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Robert J. March, MD

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  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Vascular Surgery; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aneurysms (thoracic, abdominal, peripheral)
  • Aortic root replacement, valve-sparing
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Arterial bypass
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Coronary bypass
  • Endoscopic vein harvest
  • Endovascular stent graft
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Off-pump coronary bypass
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Varicose veins
Research Interests:
  • Myocardial angiogenesis
  • Patient management following TMR
  • Minimal access heart and vascular surgery
  • Artificial coronary conduits
  • Mitral valve chordal support and its influence on left ventricular geometry and function
  • Percutaneous valve repair and replacement
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Repair of a Complex Thoracic Aneurysm From Relapsing Polychondritis.
    Jacobs CE, March RJ, Hunt PJ, Rivera AG, Cavanagh S, McCarthy WJ.
    Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2013
    2013 May 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. A 74-year-old man with abdominal pain.
    Khan MA, Patel KB, March RJ, Nooruddin M, Brown MD.
    Cleve Clin J Med. 2013
    2013 Jun
    80(6):363-8. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.80a.12080. No abstract available.
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