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Surgery / Cardiothoracic Surgery

Scott C. Silvestry, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Specialty Areas
Cardiac Surgery
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Valvular Heart Disease
Heart Transplantation

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, 8th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-362-6182
Fax:   314-747-4216
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
CB 8234, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Surgical treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart transplant, ventricular assist, VAD, valve replacement, valve repair, heartmate, LVAD

Board Certification
Cardiothoracic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York, 1987
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1991
Fellowship (Research): NIH, NRSA, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1995
Residency: Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1997
Chief Resident: Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1998
Fellowship: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2000
Fellowship: Cardiac Transplantation and Ventricular Assistance, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Ohman JW, Vemuri C, Prasad S, Silvestry SC, Jim J, Geraghty PJ. The effect of extremity vascular complications on the outcomes of cardiac support device recipients. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan 18.

Tellor BR, Smith JR, Prasad SM, Joseph SM, Silvestry SC. The use of eptifibatide for suspected pump thrombus or thrombosis in patients with left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan.

Ravichandran AK, Parker J, Novak E, Joseph SM, Schilling JD, Ewald GA, Silvestry S. Hemolysis in left ventricular assist device: a retrospective analysis of outcomes. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan.

Najjar SS, Slaughter MS, Pagani FD, Starling RC, McGee EC, Eckman P, Tatooles AJ, Moazami N, Kormos RL, Hathaway DR, Najarian KB, Bhat G, Aaronson KD, Boyce SW; An analysis of pump thrombus events in patients in the HeartWare ADVANCE bridge to transplant and continued access protocol trial. HVAD Bridge to Transplant ADVANCE Trial Investigators. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan.

Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Kormos RL, Pagani FD, Myers SL, Stevenson LW, Acker MA, Goldstein DL, Silvestry SC, Milano CA, Timothy Baldwin J, Pinney S, Eduardo Rame J, Miller MA. Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) analysis of pump thrombosis in the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan.

Starling RC, Moazami N, Silvestry SC, Ewald G, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Rame JE, Acker MA, Blackstone EH, Ehrlinger J, Thuita L, Mountis MM, Soltesz EG, Lytle BW, Smedira NG. Unexpected abrupt increase in left ventricular assist device thrombosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 2.

Castillo-Sang MA, Prasad SM, Singh J, Ewald GA, Silvestry SC. Thirty-five day Impella 5.0 support via right axillary side graft cannulation for acute cardiogenic shock. Innovations (Phila). 2013 Jul-Aug.

Topkara VK, O'Neill JK, Carlisle A, Novak E, Silvestry SC, Ewald GA. HeartWare and HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Devices as Bridge to Transplantation: A Comparative Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb.

Robertson JO, Okada S, Joseph SM, Itoh A, Silvestry SC. Left ventricular assist device-related hemolysis and acute pancreatitis: A case series. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Aug.

Yamada KA, Patel AY, Ewald GA, Whitehead DS, Pasque MK, Silvestry SC, Janks DL, Mann DL, Nerbonne JM. How to build an integrated biobank: the Washington University Translational Cardiovascular Biobank & Repository experience. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Jun.

Silvestry S. New developments in the surgical management of end-stage heart failure. Mo Med. 2012 Jul-Aug.

Cao L, Silvestry S, Zhao N, Diehl J, Sun J. Effects of preoperative aspirin on cardiocerebral and renal complications in non-emergent cardiac surgery patients: a sub-group and cohort study. PLoS One. 2012.

Cao L, Young N, Liu H, Silvestry S, Sun W, Zhao N, Diehl J, Sun J. Preoperative aspirin use and outcomes in cardiac surgery patients. Ann Surg. 2012 Feb.

Yamane K, Hirose H, Reeves GR, Marhefka GD, Silvestry SC. Left ventricular dysfunction mimicking Takotsubo cardiomyopathy following cardiac surgery. J Heart Valve Dis. 2011 Jul.

Brinks H, Rohde D, Voelkers M, Qiu G, Pleger ST, Herzog N, Rabinowitz J, Ruhparwar A, Silvestry S, Lerchenmüller C, Mather PJ, Eckhart AD, Katus HA, Carrel T, Koch WJ, Most P. S100A1 genetically targeted therapy reverses dysfunction of human failing cardiomyocytes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Aug 23.


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