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Stephen McKellar, M.D., M.Sc.

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Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in a combined, integrated training program. During his time at Mayo Clinic, he also received a Masters Degree of Biomedical Research from the Mayo Graduate School during a two-year research fellowship.

He is trained in all areas of adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery and has additional expertise in heart and lung failure and their treatment; specifically, mechanical circulatory support devices (left ventricular assist devices) and heart and lung transplantation.

He has published extensively in many areas of adult cardiothoracic surgery including valvular heart disease, ascending aortic aneurismal disease but has a particular research interest in mechanical circulatory support and surgical strategies for right ventricular failure.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Genetic Basis fo Cardiovascular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Valvular and Aortic Disease
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiothoracic Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-5311 University Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in a combined, integrated training program. During his time at Mayo Clinic, he also received a Masters Degree of Biomedical Research from the Mayo Graduate School during a two-year research fellowship.

He has published extensively in many areas of adult cardiothoracic surgery including valvular heart disease, ascending aortic aneurismal disease but has a particular research interest in mechanical circulatory support and surgical strategies for right ventricular failure.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Residency Mayo Clinic
Combined General and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow Mayo Clinic
Clinician-Investigator
Research Fellow
Graduate Training Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP)
M.Sc.
Residency Mayo Clinic
Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical The George Washington University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
B.A.

Publications

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Journal Article

  1. McKellar SH, Morris DS, Park SJ, Zietlow S(2012)Evolution of general surgical problems in patients with left ventricular assist devices.  Surgery,
  2. McKellar SH, MacDonald RJ, Michelena HI, Connolly HM, Sundt TM 3r(2011)Frequency of cardiovascular events in women with a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve in a single community and effect of pregnancy on events.  American Journal of Cardiology, The, 107(1),96-9
  3. McKellar SH, Allen MS, Cassivi SD, Nichols FC 3rd, Shen KR, Wigle DA, Deschamps (2011)Laparoscopic conversion from Nissen to partial fundoplication for refractory dysphagia.  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 91(3),932-4
  4. McKellar SH, Abel S, Camp CL, Suri RM, Ereth MH, Schaff H(2011)Effectiveness of dabigatran etexilate for thromboprophylaxis of mechanical heart valves.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 141(6),1410-6
  5. Maltais S, Topilsky Y, Tchantchaleishvili V, McKellar SH, Durham LA, Joyce LD, Daly RC, Park S(2011)Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve insufficiency promotes early reverse remodeling in patients with axial-flow left ventricular assist devices.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery,
  6. McKellar SH, MacDonald RJ, Michelena HI, Connolly HM, Sundt T(2011)Pregnancy and cardiovascular events in women with congenitally bicuspid aortic valve: a community-based study.  American Journal of Cardiology, The, 10796-99
  7. Maltais S, McKellar SH, Hasin T, Topilsky Y, Rayji T, Joyce LD, Daly RC, Kushwaha SS, Park S(2011)Tricuspid valve insufficiency in patients with axial-flow left ventricular assist devices.  Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, The, 30S20
  8. McKellar SH, Michelena HI, Li Z, Schaff HV, Sundt TM 3r(2010)Long-term risk of aortic events following aortic valve replacement in patients with bicuspid aortic valves.  American Journal of Cardiology, The, 106(11),1626-33
  9. McKellar SH, Li Z, Michelena HI, Schaff HV, Sundt T(2010)Predictors of Aortic Events Following Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valves.  American Journal of Cardiology, The, 1061626-1633
  10. Hoffmann NE, Siddiqui SA, Agarwal S, McKellar SH, Kurtz HJ, Gettman MT, Ereth M(2009)Choice of hemostatic agent influences adhesion formation in a rat cecal adhesion model.  Journal of Surgical Research, 155(1),77-81
  11. Garcia-Rinaldi R, Carro-Pagan C, Schaff HV, McKellar SH, Thompson JL 3rd, Quinones J, Rodriguez-Acosta J(2009)Initial experience with dual antiplatelet thromboprophylaxis using clopidogrel and aspirin in patients with mechanical aortic prostheses.  Journal of Heart Valve Disease, The, 18(6),617-25; discussion 626
  12. Garcia-Rinaldi RF, Carro-Pagan C, Schaff HV, McKellar SH, Thompson JL, Quinones J, Rodriquez-Acosta J(2009)Dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin prevent thromboembolism in patients with mechanical aortic prostheses.  Journal of Heart Valve Disease, The, 18617-26
  13. McKellar SH, Thompson JL 3rd, Garcia-Rinaldi RF, Macdonald RJ, Sundt TM 3rd, Schaff H(2008)Short- and long-term efficacy of aspirin and clopidogrel for thromboprophylaxis for mechanical heart valves: an in vivo study in swine.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 136(4),908-14
  14. McKellar SH, Brown ML, Schaff HV, Frye RL, Sundt T(2008)Coronary revascularization in patients aged 80 and older: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, 5(738-46),
  15. Majumdar R, Miller DV, Ballman KV, Unnikrishnan G, McKellar SH, Sarkar G, Sreekumar R, Bolander ME, Sundt TM 3r(2007)Elevated expressions of osteopontin and tenascin C in ascending aortic aneurysms are associated with trileaflet aortic valves as compared with bicuspid aortic valves.  Cardiovascular Pathology, 16(3),144-50
  16. McKellar SH, Thompson JL, Schaff H(2007)A model of heterotopic aortic valve replacement for studying thromboembolism prophylaxis in mechanical valve prostheses.  Journal of Surgical Research, 141(1),1-6
  17. McKellar SH, Schaff HV, Dearani JA, Daly RC, Mullany CJ, Orszulak TA, Sundt TM 3rd, Connolly HM, Warnes CA, Puga F(2007)Intermediate-term results of ascending-descending posterior pericardial bypass of complex aortic coarctation.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 133(6),1504-9
  18. McKellar SH, Tester DJ, Yagubyan M, Majumdar R, Ackerman MJ, Sundt TM 3r(2007)Novel NOTCH1 mutations in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease and thoracic aortic aneurysms.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 134(2),290-6

