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David Ranney, MD

House Staff
University of Michigan
Medical School: 
University of Michigan

Clinical and Research Interests

Adult cardiac surgery, aortic surgery

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I sought programs that had early access to mentorship and training in Cardiothoracic Surgery, aligned with a strong reputation for clinical and academic development.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

High volume and high-complexity cases, strong mentorship, and a community of learners that strive to stay challenged and motivate one another

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Seek mentorship early, take initiative in your own learning, and be a strong patient advocate.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Robust multicultural area with plenty of opportunities for exploration and enjoyment outside of work, easy access to the beach and mountains, ease of living

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Reading, hiking, homebrewing, learning in depth about topics and skills outside of medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Allastair Karmody finalist, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Member for a Day awardee, American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association resident scholarship recipient


Ganapathi, Asvin M., David N. Ranney, Mark D. Peterson, Mark E. Lindsay, Himanshu J. Patel, Reed E. Pyeritz, Santi Trimarchi, et al. “Location of Aortic Enlargement and Risk of Type A Dissection at Smaller Diameters.” J Am Coll Cardiol 79, no. 19 (May 17, 2022): 1890–97.

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Feiger, B., E. Lorenzana-Saldivar, C. Cooke, R. Horstmeyer, M. Bishawi, J. Doberne, G. C. Hughes, D. Ranney, S. Voigt, and A. Randles. “Evaluation of U-Net Based Architectures for Automatic Aortic Dissection Segmentation.” Acm Transactions on Computing for Healthcare 3, no. 1 (January 1, 2022).

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Loungani, R. S., M. Fudim, D. Ranney, A. Kochar, M. D. Samsky, D. Bonadonna, A. Itoh, et al. “Contemporary Use of Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Insights from the Multicenter RESCUE Registry.” In Journal of Cardiac Failure, 27:327–37, 2021.

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Yerokun, Babatunde A., Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Andrew M. Vekstein, Maria V. Grau-Sepulveda, Ehsan Benrashid, Ying Xian, David N. Ranney, et al. “Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations in the United States among Medicare beneficiaries.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, February 25, 2021.

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Feiger, B., E. Lorenzana, D. Ranney, M. Bishawi, J. Doberne, A. Vekstein, S. Voigt, C. Hughes, and A. Randles. “Predicting aneurysmal degeneration of type B aortic dissection with computational fluid dynamics.” In Proceedings of the 12th Acm Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, Bcb 2021, 2021.

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Ranney, David N., Alyssa C. Habermann, James M. Meza, Joseph W. Turek, Andrew J. Lodge, Travis P. Vesel, Sonya Kirmani, Jacob N. Schroder, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Implantation of a HeartMate 3 ventricular assist device in a 21-kg pediatric patient with Fontan failure.” J Card Surg 35, no. 12 (December 2020): 3634–37.

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Ranney, David N., Judson B. Williams, Álvaro S. Albrecht, Shuang Li, Renato A. K. Kalil, Eric D. Peterson, and Renato D. Lopes. “Insulin Use and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.” Braz J Cardiovasc Surg 35, no. 5 (October 1, 2020): 666–74.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Morgan L. Cox, David Ranney, Judson B. Williams, Hillary Mulder, Mario F. L. Gaudino, Stephen Fremes, et al. “Outcomes following revascularization with radial artery bypass grafts: Insights from the PREVENT-IV trial.” Am Heart J 228 (October 2020): 91–97.

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Michael, Nicholas, David Ranney, Andrew Vekstein, and Sean Montgomery. “Cholecystocolonic Fistula in the Setting of Sigmoid Perforation from Gallstone.” The American Surgeon 85, no. 12 (December 2019): e608–10.


Ranney, David, Sarah Hatch, Desiree Bonadonna, and Mani Daneshmand. “ECMO Flow as a Sign of Intraabdominal Hemorrhage After Prolonged CPR.” Asaio Journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992) 65, no. 6 (August 2019): e55–57.

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