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Desiree Steimer

Desiree Steimer, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA  02115
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2005-2008)


Steimer D, Ugalde P. Commentary: Sublobar resection for ground-glass opacity: Is less really more? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023.

Steimer DA and White A. iVATS and the Future of Surgical Management. Curr Chall Thorac Surg. 2022.

Steimer D, DeBarros M, Marshall MB and Jaklitsch M. Thoracoscopic Radial Diaphragm Plication. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021.

Young JS, Steimer DA, Polhemus E and Bueno R. Pleurabrade: A Spiral Brush for Mechanical Pleurodesis and a Review of the Literature. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Rep. 2021; 10:e36-e38.

Li S, Steimer DA, Coy S and Bueno R. Successful treatment of a patient with oligometastatic mesothelioma to the brain. JTCVS Techniques. 2020;3:358-60.

Steimer DA, Hernandez O, Ogola G, Mason DP, Schwartz GS. Effect of Extracorporal Membrane Oxygenation transport on short and long-term survival in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 2019;33(1):5-9.

Steimer DA, Hernandez O, Mason DP, Schwartz GS. Timing of ECMO Initiation Impacts Survival in Influenza Associated ARDS. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;67(3):212-215.

Steimer DA, Squiers JJ, DiMaio JM, Harrington KB. Development of Multiple Aortic Mycotic Aneursyms After Cardiac Catherization. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2017;5(4):1-3.

Steimer DA and Mason DP. Video-Assisted Surgery Versus Open Thoracotomy for Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Baylor University Annual Report. 2016; 1:22-23.

Steimer DA, Boyd K, Takeuchi O, Fisher JK, Zambetti GP and Opferman JT. Selective roles for anti-apoptotic MCL-1 during granulocyte development and macrophage effector function. Blood. 2009; 113(12):2805-15.

Additional Educational Information

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2019-2021)

Cardiothoracic fellowship.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2017-2019)

Thoracic surgery fellowship.

Baylor University Medical Center (2012-2017)

General Surgery residency. 

University of Kentucky College of Medicine (2008-2012)

Doctor of Medicine, graduated with distinction.

Rhodes College (2001-2005)

Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduated cum laude.