Neal D. Kon, M.D.
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Neal D. Kon, M.D.


Clinical Specialties

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

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


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Education & Training

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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic Surgery


  • 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.
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Neal D. Kon, M.D.

Chair, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact Information

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


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Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Specialties

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

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