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Jan M. Quaegebeur, MD, PhD

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular, Cardiac Surgery
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Treats Children


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Credentials & Experience

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Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Marfan's Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Reconstruction
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Valve Reconstruction/Repair
  • Valve Replacement
  • Organ Transplant, Pediatric
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Aortic Disease
  • Surgery, Endocrine
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Bloodless Surgery
  • Off Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Aneurysm Repair, Aortic
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
  • Aneurysm Aortic Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Repair
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Transplant Surgery, Pediatric
  • Mitral/Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Heart Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement
  • Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Endocrine Tumor
  • Heart Transplant, Pediatric
  • Arterial Stents
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Thoracic Aneurysm Repair

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Leiden
  • MD, Catholic University of Louvain, Faculty of Medicine (Belgium)
  • Internship: Children's Hospital - Boston
  • Residency: St. Michael's Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Baylor Affiliated Hospitals

About Jan Quaegebeur

Academic Titles

  • Morris & Rose Milstein Professor of Surgery

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • Corresponding member Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Thorax – Herz – und Gefasschirurgie
  • Dutch Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • European Association for Cardio-Pulmonary Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Societe de chirugie Thoracique et Cardiovasculaire de langue Francaise
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • The New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Dutch


  • Male

Contact & Locations


Research Interests

  • Norwood Procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Fontan procedure
  • Transposition of the great arteries
  • Outcome research in congenital heart disease

