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Nabil A. Munfakh, MD

Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Christian Hospital - Northeast

Areas of Clinical Interest

Adult cardiac surgery, heart surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery, arrhythmia surgery, treatment of acquired and congenital diseases of the heart, vascular disease, valvular reconstruction, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, mycardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, thoracic malignancies, lung volume reduction, lung surgery, thoracic disease

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Christian Hospital
Professional Building 1

11155 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Suite: Professional Building 1, Suite 209E
Office Phone: 314-355-3003
Fax: 314-355-0515

Education

Education

Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, 1993
Research Fellowship: Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1989
Residency: General Surgery, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky 1988
Medical Degree: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1985
B.S. : Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1981

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

To the Editor.
Manghelli J, Brown L, Munfakh NA, Tadros HB
Tex Heart Inst J. 2016 Feb; 43(1)103.

PMID:
    27504507
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pulmonary Artery Intimal Sarcoma: A Case Report.
Kriz JP, Munfakh NA, King GS, Carden JO
Case Rep Oncol. 2016 Jan-Apr; 9(1)267-72. doi: 10.1159/000445498.

PMID:
    27239183
    [PubMed]
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A Reminder of Methylene Blue's Effectiveness in Treating Vasoplegic Syndrome after On-Pump Cardiac Surgery.
Manghelli J, Brown L, Tadros HB, Munfakh NA
Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Oct; 42(5)491-4. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-14-4470.

PMID:
    26504450
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incremental risk of the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery.
Saint LL, Damiano RJ Jr, Cuculich PS, Guthrie TJ, Moon MR, Munfakh NA, Maniar HS
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov; 146(5)1072-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.06.048.

PMID:
    23998785
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cox-Maze IV results for patients with lone atrial fibrillation versus concomitant mitral disease.
Saint LL, Bailey MS, Prasad S, Guthrie TJ, Bell J, Moon MR, Lawton JS, Munfakh NA, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr, Maniar HS
Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 93(3)789-94; discussion 794-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.028.

PMID:
    22305055
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fungal osteomyelitis masquerading as a chest wall tumor.
Puri V, Johnson SM, Munfakh NA
Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1)304. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.04.084.

PMID:
    21172544
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Cox maze IV procedure: predictors of late recurrence.
Damiano RJ Jr, Schwartz FH, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Munfakh NA, Moon MR, Schuessler RB
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jan; 141(1)113-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.08.067.

PMID:
    21168019
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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POINT: Prosthesis-patient mismatch does not affect survival for patients greater than 70 years of age undergoing bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.
Moon MR, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Munfakh NA, Pasque MK, Damiano RJ Jr
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb; 137(2)278-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.09.059.

PMID:
    19185136
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isolating the entire posterior left atrium improves surgical outcomes after the Cox maze procedure.
Voeller RK, Bailey MS, Zierer A, Lall SC, Sakamoto S, Aubuchon K, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Huddleston CB, Munfakh NA, Moon MR, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr; 135(4)870-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.10.063.

PMID:
    18374771
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prosthesis-patient mismatch after aortic valve replacement: impact of age and body size on late survival.
Moon MR, Pasque MK, Munfakh NA, Melby SJ, Lawton JS, Moazami N, Codd JE, Crabtree TD, Barner HB, Damiano RJ Jr
Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Feb; 81(2)481-8; discussion 489.

PMID:
    16427836
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The beneficial hemodynamic effects of selective patent vertical vein following repair of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage in infants.
Caspi J, Pettitt TW, Fontenot EE, Stopa AR, Heck HA, Munfakh NA, Ferguson TB, Harrison LH
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001 Oct; 20(4)830-4.

PMID:
    11574233
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot in the first year of life.
Caspi J, Zalstein E, Zucker N, Applebaum A, Harrison LH Jr, Munfakh NA, Heck HA Jr, Ferguson TB Jr, Stopa A, White M, Fontenot EE
Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Oct; 68(4)1344-8; discussion 1348-9.

PMID:
    10543504
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Carbon dioxide field flooding minimizes residual intracardiac air after open heart operations.
Webb WR, Harrison LH Jr, Helmcke FR, Camino-Lopez A, Munfakh NA, Heck HA Jr, Moulder PV
Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Nov; 64(5)1489-91.

PMID:
    9386737
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nonfunctioning cystic neuroendocrine neoplasms of the pancreas.
Schwartz RW, Munfakh NA, Zweng TN, Strodel WE, Lee E, Thompson NW
Surgery. 1994 May; 115(5)645-9.

PMID:
    8178265
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Norepinephrine increases the economy of pressure development in isolated canine hearts.
Allyn JW, Teplick R, Steinberg JB, Munfakh NA, Geffin GA, Titus J, Daggett WM
Am J Physiol. 1992 Sep; 263(3 Pt 2)H715-21.

PMID:
    1415595
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Protection of the hypertrophied myocardium by crystalloid cardioplegia.
Munfakh NA, Steinberg JB, Titus JS, Denenberg AG, O'Keefe DD, Daggett WM, Geffin GA
J Surg Res. 1991 Dec; 51(6)447-56.

PMID:
    1834890
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hip disarticulation: factors affecting outcome.
Endean ED, Schwarcz TH, Barker DE, Munfakh NA, Wilson-Neely R, Hyde GL
J Vasc Surg. 1991 Sep; 14(3)398-404.

PMID:
    1880849
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Oxygenated cardioplegia: the metabolic and functional effects of glucose and insulin.
Steinberg JB, Doherty NE, Munfakh NA, Geffin GA, Titus JS, Hoaglin DC, Denenberg AG, Daggett WM
Ann Thorac Surg. 1991 Apr; 51(4)620-9.

PMID:
    2012422
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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