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David X. Zhao, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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David X. Zhao, M.D.

Section Chief,
Professor,

Surgery Vascular
Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiac Disease, Cardiology (clinical), Cardiology (interventional), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Cardiac Interventions, Structural Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease

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Additional Languages

Chinese-Shanghai

Education & Training

  • M.D., Shanghai Medical University-China, 1985
  • Ph.D., University Of Queensland-Australia, 1992
  • Residency, Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, 1989
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, 1992
  • Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, Vanderbilt Univ Medical School, 1994
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center, 1997
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2000
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology

Memberships

  • Int'l Soc of Heart Transplanta
  • Soc Of Cardiovascular & Interv
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Am Heart Association

NPI Number

  • 1366411159
David X. Zhao, M.D.

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David X. Zhao, M.D.

Section Chief, Cardiology
Professor, Cardiology
Heart Center Administration
Surgery Vascular
Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Myocardial Infarction; Coronary Artery Bypass; Aortic Valve Stenosis; Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation; Coronary Artery Disease
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Recent Publications

New concepts in an old disease: exercise intolerance in moderate mitral stenosis [editorial comment]. Kitzman DW, Upadhya B, Zhao D.. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017;10(6):634-636.

Polymer-free drug-coated coronary stents in patients with stable coronary artery disease at high bleeding risk. Panchal HB, Daggubati R, Zhao D, Rao SV, Paul T.. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2017;19(2):12.

Identification of bone marrow cell subpopulations associated with improved functional outcomes in patients with chronic left ventricular dysfunction: an embedded cohort evaluation of the FOCUS-CCTRN trial. Taylor DA, Perin EC, Willerson JT, Zierold C, Resende M, Carlson M, Nestor B, Wise E, Orozco A, Pepine CJ, Henry TD, Ellis SG, Zhao DX, Traverse JH, Cooke JP, Schutt RC, Bhatnagar A, Grant MB, Lai D, Johnstone BH, Sayre SL, Moye L, Ebert RF,.. Cell Transplant. 2016;25(9):1675-1687.

2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI focused update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention and the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline. Levine GN, Bates ER, Blankenship JC, Bailey SR, Bittl JA, Cercek B, Chambers CE, Ellis SG, Guyton RA, Hollenberg SM, Khot UN, Lange RA, Mauri L, Mehran R, Moussa ID, Mukherjee D, Ting HH, O'Gara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Brindis RG,.. Circulation. 2016;133(11):1135-1147.

2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI focused update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention and the 2013 ACCF/AHA. Levine GN, Bates ER, Blankenship JC, Bailey SR, Bittl JA, Cercek B, Chambers CE, Ellis SG, Guyton RA, Hollenberg SM, Khot UN, Lange RA, Mauri L, Mehran R, Moussa ID, Mukherjee D, Ting HH, O'Gara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Brindis RG, Casey DE Jr,.. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016;87(6):1001-1019.

Is atrial fibrillation important for low gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction?[abstract]. Shen H, Stacey B, Zhao D, Upadhya B, Vasu S, Pu M.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(13 Suppl):2231.

Hybrid coronary revascularization for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease: a multicenter observational study. Puskas JD, Halkos ME, DeRose JJ, Bagiella E, Miller MA, Overbey J, Bonatti J, Srinivas VS, Vesely M, Sutter F, Lynch J, Kirkwood K, Shapiro TA, Boudoulas KD, Crestanello J, Gehrig T, Smith P, Ragosta M, Hoff SJ, Zhao D, Gelijns AC, Szeto WY, Weisz G,.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;68(4):356-365.

Bone marrow cell characteristics associated with patient profile and cardiac performance outcomes in the LateTIME-Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) trial. Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Johnstone BH, Traverse JH, Henry TD, Pepine CJ, Willerson JT, Perin EC, Ellis SG, Zhao DX, Yang PC, Cooke JP, Schutt RC, Trachtenberg BH, Orozco A, Resende M, Ebert RF, Sayre SL, Simari RD, Moye L, Cogle CR, Taylor DA.. Am Heart J. 2016;179():142-150.

The NHLBI TIME Trial: role of microvascular obstruction in 2-year clinical and MRI follow-up [abstract]. Traverse JH, Henry TD, Pepine CJ, Willerson JT, Perin EC, Taylor DA, Chugh AR, Yang PC, Ellis SG, Zhao DX, Penn MS, Forder JR, Ebert RF, Moye LA, Simari RJ.. Circulation. 2016;134(25):E710.

