John Nigro, M.D.

Locations

3020 Children's Way
MC 5078
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Organization

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Illinois School of Medicine-Chicago

Internship

LAC - USC Medical Center

Residency

LAC - USC Medical Center

Fellowship

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Board Certifications

Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Surgery Subspecialty

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. John J. Nigro, a cardiothoracic and heart transplant surgeon, is chief of cardiac surgery, director of cardiac transplantation and the mechanical assist program and director of Rady Children's Heart Institute.

Previously, he worked at Phoenix Children's Hospital Heart Center, where he held similar roles. Dr. Nigro has considerable experience and an interest in complex neonatal heart surgery and pediatric heart transplantation.

Dr. Nigro received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his internship and surgery residency at LAC + USC Medical Center, a cardiothoracic surgery residency at LAC + USC Medical Center and a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

A frequently invited lecturer, Dr. Nigro is widely published. His professional society memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association and International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant.

Publications

An apology or absolution for cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy: Can we get on the same wavelength?
Rao R, Nigro JJ, Karamlou T

Integration of Hybrid and Single Ventricle Rehabilitation Techniques to Treat a Neonate After Iatrogenic Mitral Injury.
Ashfaq A, Seckeler M, Pophal S, Rhee E, Ryan J, Rao R, Klewer S, Nigro JJ

A novel approach to neonatal management of tetralogy of Fallot, with pulmonary atresia, and multiple aortopulmonary collaterals.
Ryan JR, Moe TG, Richardson R, Frakes DH, Nigro JJ, Pophal S

Retrograde cardioplegia for myocardial protection during arterial switch operation.
Nigro JJ, Velez DA

The role of extracorporeal life support in acute myocarditis: a bridge to recovery?
Sanders DB, Sowell SR, Willis B, Lane J, Pierce C, Pophal S, Arabia FA, Nigro JJ

Atrial septal hematoma after mitral valve and left coronary artery surgery in a child.
Naidu DP, Nigro J, Alboliras ET

Neonatal surgical reconstruction and peri-operative care for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: current strategies.
Fuller S, Ghanayem N, Chai P, Nigro J, Kleisli T, Tabbutt S

Prolonged use of dexmedetomidine in the paediatric cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
Bejian S, Valasek C, Nigro JJ, Cleveland DC, Willis BC

Therapeutic options in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a pediatric perspective.
Rhee EK, Nigro JJ, Pophal SG

Modified superior repair for supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in the adult.
Nigro JJ, Choi S, Graziano J, Gandy KL, Guerrero-Tiro LM, Cleveland DC

Proximal conduit obstruction after Sano modified Norwood procedure.
Nigro JJ, Bart RD, Derby CD, Sklansky MS, Starnes VA

The Ross procedure is an ideal aortic valve replacement operation for the teen patient.
Khwaja S, Nigro JJ, Starnes VA

Needle embolism to the heart.
Baker CJ, Nigro JJ, Daggett CW, Wells WJ

Neochordal repair of the posterior mitral leaflet.
Nigro JJ, Schwartz DS, Bart RD, Bart CW, Lopez BM, Cunningham MJ, Barr ML, Bremner RM, Haddy SM, Wells WJ, Starnes VA

Manometry of the lower esophageal sphincter: inter- and intraindividual variability of slow motorized pull-through versus station pull-through manometry.
Campos GM, Oberg S, Gastal O, Theisen J, Nigro JJ, Hagen JA, Costantini M, Bremner CG, DeMeester TR, Crookes PF

Bullets and biliptysis.
Nigro JJ, Arroyo H Jr, Theodorou D, Velmahos GC, Bremner RM

Perforating Barrett's ulcer resulting in a life-threatening esophagobronchial fistula.
Nigro JJ, Bremner RM, Fuller CB, Theisen J, Ma Y, Starnes VA

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