Review

  1. Brown ML, McKellar SH, Sundt TM, Schaff H(2009)Ministernotomy versus conventional sternotomy for aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 137(3),670-679.e5
  2. McKellar SH, Sundt T(2009)Valve replacement options in the setting of an ascending aortic aneurysm.  Future Cardiology, 5(4),375-83

Book Chapter

  1. McKellar S(2011)Ascending aortic aneurysms.  ,
  2. McKellar S(2011)Combined carotid and coronary artery surgery.  ,
  3. McKellar S(2011)End-stage heart failure.  ,
  4. McKellar SH, Brown ML, Schaff HV, Frye R(2010)Is there an optimal revascularization strategy in diabetic patients with ischemic heart disease?  ,
  5. Thompson JL, McKellar SH, Suri R(2009)Laparoscopic transdiaphragmatic access to the apex of the left ventricle of the heart.  , 427-31
  6. McKellar SH, Cassivi S(2008)Pleural Effusion and Empyema Thoracis.  ,
  7. Stulak JM, McKellar SH, Park S(In Press)Ventricular assist devices: Which one and when?  ,

Case Report

  1. McKellar SH, Durham LA 3rd, Scott JP, Cassivi S(2010)Successful lung transplant from donor after cardiac death: a potential solution to shortage of thoracic organs.  Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 85(2),150-2
  2. McKellar SH, Matthews L(2009)Images in clinical medicine. Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with intrathoracic liver herniation.  New England Journal of Medicine, 360(5),e7
  3. McKellar SH, Allred BD, Marks JD, Cowley CG, Classen DC, Gardner SC, Long J(1999)Treatment of infected left ventricular assist device using antibiotic-impregnated beads.  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 67(2),554-5

Letter

  1. McKellar SH, Takieddine S, Majumdar R, Sundt TM 3r(2006)Molecular changes occurring with aneurysm formation: possible impact of sampling error.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 131(1),254-5; author reply 255

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. McKellar SH, Zehr K(2006)Aortic valve repair for aortic insufficiency.  ,

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