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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


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, October 10, 2020.

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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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Fierro, Michael A., Benjamin Dunne, David N. Ranney, Mani A. Daneshmand, John C. Haney, Jacob A. Klapper, Matthew G. Hartwig, Desiree Bonadonna, Michael W. Manning, and Raquel R. Bartz. “Perioperative Anesthetic and Transfusion Management of Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Case Series of 21 Procedures.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 33, no. 7 (July 2019): 1855–62.

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Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey, Shivani A. Shah, Belle K. Lin, Keith W. VanDusen, Derek Y. Chan, Wendy D. Tan, David N. Ranney, Morgan L. Cox, Thomas A. D’Amico, and Mark F. Berry. “Right-Sided Versus Left-Sided Pneumonectomy After Induction Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 4 (April 2019): 1074–81.

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Voigt, Soraya L., Muath Bishawi, David Ranney, Babatunde Yerokun, Richard L. McCann, and G Chad Hughes. “Outcomes of carotid-subclavian bypass performed in the setting of thoracic endovascular aortic repair.” J Vasc Surg 69, no. 3 (March 2019): 701–9.

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Ranney, David N., Judson B. Williams, Hillary Mulder, Daniel Wojdyla, Morgan L. Cox, C Michael Gibson, Michael J. Mack, Mani A. Daneshmand, John H. Alexander, and Renato D. Lopes. “Comparison of Outcomes and Frequency of Graft Failure With Use of Free Versus In Situ Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Conduits (from the PREVENT IV Trial).” Am J Cardiol 123, no. 4 (February 15, 2019): 571–75.

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Ranney, David N., Babatunde A. Yerokun, Ehsan Benrashid, Muath Bishawi, Adam Williams, Richard L. McCann, and G Chad Hughes. “Outcomes of Planned Two-Stage Hybrid Aortic Repair With Dacron-Replaced Proximal Landing Zone.” Ann Thorac Surg 106, no. 4 (October 2018): 1136–42.

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