Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto Hospitals - Surgery
Rush University Medical Center - Pathology
Rush University Medical Center - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Cancer surgery, lung
Chest wall reconstruction
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
Preoperative chemotherapy and radiation therapy
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 PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Neighbor influence on evacuation behavior in virtual and real environments. Kinateder M, Warren W J Vis 2015 Sep 1 15(12):409. Behavioral dynamics of visually-guided heading alignment in pedestrian following. Dachner G, Warren W J Vis 2015 Sep 1 15(12):1331. The visual coupling between neighbors in a virtual crowd. Warren W, Rio K J Vis 2015 Sep 1 15(12):747. Intercepting a learned moving target: On-line or model-based control? Zhao H, Warren W J Vis 2015 Sep 1 15(12):1332. Environmental stability modulates the role of path integration in human navigation. Zhao M, Warren WH Cognition 2015 Sep 142:96-109. Automated Imaging and Analysis of the Hemagglutination Inhibition Assay. Nguyen M, Fries K, Khoury R, Zheng L, Hu B, Hildreth SW, Parkhill R, Warren W J Lab Autom 2015 Oct 13 :. Survival Benefit of Surgery after Chemoradiotherapy for Stage III (N0-2) Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Is Dependent on Pathologic Nodal Response. Ziel E, Hermann G, Sen N, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ, Fidler MJ, Batus M, Warren WH, Chmielewski G, Sher DJ J Thorac Oncol 2015 Oct 10(10):1475-80. On-line and model-based approaches to the visual control of action. Zhao H, Warren WH Vision Res. 2015 May 110(Pt B):190-202. How you get there from here: interaction of visual landmarks and path integration in human navigation. Zhao M, Warren WH Psychol Sci 2015 Jun 26(6):915-24. Active and passive spatial learning in human navigation: acquisition of graph knowledge. Chrastil ER, Warren WH J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 2015 Jul 41(4):1162-78. Pneumothorax effects on pulmonary acoustic transmission. Mansy HA, Balk RA, Warren WH, Royston TJ, Dai Z, Peng Y, Sandler RH J. Appl. Physiol. 2015 Aug 1 119(3):250-7. Angiogenesis Biomarkers May Be Useful in the Management of Patients With Indeterminate Pulmonary Nodules. Seder CW, Kubasiak JC, Pithadia R, Basu S, Fhied C, Tarhoni I, Davila E, Alnajjar H, Chmielewski GW, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2015 Aug 100(2):429-36. Circulating Angiogenesis Biomarkers Are Associated With Disease Progression in Lung Adenocarcinoma. Daly S, Kubasiak JC, Rinewalt D, Pithadia R, Basu S, Fhied C, Lobato GC, Seder CW, Hong E, Warren WH, Chmielewski G, Liptay MJ, Bonomi P, Borgia JA Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2014 Oct 6 :. A new measure of the CoP trajectory in postural sway: dynamics of heading change. Rhea CK, Kiefer AW, Haran FJ, Glass SM, Warren WH Med Eng Phys 2014 Nov 36(11):1473-9. Does the human odometer use an extrinsic or intrinsic metric? Chrastil ER, Warren WH Atten Percept Psychophys 2014 Jan 76(1):230-46. Entrainment to a real time fractal visual stimulus modulates fractal gait dynamics. Rhea CK, Kiefer AW, D'Andrea SE, Warren WH, Aaron RK Hum Mov Sci 2014 Aug 36:20-34. From cognitive maps to cognitive graphs. Chrastil ER, Warren WH PLoS ONE 2014 9(11):e112544. Follow the leader: visual control of speed in pedestrian following. Rio KW, Rhea CK, Warren WH J Vis 2014 14(2):. Active and passive spatial learning in human navigation: acquisition of survey knowledge. Chrastil ER, Warren WH J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 2013 Sep 39(5):1520-37. Patterns of regional failure in stage III non-small cell lung cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy and resection. Garg S, Gielda BT, Turian JV, Liptay M, Warren WH, Bonomi P, Sher DJ Pract Radiat Oncol 2013 Oct-Dec 3(4):287-93. Functional analysis of the integrator subunit 12 identifies a microdomain that mediates activation of the Drosophila integrator complex. Chen J, Waltenspiel B, Warren WD, Wagner EJ J. Biol. Chem. 2013 Feb 15 288(7):4867-77. Do walkers follow their heads? Investigating the role of head rotation in locomotor control. Cinelli M, Warren WH Exp Brain Res 2012 Jun 219(2):175-90. A predictive biomimetic model of cytokine release induced by TGN1412 and other therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Dhir V, Fort M, Mahmood A, Higbee R, Warren W, Narayanan P, Wittman V J Immunotoxicol 2012 Jan-Mar 9(1):34-42. Anterior mediastinal mass secondary to histoplasmosis. Shersher DD, Hong E, Breard J, Warren WH, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 2012 Jan 93(1):e9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.07.093. Active and passive contributions to spatial learning. Chrastil ER, Warren WH Psychon Bull Rev 2012 Feb 19(1):1-23. Prognostic Significance of Weight Gain During Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Sher DJ, Gielda BT, Liptay MJ, Warren WH, Batus M, Fidler MJ, Garg S, Bonomi P. Clin Lung Cancer. 2012 2012 Dec 20. doi:pii: S1525-7304(12)00263-X. 10.1016/j.cllc.2012.10.009. [Epub ahead of print] An RNAi screen identifies additional members of the Drosophila Integrator complex and a requirement for cyclin C/Cdk8 in snRNA 3'-end formation. Chen J, Ezzeddine N, Waltenspiel B, Albrecht TR, Warren WD, Marzluff WF, Wagner EJ RNA 2012 Dec 18(12):2148-56. Does this computational theory solve the right problem? Marr, Gibson, and the goal of vision. Warren WH Perception 2012 41(9):1053-60. Emerging role of apelin as a therapeutic target in cancer: a patent review. Rayalam S, Della-Fera MA, Kasser T, Warren W, Baile CA Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov 2011 Sep 6(3):367-72. Weight gain in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer patients during treatment with split-course concurrent chemoradiotherapy is associated with superior survival. Gielda BT, Mehta P, Khan A, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Abrams RA, Bonomi P, Liptay M, Faber LP. