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Juan Umana-Pizano

Juan Bernardo Umana-Pizano, Research Assistant

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
23920 Katy Freeway, Suite 400
UT Physicians
Katy, TX  77494
United States
1 (713) 486-1593
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Other Interests

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, New Devices, Biomedical Engineering


  • Umana-Pizano JB, Ray HM, Harlin SA. Chronic Distal Pulmonary Embolism Treated with Acoustic Pulse Thrombolysis and Tissue Plasminogen Activator Infusion: A Case Report. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 47thAnnual Symposium. 2019 March. Accepted Abstract for Poster Presentation. Abstract ID: 19-A-138-SCVS.

  • Umana-Pizano JB, Ray HM, Harlin SA. Infected Arteriovenous Graft Requiring Extensive Debridement and Coverage with Fasciocutaenous Flap: A Case Report. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 47thAnnual Symposium. 2019 March. Accepted Abstract for Oral Presentation. Abstract ID: 19-A-138-SCVS.

  • Umana-Pizano JB, Ray HM, Harlin SA. Risk Factors for Post-Lytic Therapy Compartment Syndrome in Acute Limb Ischemia. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery 47thAnnual Symposium. 2019 March. Accepted Abstract for Poster Presentation. Abstract ID: 19-A-138-SCVS.

  • Nguyen TC, Rice RD, Umana-Pizano JB, Loyalka P. Minimally Invasive Removal of an Infected Edwards S3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar;157(3):e113-6.

  • Nguyen S, Umana-Pizano JB, Donepudi R, Dhoble A, Nguyen TC. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair for Acute Papillary Muscle Rupture During Pregnancy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb;107(2):e93-5.

  • Ray HM, Umana-Pizano JB, Haddad PG, Harlin SA. Posterior Tibial Vein Aneurysm Masquerading as a Baker’s Cyst.The Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 43rdAnnual Meeting. 2019 February. Abstract presented in plenary session. Abstract ID: C10.

  • Umana-Pizano JB, Nissen AP, Nguyen S, Hoffmann C, Guercio A, De La Guardia G, Estrera AL, Nguyen TC. Phase of Care Mortality Analysis According to Individual Patient Risk Profile.Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan; Accepted in press.

  • Nissen AP, Umana-Pizano J, Olive J, Nguyen TC. Training the Next Generation of Surgeons: Leadership for Mentors and Mentees. Fundamentals of Leadership for Healthcare Professionals, Vol 2, Nova Science Publishers Inc. Accepted in Press.

  • Umana-Pizano JB, Estrera AL, Hoffmann C, Lambeth K, Guercio A, Nguyen S, Zaki J, Nguyen TC. Del Nido versus Blood Cardioplegia in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery with Left Ventricular Dysfunction.AHA Scientific Sessions. 2018 November 10. Presented Poster. Abstract ID: 2018-SS-A-13108-AHA. Also presented by Umana-Pizano at Grand Rounds.

  • Nguyen TC, Umana-Pizano JB, Miller CC, Safi HJ, Loghin A, Eisenberg SB, Sandhu HK, Estrera AL. Acute Type A Dissection Repair: The Role of Individual Surgeon Experience versus High Volume Center. STSA annual meeting. 2018 November 8. Presented by Umana-Pizano at Plenary Session. Abstract ID:3004167.

  • Sandoval NF, Vargas-Acevedo C, Umaña JB, Pineda I, Guerrero A, Obando C, Umana JP, Camacho-Mckenzie J. Wide Dissection and Intercostal Vessel Division Allows for Repair of Hypoplastic Aortic Arch Through Thoracotomy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 Nov;9(6):659-64.

  • Nissen AP, Lamelas J, George I, Umana-Pizano J, Nguyen TC. Minimally invasive transatrial mitral valve replacement in mitral annular calcification. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov;7(6):827-9.

  • Ray HM, Sandhu HK, Umana-Pizano JB, Miller CC, Harlin SA. Current Interventional Treatment of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus. SVS Vascular Annual Meeting. 2018 June. Presented poster.

  • Sandhu HK, Leake SS, Umana JB, Miller CC III, Azizzadeh A, Estrera AL, Charlton-Ouw KM, Afifi RO. Predictive and Protective Factors Influencing Spinal Cord Ischemia Following TEVAR. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Jun;67(6):e185. Abstract PC042.

  • Nguyen TC, Umana-Pizano JB, Landinez GP, Balan P. Minimally Invasive SAPIEN in Mitral Annular Calcification Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Feasibility and Lessons Learned. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018;30(3):290-2.

  • Umana-Pizano JB, Nguyen TC, Giraldo-Grueso M, Sandoval NF, Camacho J, Obando C, Guerrero AF, Vargas C, Umana JP. Use of Del Nido Cardioplegia in Aortic Root Surgery: Safety and Efficacy Compared to Other Cardioplegias. AATS Aortic Symposium. April 2018. Presented poster, Control number POD128.

  • Nguyen TC, Umana JBMinimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement by Thoracotomy: Step-by-Step guide. CTSNet 2018 Jan; Internet video publication.

  • Sandoval N, Pineda I, Casanova L, Obando C, Guerrero A, Camacho J, Umana-Pizano JB, Umana JP. Pulmonary Valve Implantation After Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot: Oversizing the Implanted Pulmonary Valve Does Not Affect the Outcomes. STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Conference. September 2017. Presented poster. Poster Number 106.

  • Sandoval N, Pineda I, Carreno M, Obando C, Guerrero A, Sandoval P, Camacho J, Umana-Pizano JB, Umana JP. Cone Operation and Other Procedures for Ebstein’s Anomaly. STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Conference. September 2017. Presented poster. Poster Number 107.

  • Umaña JP, Villa C, Giraldo-Grueso M, Umaña JBVideo-Assisted Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair: Periareolar Approach. CTSNet 2017 May; Internet video publication.

  • Editor of the first edition of the Cardiovascular department manual at Fundación Cardioinfantil – Institute of Cardiology. 2017.

  • Umaña JB, Sandoval NF, Vargas C, Obando CE, Guerrero AF, Umaña JP, Camacho J. Hypoplastic aortic arch repair by thoracotomy: Is it plausible? WCPCCS 2017 Barcelona. Presented poster.

  • Sanchez-Palencia D, Navarro J, Araque JC, Umaña JB, Guerrero AF, Quijano LM, Lopez RD, Sandoval NF, Briceno JC. Effects of Fabrication on Early Patency and Regeneration of Small Intestinal Submucosa Vascular Grafts. ASAIO J. 2015 Sep-Oct;61(5):596-604.

  • Sanchez-Palencia D, Araque JC, Navarro J, Umaña JB, Guerrero AF, Quijano LM, Sandoval N, Lopez R, Briceno JC. Fabrication Parameters Altering Microstructure of Small Intestinal Submucosa Vascular Grafts Drastically Modulate Patency, Endothelialization and Remodeling In Vivo. ASAIO 59th Annual Conference. Presented Poster. 2013.

  • Fajardo R, Hernández MF, Umaña JBImportancia de la medición de la presión intraabdominal en pacientes con cirugía abierta de abdomen en la unidad de cuidados intensivos: Reporte de caso. Rev Colomb Cir. 2011;26(Sup.): 1-103.

Additional Educational Information

  • UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES; Bogotá, Colombia; M.D. 2007 - 2014; Major: Medicine; Minor: Biomedical Engineering