Amy Fiedler, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-7995
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    Georgetown University, Washington, DCBS05/2004Biology
    Georgetown University, Washington, DCMS05/2005Microbiology and Immunology
    The George Washington University, Washington, DCMD06/2009Medicine and Surgery
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA07/2016General Surgery
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA12/2018Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAResearch Sabattical
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    2022  - 2023Thoracic Surgery Foundation Francis Fontan International Traveling Fellowship
    2021  - 2023AATS Surgical Investigator Award
    2020  - 2023Presidential Leadership Scholar
    2020  - 2021Cohn AATS Surgical Investigator Award
    2019Carolyn Reed Traveling Fellowship

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    1. Evolving Characteristics of Heart Transplantation Donors and Recipients: JACC Focus Seminar. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 03 22; 79(11):1108-1123. DeFilippis EM, Khush KK, Farr MA, Fiedler A, Kilic A, Givertz MM. PMID: 35300823.
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    2. Practice patterns of female cardiothoracic surgeons older than age 58 years: Are we making progress? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 10. Ferrel MN, Gerhard EF, Johnstad CM, Nesbitt K, Pereira SJ, Fiedler AG. PMID: 35249755.
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    3. Applying the ethical framework for donation after circulatory death to thoracic normothermic regional perfusion procedures. Am J Transplant. 2022 05; 22(5):1311-1315. Wall AE, Fiedler A, Karp S, Shah A, Testa G. PMID: 35040263.
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    4. Normothermic regional perfusion surgical technique for the procurement of cardiac donors after circulatory death. JTCVS Tech. 2022 Apr; 12:113-115. Fiedler AG, DeVries S, Czekajlo C, Smith JW. PMID: 35403051; PMCID: PMC8987395.
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    5. Unconventional use of total artificial heart in a patient with severe, destructive prosthetic valve endocarditis. J Card Surg. 2022 Feb; 37(2):443-444. Johnstad C, Bomareddi S, Hermsen JL, Smith JW, Fiedler AG. PMID: 34766385.
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    6. Women mentoring women. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Nov 04. Chang C, Watt TMF, Fiedler AG, Worrell SG. PMID: 34862057.
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    7. Survival after orthotopic heart transplantation in patients with BMI > = 35 with and without diabetes. Clin Transplant. 2021 10; 35(10):e14400. Fiedler AG, Stalter L, Marka N, Dhingra R, Hermsen JL, Smith JW. PMID: 34181771.
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    8. Gonococcal endocarditis: A rare manifestation of a common disease in the COVID-19 era. Int J STD AIDS. 2021 10; 32(11):1078-1080. Kavalier M, Fiedler A, Urban A. PMID: 33990163.
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    9. Left ventricular assist device implantation by bi-thoracotomy technique: A single-center perspective. J Card Surg. 2021 Jul; 36(7):2342-2347. Stoeckl EM, Smith JW, Dhingra R, Fiedler AG. PMID: 33861471.
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    10. Virtual reality, e-learning, and global cardiac surgical capacity-building. J Card Surg. 2021 Jun; 36(6):1835-1837. Vervoort D, Fiedler AG. PMID: 33772865.
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    11. Coronary angiography utilization in the evaluation of a potential heart donor by age: a narrative review. J Thorac Dis. 2021 Mar; 13(3):1864-1868. Johnstad CM, Fiedler AG. PMID: 33841974; PMCID: PMC8024806.
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    12. Commentary: USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail = Win/Win for Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainee Selection. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021; 33(3):832-833. Fiedler AG. PMID: 33610698.
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    13. You Can't Be What You Can't See. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 11; 112(5):1730-1731. Fiedler AG, Sihag S. PMID: 33581162.
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    14. MicroRNA-21 regulates right ventricular remodeling secondary to pulmonary arterial pressure overload. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2021 05; 154:106-114. Chang WT, Fisch S, Dangwal S, Mohebali J, Fiedler AG, Chen M, Hsu CH, Yang Y, Qiu Y, Alexander KM, Chen FY, Liao R. PMID: 33548242.
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    15. Successful heart transplantation in a patient who recovered from COVID-19. J Card Surg. 2021 Mar; 36(3):1148-1149. Johnstad CM, Murray D, Dhingra R, Smith JW, Fiedler AG. PMID: 33448478; PMCID: PMC8014622.
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    16. Impact of distance from implant center on mechanical circulatory device patient outcomes. J Card Surg. 2021 Mar; 36(3):801-805. Lushaj EB, Fiedler A, DeCamp M, Park CJ, Dhingra R, Smith J. PMID: 33415793.
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    17. A Seat at the Table: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon as Surgeon-Advocate. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 03; 111(3):741-744. Vervoort D, Swain JD, Fiedler AG. PMID: 33345784.
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    18. The changing landscape of percutaneous technology leading to surgical complications. J Card Surg. 2021 Jan; 36(1):406-407. Fiedler AG. PMID: 33225495.
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    19. Orthotopic Heart Transplant: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 02; 111(2):398-400. Fiedler AG, Hermsen JL, Bommareddi S, Smith JW. PMID: 33506767.