Selected Publications

  1. Quaegebeur JM, Jonas RA, Weinberg AD, Blackston EH, Kirklin JW, and the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. Outcomes in the seriously ill neonates with coarctation of the aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994;108:841-54
  2. Hsu DT, Quaegebeur JM, RE, Smith CR, Rose EA, Kichuk MR, Gersony WM, Douglas JF, Addonizio LA. Heart Transplantation in Children with Congenital Heart Disease. JACC Vol. 26, No.3:743-9, 1995.
  3. Solowiejczyk DE, Bourlon F, Apfel HD, Gersony WM, Hordof AJ, Hsu D, Quaegebeur JM. Serial echocardiographic measurements of the pulmonary autograft following the Ross operation. Am J Cardiol. 2000 May 1; 85(9):1119-23.
  4. Hannan EL, Racz M, Kavey RE, Quaegebeur JM, Williams R. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: The Effect of Hospital and Surgeon Volume on In-hospital Mortality. Pediatrics Vol 101 No.6
  5. Williams WG, Quaegebeur JM, Kirklin JW, Blackstone EH, The Congenital Heart Surgeons Society. Outflow Obstruction After the Arterial Switch Operation: A Multiinstutional Study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1997:114, 975-90
  6. Lamour, JM, Addonizio, LJ, Galantowicz, ME, Quaegebeur, JM, Mancini, DM, Kichuk, MR, Beniaminovitz, A, Michler, RE, Weinberg, A, Hsu, DT: Outcome after Orthotopic Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation , 1999; 100 [supple II] 200-205
  7. Hart JP. Cabreriza SE. Walsh RF. Printz BF. Blumenthal BF. Park DK. Zhu AJ. Gallup CG. Weinberg AD. Hsu DT. Mosca RS. Quaegebeur JM. Spotnitz HM. Echocardiographic analysis of ventricular geometry and function during repair of congenital septal defects. [Journal Article] Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 77(1):53-60, 2004 Jan.
  8. Mital S. Loke KE. Chen JM. Mosca RS. Quaegebeur JM. Addonizio LJ. Hintze TH. Mitochondrial respiratory abnormalities in patients with end-stage congenital heart disease. [Journal Article] Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. 23(1):72-9, 2004 Jan.
  9. Chen JM. Mosca RS. Altmann K. Printz BF. Targoff K. Mazzeo PA. Quaegebeur JM. Early and medium-term results for repair of Ebstein anomaly. [Clinical Trial. Journal Article] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 127(4):990-8; discussion 998-9, 2004 Apr.
  10. Quaegebeur JM. Cooper RS. Surgery for atrioventricular septal defects. [Review] [6 refs] [Journal Article. Review. Review, Tutorial] Advances in Cardiology. 41:127-32, 2004.
  11. Mital S. Barbone A. Addonizio LJ. Quaegebeur JM. Mosca RJ. Oz MC. Hintze TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits myocardial caspase activity: implications for treatment of end-stage heart failure. [Journal Article] Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation. 21(5):576-85, 2002 May.
  12. Yung D, Altmann K, Gersony WM, Solowiejczyk DE, Quaegebeur JM, Printz BF: Intraoperative Transesophageal Echo for Repair of Aortic Insufficiency Does Not Predict after Aortic Valve Function in Children. JACC, Suppl A 2002; 39(5): 406A #1120-98
  13. Margossian RE. Solowiejczyk D. Bourlon F. Apfel H. Gersony WM. Hordof AJ. Quaegebeur J. Septation of the single ventricle: revisited. [Evaluation Studies. Journal Article] Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 124(3):442-7, 2002 Sep.
  14. Sharma JR. Oforl-Amanfo G. Marboe C. Quaegebeur J. Congenital left ventricular aneurysm with pericardial effusion: prenatal diagnosis, surgical management and follow-up. [Case Reports. Journal Article] Pediatric Cardiology. 23(4):458-61, 2002 Jul-Aug.
  15. Zhao Y. Xu D. Quaegebeur JM. Emala CW. Sun LS. Expression of adenylyl cyclase V/VI mRNA and protein is upregulated in cyanotic infant human myocardium. [Journal Article] Pediatric Cardiology. 23(5):536-41, 2002 Sep-Oct.
  16. Pass RH. Williams MR. Quaegebeur JM. Liberman L. Hordof AJ. Intraoperative radiofrequency linear catheter ablation of accessory pathways in children with Ebstein's anomaly undergoing tricuspid annuloplasty. [Case Reports. Journal Article] American Journal of Cardiology. 90(7):817-9, 2002 Oct 1.
  17. Pass RH, Williams MR, Quaegebeur JM, Liberman L and Hordof AJ.Pathways in Children with Ebstein’s Anomaly Undergoing Tricuspid Annuloplasty. Am J Card 2002; 90: 817-819.
  18. Mital, S, Barbone A, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RJ, Addonizio, LJ, Kaley, G, Hintze, TH. Mitochondrial respiratory abnormalities in ventricular myocardium of patients with end-stage congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 39(5) Suppl A: 179A
  19. Mital S, Barbone A, Addonizio LJ, Quaegebeur JM, Mosca RJ, Oz MC, Hintze TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits caspase 3 in hamster and human cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant 2002; 21(5): 576-85
  20. Garabedian CP, Di Tullio MR, Kaufman S, Quaegebeur JM, Gersony WM, Rosenbaum MS: Stress Echocardiography Following the Arterial Switch Operation for D-Transposition of the Great Arteries. JACC, Suppl A 2002; 39(5): 410A #1167-97
  21. Abraham SS, Berman-Rosenzweig E, Zucker HA, Smerling AJ, Quaegebeur J, Starc TJ. Arginine-vasopressin is a beneficial adjuvant therapy in weaning children from cardiopulmonary bypass following open-heart surgery. American College of Cardiology 2002.
  22. Pass RH, Williams MR, Quaegebeur JM, Liberman L, Hordof AJ. Intraoperative radiofrequency linear catheter ablation of accessory pathways in Ebstein’s anomaly American Journal of Cardiology Volume 90; October 1, 2002; 817-819.
  23. Mital S, Barbone, A, Addonizio, LJ, Quaegebeur, JM, Mosca, RJ, Oz, MC, Hintze, TH. Endogenous endothelium-derived nitric oxide inhibits caspase 3 in hamster and human cardiomyopathy. J Heart Lung Transplant 2002; 21(5): 576-85.
  24. Margossian R, Solowiejczyk DE, Bourlon F, Apfel H, Gersony WM, Hordof AJ, Quaegebeur J: Septation for the Univentricular Heart: Revisited. J Th CV Sgy 2002; 124(3):442-7
  25. Walsh R, Cabreriza SE, Hart JP, Printz BF, Altmann K, Snyder M, Solowiejczyk D, Weinberg A, Hsu DT, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM: Perioperative changes in left ventricular function and geometry following atrial septal defect repair. Cardiol Young. 11:180, 2001
  26. Sheeran EH, Hsu DT, Gersony WM, Quaegebeur JM: Intermediate Outcomes in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage. Cardiol Yng Suppl 1 2001;11:158 #P362.