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Brittany Anne Zwischenberger, MD

Associate Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • Thoracic Surgery Resident, Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2015 - 2018
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 2010 - 2015
  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medical School, 2010
  • B.S., Emory University, 2005

Publications

Metkus, T. S., M. C. Grant, B. Zwischenberger, and R. Higgins. “Reply: When Will We Stop Debating on the Value of TEE in CABG?” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 78, no. 17 (October 26, 2021): e139–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.08.032.

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Cho, Leslie, Melina R. Kibbe, Faisal Bakaeen, Niti R. Aggarwal, Melinda B. Davis, Tara Karmalou, Jennifer S. Lawton, et al. “Cardiac Surgery in Women in the Current Era: What Are the Gaps in Care?” Circulation 144, no. 14 (October 5, 2021): 1172–85. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.056025.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Jennifer S. Lawton, Dylan Thibault, Sean O’Brien, Robert S. D. Higgins, Stefano Schena, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Kevin L. Thomas, and Brittany A. Zwischenberger. “Sex Differences in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Techniques: A STS Database Analysis.” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, July 16, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.06.039.

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Metkus, Thomas S., Dylan Thibault, Michael C. Grant, Vinay Badhwar, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Jennifer Lawton, Sean M. O’Brien, et al. “Transesophageal Echocardiography in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.” J Am Coll Cardiol 78, no. 2 (July 13, 2021): 112–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.064.

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Brockbank, Benjamin H., Mary Cooter Wright, Jhaymie Cappiello, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, Ian J. Welsby, Jerrold H. Levy, and Negmeldeen Mamoun. “Heated Humidified Breathing Circuit Rewarming in Hypothermic Patients Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass-Pilot Study.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, June 20, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2021.06.020.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Dylan Thibault, Babatunde Yerokun, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Mark S. Allen, and David H. Harpole. “Complications after Ravitch versus Nuss repair of pectus excavatum: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) General Thoracic Surgery Database analysis.” Surgery 169, no. 6 (June 2021): 1493–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2020.12.023.

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Anand, Jatin, Julie Doberne, Charles M. Wojnarski, Peter K. Smith, and Brittany A. Zwischenberger. “Coronary Anastomosis Simulation: Directed Interventions to Optimize Success.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 6 (June 2021): 2072–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.099.

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Ohman, E Magnus, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, and Holger Thiele. “Left Ventricular Support for the Management of Cardiogenic Shock: Sooner May Be Better.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 14, no. 10 (May 24, 2021): 1120–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2021.04.016.

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Zwischenberger, Brittany A., Beverly K. Balasuriya, Dwight D. Harris, Nisha Nataraj, Allison M. Owen, Maria E. C. Bruno, Sujata Mukherjee, et al. “Adipose-Derived Inflammatory and Coagulant Mediators in Patients With Sepsis.” Shock 55, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): 596–606. https://doi.org/10.1097/SHK.0000000000001579.

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Barac, Yaron D., Rahul S. Loungani, Richard Sabulsky, Brittany Zwischenberger, Jeffrey Gaca, Keith Carr, and Donald D. Glower. “Robotic versus port-access mitral repair: A propensity score analysis.” J Card Surg 36, no. 4 (April 2021): 1219–25. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.15342.

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