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Haytham Elgharably

Haytham Elgharably, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue/Main Campus (Desk J4-1)
Cleveland, OH  44195
United States
216 213 4679
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Zagazig university medical school (M.D. 2004)
Zagazig university hospitals Internship (2005 - 2006)
Zagazig university hospitals Internship (2006-2007)
National Heart Institute CTS Residency (2007-2010)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation CTS Fellowship (2012-2013)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency (2013 - 2019)
Staff Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic (2019-present)

Other Interests

Lung Transplantation
Infection Endocarditits
Coronary surger
Valve surgery, TV surgery with RHF
Redo surgery
Pulmonary endarterectomy


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (Published)
Justin Hanks, Shinya Unai, Alejandro Bribriesco, Steven Insler, Eileen Yu, Jona Banzon, Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, Ahmad Adi, Haytham Elgharably, James Yun, and Sudhir Krishnan. Perfusion. 2022 Aug 17
Ahmed A Othman, Haytham Elgharably, Patrick R Vargo, Kamal S Ayyat, Faisal G Bakaeen, Douglas R Johnston, Michael Z Tong, Shinya Unai, Vidyasagar Kalahasti, Lars G Svensson, Eric E Roselli. Valve-Preserving Root Reimplantation Combined with Arch Procedure: Optimizing Patient Selection. Innovations; 17 (3), 2022
Toshihiro Okamoto, Kamal S Ayyat, Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiromichi Niikawa, Sayf A Said, Usman Ahmad, Shinya Unai, Alejandro Bribriesco, Haytham Elgharably, Marie M Budev, James J Yun, Kenneth R McCurry. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2022 Jun; 41(6):818-828.
Jesse M P Rappaport, Siva Raja, Scott Gabbard, Lucy Thuita, Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Eugene H Blackstone, Usman Ahmad; Cleveland Clinic Lung Transplantation Center. Endoscopic pyloromyotomy is feasible and effective in improving post-lung transplant gastroparesis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Sep; 164(3):711-719
Haytham Elgharably, Ahmed Ibrahim, Bradley Rosinski, Lucy Thuita, Eugene H Blackstone, Patrick H Collier, Gösta B Pettersson. Right heart failure and patient selection for isolated tricuspid valve surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Nov 25;S0022-5223(21)01657-3.
Haytham Elgharably, Michael J Javorski, Kenneth R McCurry. Bilateral sequential lung transplantation: technical aspects. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Nov;13(11):6564-6575
Haytham Elgharably, MD, Kamal S. Ayyat, MD, Toshihiro Okamoto, MD, PhD, Hiromichi Niikawa, MD, PhD, Shinya Unai, MD, Alejandro C. Bribriesco, MD, Douglas R. Johnston, MD, Usman Ahmad, MD, Sudish C. Murthy MD, PhD, Marie M. Budev, DO, MPH, Gosta B. Pettersson MD, PhD, Kenneth R. McCurry, MD. Evolution of Recipient Characteristics over Three Decades & Impact on Survival after Lung Transplantation. Transplantation; 2021 March
Reyaldeen R, Presti Vega SL, Elgharably H, Xu B. More Than a Simple Vegetation: The Trifecta of Mitral Valve Leaflet Perforation, Windsock Aneurysm, and Mitral Valve Abscess. Card Vasc Imaging Case Reports; 2021 Feb
Elgharably H, Pettersson GB, Navia JL. Aortic allograft for endocarditis of the intervalvular fibrosa. Ann Thor Surg; 2021 Feb
Javorski M, Zaki A, Abas M, Elgharably H, Attia AS. Current era left ventricular assist devices. Future Cardiology; 2021 Feb
Elghrably H, Javorski MJ, McCurry KM. Bilateral Sequential Lung Transplantation: Technical Aspects. J Thoracic Disease; 2021
Elgharably H, Gamaleldin M, Ayyat KS, Anthony A, Hodges K, Kindzelski B, Yongue C, Delaserna S, Perez J, Bakaeen FG, Steele SR, Gillinov AM, Svensson LG, Pettersson GB. Serious Gastrointestinal Complications after Cardiac Surgery & Associated Mortality. Annals Thor Surg; 2020 Nov
Elgharably H, Javadikasgari H, Ibrahim A, Koprivanac M, Lowry AM, Sato K, Blackstone EH, Klein AL, Gillinov AM, Svensson LG, Navia JL. Right versus left heart reverse remodeling after treating ischemic mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg; 2020 Nov
Weingarten N, Schraufnagel D, Gilman Plitt G, Anthony Zaki A, Kamal Ayyat K, Elgharably H. Comparison of Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support Strategies During Lung Transplantation. Expert Review of Medical Devices 2020
Elgharably H, Okamoto T, Ayyat KS, Niikawa H, Meade S, Chan ER, Farver C, Aldred MA, McCurry KR. MicroRNA Expression Profiling of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Human Lungs. Transplantation 104 (9), 1842-1852, Jun 2020
Siddiqi S, Ravichandren K, Soltesz EG, Johnston DR, Roselli EE, Tong MZ, Navia JL, Elgharably H, Ayyat K, Houghtaling PL, Pettersson GB, MD, Blackstone EH, Svensson LG, Bakaeen FG. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patency and Survival in Patients on Dialysis. J Surg Res. 2020 May 7;254:1-6
Wang T, Elgharably H, Cremer P. “Holes-in-one”: A case of concurrent windsock mitral valve, root abscess, and Gerbode defect. Echocardiography. 2020 Jun;37(6):935-938.
