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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


Ferket, Bart S., Vinod H. Thourani, Pierre Voisine, Samuel F. Hohmann, Helena L. Chang, Peter K. Smith, Robert E. Michler, et al. “Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 159, no. 6 (June 2020): 2230-2240.e15.

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Lala, Anuradha, Helena L. Chang, Xiaoyu Liu, Eric J. Charles, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Michael E. Bowdish, Vinod H. Thourani, et al. “Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, March 4, 2020.

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Rymer, Jennifer A., Zhuokai Li, Morgan L. Cox, Muath Bishawi, Andrzej S. Kosinski, David J. Cohen, Andrew Wang, et al. “Pre- Versus Post-Procedure Health Care Resource Utilization in Patients Undergoing Commercial Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair.” Jacc Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 23 (December 9, 2019): 2416–26.

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Kar, Saibal, Ted Feldman, Atif Qasim, Alfredo Trento, Samir Kapadia, Wesley Pedersen, D Scott Lim, et al. “Five-year outcomes of transcatheter reduction of significant mitral regurgitation in high-surgical-risk patients.” Heart 105, no. 21 (November 2019): 1622–28.

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