Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.

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Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Wake Forest University, 1983
  • M.D., Duke University, 1987
  • M.H.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Emory University Hosp, 1988
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1991
  • Fellowship, Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology


  • Am Coll Of Healthcare Executiv
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Public Health Assn
  • Am Soc Of Anesthesiologists
  • Assn Of University Anesthesiol
  • NC Soc of Anesthesiologists
  • Soc Of Cardiovascular Anesthes

NPI Number

  • 1912982042
Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.

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Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.

Section Head, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Professor, Anesthesiology

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Academic: 336-716-4498


Recent Publications

Slaughter TF. Patient blood management: coagulation In: Miller RD, ed. Miller's anesthesia. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders;2015: 1868-1880.

Slaughter T. Bridging antiplatelet therapy with cangrelor in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2012;Mar():13949996.

Slaughter T. Prevalence of survivor bias in observational studies on fresh frozen plasma:erythrocyte ratios in trauma requiring massive transfusion [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2012;Mar():13994956.

Slaughter T. Hospital quality and the cost of inpatient surgery in the United States [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2012;Mar():13998962.

Slaughter T. Reversal of rivaroxaban and dabigatran by prothrombin complex concentrate: a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study in healthy subjects [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2012;Jan():13266960.

Slaughter TF. Multiple electrode whole-blood aggregometry and bleeding in cardiac surgery patients receiving thienopyridines [invited commentary]. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011;91(1):129-130.

Royster RL, Groban L, Grosshans DW, Jones-Haywood M-M, Slaughter TF. Cardiovascular pharmacology In: Kaplan JA, Reich DL, Savino JS, eds. Kaplan's cardiac anesthesia: the echo era. 6th ed. St. Louis (MO): Saunders/Elsevier;2011: 235-295.

Slaughter T. Characteristics and short-term prognosis of perioperative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a cohort study [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;May():9963956.

Slaughter T. Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indications [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;May():10017956.

Slaughter T. Variation in use of perioperative inotropic support therapy in cardiac surgery: time for reflection? [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;March():9212956.

Slaughter T. Perioperative mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing major joint replacement [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;January():7835956.

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.

Slaughter T. Operation timing and 30-day mortality after elective general surgery [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Dec():13411980.

Slaughter T. Colchicine reduces postoperative atrial fibrillation: results of the Colchicine for the Prevention of the Postpericardiotomy Syndrome (COPPS) atrial fibrillation substudy [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Dec():13371974.

Slaughter T. Correlates of delayed recognition and treatment of acute type A aortic dissection: the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Nov():13378969.

Slaughter T. Discontinuation of low dose aspirin and risk of myocardial infarction: case-control study in UK primary care [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Sep():13277007.

Slaughter T. Association of echocardiography before major elective non-cardiac surgery with postoperative survival and length of hospital stay: population based cohort study [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Sep():13277017.

Slaughter T. One-year outcomes of cohort 1 in the Edwards SAPIEN Aortic Bioprosthesis European Outcome (SOURCE) registry: the European registry of transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the Edwards SAPIEN valve [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Aug():12376956.

Slaughter T. Surgery in adults with congenital heart disease [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Nov():13378965.

Slaughter T. Mortality and readmission of patients with heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or coronary artery disease undergoing noncardiac surgery: an analysis of 38 047 patients [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2011;Aug():11854959.

Slaughter TF. Coagulation In: Miller RD, Eriksson LI, Fleisher LA, Wiener-Kronish JP, Young WL, eds. Miller's anesthesia, vol 2. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier;2010: 1767-1779.

Slaughter TF. Prognostic implications of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction in patients undergoing vascular surgery [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;June():3566960.

Slaughter TF. Physician-ownership of ambulatory surgery centers linked to higher volume of surgeries [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;May():3269956.

Slaughter TF. Strength of study evidence examined by the FDA in premarket approval of cardiovascular devices [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;May():3104956.

Slaughter TF. Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfer: a before-and-after concurrence study [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;March():1755956.

Slaughter TF. Duration and magnitude of the postoperative risk of venous thromboembolism in middle aged women: prospective cohort study [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;January():1355964.

Slaughter T. Variation in use of blood transfusion in coronary artery bypass graft surgery [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;October():5665958.

Slaughter T. CPR with chest compression alone or with rescue breathing [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;August():5626957.

Slaughter T. Delirium after coronary artery bypass graft surgery and late mortality [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;September():5247959.

Slaughter T. Operative blood loss, blood transfusion, and 30-day mortality in older patients after major noncardiac surgery [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2010;August():4502956.

Slaughter TF. The coagulation system and cardiac surgery In: Reves JG, Reeves ST, Abernathy JH, eds. Atlas of cardiothoracic anesthesia. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Current Medicine Group/Springer;2009: 177-188.

Slaughter TF, Sane DC. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in patients requiring cardiovascular surgery In: Cohen NH, ed. Medically challenging patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery: a Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists monograph. Baltimore (MD): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2009: 163-184.

Slaughter TF. Intravenous drug administration during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomized trial [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2009;November():1366968.

Slaughter TF. On-pump versus off-pump coronary-artery bypass surgery [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2009;November():1166985.

Slaughter TF. Prevalence and repair of intraoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale and association with perioperative outcomes and long-term survival [article review]. Faculty 1000 Medicine. 2009;August():1164239.

Royster RL, Butterworth JF IV, Groban L, Slaughter TF, Zvara DA. Cardiovascular pharmacology In: Kaplan JA, ed. Essentials of cardiac anesthesia. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2008: 118-163.

Stribling WK, Slaughter TF, Houle TT, Sane DC. Beyond the platelet count: heparin antibodies as independent risk predictors. Am Heart J. 2007;153(6):900-906.

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Professor, Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.

Thomas Freeman Slaughter, M.D.

Section Head, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Professor, Anesthesiology

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