Title

Surgical Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Program, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Surgical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Medical School

Howard University College of Medicine


Board Certification

American Board of Congenital Heart Surgery, sub-specialty certification in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.


Residency

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic


Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta

Selected Research

Fahnhorst SE, Beasley G, Goldberg JF, Martinez HR, Ryan KA, Towbin JA, Boston U, Absi M. Novel use of cangrelor in pediatrics: A pilot cohort study demonstrating use in ventricular assist devices. Artif Organs. 2021 Jan;45(1):38-45. doi: 10.1111/aor.13782. Epub 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 33180355.

Rebolledo MA, Kumar TKS, Tansey JB, Pickens B, Allen J, Hanafin HJ, Boston US, Knott-Craig CJ. Single Institution Experience With International Referrals for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2020 Nov;11(6):727-732. doi: 10.1177/2150135120937230. PMID: 33164680.

Maller VV, Cohen HL, Boston U, Sainathan S, Knott-Craig CJ. Virtual endoluminal aortic root views determined at coronary CT angiography - an important tool for improving anomalous coronary artery visualization and surgical planning. Pediatr Radiol. 2021 Feb;51(2):296-306. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04775-1. Epub 2020 Sep 5. PMID: 32889583.

Tadphale SD, Ramakrishnan K, Spentzas T, Kumar TKS, Allen J, Staffa SJ, Zurakowski D, Bigelow WA, Gopal SH, Boston US, Jonas RA, Knott-Craig CJ. Impact of Different Cardiopulmonary Bypass Strategies on Renal Injury After Pediatric Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr;111(4):1374-1379. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.056. Epub 2020 Jun 27. PMID: 32603703.

Absi M, Sainathan S, Beasley G, Boston U. Use of a novel antiplatelet agent cangrelor in an infant supported with a ventricular assist device. Artif Organs. 2020 May;44(5):532-533. doi: 10.1111/aor.13613. Epub 2020 Jan 19. PMID: 31957028.