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Michael A. Mazzeffi

Michael A. Mazzeffi M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Anesthesiology
Location: UMH, S11C
Phone: 410-328-4752
Fax: 410-328-5531
Cell: 410-283-0064

Personal History:

B.S. - University of Notre Dame
Pre Professional Studies and Second Major in Economics

M.P.H. - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine International Health and Development

M.D. - Tulane University School of Medicine

Intern - Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University

Clinical Research Fellow
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mentor: David L. Reich

Resident - Anesthesiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Fellow - Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine

Fellow - Critical Care Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Outcome prediction in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery
  • epidemiology
  • delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction
  • ECMO
  • cerebral protection during cardiac surgery
  • end of life care
  • health care resource allocation
  • coagulation

Clinical Speciality:

  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine


  1. Silvay G, Mazzeffi M: The World's First 25 Heart Transplantations.  J Cardiothorac and Vasc Anesth 2008; 22 (4): 655-646.
  2. Mazzeffi MA, Chen KT: Severe post-partum sepsis with prolonged myocardial dysfunction: a case report.  J Med Case Reports  2010; 4(1): 146.
  3. Mazzeffi M, Stone M, Stelzer P, Reich DL:  Anticoagulation management in a patient with antiphospholipid antibodies requiring repeat sternotomy.  J Cardiothorac and Vasc Anesth 2010; 24 (3): 469-70.
  4. Mazzeffi MA, Lin HM, Flynn BC, O'Connell TL, DeLaet DE:  Hypothyroidism and the risk of lower extremity arterial disease.  Vasc Heatlh Risk Manag.  2010; 6: 957-62.
  5. Mazzeffi M, Reich D, Adams D, Fischer G:  A mitral valve mass: thrombus, tumor, or vegetation?  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.  2011; 25 (5): 889-90.
  6. Uysal S, Mazzeffi M, Lin HM, Fischer GW, Griepp RB, Adams DH, Reich DL:  Internet-Based assessment of postoperative neurocognitive function in cardiac and thoracic aortic surgery patients.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2011; 141 (3): 777-81.
  7. Moitra V, Flynn BC, Mazzeffi M, Bodian C, Bronheim D, Ellis JE:  Indication for surgery, the revised cardiac risk index, and 1-year mortality.  Ann Vasc Surg 2011; 25 (7): 902-8.
  8. Mazzeffi MA, Stone ME: Perioperative management of von Willebrand disease: a review for the anesthesiologist.  J Clin Anesth 2011; 23 (5): 418-26.
  9. Mazzeffi M, Khelemsky Y: Post-sternotomy pain: a clinical review.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011; 25 (6):  1163-78.
  10. Mazzeffi M, Flynn B, Bodian C, Bronheim D:  Preoperative Pulse Pressure has No Apparent Association with Perioperative Mortality after Lower Extremity Arterial Bypass.  Anesth Analg 2012; 114 (6): 1170-6.
  11. Mazzeffi M, Lin HM, Flynn BC:  Socioeconomic position is not associated with 30-day or 1-year mortality in demographically diverse vascular surgery patients.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth.  2012; 26 (3): 420-6.
  12. Mazzeffi M, Marotta M, Lin HM, Fischer G:  Duration of deep hypothermia during aortic surgery and the risk of perioperative blood transfusion.  Ann Card Anaesth 2012; 15 (4): 266-73.
  13. DiLisio R, Mazzeffi M, Bodian C, Fischer G: Vocal cord paralysis after aortic surgery.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27 (3): 522-7.
  14. Tanaka K, Mazzeffi M, Grube M, Chen E:  3-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate and hemostasis after high-risk cardiovascular surgery.  Transfusion 2013; 53 (4): 920-1.
  15. Mazzeffi M, Szlam F, Jakubowski JA, Tanaka KA, Sugidachi A, Levy JH: In vitro effects of recombinant activated factor VII on thrombin generation and coagulation following inhibition of platelet procoagulant activities with prasugrel.  Thromb Res.  2013; 132 (1): 106-11
  16. Mazzeffi M, Fischer S:  Transesophageal echocardiographic guided placement of a right internal jugular multi-orificed dual lumen veno-venous ECMO catheter.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013; 27 (4): e46-7