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

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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 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
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Genetic Basis fo Cardiovascular Disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Valvular and Aortic Disease
  • 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
American Board of Thoracic 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

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

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

Review

  1. McKellar SH, Sundt TM (2009). Valve replacement options in the setting of an ascending aortic aneurysm. [Review]. Future Cardiol, 5(4), 375-83.

Book Chapter

  1. Stulak JM, McKellar SH, Park SJ (2012). Ventricular assist devices: Which one and when. In Braunwald’s Heart Disease (9th). Elsevier.
  2. McKellar SH (2011). Ascending aortic aneurysms. In Mery CM, Turek JW (Ed.), TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1st). Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association.
  3. McKellar SH (2011). Combined carotid and coronary artery surgery. In Mery CM, Turek JW (Ed.), TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1st). Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association.
  4. McKellar SH (2011). End-stage heart failure. In Mery CM, Turek JW (Ed.), TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1st). Chicago: Thoracic Surgery Residents Association.
  5. McKellar SH, Brown ML, Schaff HV, Frye RL (2010). Is there an optimal revascularization strategy in diabetic patients with ischemic heart disease? In Rizza RA, Vella A (Ed.), Controversies in Diabetes Management. Wiley-Blackwell.
  6. Thompson JL, McKellar SH, Suri RM (2009). Laparoscopic transdiaphragmatic access to the apex of the left ventricle of the heart. In Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery (4, pp. 27-31). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  7. McKellar SH, Cassivi SD (2008). Pleural Effusion and Empyema Thoracis. In Conn’s Current Therapy (60th). W.B. Saunders.

Case Report

  1. McKellar SH, Durham LA 3rd, Scott JP, Cassivi SD (2010). Successful lung transplant from donor after cardiac death: a potential solution to shortage of thoracic organs. Mayo Clin Proc, 85(2), 150-2.
  2. McKellar SH, Matthews LR (2009). Images in clinical medicine. Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with intrathoracic liver herniation. N Engl J Med, 360(5), e7.
  3. McKellar SH, Allred BD, Marks JD, Cowley CG, Classen DC, Gardner SC, Long JW (1999). Treatment of infected left ventricular assist device using antibiotic-impregnated beads. Ann Thorac Surg, 67(2), 554-5.

Letter

  1. McKellar SH, Takieddine S, Majumdar R, Sundt TM 3rd (2006). Molecular changes occurring with aneurysm formation: possible impact of sampling error [Letter to the editor]. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 131(1), 254-5; author reply 255.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. McKellar SH, Zehr KJ (2006). Aortic valve repair for aortic insufficiency [Web]. CTSNet Expert’s Techniques; Adult Cardiac. Available: http://www.ctsnet.org/sections/clinicalresources/adultcardiac/expert_tech-19.html.

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