Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair | Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice-Chair of Surgery | Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery | Texas Heart Institute
Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery Section | Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Service | Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Dr. Joseph Coselli is professor of surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery. He has dedicated his career to optimizing the care of patients with aortic life-threatening thoracoabdominal aortic aneurisms, or TAAAs, focusing on reducing the risk of neurological and renal complications following TAAA repair. Through his study published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, he was able to demonstrate the value of using left heart bypass to reduce the problem of inadequate organ blood supply. In another study reported in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, he showed that cerebrospinal fluid drainage reduces the risk of spinal cord injury. In a report appearing in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, he addressed the problem of renal complications on a subsequent study demonstrating that providing cold crystalloid perfusion to the kidneys reduces the risk of renal problems. Dr. Coselli’s studies have made TAAA surgery safer. Patient outcomes have significantly improved and the practice of aortic surgery has changed. His multimodal approach to organ protection is now used in many major aortic centers around the world. In 2016, he published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery the results of his 30 years of experience performing open TAAA repairs, presenting the largest series of patients treated for TAAAs ever reported.
Dr. Coselli’s nomination was based on the following publication(s):
Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Preventza O, de la Cruz KI, Cooley DA, Price MD, Stolz AP, Green SY, Arredondo CN, Rosengart TK. Outcomes of 3309 thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1323-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.050. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 26898979.