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Stefano Schena, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Arrhythmia Surgery
Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery
Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Christian Hospital

Languages

Italian

Areas of Clinical Interest

Minimally invasive coronary and valve surgery, thoracic and cardiovascular trauma, endovascular surgery, surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, video-assisted and robotic thoracic surgery

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Christian Hospital
Professional Building 1

11155 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Office Phone: 314-355-3003
Fax: 314-355-0515

Education

Education

Chief Resident, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery: Chief Resident, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy 2001
Ph. D Transplant Biotechology: University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy 2005
Medical School : University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy 1996
Residency: Resident, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy 2000
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2008
Residency: General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago IL 2005
Chief Resident: Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago IL 2006

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Recurrent empyema secondary to persistent spinal compression of the left main bronchus.
Schena S, Krupnick AS
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 145(1)294. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.08.005.

PMID:
    22939853
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The cox-maze procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: a single-center experience over 2 decades.
Weimar T, Schena S, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Cox JL, Damiano RJ Jr
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012 Feb; 5(1)8-14. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.111.963819.

PMID:
    22095640
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Absence of deterioration of vascular function of the donor limb at late follow-up after radial artery harvesting.
Schena S, Crabtree TD, Baker KA, Guthrie TJ, Curci J, Damiano RJ, Barner HB
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug; 142(2)298-301. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.10.003.

PMID:
    21167514
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Disability management: the application of preventive measures, health promotion and case management in Italy.
La Torre G, De Giusti M, Mannocci A, De Waure C, Agostinelli A, Schena S, Capelli G, Ricciardi W, Boccia A, Disability Management Italian Collaboration Group., Damiani G, von Pinoci M, Fanton C, Federico B
J Prev Med Hyg. 2009 Mar; 50(1)37-45.

PMID:
    19771759
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Isolated left subclavian artery.
Schena S, Gandhi SK
Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Nov; 86(5)1697. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.01.063.

PMID:
    19049785
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Partial lobar torsion secondary to traumatic hemothorax.
Schena S, Veeramachaneni NK, Bhalla S, Gutierrez FR, Patterson GA, Kreisel D
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan; 135(1)208-9, 209.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.08.053.

PMID:
    18179946
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intralobar pulmonary sequestration associated with an aneurysmal aberrant aortic branch.
Schena S, Crabtree TD, Zoole JB, Patterson GA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Aug; 134(2)535-6.

PMID:
    17662815
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful management of unremitting spasm of the nongrafted right coronary artery after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
Schena S, Wildes T, Beardslee MA, Lasala JM, Damiano RJ Jr, Lawton JS
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jun; 133(6)1649-50.

PMID:
    17532975
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Images in vascular medicine. Bilateral common carotid artery aneurysms.
Schena S, Ellenby MI, Tatooles AJ, Pappas PS
Vasc Med. 2006 Nov; 11(4)274-5.

PMID:
    17390557
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Delayed presentation of a posttraumatic superficial femoral artery pseudoaneurysm.
Schena S, Owens CA, Hassoun HT, Kibbe MR
J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Aug; 203(2)250-1.

PMID:
    16864037
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fractured thyroid.
Schena S, Salzman S, Doherty J, Fishman D, Merlotti G
J Trauma. 2006 Jul; 61(1)236.

PMID:
    16832281
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful identical-twin living donor small bowel transplant for necrotizing enterovasculitis secondary to Churg-Strauss syndrome.
Schena S, Testa G, Setty S, Abcarian H, Benedetti E
Transpl Int. 2006 Jul; 19(7)594-7.

PMID:
    16764639
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Living related small bowel transplantation: donor surgical technique.
Testa G, Panaro F, Schena S, Holterman M, Abcarian H, Benedetti E
Ann Surg. 2004 Nov; 240(5)779-84.

PMID:
    15492558
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Squamous cell carcinoma in a chronically rejected renal allograft.
Schena S, Bogetti D, Setty S, Kadkol S, Bruno A, Testa G, Panaro F, Benedetti E, Sankary H
Am J Transplant. 2004 Jul; 4(7)1208-11.

PMID:
    15196085
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of ventricular unloading on apoptosis and atrophy of cardiac myocytes.
Schena S, Kurimoto Y, Fukada J, Tack I, Ruiz P, Pang M, Striker LJ, Aitouche A, Pham SM
J Surg Res. 2004 Jul; 120(1)119-26.

PMID:
    15172198
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Giant renal cell carcinoma directly invading the heart.
Schena S, Gilleran J, Chernoff A, Massad MG
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Jun; 23(6)1054-5.

PMID:
    12829090
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immediate versus delayed endovascular treatment of post-traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysms and type B dissections: retrospective analysis and premises to the upcoming European trial.
Bortone AS, Schena S, D'Agostino D, Dialetto G, Paradiso V, Mannatrizio G, Fiore T, Cotrufo M, de Luca Tupputi Schinosa L
Circulation. 2002 Sep 24; 106(12 Suppl 1)I234-40.

PMID:
    12354739
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury produces chronic abnormalities of absorptive function.
Sileri P, Morini S, Schena S, Rastellini C, Abcarian H, Benedetti E, Cicalese L
Transplant Proc. 2002 May; 34(3)984.

PMID:
    12034271
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bacterial translocation and intestinal morphological findings in jaundiced rats.
Sileri P, Morini S, Sica GS, Schena S, Rastellini C, Gaspari AL, Benedetti E, Cicalese L
Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Apr; 47(4)929-34.

PMID:
    11991630
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reference values of the bioelectrical impedance vector in neonates in the first week after birth.
Piccoli A, Fanos V, Peruzzi L, Schena S, Pizzini C, Borgione S, Bertino E, Chiaffoni G, Coppo R, Tatò L
Nutrition. 2002 May; 18(5)383-7.

PMID:
    11985941
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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