A novel scoring system may identify high risk patients with low gradient severe aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction [abstract]. Shen H, Applegate B, Zhao D, Stacey B, Upadhya B, Gandhi S, Pu M.. Eur Heart J. 2016;37(Suppl 1):746.

Clinical outcomes in different types of aortic stenosis as assessed by Doppler echocardiography. Brandon Stacey R [sic] [Stacey RB], Meng M, Byrum Iii GV, Gilbert ON, Upadhya B, Rodriguez C, Zhao D, Pu M.. J Heart Valve Dis. 2016;25(6):672-678.

Prognostic value of acute vasodilator response in pulmonary arterial hypertension: beyond the 'classic' responders. Halliday SJ, Hemnes AR, Robbins IM, Pugh ME, Zhao DX, Piana RN, Fong PP, Brittain EL.. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015;34(3):312-318.

Bone marrow characteristics associated with changes in infarct size after STEMI: a biorepository evaluation from the CCTRN TIME trial. Schutt RC, Trachtenberg BH, Cooke JP, Traverse JH, Henry TD, Pepine CJ, Willerson JT, Perin EC, Ellis SG, Zhao DX, Bhatnagar A, Johnstone BH, Lai D, Resende M, Ebert RF, Wu JC, Sayre SL, Orozco A, Zierold C, Simari RD, Moye L, Cogle CR, Taylor DA.. Circ Res. 2015;116(1):99-107.

Ask the experts: should the CMS NCD requirement for surgical and interventional co-operators for TAVR procedures be dropped?. Alexander JC, Chawla A, Zhao DX, Beohar N, Abdel-Wahab M.. Cardiac Intervent Today. 2015;9():68-70.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement customization based on paravalvular aortic regurgitation location [abstract]. Gilbert ON, Hermann DD, Alvarez L, Deutsch C, Aldrich A, Sacrinty M, Pu M, Stacey R, Applegate R, Gandhi S, Zhao D.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(10 Suppl):A1791.

Importance of stroke volume index assessed by echocardiography for stratification of low gradient severe aortic stenosis with normal left ventricular function [abstract]. Shen H, Stacey B, Applegate B, Zhao D, Vasu S, Upadhya B, Gandhi S, Pu M.. Circulation. 2015;132(Suppl 3):A10881.

Utility of stroke volume index for stratification of patients with low gradient severe aortic stenosis and normal left ventricular ejection fraction [abstract]. Shen H, Stacey B, Applegate B, Zhao D, Vasu S, Upadhya B, Gandhi S, Liu R, Wei M, Pu M.. Circulation. 2015;132(Suppl 3):A19826.

High prevalence of occult pulmonary venous hypertension revealed by fluid challenge in pulmonary hypertension. Robbins IM, Hemnes AR, Pugh ME, Brittain EL, Zhao DX, Piana RN, Fong PP, Newman JH.. Circ Heart Fail. 2014;17(1):116-122.

Standardizing definitions for hybrid coronary revascularization [editorial]. Harskamp RE, Bonatti JO, Zhao DX, Puskas JD, de Winter RJ, Alexander JH, Halkos ME.. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014;147(2):556-560.

Detailed analysis of bone marrow from patients with ischemic heart disease and left ventricular dysfunction: BM CD34, CD11b, and clonogenic capacity as biomarkers for clinical outcomes. Cogle CR, Wise E, Meacham AM, Zierold C, Traverse JH, Henry TD, Perin EC, Willerson JT, Ellis SG, Carlson M, Zhao DX, Bolli R, Cooke JP, Anwaruddin S, Bhatnagar A, da Graca Cabreira-Hansen M, Grant MB, Lai D, Moye L, Ebert RF, Olson RE, Sayre SL,.. Circ Res. 2014;115(10):867-874.

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Professor, Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Critical Care, Cardiac Disease, Cardiology (clinical), Cardiology (interventional), Interventional Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Cardiac Interventions, Structural Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease
David X. Zhao, M.D.

David X. Zhao, M.D.

Section Chief, Cardiology
Professor, Cardiology
Heart Center Administration
Surgery Vascular
Surgical Sciences-Cardiothoracic Surgery

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