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John Victor Conte, MD

Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Professor of Surgery
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Ventricular Assist Device Program


Aneurysms, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Surgery, Atrial Septal Defects, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Surgery, Circulatory Support Devices, Complex Aortic Root Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease - Adult, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart, Heart Bypass, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Ischemic Heart Disease, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Interventions, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, Percutaneous Treatment of Valvular Stenosis, Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Remodeling, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Valve Sparing Aortic Root Surgery, Valvular Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device, Ventricular Septal Defect

Research Interests

Transcatheter aortive-valve implantation (TAVI); Gene therapy in organ transplantation; Immunosuppression; Organ preservation; Cellular therapy in congestive heart failure; Artificial lung


Dr. John Conte joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1998 to direct the Heart and Lung Transplant programs. Since that time both programs have achieved or maintained Medicare approval and have achieved excellent clinical and academic productivity.

Dr. Conte directs the divisions activities in heart failure surgery and the Hopkins program is one of the most thorough and well-rounded programs in the country. Hopkins has active programs in Surgical Ventricular Remodeling (SVR), mechanical circulatory support device implantation, and valvular and coronary artery surgery in patients with significant cardiac dysfunction.


  • English


Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Task Force on End Stage Heart Disease, Chair of the annual meeting in 2006
Council on Education and Membership Services, Chair
International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
American Heart Association
United Network for Organ Sharing

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Heart Failure
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
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  • Education +


    • Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington DC ) (1986)


    • Stanford University Health Care (Stanford CA ) (1995)
    • Georgetown University Medical Center / General Surgery (Washington DC ) (1992)


    • Georgetown University Medical Center / Cardiovascular Disease (Washington DC ) (1989)


    • Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Gluckman TJ, Segal JB, Schulman SP, Shapiro EP, Kickler TS, Prechel MM, Conte JV, Walenga JM, Shafique I, Rade JJ. Effect of anti-platelet factor-4/heparin antibody induction on early saphenous vein graft occlusion after coronary artery bypass surgery. J Thromb Haemost. 2009 Sep;7(9):1457-64. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

    Yerebakan C, Ugurlucan M, Bayraktar S, Bethea BT, Conte JV. Effects of inhaled nitric oxide following lung transplantation. J Card Surg. 2009 May-Jun;24(3):269-74.

    Blasco-Colmenares E, , Guallar E, Baumgartner WA, Pearl T, Alejo D, Conte JV Faraday ND. Aspirin plus clopidogrel and risk of infection after coronary artery bypass surgery. Arch Int Med. 2009 Apr 27;169(8):788-96.

    Russell SD, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Dyke DB, Pagani FD, Aranda JM, Klodell CT Jr, Boyle AJ, John R, Chen L, Massey HT, Farrar DJ, Conte JV; HeartMate II Clinical Investigators. Renal and hepatic function improve in advanced heart failure patients during continuous-flow support with the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. Circulation. 2009 Dec 8;120(23):2352-7.

    Schaffer JM, Allen JG, Weiss ES, Patel ND, Russell SD, Shah AS, Conte JV. Evaluation of Risk Indices in Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec;88(6):1889-96

    Weiss ES, Allen JG, Merlo CA, Conte JV, and Shah AS. Lung Allocation Score Predicts Survival in Lung Transplantation Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis. The Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec;88(6):1757-64.

    Weiss ES, Allen JG, Merlo CA, Conte, JV and Shah AS. Factors Indicative of Long Term Survival After Lung Transplantation: A Review of 836 10-Year Survivors. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar 29(3):240-6. Epub 2009 Nov 22.

    Slaughter MS, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Russell SD, Conte JV, Feldman D, Sun B, Tatooles AJ, Delgado RM 3rd, Long JW, Wozniak TC, Ghumman W, Farrar DJ, Frazier OH, HeartMate II Investigators. Advanced heart failure treated with continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. N Engl J Med. 2009 Dec 3;361(23):2241-51. Epub 2009 Nov 17.

    Weiss ES, Allen JG, Merlo CA, Conte JV, Shah AS. Survival after single versus bilateral lung transplantation for high-risk patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1616-25; discussion 1625-6.

    Allen JG, Weiss ES, Schaffer JM, Patel ND, Russell SD, Shah AS, Conte JV. Quality of life and functional status in patients surviving 12 months after left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Mar;29(3):278-85. Epub 2009 Oct 17.
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    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - Q&A

    Professor of Surgery John Conte and Associate Professor of Medicine Jon Resar discuss the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure - one of the treatment options for aortic stenosis. They also share insights on eligibility, risks, recovery and benefits of TAVR.

    Meet our Experts - Dr. John Conte

    John Conte - Dr. Conte is a cardiac surgeon whose primary clinical practice focuses on adult cardiac surgery including valve replacement, re-operative surgery and ventricular remodeling.

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-1753
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800
    Fax: 410-955-3809
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800
    Fax: 410-955-3809
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