Profile

Neal D. Kon, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

124 Ratings
12 Comments
 

Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Chair, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Myocardial Revascularization with Multiple Arterial Grafts, Aortic Valve Surgery (repair/replacement with pulmonary autograft, aortic allograft and stentless po, Mitral Valve Surgery (repair and homograft replacement), Stentless Valves, Adult Cardiovascular Surgery

Contact Information

Request An Appointment

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4338
Department: 336-716-4338

Email: nkon@wakehealth.edu

Insurance Accepted »

Related Links

Education & Training

  • B.S., Tulane University, 1973
  • M.S., University of Florida, 1975
  • M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, 1979
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1983
  • Residency, Surgery, WFU School of Medicine, 1985
  • Residency, Cardiothoracic Surgery, WFU School of Medicine, 1987

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Memberships

  • Amer Coll Of Chest Physicians
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Editorial Adv. Bd. For Life Sc
  • Florida Public Health Assn
  • Georgia Medical Assn

NPI Number

  • 1992788699
Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

124 Ratings
12 Comments
 

Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Chair, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Aortic Valve; Bioprosthesis; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation; Coronary Artery Bypass
More »

Contact Information

Request An Appointment

Academic: 336-716-4338 | Department: 336-716-4338

Email: nkon@wakehealth.edu

Related Links

Recent Publications

Differential expression of the angiotensin-(1-12)/chymase axis in human atrial tissue. Nagata S, Varagic J, Kon ND, Wang H, Groban L, Simington SW, Ahmad S, Dell'Italia LJ, VonCannon JL, Deal D, Ferrario CM.. Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2015;9(4):168-180.

Regarding freestyle pseudoaneurysms [reply to letter]. Vassiliades TA, Kon N, Dion RA.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100(4):1507-1508.

Extracellular matrix for repair of type IV laryngotracheo-esophageal cleft. Evans AK, Kon ND.. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;79(12):2484-2486.

Angiotensin-(1-12): a chymase-mediated cellular angiotensin II substrate. Ahmad S, Varagic J, Groban L, Dell'italia LJ, Nagata S, Kon ND, Ferrario CM.. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014;16(5):429.

Long-term clinical outcomes 15 years after aortic valve replacement with the Freestyle stentless aortic bioprosthesis. Bach DS, Kon ND.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;97(2):544-551.

An evolving story of angiotensin-II-forming pathways in rodents and humans. Ferrario CM, Ahmad S, Nagata S, Simington SW, Varagic J, Kon N, Dell'italia LJ.. Clin Sci. 2014;126(7-8):461-469.

Factor IX complex for the treatment of severe bleeding after cardiac surgery. Clark KB, Kon ND, Hammon JW Jr, MacGregor DA, Kincaid EH, Reichert MG.. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2013;62(1):67-71.

Differential expression of angiotensin-(1-12)/chymase in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Nagata S, Varagic J, Simington SW, Ahmad S, VonCannon JL, Wang H, Groban L, Kon ND, Dell'Italia LJ, Ferrario CM.. Hypertension. 2013;62(3 Suppl):629.

Does cardiac ang-(1-12) have a role in sex-specific heart disease? [abstract]. Nagata S, Varagic J, Simington SW, Ahmad S, VonCannon JL, Wang H, Kon ND, Dell'Italia LJ, Ferrario CM, Groban L.. Hypertension. 2013;62(3 Suppl):632.

Aortic valve replacement with a stentless bioprosthetic valve: porcine or pericardial. Kincaid EH, Kon ND. In: Cohn LH, ed. Cardiac surgery in the adult. 4th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2012: 741-752.

Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in an adult. Vossler JD, Entrikin DW, Quartermain MD, Kon ND, Ungerleider RM, Ootaki Y.. Heart Surg Forum. 2012;15(5):E284-5.

Imaging of infective endocarditis with cardiac CT angiography. Entrikin DW, Gupta P, Kon ND, Carr JJ.. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012;6(6):399-405.

Cannula design reduces particulate and gaseous emboli during cardiopulmonary bypass for coronary revascularization. Lata AL, Hammon JW, Deal DD, Stump DA, Kincaid EH, Kon ND.. Perfusion. 2011;26(3):239-244.

Anterior leaflet augmentation for ischemic mitral regurgitation in patients with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery and preserved left ventricular function. Hines MH, Kincaid EH, Cook AL, Kon ND.. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142(3):716-718.

Effect of a dexmedetomidine substitution during a nationwide propofol shortage in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Reichert MG, Jones WA, Royster RL, Slaughter TF, Kon ND, Kincaid EH.. Pharmacotherapy. 2011;31(7):673-677.

Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa: a delayed complication of aortic root replacement. Entrikin DW, Shroff GS, Kon ND, Carr JJ.. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011;5(5):333-335.

A multimodal approach to address the inflammation of cardiopulmonary bypass? [letter]. Royster RL, Grosshans DW, Kon ND.. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011;25(5):e35.

What is the best method to assess mitral valvular obstruction after mitral annuloplasty? [abstract]. Deng H, Kitzman D, Hundley G, Hoyle J, Wells G, Burgess P, Ohara T, Meng M, Kon N, Pu M.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(14 Suppl 1):E1352.

Prognostic value of tissue Doppler-derived E/e' on early morbid events after cardiac surgery. Groban L, Sanders DM, Houle TT, Antonio BL, Ntuen EC, Zvara DA, Kon ND, Kincaid EH.. Echocardiography. 2010;27(2):131-138.

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm repair with partial allograft, and 10-year follow-up. Hines MH, Kon ND.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90(5):1701-1703.