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    20. Multimodal Cardiopulmonary Bypass Skills Assessment Within a High-Fidelity Simulation Environment. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 08; 112(2):652-660. Hermsen JL, Mohamadipanah H, Yang S, Wise B, Fiedler A, DiMusto P, Pugh C. PMID: 32971063.
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    21. Intra-aortic balloon pump placement in coronary artery bypass grafting patients by day of admission. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Aug 14; 15(1):219. Del Carmen GA, Axtell A, Chang D, Melnitchouk S, Sundt TM, Fiedler AG. PMID: 32795363; PMCID: PMC7427862.
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    22. Multi-institutional collaborative mock oral (mICMO) examination for cardiothoracic surgery trainees: Results from the pilot experience. JTCVS Open. 2020 Sep; 3:128-135. Fiedler AG, Emerson D, Gillaspie EA, Hermsen JL, Levack MM, McCarthy DP, Sihag S, Worrell SG, Antonoff MB. PMID: 34173545; PMCID: PMC7381400.
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    23. We Are Great When We Collaborate. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 12; 110(6):2107-2108. Fiedler AG. PMID: 32511998; PMCID: PMC7274100.
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    24. Balancing supply and demand: Review of the 2018 donor heart allocation policy. J Card Surg. 2020 Jul; 35(7):1583-1588. Taylor LJ, Fiedler AG. PMID: 32400060.
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    25. We Agree: Cardiopulmonary Bypass Is a Team Sport: Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 10; 110(4):1437-1438. Fiedler AG, Lewis EE, Hermsen JL. PMID: 32335018.
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    26. Cardiothoracic Education in the Time of COVID-19: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):362-363. Lewis EE, Taylor LJ, Hermsen JL, McCarthy DP, Fiedler AG. PMID: 32283082; PMCID: PMC7151493.
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    27. Cardiopulmonary Bypass: How I Teach It. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 03; 109(3):645-648. Fiedler AG, Lewis EE, Hermsen JL. PMID: 31954688.
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    28. Long-term discontinuation of warfarin in a patient with HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device without complication. J Card Surg. 2020 Feb; 35(2):447-449. Fiedler AG, Hermsen JL, Smith JW, Dhingra R. PMID: 31730719.
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    29. Entering the great unknown: Transition to academic practice. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 03; 159(3):1156-1160. Fiedler AG, Sihag S. PMID: 31648832.
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    30. Papillary muscle rupture following routine aortic valve replacement. J Card Surg. 2019 Dec; 34(12):1667-1669. Fiedler AG, De Oliveira NC, Hermsen JL. PMID: 31475399.
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    31. New Technology, New Complications: Training the Next Generation of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 03; 109(3):983. Fiedler AG, De Oliveira N. PMID: 31470014.
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    32. Helpful sternal wound vacuum-assisted closure techniques in two open chest situations: Central extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and sternal infection. J Card Surg. 2019 Nov; 34(11):1150-1153. Schreiter NA, McCarthy DP, Fiedler AG, Young N, Demarais D, Anagnostopoulos PV, Hermsen JL. PMID: 31441530.
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    33. Reply. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 01; 109(1):306-307. Fiedler AG. PMID: 31278912.
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    34. Reoperative sternotomy is associated with increased early mortality after cardiac transplantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jun 01; 55(6):1136-1143. Axtell AL, Fiedler AG, Lewis G, Melnitchouk S, Tolis G, D'Alessandro DA, Villavicencio MA. PMID: 30649307.
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    35. We have met the enemy; the enemy is us. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 06; 157(6):e395-e396. Stephens EH, Fiedler AG. PMID: 30826097.
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    36. Correlation of cardiopulmonary bypass duration with acute renal failure after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31. Axtell AL, Fiedler AG, Melnitchouk S, D'Alessandro DA, Villavicencio MA, Jassar AS, Sundt TM. PMID: 30826102.
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    37. Pain management and safety profiles after preoperative vs postoperative thoracic epidural insertion for bilateral lung transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2018 12; 32(12):e13445. Axtell AL, Heng EE, Fiedler AG, Melnitchouk S, D'Alessandro DA, Tolis G, Astor T, Dalia AA, Cudemus G, Villavicencio MA. PMID: 30412311.
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    38. Successful Heart Transplantation in a Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun; 107(6):e379-e380. Feroe AG, Fiedler AG, D'Alessandro DA. PMID: 30513314.
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    39. Echocardiographic Assessment of Biventricular Function in 249 Patients During the Peri-Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Period. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 May; 33(5):1325-1330. Ortoleva JP, Dalia AA, Fiedler AG, D'Alessandro D, Shelton K, Villavicencio M, Cudemus GA. PMID: 30482702.
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    40. The effect of donor age on posttransplant mortality in a cohort of adult cardiac transplant recipients aged 18-45. Am J Transplant. 2019 03; 19(3):876-883. Axtell AL, Fiedler AG, Chang DC, Yeh H, Lewis GD, Villavicencio MA, D'Alessandro DA. PMID: 30106231.
