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Kai Ihnken, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, GermanyMD1989
    J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, GermanySurgery, CT-surgery residency1991
    University of California Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CACT-surgery research fellowship1993
    J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, GermanyCT-surgery residency1995
    Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, GermanyCT-surgery residency1996
    Stanford University, StanfordGeneral Surgery2001Surgery
    Stanford University, StanfordCardiothoracic surgery2004Cardiothoracic surgery
    Cedars-Sinai, Los AngelesCardiothoracic transplantation2015Cardiothoracic transplantation and mechanical assist
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Justus-Liebig University1989Medical school graduation (summa cum laude)
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe University1991Doctoral thesis (magna cum laude)
    American Heart Association1992Young Investigators Award
    American College of Angiology1993Young Investigators Award
    European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery1994Dos Santos Award
    American College of Angiology1995Young Investigators Award
    German Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery1997Ernst-Derra-Price, Annual award for most outstanding research
    Stanford University2001Outstanding Achievement Award
    California State Senate2006Certificate of Recognition
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center2007Customer Service Award
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center2008Customer Service Award
    PatientsChoice.org2011The compassionate Doctor Award

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    1. Ihnken KA, Ramzy D, Esmailian F, Trento A, ArabĂ­a FA. Surgical Technique to Facilitate Explantation of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices: LVADs, BiVADs, and TAHs Before Heart Transplantation. ASAIO J. 2016 Mar-Apr; 62(2):211-3. PMID: 26692405.
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    2. Reich H, Ramzy D, Czer L, Esmailian F, Moriguchi J, Ihnken K, Yusufali T, D'Attellis N, Arabia F, Annamalai A. Hemodynamic Consequences of Laparoscopy for Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Dec; 25(12):999-1004. PMID: 26523797.
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    3. Singh SK, Ihnken KA. Intraoperative fluorescence angiography to identify and confirm repair of intramyocardial left anterior descending coronary artery aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Oct; 90(4):e62. PMID: 20868784.
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    4. Timek T, Ihnken K. Surgical therapy for heart failure. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007 Mar; 5(2):251-63. PMID: 17338670.
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    5. Verhoye JP, Sze DY, Ihnken K, Hellinger JC, Robbins RR, Dake MD. Virtual angioscopy in type-A dissection: ascending aortic stent-graft repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jul; 82(1):347. PMID: 16798255.
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    6. Ihnken K, Fann JI, Burdon TA, Johnson FL, Kosek JC, Shumway NE. Chronic mitral valve rejection requiring replacement in a nine-year-old allograft. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov; 80(5):1909-11. PMID: 16242482.
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    7. Verhoye JP, Levin JM, Ihnken K, Miller DC. Computed tomography angiographic demonstration of a ventricular septal defect. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2004 Nov; 26(5):1037. PMID: 15519200.
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    8. van der Starre P, Guta C, Dake M, Ihnken K, Robbins R. The value of transesophageal echocardiography for endovascular graft stenting of the ascending aorta. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2004 Aug; 18(4):466-8. PMID: 15365930.
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    9. Ihnken K, Sze D, Dake MD, Fleischmann D, Van der Starre P, Robbins R. Successful treatment of a Stanford type A dissection by percutaneous placement of a covered stent graft in the ascending aorta. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1808-10. PMID: 15173740.
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    10. Nathanson M, Ihnken K. Beyond complete myocardial revascularization: is it important and does it matter? J Card Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb; 18(1):81-91. PMID: 12696770.
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    11. Ihnken K, Wildhirt S, Ihnken O, Hill B, Meier A, Zarins C, Reitz B. Skeletal muscle reperfusion injury: reversal by controlled limb reperfusion--a case report. Vasc Surg. 2001 Mar-Apr; 35(2):149-55. PMID: 11668385.
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    12. Nathanson M, Ihnken K. Transmyocardial laser channeling, coronary artery bypass, statistical analyses, and their interpretations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Mar; 121(3):601-3. PMID: 11241109.
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    13. Faul JL, Wahl T, Ihnken K, Berry GJ, Doyle RL, Whyte RI. Superior vena cava syndrome caused by pulmonary artery sarcoma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999 Oct; 118(4):749-50. PMID: 10504645.
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    14. Ihnken K, Morita K, Buckberg GD. Delayed cardioplegic reoxygenation reduces reoxygenation injury in cyanotic immature hearts. Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Jul; 66(1):177-82. PMID: 9692460.
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    15. Morita K, Sherman MP, Buckberg GD, Ihnken K, Matheis G, Young HH, Ignarro LJ. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. V. Role of the L-arginine-nitric oxide pathway: the nitric oxide paradox. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1200-11. PMID: 7475171.
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    16. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. VII. Counteraction of oxidant damage by exogenous antioxidants: coenzyme Q10. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1221-7. PMID: 7475173.
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    17. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. IV. Role of the iron-catalyzed pathway: deferoxamine. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1190-9. PMID: 7475170.
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    18. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD, Matheis G, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. VIII. Counteraction of oxidant damage by exogenous glutamate and aspartate. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1228-34. PMID: 7475174.
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    19. Ihnken K, Morita K, Buckberg GD, Sherman MP, Ignarro LJ, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: with aortic clamping. XIII. Interaction between oxygen tension and cardioplegic composition in limiting nitric oxide production and oxidant damage. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1274-86. PMID: 7475179.
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    20. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD, Matheis G, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: with aortic clamping. X. Exogenous antioxidants to avoid nullification of the cardioprotective effects of blood cardioplegia. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1245-54. PMID: 7475176.
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    21. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: with aortic clamping. XII. Delay of cardiac reoxygenation damage in the presence of cyanosis: a new concept of controlled cardiac reoxygenation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1265-73. PMID: 7475178.
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    22. Ihnken K, Morita K, Buckberg GD, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. III. Comparison of the magnitude of damage by hypoxemia/reoxygenation versus ischemia/reperfusion. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1182-9. PMID: 7475169.
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    23. Ihnken K, Morita K, Buckberg GD, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. VI. Counteraction of oxidant damage by exogenous antioxidants: N-(2-mercaptopropionyl)-glycine and catalase. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1212-20. PMID: 7475172.
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    24. Morita K, Ihnken K, Buckberg GD, Sherman MP, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury: without aortic clamping. IX. Importance of avoiding perioperative hyperoxemia in the setting of previous cyanosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1235-44. PMID: 7475175.
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    25. Ihnken K, Morita K, Buckberg GD, Young HH. Studies of hypoxemic/reoxygenation injury with aortic clamping: XI. Cardiac advantages of normoxemic versus hyperoxemic management during qardiopulmonary bypass. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Oct; 110(4 Pt 2):1255-64. PMID: 7475177.
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    26. Matheis G, Tixier DB, Buckberg GD, Ihnken K, Morita K, Sherman MP, Young HH. Cardiopulmonary dysfunction produced by reoxygenation of immature hypoxemic animals supported by cardiopulmonary bypass. Prevention by intravenous metabolic pretreatment. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Mar; 105(3):513-9. PMID: 8095311.
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