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James Meza, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
Princeton University
Medical School: 
University of Michigan Medical School

Clinical and Research Interests

Congenital heart surgery - single ventricle defects, neonatal surgery, advanced survival analysis

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Never worry alone.

Honors and Awards

  • July 2014 Cardiothoracic Surgery Trials Network Scholar
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • July 2015 John W. Kirklin/David Ashburn Fellowship
    Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Data Center, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • Nov. 2016 Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Abstract Travel Grant
    American Heart Association 2016 Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA
  • Jan. 2017 J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Award for Congenital Heart Surgery
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 53rd Annual Meeting, Houston, TX
  • Nov. 2017 Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young Early Career Investigator Award, Finalist
    American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions, Anaheim, CA
  • April 2018 Best of Sessions 2017
    American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions, Anaheim, CA
  • June 2018 Dr. Robert W. Keiffer Best Resident Publication Award
    Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Publications

Meza, James M., Nicholas D. Andersen, and Joseph W. Turek. “Commentary: The over/under is set at 17? Let's not gamble with discharge after the Norwood operation.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, December 9, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.11.094.

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Meza, James M. “Commentary: Shouldering ever heavier burdens: Aortic root replacement in the context of depressed left ventricular ejection fraction.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 158, no. 4 (October 2019): 994–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.11.043.

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Karamlou, Tara, James M. Meza, Hani K. Najm, John J. Nigro, and Kevin D. Hill. “Single-ventricle reconstruction 2.0: A closer look at our understanding of care for infants undergoing the Norwood procedure.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 158, no. 3 (September 2019): 837-842.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.121.

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Jacobs, Jeffrey P., Sean M. O’Brien, Kevin D. Hill, S Ram Kumar, Erle H. Austin, J William Gaynor, Peter J. Gruber, et al. “Refining The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk Model With Enhanced Risk Adjustment for Chromosomal Abnormalities, Syndromes, and Noncardiac Congenital Anatomic Abnormalities.” Ann Thorac Surg 108, no. 2 (August 2019): 558–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.069.

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Slieker, Martijn G., James M. Meza, Paul J. Devlin, Phillip T. Burch, Tara Karamlou, William M. DeCampli, Brian W. McCrindle, et al. “Pre-intervention morphologic and functional echocardiographic characteristics of neonates with critical left heart obstruction: a Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS) inception cohort study.” European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 20, no. 6 (June 2019): 658–67. https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey141.

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Meza, James M., Paul J. Devlin, David M. Overman, David Gremmels, Gina Baffa, Meryl S. Cohen, Michael D. Quartermain, et al. “The Congenital Heart Surgeon's Society Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect Cohort: Baseline, Preintervention Echocardiographic Characteristics.” Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 31, no. 1 (March 2019): 80–86. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2018.02.004.

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Devlin, Paul J., Brian W. McCrindle, James K. Kirklin, Eugene H. Blackstone, William M. DeCampli, Christopher A. Caldarone, Ali Dodge-Khatami, et al. “Intervention for arch obstruction after the Norwood procedure: Prevalence, associated factors, and practice variability.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 157, no. 2 (February 2019): 684-695.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.09.130.

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Meza, James M., Martijn Slieker, Eugene H. Blackstone, Luc Mertens, William M. DeCampli, James K. Kirklin, Mohsen Karimi, et al. “A novel, data-driven conceptualization for critical left heart obstruction.” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 165 (October 2018): 107–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2018.08.014.

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Alaeddine, Mohamad, Vinay Badhwar, Maria V. Grau-Sepulveda, Lawrence M. Wei, Chris C. Cook, Michael E. Halkos, Vinod H. Thourani, et al. “Aortic clamping strategy and postoperative stroke.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 156, no. 4 (October 2018): 1451-1457.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.160.

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Kartha, Vyas M., Jeffrey P. Jacobs, David F. Vener, Kevin D. Hill, Neil A. Goldenberg, Sara K. Pasquali, James M. Meza, et al. “National Benchmarks for Proportions of Patients Receiving Blood Transfusions During Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database.” Ann Thorac Surg 106, no. 4 (October 2018): 1197–1203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.088.

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