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    41. Appraisal of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery training. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 12; 156(6):2216-2223. Stephens EH, Goldstone AB, Fiedler AG, Vardas PN, Pattakos G, Lou X, Chen PC, Tchantchaleishvili V. PMID: 30119904.
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    42. Impella Placement Guided by Echocardiography Can Be Used as a Strategy to Unload the Left Ventricle During Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Dec; 32(6):2585-2591. Fiedler AG, Dalia A, Axtell AL, Ortoleva J, Thomas SM, Roy N, Villavicencio MA, D'Alessandro DA, Cudemus G. PMID: 30007550.
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    43. Incidental Discovery of an Atypical Cardiac Tumor. J Cardiovasc Echogr. 2018 Jul-Sep; 28(3):198-200. Staudt GE, Fiedler AG, Tolis G, Dudzinski DM, Streckenbach SC. PMID: 30306028; PMCID: PMC6172883.
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    44. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is a Team Sport: Institutional Survival Benefits of a Formalized ECMO Team. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 04; 33(4):902-907. Dalia AA, Ortoleva J, Fiedler A, Villavicencio M, Shelton K, Cudemus GD. PMID: 30072265.
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    45. Delayed Presentation of Traumatic Pericardial Rupture: Diagnostic and Surgical Considerations for Treatment. Heart Surg Forum. 2018 06 14; 21(4):E254-E256. Fiedler AG, Banka P, Zaleski K, Fahey MC, Breitbart RE, Fynn-Thompson F. PMID: 30084774.
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    46. Perforation of a mesenteric Meckel's diverticulum. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Jun; 2018(6):rjy126. Levack MM, Fiedler AG, Kaafarani H, King DR. PMID: 29977514; PMCID: PMC6007423.
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    47. Beyond #ILookLikeASurgeon. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 09; 156(3):1131-1136. Stephens EH, Fiedler AG. PMID: 29961595.
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    48. Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease: Overview of Mechanical and Tissue Prostheses, Advantages, Disadvantages, and Implications for Clinical Use. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Feb 05; 20(1):7. Fiedler AG, Tolis G. PMID: 29404788.
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    49. Aortic valve replacement associated with survival in severe regurgitation and low ejection fraction. Heart. 2018 05; 104(10):835-840. Fiedler AG, Bhambhani V, Laikhter E, Picard MH, Wasfy MM, Tolis G, Melnitchouk S, Sundt TM, Wasfy JH. PMID: 29092919.
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    50. Current Status of Endovascular Training for Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents in the United States. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Nov; 104(5):1748-1754. Vardas PN, Stefanescu Schmidt AC, Lou X, Goldstone AB, Pattakos G, Fiedler AG, Stephens EH, Tchantchaleishvili V. PMID: 28969897.
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    51. Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect Six Months following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Heart Surg Forum. 2017 08 25; 20(4):E162-E163. Fiedler AG, Sundt TM, Tolis G. PMID: 28846531.
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    52. Hybrid approach to the management of infective endocarditis complicated by coronary artery embolism: a case report. J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Jun; 2017(6):rjx110. Fiedler AG, Schutt RC, Greenhouse D, Stone J, Sundt TM, Sakhuja R. PMID: 28685015; PMCID: PMC5491801.
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    53. Variability in Integrated Cardiothoracic Training Program Curriculum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun; 103(6):1984-1991. Stephens EH, Walters DM, Eilers AL, Tchantchaleishvili V, Goldstone AB, Gillaspie EA, Fiedler A, LaPar DJ. PMID: 28450134.
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    54. Redesigning Care for Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock: The "Shock Team". JAMA Surg. 2016 07 01; 151(7):685. Fiedler AG, Song TH, D'Alessandro DA. PMID: 26863918.
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    55. Gender and Cardiothoracic Surgery Training: Specialty Interests, Satisfaction, and Career Pathways. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul; 102(1):200-6. Stephens EH, Robich MP, Walters DM, DeNino WF, Aftab M, Tchantchaleishvili V, Eilers AL, Rice RD, Goldstone AB, Shlestad RC, Malas T, Cevasco M, Gillaspie EA, Fiedler AG, LaPar DJ, Shah AA. PMID: 27157051.
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    56. Right heart failure: an ischemic model and restraint therapy for treatment. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr; 97(4):1356-62; discussion 1362-3. Cevasco M, Kwon M, Fiedler A, Lee LS, Shiao J, Shah RV, Worthington AH, Fox JA, Kwong RY, Chen FY. PMID: 24462414.
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    57. Targeting the MAGE A3 antigen in pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2012 Sep; 152(3 Suppl 1):S13-8. Cogdill AP, Frederick DT, Cooper ZA, Garber HR, Ferrone CR, Fiedler A, Rosenberg L, Thayer SP, Warshaw AL, Wargo JA. PMID: 22770803; PMCID: PMC3806055.
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    58. Parathyroid carcinoma in a child: an unusual case of an ectopically located malignant parathyroid gland with tumor invading the thymus. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Aug; 44(8):1649-52. Fiedler AG, Rossi C, Gingalewski CA. PMID: 19635322.
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