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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


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 16, no. 1 (February 2022): 199–206.

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Bishawi, Muath, Carmelo Milano, Jeffrey Gaca, Keith Carr, Andrew Wang, and Donald D. Glower. “The outcome of mitral repair for degenerative versus ischemic mitral regurgitation using a single complete ring.” J Card Surg 37, no. 2 (February 2022): 290–96.

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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 162, no. 6 (December 2021): 1769-1778.e7.

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Bishawi, Muath, Carmelo Milano, Jeffrey Gaca, Andrew Wang, Keith Carr, and Donald D. Glower. “Late Durability of Mitral Repair for Ischemic Versus Nonischemic Functional Mitral Regurgitation.” Ann Thorac Surg, September 20, 2021.

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