Endothelialization of heart valve matrix using a computer-assisted pulsatile bioreactor. Lee DJ, Steen J, Jordan JE, Kincaid EH, Kon ND, Atala A, Berry J, Yoo JJ.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009;15(4):807-814.

Reendothelialization of tissue engineered heart valves using endothelial progenitor cells from valvular disease patients: a feasibility study [abstract]. Lee DJ, Aboushwareb T, Steen J, Berry J, Kon ND, Atala A, Kincaid EH, Jordan JE, Yoo JJ.. J Am Coll Surg. 2009;209(3 Suppl):S92.

The effect of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) supplementation on bleeding indices in cardiac surgery patients [abstract]. Reichert M, Sane D, Houle T, Kon N, Kincaid E.. Crit Care Med. 2009;37(12 Suppl):A105.

Effects of a waiting period after clopidogrel treatment before performing coronary artery bypass grafting. Reichert MG, Robinson AH, Travis JA, Hammon JW Jr, Kon ND, Kincaid EH.. Pharmacotherapy. 2008;28(2):151-155.

Circulating progenitor cells obtained from valvular disease patients: potential applications for engineering heart valves [abstract]. Lee DJ, Tsangaris S, Baptista P, Jarajapu Y, Kincaid E, Kon N, Berry J, Soker S, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008;14(5):824.

Diastolic dysfunction predicts adverse outcome after cardiac surgery [abstract]. Sanders D, Houle T, Kon N, Zvara D, Groban L.. Anesthesiology. 2008;109():Abstr 1592.

Coronary insufficiency after stentless aortic root replacement: risk factors and solutions. Kincaid EH, Cordell AR, Hammon JW, Adair SM, Kon ND.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;83(3):964-968.

Engineering of heart valves using circulating progenitor cells from patients with valvular disease--a feasibility study [abstract]. Lee DJ, Tsangaris S, Baptista P, Jarajapu YPR, Kincaid E, Kon N, Berry J, Soker S, Yoo J, Atala A.. FASEB J. 2007;21(6):A975.

Acute biventricular pacing after cardiopulmonary bypass decreases myocardial dyssynchrony and increases cardiac index. Antonio BL, Royster RL, Kon ND, Zvara DA.. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2007;21(4):570-571.

Coronary artery bypass grafting with single cross-clamp results in fewer persistent neuropsychological deficits than multiple clamp or off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Hammon JW, Stump DA, Butterworth JF, Moody DM, Rorie K, Deal DD, Kincaid EH, Oaks TE, Kon ND.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007;84(4):1174-1179.

The aortic systolic pressure can be seen in the radial pressure wave in older hypertensive patients [abstract]. Pauca AL, Kon ND.. Anesthesiology. 2007;107():Abstr 1251.

Freedom from structural valve deterioration among patients aged less than or equal to 60 years undergoing Freestyle stentless aortic valve replacement. Bach DS, Metras J, Doty JR, Yun KL, Dumesnil JG, Kon ND.. J Heart Valve Dis. 2007;16(6):649-655.

The substitution of aminocaproic acid for aprotinin in complex cardiac operations: effect on bleeding indices and patient outcomes [abstract]. Reichert M, Lata A, Kincaid E, Hammon J, Maziarz D, Kon N.. Crit Care Med. 2007;35(12 Suppl):A78.

Endocarditis with perforation of a bicuspid aortic valve as shown by cardiac-gated multidetector computed tomography. Entrikin DW, Ntim WO, Kon ND, Carr JJ.. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2007;1(3):177-180.

Does the combination of aprotinin and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor cause renal failure after cardiac surgery? [reply to letter]. Kincaid EH, Kon ND, Hammon JW.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006;82(4):1575-1576.

Finding aortic systolic pressure in the radial artery pressure wave in adult cardiac surgery patients [abstract]. Pauca A, Kon ND, O'Rourke MF.. Anesthesiology. 2006;105(Suppl):A1413.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Professor, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Myocardial Revascularization with Multiple Arterial Grafts, Aortic Valve Surgery (repair/replacement with pulmonary autograft, aortic allograft and stentless po, Mitral Valve Surgery (repair and homograft replacement), Stentless Valves, Adult Cardiovascular Surgery
Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Chair, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Request An Appointment

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Neal D. Kon, M.D.124 Ratings
12 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.5
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
3.8



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

5/16/2016

the team professionalism was outstanding, I was very impressed

3/31/2016

Very good - First meeting with *Dr. Kon - Confident he could fix my valve problem.

3/3/2016

Went in feeling apprehensive, came out feeling positive.

2/11/2016

*Dr. Kon came highly recommended to me. I found that to be true. He was tops in my care!

12/15/2015

Good

11/30/2015

*Dr. Kon is excellent. He sat & talked in a very comforting manner.

11/16/2015

Doctors, PA's, NP's were all very professional, cardiothoracic surgery clinical care coordination was very informative with specific instruction for my father's care.

10/30/2015

Very good!

10/27/2015

*Dr. Kon & his PA were most helpful - Nurse who scheduled surgery was great.

10/13/2015

I would recommend this facility & this doctor (*Kon) 100%.

10/7/2015

I will use him again if needs occur.

9/10/2015

I would recommend all staff at Wake Forest to my friends.

Quick Reference

Request an Appointment
New Patients

336-716-WAKE
888-716-WAKE

Existing patients may contact the clinic directly.
Find a Doctor Ways to Give
Magnet Hospital RecognitionConsumer Choice2015 Best DoctorsJoint Commission Report

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.