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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

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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

Prabhu, Neel K., Joseph R. Nellis, James M. Meza, Abigail R. Benkert, Alexander Zhu, Andrew W. McCrary, Veerajalandhar Allareddy, Nicholas D. Andersen, and Joseph W. Turek. “Sustained Total All-Region Perfusion During the Norwood Operation and Postoperative Recovery.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, February 14, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2022.02.003.

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Meza, James M., Joseph R. Nellis, J Scott Rankin, Ryan M. Wolsky, Vinay Badhwar, G Chad Hughes, and Joseph W. Turek. “Complex Repair of a Completely Fused Nullicuspid Aortic Valve Late in Adolescence.” World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 12, no. 6 (November 2021): 790–93. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501351211017854.

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Nellis, Joseph R., Nicolas D. Drysdale, Megan A. Evans, Alyssa C. Habermann, James M. Meza, Nicholas D. Andersen, Mani A. Daneshmand, and Joseph W. Turek. “Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery Repair Through an Anterior Minithoracotomy.” Innovations (Phila) 16, no. 5 (September 2021): 480–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/15569845211031541.

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Prabhu, Neel K., Alexander Zhu, James M. Meza, Kevin D. Hill, Gregory A. Fleming, Reid C. Chamberlain, Andrew J. Lodge, Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Transition to Ductal Stenting for Single Ventricle Patients Led to Improved Survival: An Institutional Case Series.” World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 12, no. 4 (July 2021): 518–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/21501351211007808.

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Meza, James M., Neel Prabhu, Reid C. Chamberlain, Joseph W. Turek, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Commentary: Ductal stenting for ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow: Time for an exclusive club to expand its membership?” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 161, no. 2 (February 2021): 392–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.07.069.

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.15088.

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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 160, no. 4 (October 2020): 1033–34. 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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