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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Ge L. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):162.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Wenk J, Guccione J, Ratcliffe M. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct; 92(4):1442-3.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Lee LC, Wenk JF, Klepach D, Zhang Z, Saloner D, Wallace AW, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. A novel method for quantifying in-vivo regional left ventricular myocardial contractility in the border zone of a myocardial infarction. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Sep; 133(9):094506.
  17. Chitsaz S, Jaussaud N, Chau E, Yan KS, Azadani AN, Ratcliffe MB, Tseng EE. Operative risks and survival in veterans with severe aortic stenosis: surgery versus medical therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep; 92(3):866-72.
  18. Mishra RK, Ratcliffe M. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May; 91(5):1362-3.
  19. Wenk JF, Sun K, Zhang Z, Soleimani M, Ge L, Saloner D, Wallace AW, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. Regional left ventricular myocardial contractility and stress in a finite element model of posterobasal myocardial infarction. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Apr; 133(4):044501.
  20. Zhang Z, Tendulkar A, Sun K, Saloner DA, Wallace AW, Ge L, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Comparison of the Young-Laplace law and finite element based calculation of ventricular wall stress: implications for postinfarct and surgical ventricular remodeling. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Jan; 91(1):150-6.

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