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Domenico Calcaterra

Domenico Calcaterra, M.D., Ph.D

Associate Professor University of Minnesota Medical School
Department of Surgery
Minneapolis, MN  
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Rome School of Medicine (1992)
Residency in General Surgery, University of Rome School of Medicine (1997)
Ph.D in Surgery, University of Rome school of Medicine (2000)
Residency in General Surgery , Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University, New Haven, CT (2005)
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2007)
Fellowship in Surgery of the Aorta,Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine (2007-2008)
Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2008-2012). Director Aortic Surgery Program.
Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine (2012-2014)
Chief Cardiac Surgery Hennepin Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (2015-1017)

Other Interests

Off-pump coronary artery by-pass surgery. Surgery of the aorta and aortic valve. Minimally invasive valve and by-pass surgery.
ECMO. Endovascular aortic repair. Thoracic Aortic Surgery. Thoracoabdominal aortic replacement. Aortic Dissections.



1.    Barillari P, Ricci M, Broglia S, Cerasi A, Calcaterra D, Cioe’ I, Caronna R, Sammartino P “Effectiveness of quarterly assessment of CEA, TPA and GICA serum levels in gastric and colorectal carcinomas: Prospective study of 174 patients undergoing radical surgery.”. Minerva Chir. 1994;49:953-6.

2.    P. Barillari, M. Leuzzi, M. Nardi, A. Cerasi, M. Ricci, S. Cesareo, A. Brandimarte, G. Manetti, D. Calcaterra, P. Sammartino “Results of conservative surgery in T1 breast carcinoma. Our experience in 66 treated cases.. Minerva Chir. 1994;49; 1083-8:1994.

3.    P. Sammartino, A. Bolognese, P. Chirletti, D. Calcaterra, A. Carloni, D. Biacchi, Va.Stipa e  V. Stipa “Video-assisted closed thorax esophagectomy in cancer. A technical proposal.. Minerva Chirurgica. 1997; 52(6):697-704.

4.    P. Sammartino, P. Chirletti, A. Bolognese, D. Calcaterra, M. Cardi, R. Caronna and Va. Stipa Video-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy for cancer”. International Surgery 1997; 82:406-410.

5.    P. Chirletti, R. Caronna, W. Arcese A. P. Iori, D. Calcaterra, C. Cartoni, P. Sammartino and V. Stipa.”Gastrointestinal emergencies in patients with acute intestinal graft-versus-host disease”. Leukemia and Lymphoma 1998; 29, 129-137.

6.    RM Stevens, MB Tehrani , D Calcaterraet al. “Case Report of Cardiac arrest, abdominal compartment syndrome, and thoracic aortic injury with endovascular repair of thoracic aortic tear”. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 22:358-361, 2007.

7.    D. Calcaterra, M. Ricci, TA. Salerno. “A new technique for perfusion of the heart during aortic valvular surgery on beating heart”. J Card Surg. 22:459-464, 2007.

8.     D. Calcaterra, TA Salerno. “Venous gaseous embolization during endoscopic vein harvesting for coronary artery revascularization. A life-threatening event”. J Card Surg. 22:498-9, 2007.

9.     TA. Salerno, AL. Panos, T. Hong, R. Deslauriers, D. Calcaterra, M. Ricci. “Surgery for cardiac valves and aortic root without cardioplegic arrest (“Beating Heart”): Experience with a new method of myocardial perfusion. J Card Surg 22: 459-64, 2007.

10.  Calcaterra D, Garcia L, Panos A, Salerno TA, Ricci M. “Valve-sparing aortic root remodeling with reinforcement of the proximal aortic suture line”. J Card Surg. 2009 Sep-Oct;24(5):539-40.

11.  D Calcaterra, Garcia-Covarrubias L, Ricci M, Salerno TA. “Treatment of mediastinitis with wound-vacuum without muscle flaps.” J Card Surg. 2009 Sep-Oct;24(5):512-4.

12.  D. Calcaterra, JT. Martin, A. M. Ferneini and RW. De Natale. “Acute Mesenteric and Aortic Thrombosis Associated with antithrombin deficiency: A   Rare Occurrence.” Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 Apr; 24(3):415-7.

13.  D. Calcaterra, M. Ricci, P. Lombardi, K. Katariya, A. Panos, TA Salerno. “Reduction of postoperative Hypothermia with a new warming device: a prospective randomized trial in off-pump coronary artery surgery.” J Cardiovasc Surg. 2009; 50(6):813-7. 

14.  D. Calcaterra, K. Karam, J.Badbajanov, J. Davis. “An option for intraoperative placement of IABP in patients with occlusive peripheral vascular     disease”. J Thorac Cardio Surg 2011, 141:586-7.

15.   D. Calcaterra, K. Ueda, S. Hashimi, T. Brown, D. Calva. Ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic valve replacement in a Jehovah's Witness patient. A case for reinforced reduction aortoplasty." J Card Surg. 2011; 26:315-5.

16.  S. Hashimi, M. Bashir, Y. Suzuki, D. Calcaterra. “Anterior chest ecchymosis from complicated descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.”. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011; 40:28-29. 

17. D. Calcaterra, S. Hashimi, TC. Brown, K. Sharma. “Endovascular stent grafting of                complicated type-B dissection with approach through the innominate artery using a side   branch graft”. Interact Cardiovasc Thoracic Surgery. 2011; 13:205-207. 

18. D. Calcaterra, M. Bashir, M. Gailey “Ascending aortic graft thrombosis and diffuse embolization from early endoluminal aspergillus infection”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;94 1337.

19. D. Calcaterra.“Importance of blood conservation in cardiac surgery and impact on patients refusing blood product transfusions”. (Editorial Article) J Blood Disorders Transf 2012; 3:6.

