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Mark Ratcliffe, M.D.

Heart surgeon

Education

Case Western Reserve University 1981

Residencies

University of Pennsylvania, General Surgery 1988

Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania, Cardiothoracic Surgery 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee LC, Ge L, Zhang Z, Pease M, Nikolic SD, Mishra R, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. Patient-specific finite element modeling of the Cardiokinetix Parachute(®) device: effects on left ventricular wall stress and function. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2014 Jun; 52(6):557-66.
  2. Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Long S. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5):1524-5.
  3. Lee LC, Genet M, Dang AB, Ge L, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Applications of computational modeling in cardiac surgery. J Card Surg. 2014 May; 29(3):293-302.
  4. Ge L, Morrel WG, Ward A, Mishra R, Zhang Z, Guccione JM, Grossi EA, Ratcliffe MB. Measurement of Mitral Leaflet and Annular Geometry and Stress After Repair of Posterior Leaflet Prolapse: Virtual Repair Using a Patient-Specific Finite Element Simulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5):1496-503.
  5. Ratcliffe MB, Wozniak CJ. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar; 97(3):907-8.
  6. Wenk JF, Ge L, Zhang Z, Mojsejenko D, Potter DD, Tseng EE, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Biventricular finite element modeling of the Acorn CorCap Cardiac Support Device on a failing heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6):2022-7.
  7. Lee LC, Wenk JF, Zhong L, Klepach D, Zhang Z, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB, Zohdi TI, Hsu E, Navia JL, Kassab GS, Guccione JM. Analysis of patient-specific surgical ventricular restoration: importance of an ellipsoidal left ventricular geometry for diastolic and systolic function. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Jul 1; 115(1):136-44.
  8. Shimkunas R, Zhang Z, Wenk JF, Soleimani M, Khazalpour M, Acevedo-Bolton G, Wang G, Saloner D, Mishra R, Wallace AW, Ge L, Baker AJ, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Left ventricular myocardial contractility is depressed in the borderzone after posterolateral myocardial infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1619-25.
  9. Acevedo-Bolton G, Suzuki T, Malhotra D, Zhang Z, Wallace AW, Guccione JM, Saloner DA, Ratcliffe MB. Left ventricular pressure gating in ovine cardiac studies: a software-based method. J Biomech Eng. 2013 Mar 1; 135(3):34502.
  10. Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Ge L. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):162.
  11. Chitsaz S, Wenk JF, Ge L, Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM, Tseng EE. Material properties of CorCap passive cardiac support device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):148-54.
  12. Wenk JF, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. Finite element modeling of mitral leaflet tissue using a layered shell approximation. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2012 Oct; 50(10):1071-9.
  13. Carrick R, Ge L, Lee LC, Zhang Z, Mishra R, Axel L, Guccione JM, Grossi EA, Ratcliffe MB. Patient-specific finite element-based analysis of ventricular myofiber stress after Coapsys: importance of residual stress. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun; 93(6):1964-71.
  14. Zhang Z, Sun K, Saloner DA, Wallace AW, Ge L, Baker AJ, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. The benefit of enhanced contractility in the infarct borderzone: a virtual experiment. Front Physiol. 2012; 3:86.
  15. Wenk JF, Ge L, Zhang Z, Soleimani M, Potter DD, Wallace AW, Tseng E, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. A coupled biventricular finite element and lumped-parameter circulatory system model of heart failure. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2013; 16(8):807-18.
  16. Wong VM, Wenk JF, Zhang Z, Cheng G, Acevedo-Bolton G, Burger M, Saloner DA, Wallace AW, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB, Ge L. The effect of mitral annuloplasty shape in ischemic mitral regurgitation: a finite element simulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar; 93(3):776-82.
  17. Wall ST, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB, Sundnes JS. Electromechanical feedback with reduced cellular connectivity alters electrical activity in an infarct injured left ventricle: a finite element model study. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Jan 1; 302(1):H206-14.
  18. Wenk J, Guccione J, Ratcliffe M. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct; 92(4):1442-3.
  19. Soleimani M, Khazalpour M, Cheng G, Zhang Z, Acevedo-Bolton G, Saloner DA, Mishra R, Wallace AW, Guccione JM, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB. Moderate mitral regurgitation accelerates left ventricular remodeling after posterolateral myocardial infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov; 92(5):1614-20.
  20. Wenk JF, Eslami P, Zhang Z, Xu C, Kuhl E, Gorman JH, Robb JD, Ratcliffe MB, Gorman RC, Guccione JM. A novel method for quantifying the in-vivo mechanical effect of material injected into a myocardial infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep; 92(3):935-41.

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