Haytham Elgharably, MD, Michael Z. Tong, MD, MBA, Edward G. Soletsz, MD. MPH. HeartMate III Implantation in a Myosplint Device-supported Left Ventricle. The Annals of thoracic surgery 109 (3), e177-e178
H Elgharably, SC Harb, S Kapadia, LG Svensson, JL Navia. Transcatheter innovations in tricuspid regurgitation: Navigate. Progress in cardiovascular diseases 62 (6), 493-495
Unai S, Khullar V, Elgharably H, Navia JL. ECMO as a Bridge to Reoperative Cardiac Surgery in a Patient with Cardiogenic Shock and Severe Aortic Insufficiency Due to an Acute Aortic Valve Homograft Failure. Heart Surg Forum. 2019 Jul 2;22(4)
José L. Navia, MD, Haytham Elgharably, MD, Ali H. Hakim, BA, James C. Witten, BA, Michael J. Haupt, BA, Emidio Germano, MD, Penny L. Houghtaling, MS, Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD, Gösta B. Pettersson, MD, PhD, Bruce W. Lytle, MD, Eric E. Roselli, MD, A. Marc Gillinov, MD, Lars G. Svensson, MD, PhD. Long-term Outcomes of Surgery for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis Involving the Aortomitral Fibrosa. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 26
Schraufnagel DP, Elgharably H, Siddiqi S, Hakim AH, Sale S, Mehta A, Skubas NJ, Gordon SM, Bakaeen F, Gillinov AM, Svensson LG, Navia JL. Value of perioperative inhaled epoprostenol with low tidal volume ventilation for complex endocarditis surgery. J Card Surg. 2019 Jun 18
Siddiqi S, Schraufnagel DP, Siddiqui HU, Javorski MJ, Mace A, Elnaggar AS, Elgharably H, Vargo PR, Steffen R, Hasan SM, Raja S. Recent advancements in the minimally invasive management of esophageal perforation, leaks, and fistulae. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2019 Mar;16(3):197-209
Mansfield SA, Dwivedi V, Elgharably H, Griessl M, Zimmerman PD, Limaye AP, Cook CH. Cytomegalovirus immunoglobulin G titers do not predict reactivation risk in immunocompetent hosts. J Med Virol. 2019 May; 91(5):836-844
Navia JL, Kapadia S, Elgharably H, Maluenda G, Bartuś K, Baeza C, Nair RK, Rodés-Cabau J, Beghi C, Quijano RC. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Implantation of NaviGate Bioprosthesis in A Preclinical Model. JACC BTS. 2018 Jan 24
Harb SC, Rodriguez LL, Svensson LG, Xu B, Elgharably H, Klatte R, Krishnaswamy A, Grimm RA, Griffin BP, Kapadia SR, Navia JL. Pitfalls and Pearls for 3-Dimensional Printing of the Tricuspid Valve in the Procedural Planning of Percutaneous Transcatheter Therapies. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jun 9
Elgharably H, Blackstone EH, Navia JL. Letter to Editor; response to letter #17-00869, “More Aggressive Intervention Contributes to Avoiding Recurrent Tricuspid Regurgitation,”. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar;105(3):986
Schraufnagel DP, Steffen RJ, Vargo PR, Attia T, Elgharably H, Hasan SM, Bribriesco A, Wierup P.Devices for ex vivo heart and lung perfusion. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2018 Mar;15(3):183-191.
Elgharably H, Hakim AH, Shinya Unai S, Hussain ST, Shrestha NK, Gordon S, Rodrıguez L, Gillinov AM, Svensson LG, Navia JL. Incorporated Aortomitral Homograft for Double-Valve Endocarditis "Hemi-Commando Procedure": Early and midterm outcomes. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017 Dec 15
Navia JL, Kapadia S, Elgharably H, Harb S, Krishnaswamy A, Unai S, Mick S, Rodriguez L, Hammer D, Gillinov AM, Svensson LG. First-in-Human Implantations of the NaviGate Bioprosthesis in A Severely Dilated Tricuspid Annulus and in a Failed Tricuspid Annuloplasty Ring. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Dec;10(12)
Navia JL, Baeza C, Maluenda G, Kapadia S, Elgharably H, Sadowski J, Bartuś K, Beghi C, Thyagarajan K, Bertwell R, Quijano RC. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement of NaviGate Bioprosthesis in A Preclinical Model. EuroIntervention. 2017 Dec 8;13(12):1401-1409
Elgharably H, Bakaeen FG, Pettersson GB. Third time mitral valve replacement-lessons learned. J Card Surg. 2017 Sep;32(9):571-573
Navia JL, Elgharably H, Javadikasgari H, Ibrahim A, Koprivanac M, Lowry AM, Blackstone EH, Klein AL, Gillinov AM, Roselli EE, Svensson LG. Tricuspid Regurgitation Associated with Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Characterization, Evolution after Mitral Surgery, and Value of Tricuspid Repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug;104(2):501-509
Elgharably H, De Villiers P, Navia JL. Early mitral bioprosthetic failure secondary to strut entrapment by suture loop causing severe valve incompetence. J Card Surg. 2017 Mar;32(3):199-200
Elgharably, H, Hussain, ST, Shrestha, NK, Blackstone, EH, Pettersson, GP. Current Hypotheses in Cardiac Surgery: Biofilm in Infective Endocarditis. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2016 Spring;28(1):56-9
Elgharably H, Halbreiner MS, Shoenhagen P, Navia JL. Repair of Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm with Triple Patch Technique (Empanada Patch). Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Oct 13
Elgharably H, Kursbaum A, Flamm SD, Navia JL. Mediastinal mass presented 36 years after coronary bypass grafting: is vein graft pseudoaneurysm a differential diagnosis? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jul;48(1):166-8.