 20. D. Calcaterra, K. Karam, Y. Suzuki. “Computed tomography findings in patient with fungal aortitis: acute aortic syndrome secondary to fusariosis”. Interactive Cardiov Thorac Surg. 2013:1-2.

21.  AY El-Hattab, D. Calcaterra, KR Parekh, NP Rossi, JE Davis, JW Turek.   “Semiautologous repair for congenital discontinuous right pulmonary artery”.Ann Torac Surg 2013;2230-1.                   

 22.  D. Calcaterra,TE Collins, JW Turek, KR Parekh, K. Ueda, S. Hanada, M. Bashir, JA  Brown. “Normothermic cardio-pulmonary by-pass with beating heart for management of  Renal Cell carcinoma with atrial tumor thrombus. Innovations 8:316-319, 2013. 

23.    D. Calcaterra*, M. Bates, JW Turek, K. Parekh. “Exposure of difficult left hilum in bilateral sequential lung transplantation”. Ann. Thorac. Surg 2014;98:1493-5.

24.    Zhao H, McCready RA, Fan J, Hu P, D Calcaterra, Ma L. “Delayed diagnosis for tricuspid regurgitation after blunt chest trauma”. Chin Med J. 2014;127:1794-5.

25.    Tackett S, Calcaterra D; Magee G; Lattouf, O. “Real-word outcomes of hemostatic matrices in cardiac surgery”. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2014;28 1558-65.

26.    D. Calcaterra, RS. Farivar, K Parekh, M. Bashir, J. Turek. “Technique of aortic  root reconstruction using a new model of Dacron graft with prefabricated    coronary branches. Innovations 2014;9:451-453.

27.    J Turek, K. Parekh, M. Bates, M. Bashir, D. Calcaterra. "A Minimally Invasive,  Algorithm-Based Approach for Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery". Innovations. 2015;10:101-105.

28.   Calcaterra D, Parek K. “Exposure of difficult left hilum in bilateral sequential lung transplantation”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep; 1132-3. Editorial reply.

29.    Jazayeri MA, Melling, D, Calcaterra D, Shroff GR. “A case of papillary aortic fibroelastoma: when bad things come in small packages”. Minnesota Medicine 2016: 48-9.

30.     Calcaterra D, Renfro LA, Shander A. “Navigating the fine line between the  bad and the worse: The issue is not in the number, and the message is not “All or Nothing”. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2016; 30(5):1159-62.

31.     Shander BA, Aronson S, Boucher B, Calcaterra D, Chu M, Culberston R, Jabr K, Kehlet H, Latoouf O, Malaisrie C, Mazer D, Oberhoffer. Ozawa S, Price T, Rosengart T, Spiess B, Turchetti G. “The use of Topical Hemostats in Cardiothoracic Surgery”. Ann. Thorac Surg 2017;104:353-360.

32.    Strauss CE, Tesfaye DK, Brandon RP, Calcaterra D, Manunga J,Harris K. “Why the Delay? Identification of factors which delay diagnosis of acute aortic dissections”. Journal of Minneapolis Heart Institute. 2017;1:13-8.

33.    Calcaterra D, Jazayeri MA, Turek JW, Parekh KR, Bashir M, Karam K, Farivar RS. “Aortic Root Reconstruction with a new Dacron graft featuring Prefabricated coronary side branches”. Aorta, 2017;5:1-10.

34.    Makhija D, Rock M, Xiong Y, Epstein JD, Arnold MR, Lattouf OM, Calcaterra D. “Cost-consequence analysis of different active flowable hemostatic matrices in cardiac surgical procedures”. J Med Econ. 2017;20:565-73

35.   Calcaterra D, Shander A, Renfro LA. “The physiologic principles ofpermissive anemia”. J Anesth Crit Care Open Access: 00292.DOI

36.    Ulici A, Jancik J, Lam TS, Reidt S, Calcaterra D, Cole J. Clevedipine versus sodium nitroprusside in aortic acute dissection: a retrospective chart review. Am J Emerg Med, 2017;35:1514-1518.

37.   Calcaterra D, Rosati C, Renfro L, Vardas P. “Surgical, radiologic and pathology findings of a mixoyd aortic sarcoma. Aorta Journal. 2018;6:65-67

38.  Calcaterra D, Shander A, Renfro LA. “The physiologic principles of permissive anemia”. J Anesth Crit Care Open Access: 00292.DOI

39.   Payne RE, Nygaard RM, Fernandez JD, Sahgal P, Richardson CJ, Bashir M, Parekh K, Suzuki Y, Vardas P, Corvera J, Calcaterra D. “Blunt aortic injuries in the new era:             polytrauma risk assessment dictates management strategy. European Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2019 Jun 21. doi: 10.1007/s00068-019-01163-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31227849 .

 40.  Calcaterra D, Shrestha L, Harris K, Bashir M, Sharma A, Manunga J, Vigmostad. “Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis of hemodynamic stress to guide treatment strategy in aortic dissections”. Submitted to The European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, October 2018.  

41.  Calcaterra D, Harris K, Goeesl M. “Prosthetic valve endocarditis in the balloon-expandabletrans-catheter aortic valve. Submitted to the Journal of Heart Valve Disease, July 2019. 

42.   Calcaterra D, Ricci M, Shander A. “Permissive anemia, when the evil is in the number”.  Editorial Article. Journal of Cardiac Surgery. Accepted July 2019.

























Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Aorta
  • Basic science
  • Cardiac
  • Professional Affairs
  • Chest wall
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary disease
  • Endovascular
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Great vessels
  • Critical Care
  • Mediastinum
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Tricuspid valve disease
  • Valve disease
  • Vascular