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Ryan P Plichta, MD

Director, Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Office: DUMC 3864, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3864, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Advanced Aortic and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, 2015 - 2016
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Surgery, Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2013 - 2015
  • General Surgery Residency, Surgery, Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2008 - 2013
  • M.D., Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.S.E., Tufts University, 2002


Weissler, E Hope, Soraya L. Voigt, Vignesh Raman, Oliver Jawitz, Julie Doberne, Jatin Anand, Ryan Plichta, Jeffrey G. Gaca, Richard L. McCann, and G Chad Hughes. “Permissive Hypertension and Collateral Revascularization May Allow Avoidance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 5 (November 2020): 1469–74.

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Plichta, Jennifer K., Hannah Williamson, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Lars J. Grimm, Samantha M. Thomas, Gayle DiLalla, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, E Shelley Hwang, and Ryan P. Plichta. “It's not you, It's me: The influence of patient and surgeon gender on patient satisfaction scores.” Am J Surg, August 15, 2020.

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Pineda, Andrés M., Jennifer Rymer, Alice Wang, Adam Z. Banks, Lynne H. Koweek, Ryan Plichta, Adam Williams, et al. “Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for patients with severe bicuspid aortic stenosis.” Am Heart J 224 (June 2020): 105–12.

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Klinger, Rebecca Y., Mary Cooter, Tiffany Bisanar, Niccolò Terrando, Miles Berger, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Mark F. Newman, Joseph P. Mathew, and Joseph P. Neurologic Outcomes Research Group of the Duke Heart Center. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Anesthesiology 130, no. 6 (June 2019): 958–70.

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Aftab, Muhammad, Ryan Plichta, and Eric E. Roselli. “Acute DeBakey Type I Dissection Repair Using Frozen Elephant Trunk: The Cleveland Clinic Technique.” Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 21, no. 3 (September 2017): 200–205.

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Plichta, Ryan P., Muhammad Aftab, and Eric E. Roselli. “Current management of aortic arch lesions with hybrid procedures: a tailored approach to a progressive disease.” J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 57, no. 3 (June 2016): 437–47.


Halbreiner, Michael Scott, Michael Yamashita, Ryan Plichta, and Lars G. Svensson. “An Alternative Technique for Hemiarch Replacement Without Using Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 29, no. 1 (n.d.): 47–48.

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