Elgharably H, Shafii AE, Mason DP. Expanding the donor pool: donation after cardiac death. Thorac Surg Clin. 2015;25(1):35-46.
Elgharably H, Ganesh K, Dickerson J, Khanna S, Abas M, Ghatak PD, Dixit S, Bergdall V, Roy S, Sen CK. A modified collagen gel dressing promotes angiogenesis in a preclinical swine model of chronic ischemic wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2014 Nov-Dec;22(6):720-9.
Awad H, Elgharably H, Buohliqah L, Dimitrova GT, Go MR. Reversal of paralysis and visceral ischemia after thoracic aortic ligation for infection via extra anatomic ascending aorta to infarenal aorta bypass graft. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Sep 5;9:142.
Roy S, Elgharably H, Sinha M, Ganesh K, Chaney S, Mann E, Miller C, Khanna S, Bergdall VK, Powell HM, Cook CH, Gordillo GM, Wozniak DJ, Sen CK. Mixed-species biofilm compromises wound healing by disrupting epidermal barrier function. J Pathol. 2014 Aug;233(4):331-43.
Elgharably H, Roy S, Khanna S, Abas M, Dasghatak P, Das A, Mohammed K, Sen CK. A modified
collagen gel enhances healing outcome in a preclinical swine model of excisional wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2013 May-Jun;21(3):473-81.
Elgharably H, Mann E, Awad H, Ganesh K, Ghatak PD, Gordillo G, Sai-Sudhakar CB, Roy S, Wozniak DJ, Sen CK. First evidence of sternal wound biofilm following cardiac surgery. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 1;8(8)
Awad H, Elgharably H, Popovich PG. Role of induced hypothermia in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2012 Sep;2(3):119-37.
Xu RX, Allen DW, Huang J, Gnyawali S, Melvin J, Elgharably H, Gordillo G, Huang K, Bergdall V, Litorja M, Rice JP, Hwang J, Sen CK. Developing digital tissue phantoms for hyperspectral imaging of ischemic wounds. Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Jun 1;3(6):1433-45.
Awad H, Abas M, Elgharably H, Tripathi R, Theofilos T, Bhandary S, Sai-Sudhakar C, Sen CK, Roy S. Endogenous opioids in wound-site neutrophils of sternotomy patients. PLoS One. 2012;7(10)
Roy S, Driggs J, Elgharably H, Biswas S, Findley M, Khanna S, Gnyawali U, Bergdall VK, Sen CK. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix improves wound angiogenesis via inducing endothelial cell proliferation. Wound Repair Regen. 2011 Nov;19(6):753-66.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter (Published)
Elgharably H., Hussain S.T., Shrestha N.K., Pettersson G.B. (June, 2018) Biofilm in Infective Endocarditis and Clinical Implications. In: Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds. Springer, Cham
Vekstein A, Elgharably H, Roselli EE. Aortic Aneurysm. Levine GN, editor. Elsevier; 2017 May. Chapter 55, Cardiology Secrets, 5th edition.
Elgharably H, Vekstein A, Roselli EE. Aortic dissection. Levine GN, editor. Elsevier; 2017 May. Chapter 56, Cardiology Secrets, 5th edition.
Okamoto T, Elgharably H, Soliman B, Blum M, McCurry KR. Thoracic and Esophageal Procedures, Lung Transplant in Cirrhotic Patients: Safety and Limiting Factors. Eghtesad B, editor. Springer; 2017 April. Surgical Procedures on the Cirrhotic Patient; p 253-266
M Abas, M El Masry, H Elgharably. Collagen in diabetic wound healing. Wound Healing, Tissue Repair, and Regeneration in Diabetes, 393-401
Awad H, Elgharably H, Popovich P. Animal Models of Spinal Cord Repair. Aldskogius H, editor. Humana Press, NY USA: Springer; 2013. Chapter 11, Animal Models of Spinal Cord Ischemia