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Danielle Smith

Danielle A. Smith, M.D.

PGY-5 Northwestern University I-6 Cardiothoracic Residency Program
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL  
United States
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Role: 
Surgeon

Background

Cardiothoracic resident/fellow at Northwestern University (Integrated 6-year) graduating June 2017 focused on adult cardiac surgery including minimally invasive aortic valve and ascending aortic replacement, complex aortic surgery, TAVR, CABG, ECMO and adult congenital surgery.

Interests

Aortic surgery
Aortopathy in BAV relatives

Research

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Schnell S, Smith DA, Barker AJ, Entezari P, Honarmand AR, Carr ML, Malaisrie SC, McCarthy PM, Collins J, Carr JC, Markl M.  Altered Aortic Shape in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Relatives Influences Blood Flow Patterns. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging. (Revised and Resubmitted)

 

Smith DA, Gilespie C, DeCamp MM, Bharat A. Disappearing Post-pneumonectomy Pleural Fluid Without Bronchopleural Fistula. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. Epub ahead of print 27 Jan 2016.

 

Robich MP, Flagg A, LePar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Tchantchaleishvili V, Soltesz EG. Understanding Why Residents May Inaccurately Log Their Role in Operations: A Look at the 2013 In-Training Exam Survey. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2016 Jan;101(1):323-8.

 

Stephens EH, Odell D, Stein W, LaPar DJ, DeNino W, Aftab M, Berfield K, Eilers A, Groth S, Lazar J, Robich MP, Shah A, Smith D, Stock C, Tchantchaleishvili V, Mery C, Turek JW, Salazar J, Nguyen TC. A Decade of Change: Training and Career Paths of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents 2003-2014. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015 Oct;100(4): 1305-14.

 

Tchantchaleishvili V, LaPar D, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield K, Eilers AL, Growth SS, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Nguyen TC. Predictors of Career Choice Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015 Nov;100(5):1849-54

 

Ward ST, Smith D, Andrei SC, Hicks GL Jr, Shemin RJ, Calhoon JH, Reed C, Verrier ED, Fullerton DA, Lee R. Comparison of Cardiothoracic Training Curricula: Integrated Six-year Versus Traditional Programs. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2013 Jun;95(6)2051-4.

 

 

PRESENTED ABSTRACTS

Stephens EH, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield KS, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Robich MP, Shah AA, Smith DA, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Nguyen TC. A Decade of Change: Training and Career Paths of Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents 2003-2014. Presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2015.

 

Flagg A, Robich MP, LaPar DJ, Odell DD, Stein W, Aftab M, Berfield K, Eilers AL, Groth SS, Lazar JF, Shah AA, Smith D, Stephens EH, Stock CT, DeNino WF, Tchantchaleishvili V, Soltesz EG. Understanding Why Residents May Inaccurately Log Their Role in Operations: A Look at the 2013 In-Training Exam Survey. Presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2015.

 

Ward ST, Smith D, Andrei AC, Hicks GL Jr, Shemin RJ, Calhoon JH, Reed C, Verrier ED, Fullerton DA, Lee R. Comparison of Integrated Six Year Curricula to Traditional Programs: More Thoracic, Similar Cardiac. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Naples, FL, November 2012.

 

BOOK CHAPTER

     Smith DA, Malaisrie SC.  Access for Aortic Valve Surgery/Minimally Invasive Open Approaches. In Master Techniques in Surgery: Cardiac Surgery, First edition. Grover and Mack. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 145119353X (Forthcoming, 13 May 2016)

Education

  • Thoracic Surgery Integrated 6-year Residency Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 2011-present
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL -- M.D. 2011
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 2004-2009
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA -- B.S. Biology and Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude 2003, Minor: Religious Studies
  • Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Bethesda, MD 2003-2004

 

Practice Areas

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aorta
  • Intensive Care
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • ECMO
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Transplantation - Heart
  • Congenital Surgery in Adults
  • Coronary Disease - Surgery