, Cardiothoracic Surgery
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego
University of Illinois School of Medicine-Chicago
LAC - USC Medical Center
LAC - USC Medical Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Surgery Subspecialty
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. He is also a clinical professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
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.
Dead space fractions in neonates following first-stage palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Anton-Martin P, Joshi R, Rao M, Pandurangi S, Wellnitz C, Kang P, Nigro JJ, Velez D, Willis BC
3D printing for congenital heart disease: a single site's initial three-yearexperience.
Ryan J, Plasencia J, Richardson R, Velez D, Nigro JJ, Pophal S, Frakes D
Alternative methods for virtual heart transplant-Size matching for pediatric heart transplantation with and without donor medical images available.
Plasencia JD, Kamarianakis Y, Ryan JR, Karamlou T, Park SS, Nigro JJ, Frakes DH, Pophal SG, Lagerstrom CF, Velez DA, Zangwill SD
Pulmonary Dead Space Fraction and Extubation Success in Children After Cardiac Surgery.
Devor RL, Kang P, Wellnitz C, Nigro JJ, Velez DA, Willis BC
Karamlou T, Velez D, Nigro JJ
Encrypted prediction: A hacker's perspective.
Karamlou T, Velez DA, Nigro JJ
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
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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