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Stefano Schena, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

Expertise: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Valve Diseases

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
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Background

Stefano Schena, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C. joins the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiac Surgery as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Schena’s areas of clinical expertise include all aspects of adult Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular surgery. 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Schena served as assistant professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University. He earned his bachelor of science degree at Liceo Scientifico Statale “E. Fermi” in Bari, Italy. He received his medical degree from the University of Bari Medical School, where he also obtained his doctor of philosophy degree. Dr. Schena completed a cardiovascular surgery residency at the University of Bari and a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

Dr. Schena is a member of various organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Society of Transplantation, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 

Dr. Schena’s research interests include long-term outcome and quality of life following cardiac surgery in elderly patients, secondary effects following first and repeated exposure of patients to heparin in cardiac surgery, novel technologies in structural heart valve therapy.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Bari Medical School (1996)

Residencies

  • University of Bari Medical School / Cardiovascular Surgery (2001)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine-GME / General Surgery (2006)

Fellowships

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Cardiothoracic Surgery (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery / Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Bortone AS, Schena S, D’Agostino D, Dialetto G, Paradiso V, Mannatrizio G, Fiore T, Cotrufo M, de Luca T.S. L. Immediate versus delayed endovascular treatment of post-traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysms and type B dissections: retrospective analysis and premises to the upcoming european trial. Circulation 2002; 106: I234-40.

Weimar T, Schena S, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Cox JL, Damiano RJ. The Cox-Maze Procedure for Lone Atrial Fibrillation: A Single Center Experience over Two Decades. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2012; 5: 8-14.

Schena S, Kurimoto Y, Fukada J, Tack I, Ruiz P, Aitouche A, Striker LJ, Pham SM. Effects of ventricular unloading on apoptosis and atrophy of cardiac myocytes. J Surg Res 2004; 120: 119-126.

Schena S, Crabtree TD, Baker KA, Guthrie TJ, Curci J, Damiano RJ, Barner HB. Radial Artery Harvesting is Not Associated with Deterioration of Vascular Function of the Donor Limb at Late Follow-up. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011:142: 298-301.

Schena S, Krupnick AS. Recurrent Empyema Secondary to Persistent Spinal Compression of the Left Main Bronchus. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 145:294.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • James and Dorothy Marajakis Travel Scholar Fellowship
  • MVP, Christ Advocate Medical Center
  • Resident Trauma Paper Competition – Clinical Sciences Award, Chicago Committee on Trauma of the ACS
  • UIC-Dept of Surgery Resident Research Forum
  • STS – Thoracic Endografting Symposium Resident Scholarship

Memberships

  • Italian Medical Association (Ordine dei Medici), 1996

    Member

  • European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), 1999

    Member

  • American Society of Transplantation (AST), 2000

    Member

  • American College of Surgeons, 2002

    Member

  • American Medical Association (AMA), 2003

    Member

  • Warren Cole Society – UIC Dept. Of Surgery Alumni, 2005

    Member

  • Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society, 2005

    Member

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 2007

    Member

  • American Heart Association (AHA-CV Surgery Council), 2007

    Member

  • American College of Cardiology, 2011

    Member

  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2011

    Member

Professional Activities

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) - Workforce on Associate Membership, 2015

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Causes of ventricular assist device (VAD) patients readmission: device, infection and coagulation
    Lecture, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) 53rd Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois (06/07/2007)
  • LVAD-Related Infections and Readmission Diagnoses are Decreased in the Era of the Rotary Pump
    Lecture, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 29thAnnual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, Paris, France (04/22/2009)
  • Long Term Follow-up Of Ulnar Artery Flow Dynamics Following Unilateral Radial Artery Harvesting For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Lecture, American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois (10/11/2009)
  • Towards a Totally Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Service: Single Center Experience Within a large metropolitan Area
    Lecture, Missouri Chapter American College of Surgeons 45th Annual Professional Meeting, Lake of Ozark, Missouri (06/08/2012)
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) in Cardiac Surgery May BeAssociated With Constant Exposure Rather Than Occasional Previous Administration: A Single Center Study
    Lecture, Missouri Chapter American College of Surgeons 47th Annual Professional Meeting (05/29/2014)
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