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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


  • Sandoval NF, Vargas-Acevedo C, Umaña JB, Pineda I, Guerrero A, Obando C, Umana JP, Camacho-Mckenzie J. Wide dissection and intercostal section allows for repair of hypoplastic aortic arch through thoracotomy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2018 Oct 15;9(6):659-664.
  • Nguyen S, Umana-Pizano JB, Donepudi R, Dhoble A, Nguyen TC. Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair for Acute Papillary Muscle Rupture During Pregnancy. Accepted for Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 8. Accepted for Epub.
  • Nguyen TC, Rice RD, Umana-Pizano JB, Loyalka P. Minimally Invasive Removal of an Infected Edwards S3 Transcatheter Aortic Valve. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018.
  • 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. Accepted Abstract for poster presentation.
  • Sandhu HK, Leake SS, Umana-Pizano JB, Miller CC III, Azizzadeh A, Estrera AL, Charlton-Ouw KM, Afifi RO. Predictive and Protective Factors Influencing Spinal Cord Ischemia Following TEVAR. SVS Annual Meeting. June 2018. Accepted abstract for poster competition. Abstract ID: 437887.
  • Nguyen TC, Umana-Pizano JB, Landinez GP, Balan P. Minimally Invasive Sapien in Mitral Annular Calcification Following TAVR: Feasibility and Lessons Learned. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29626508
  • 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. Accepted abstract for Plenary Citation and Presentation on Demand, Control number 128.
  • Nguyen TC, Umana JB. Minimally 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. Accepted poster for presentation. 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. Accepted poster for presentation. Poster Number 107.
  • Umaña JP, Villa C, Giraldo-Grueso M, Umaña JB. Video-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. Abstract presented as 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. Accepted Abstract for presentation. 2013.
  • Fajardo R, Hernández MF, Umaña JB. Importancia 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