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Donald D. Glower Jr., MD

Professor of Surgery
Office: 4554 Hospital South, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3851 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Current clinical research projects examine the effects of patient characteristics and surgical technique in outcome after minimally invasive cardiac surgery, valve repair and replacement, and coronary artery bypass grafting.
Prior work has examined the role of surgical therapy versus medical therapy in aortic dissection, load-independent means to quantify left and right ventricular function, and management of complex coronary disease.

Education and Training

  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1980


Wojnarski, Charles M., Parth A. Chodavadia, Yaron D. Barac, Jenna L. Armstrong, Andrew M. Vekstein, John C. Haney, Jeffrey G. Gaca, G. Chad Hughes, and Donald D. Glower. “Long-term outcomes of aortic root replacement for endocarditis.” J Card Surg 36, no. 6 (June 2021): 1969–78.

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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.

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Barac, Yaron D., Rahul S. Loungani, Richard Sabulsky, Keith Carr, Brittany Zwischenberger, and Donald D. Glower. “Sustained results of robotic mitral repair in a lower volume center with extensive minimally invasive mitral repair experience.” J Robot Surg, March 24, 2021.

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Bertrand, Philippe B., Jessica R. Overbey, Xin Zeng, Robert A. Levine, Gorav Ailawadi, Michael A. Acker, Peter K. Smith, et al. “Progression of Tricuspid Regurgitation After Surgery for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation.” J Am Coll Cardiol 77, no. 6 (February 16, 2021): 713–24.

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