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S. Husain

S. Adil Husain, M.D.

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics / Chief - Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Suite 2200
Salt Lake City, UT  84113
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University of Iowa - General Surgery Residency (1995-2000)
University of North Carolina - Cardiothoracic Research Fellow (2000-2001)
University of North Carolina - Cardiothoracic Fellowship (2001-2003)
Orange County Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons - Staff Surgeon (2003 - 2006)
Indiana Univ. School of Medicine / Riley Children's Hsptl. - Congenital Cardiac Fellowship (2006)
Univ. of Florida Congential Heart Center - Asst. Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (2007-2008)
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio / Assoc. Professor - Cardiothoracic Surgery (2008 - 2014)
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio / Chief - Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery (2009 - 2018)
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio / Assoc. Director - CT Integrated Fellowship Program (2011 - 2018)
University Health Systems - San Antonio - Pediatric Surgeon In Chief (2013 - 2018)
William Randolph Hearst Chair in Congenital Heart Disease (2014 - 2018)
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio / Professor - Cardiothoracic Surgery (2014 - 2018)
University of Utah - Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics / Division Chief - Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery (2018 - present)
Chief - Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery - Primary Children's Hospital (2018 - present)

Other Interests

Global and Humanitarian Cardiac Surgical Programs
Health Care Economics / Value Indices / Quality Improvement Initiatives
Single Ventricle Physiology
Congenital Valvular Pathology



1.         Husain SA, Dominoes: When a Novel Surgical Approach Creates New Challenges.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017;154(4)e73


2.         Woodward C, Taylor R, Son M, Taeed R, Jacobs M, Pasquali S, Kane L, Husain SA.  Multicenter Quality Improvement Project to Prevent Sternal Wound Infections in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients; World Journal of Congenital and Pediatric Heart Surgery 2017;8(4)453-9


3.         Calhoon JH, Pan H, Husain SA. Femoral Vein Homograft Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Conduit: Is it all about the valve?  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2017:103(6)1975


4.         Husain SA, Taking One Step Backwards to Go Two Steps Forward.  Managing the Tricuspid Valve in the Surgical Closure of a Ventricular Septal Defect; Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016;152(2):496-7


5.         Carroll ND, Beers K, Maldonado E, Calhoon JH, Husain SA. Novel Annular and Subvalvar Enlargement in Congenital Mitral Valve Replacement; Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016;102:3e277


6.         Weston C, Husain SA, Curzon C, Neish SR, Kennedy G, Bonagurio K, Gosselin, K. Improving outcomes for infants with single ventricle disease through standardized feeding during the inter-stage period; Journal of Pediatric Nursing 2016 Article ID 9505629


7.         Jacobs JP, He X, Mayer JE, Austin EH, Quintessenza JA, Kark TR, Vricella L, Mavroudis C, O’Brien SM, Pasquali SK, Hill KD, Husain SA, Overman DM, St. Louis JD, Han JM, Shahian DM, Cameron D, Jacobs ML.  Mortality Trends in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database; Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2016 102(4): 1345-52


8.         Kane LC, Woodward C, Husain SA, Frei-Jones M. Thromboelastrography reduces transfusions in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Journal of Surgical Research 2016;200(1):21-7


9.         Husain SA. The Continued Evolution of a Transformational Operation: New Options for Wrapping the Ross Autograft.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2015 Vol. 149, Issue 4, p1142–1143


10.       Husain SA.  Cardiac Strangulation: Should We Worry? Journal Of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2014;14:833


11.       Husain SA, Rahman M, Baisden C, Forgione D, Kane LC, Neish SR, Calhoon JH. Creating A “Value Index”: A Method to Compare Regional Programs Performing Congenital Heart Surgery. Journal of Health Care Finance, 2015;42:1


12.       Eilers AL, Nazarullah AN, Shipper ES, Jagirdar JS, Calhoon JH, Husain SA. Cardiac Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature. World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 2014;5:556-564


13.       Husain, SA, Pasquali SK, Jacobs JP, Hill K, Kim S, Kane LC, Calhoon JH, Jacobs ML.                    Geographic Variation of Congenital Heart Disease Requiring Operative Intervention with the First Year of Life: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database – Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2014;98:912-8


14.       Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL III, Kirshbom P, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman D, Austin E, Karamlou T, Lodge A, St. Louis J, Gruber P, Ziemer G, Davies R, Brown J, Williams WG, Tchervenkov C, Jacobs ML, Caldarone CA. Congenital Maxwell Chamberlain Paper: Effect of Conduit Type and Size on Right Ventricle – Pulmonary Artery Conduit Durability in Infants Less Than Two Years of Age: A Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Study. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2013 96(5):1695-1702


15.       Woodward C, Son M, Taylor R, Husain SA. Sternal Wound Infection Prevention in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Protocololized Approach.  World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2012 3:463-469



16.       Husain SA, Maldonado E, Rasch D, Curzon C, Milachek J, Neish S, Calhoon JH. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection: Factors Associated with Mortality and Recurrent Pulmonary Venous Obstruction.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2012 94(3):825-832


17.       Walker JL, Young HA, Lawson DS, Husain SA, Calhoon JH. Optimizing Venous Drainage Using an Ultrasonic Flow Probe on the Venous Line. Journal of Extracorporeal Technology. 2011 Sep;43(3):157-161.


18.       Woodward C, Son M, Calhoon JH, Milachek J, Husain SA. Mediastinal Wound Infections in Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery: A Survey of Incidence and Preventative Practice. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011 Mar;91:799-804.


19.       Fanous NH, Husain SA, Turrentine MW, Rodefeld MD, Brown JW. Anterior Pericardial Tracheoplasty for Congenital Tracheal Stenosis:  Long-Term Outcomes. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 2010;139:18-25.


20.       Husain SA, Wallis G, Fricker FJ, Bleweis MS, Staples ED, Klodell CT, Brown JW, Turrentine MW. Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in the Pediatric Population: Does Pump Size Selection and Associated Hemodynamics Impact Outcomes? American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journals. 2008 Sep;54:474-78.


21.       Husain SA and Brown JW. When Reconstruction Fails or is not Feasible – Valve Replacement Options in the Pediatric Population.  Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual. 2007;117-124.


22.       Husain SA and Brown JW. Biologic versus Mechanical Valve Replacement of the Pulmonary Valve After Multiple Reconstructions of the RVOT Tract.      Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery:  A Comparative Atlas. 2006(Fall);11(3):207-215.


23.       Rich, P, Douillet C, Husain SA, Boucher R. ATP is released during injurious mechanical ventilation and contributes to lung edema.  Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care. 2003 Aug;55(2):290-97.


24.       Husain SA and Richenbacher, W. The Clamshell Incision Provides Excellent Exposure for Aortic Valve Replacement and Coronary Revascularization.  Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 1998 Mar;13:136-7.


25.       Husain SA and Slotnick, HB. Pharmacology and Paper Airplanes: A Model For Educating Physicians About Statistics.  Journal of the American Statistical Association – Proceedings from 1992 Section on Statistical Education. 1992;56-62.


26.       Bergstrom D, Beal P, Husain SA, Lind R, Jenson J. Palladium-Mediated Coupling Between Organic Disulfides and Nucleic Acid Constituents.  Journal of the American Chemical Society 1989;111:374.

Additional Educational Information

Carleton College  - Northfield, MN (B.A. -  Chemistry  - 1991)
University of North Dakota -  School of Medicine (M.D. -  1995)