patient with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. Tex Heart Inst J. 32(4):567-9, 2005.
  • Gregoric ID, Harting MT, Kosir R, Patel VS, Ksela J, Messner G, Frazier OH.
    Percutaneous Tracheostomy after Mechanical Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. Oct; 24(10):1513-6, 2005.
  • Hartwig MG, Patel V, Palmer SM, Cantu E, Appel JZ, Messier RH, Davis RD.
    Hepatitis B core antibody positive donors as a safe and effective therapeutic Option to Increase Available Organs for Lung Transplantation. Transplantation. Aug 15; 80(3):320-5, 2005.
  • Letsou GV, Sdringola S, Gregoric ID, Patel V, Myers TJ, Delgado RM, Frazier OH.
    Myocardial perfusion as assessed by positron emission tomography during long-term mechanical circulatory support. Congest Heart Fail. Mar-Apr; 12(2):69-74, 2006.
  • Patel VS, St. Louis JD, Oduntan O, Landolfo KP. 
    Intrathoracic Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (Von Recklinhausen’s) Disease. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Mar; 131(3):736-7, 2006.
  • Mary E. Arthur, Manuel R. Castresana, Jack W. Paschal, and Vijay S. Patel.
    Acute Cerebellar Stroke after Inadvertent Cannulation and Pulmonary Artery Catheter Placement in the Right Vertebral Artery. Anesth. Analg. 103: 1625-1626, 2006.
  • Gourin CG, Watts TL, Williams HT, Patel VS, Bilodeau PA, Coleman TA.
    Identification of distant metastases with positron-emission tomography-computed tomography in patients with previously untreated head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. Apr; 118(4):671-5, 2008.
  • Radovancevic B, Sargin M, Tuzun E, Patel VS, Costas G, Byler D, Tamez D, Frazier OH. Mechanical Cardiac Assistance Improves Outcome After Prolonged Hemorrhagic Shock. Shock. Dec; 30(6): 675-9, 2008.
  • Gourin CG, Watts TL, Williams HT, Patel VS, Bilodeau PA, Coleman TA. Identification of distant metastases with positron-emission tomography-computed tomography in patients with suspected recurrent head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. Apr; 119(4):703-6, 2009
  • Pandey D, Chen F, Patel A, Wang CY, Dimitropoulou C, Patel VS, Rudic RD, Stepp DW, Fulton DJ.
    SUMO-1 Negatively Regulates Reactive Oxygen Species Production From
    NADPH Oxidases. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011, 31:1634-42. Epub 2011 Apr 28.
  • Thomas Gallen, Adam Berman, Mary Arthur, William Maddox, Manuel Castresana, Vijay Patel.
    Anesthesia for Hybrid Convergent Ablation Procedures: What have we learned?
    Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.  (Manuscript submitted, 2011)
  • Cheng B, Anea CB, Yao L, Chen F, Patel V, Merloiu A, Pati P, Caldwell RW, Fulton DJ, Rudic RD.
    Tissue-intrinsic dysfunction of circadian clock confers transplant arteriosclerosis.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 11; 108(41):17147-52.
  • Pandey D, Patel A, Patel V, Chen F, Qian J, Wang Y, Barman SA, Venema RC, Stepp DW, Rudic RD, Fulton DJ.
    Expression and functional significance of NADPH oxidase 5 (Nox5) and its splice variants in human blood vessels.
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 May 15; 302(10):H1919-28.
  • Chen F, Yu Y, Qian J, Wang Y, Cheng B, Dimitropoulou C, Patel V, Chadli A, Rudic RD, Stepp DW, Catravas JD, Fulton DJ.
    Opposing actions of heat shock protein 90 and 70 regulate nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase stability and reactive oxygen species production.
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Dec; 32(12):2989-99.
  • Feher A, Cassuto J, Szabo A, Patel V, Vinayak Kamath M, Bagi Z.
    Increased tissue angiotensin-converting enzyme activity impairs bradykinin-induced dilation of coronary arterioles in obesity.
    Circ J. 2013; 77(7):1867-76. Epub 2013 Apr 20
  • Cassuto J, Feher A, Lan L, Patel VS, Kamath V, Anthony DC, Bagi Z.
    Obesity and statins are both independent predictors of enhanced coronary arteriolar dilation in patients undergoing heart surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Apr 30; 8(1):117
  • Barabutis N, Handa V, Dimitropoulou C, Rafikov R, Snead C, Kumar S, Joshi A, Thangjam G, Fulton D, Black SM, Patel V, Catravas JD.
    LPS induces pp60c-src-mediated tyrosine phosphorylation of Hsp90 in lung vascular endothelial cells and mouse lung.
    Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2013 Jun 15; 304(12):L883-93.
  • Ren M, Hong M, Liu G, Wang H, Patel V, Biddinger P, Silva J, Cowell J, Hao Z.
    Novel FGFR inhibitor ponatinib suppresses the growth of non-small cell lung cancer cells overexpressing FGFR1.
    Oncol Rep. 2013 Jun; 29(6):2181-90.
  • Joshi AD, Dimitropoulou C, Thangjam G, Snead C, Feldman S, Barabutis N, Fulton D, Hou Y, Kumar S, Patel V, Gorshkov B, Verin AD, Black SM, Catravas JD.
    Hsp90 Inhibitors Prevent LPS-Induced Endothelial Barrier Dysfunction by Disrupting RhoA Signaling.
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Aug 23.
  • Hao Z, Dillard T, Biddinger P, Patel V.
    Suppression of respiratory papillomatosis with malignant transformation by erlotinib in a kidney transplant recipient.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Aug 28; 2013.
  • Cassuto J, Dou H, Czikora I, Szabo A, Patel, VS, Kamath V, Belin de Chantemele E, Feher A, Romero MJ, Bagi Z.
    Peroxynitrite Disrupts Endothelial Caveolae Leading to eNOS Uncoupling and Diminished Flow-Mediated Dilation in Coronary Arterioles of Diabetic Patients.
    Diabetes. 2013 Dec 18 (Epub)
  • Thangjam GS, Dimitropoulou C, Joshi AD, Barabutis N, Shaw MC, Kovalenkov Y, Wallace CM, Fulton DJ, Patel V, Catravas JD.
    Novel Mechanism of Attenuation of LPS-Induced NF-ĸB Activation by the hsp90 Inhibitor, 17-AAG, in Human Lung Microvascular Endothelial Cells.
    Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2013 Dec 4. (Epub)
  • Arthur ME, Odo N, Parker, W, Weinberger PM, Patel VS.
    Supracarinal Tracheal Tear after Atraumatic Endotracheal Intubation: Anesthetic Considerations for Surgical repair.
    Journal of cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Online, Jan 21, 2014.
  • Rafikov R, Dimitropoulou C, Aggarwal S, Kangath A, Gross C, Pardo D, Sharma S, Jezierska-Drutel A, Patel V, Snead C, Lucas R, Verin A, Fulton D, Catravas JD, Black SB.
    Lipopolysaccharide Induced Lung Injur7y Involves the Nitration-Mediated Activation of RhoA.
    J Biol Chem. 2014 Jan 7. (Epub)