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 2011 Nov 15 81(4):985-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2010.06.059. Epub 2010 Oct 6. Biomarkers of the insulin-like growth factor pathway predict progression and outcome in lung cancer. Shersher DD, Vercillo MS, Fhied C, Basu S, Rouhi O, Mahon B, Coon JS, Warren WH, Faber LP, Hong E, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Nov 92(5):1805-11; discussion 1811. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.058. Epub 2011 Sep 25. Split-course chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a single-institution experience of 144 patients. Gielda BT, Marsh JC, Zusag TW, Faber LP, Liptay M, Basu S, Warren WH, Fidler MJ, Batus M, Abrams RA, Bonomi P. J Thorac Oncol. 2011 2011 Jun 6(6):1079-86. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182199a7c. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation for clinically advanced non-small cell lung cancer: an analysis of 233 patients. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Bonomi P, Warren WH, Basu S, Farlow EC, Faber LP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Jul 92(1):233-41; discussion 241-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.001. Epub 2011 May 28. A subset of Drosophila integrator proteins is essential for efficient U7 snRNA and spliceosomal snRNA 3'-end formation. Ezzeddine N, Chen J, Waltenspiel B, Burch B, Albrecht T, Zhuo M, Warren WD, Marzluff WF, Wagner EJ Mol. Cell. Biol. 2011 Jan 31(2):328-41. Prognostic value of xanthine oxidoreductase expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Kim AW, Batus M, Myint R, Fidler MJ, Basu S, Bonomi P, Faber LP, Wightman SC, Warren WH, McIntire M, Arvanitis LD, Gattuso P, Xu X, Liptay MJ. Lung Cancer. 2011 2011 Feb 71(2):186-90. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2010.05.006. Epub 2010 Jun 8. Adenocarcinoma in a 40-year-old colonic interposition treated with Ivor Lewis esophagectomy and esophagogastric anastomosis. Shersher DD, Hong E, Warren W, Penfield Faber L, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 2011 Dec 92(6):e113-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.025. A multi-analyte serum test for the detection of non-small cell lung cancer Farlow EC, Vercillo MS, Coon JS, Basu S, Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ, Borgia JA Br J Cancer 2010 Oct 12 103(8):1221-8 Bilobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a search for clinical factors that may affect perioperative morbidity and long-term survival. Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Shah ND, Basu S, Liptay MJ. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 2010 Mar 139(3):606-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.05.044. Epub 2009 Aug 25. Age is a strong risk factor for atrial fibrillation after pulmonary lobectomy. Hollings DD, Higgins RS, Faber LP, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Basu S, Kim AW. Am J Surg. 2010 2010 Apr 199(4):558-61. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.11.006. The incidence of perioperative anastomotic complications after sleeve lobectomy is not increased after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Milman S, Kim AW, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Miller C, Basu S, Faber LP. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Sep 88(3):945-50; discussion 950-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.084. Pneumonectomy after chemoradiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: does side really matter? Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Basu S, Wightman SC, Weber JA, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Sep 88(3):937-43; discussion 944. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.04.102. An unusual case of Aspergillus fibrosing mediastinitis. Wightman SC, Kim AW, Proia LA, Faber LP, Gattuso P, Warren WH, Liptay MJ. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Oct 88(4):1352-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.02.087. Establishment of a multi-analyte serum biomarker panel to identify lymph node metastases in non-small cell lung cancer. Borgia JA, Basu S, Faber LP, Kim AW, Coon JS, Kaiser-Walters KA, Fhied C, Thomas S, Rouhi O, Warren WH, Bonomi P, Liptay MJ. J Thorac Oncol. 2009 2009 Mar 4(3):338-47. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181982abf. Diffusion lung capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) is an independent prognostic factor for long-term survival after curative lung resection for cancer. Liptay MJ, Basu S, Hoaglin MC, Freedman N, Faber LP, Warren WH, Hammoud ZT, Kim AW. J Surg Oncol. 2009 2009 Dec 15 100(8):703-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.21407. Endobronchial colorectal metastasis versus primary lung cancer: a tale of two sleeve right upper lobectomies. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Saclarides TJ, Warren WH. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 2009 Aug 9(2):379-81. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.207555. Epub 2009 May 8. Repeat pulmonary resection for metachronous colorectal carcinoma is beneficial. Kim AW, Faber LP, Warren WH, Saclarides TJ, Carhill AA, Basu S, Choh MS, Liptay MJ. Surgery. 2008 2008 Oct 144(4):712-7; discussion 717-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2008.07.007. Epub 2008 Aug 29. Management of malignant pleural effusions using the Pleur(x) catheter. Warren WH, Kalimi R, Khodadadian LM, Kim AW. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 2008 Mar 85(3):1049-55. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.039. Utility of silicone esophageal bypass stents in the management of delayed complex esophageal disruptions. Kim AW, Liptay MJ, Snow N, Donahue P, Warren WH. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 2008 Jun 85(6):1962-7; discussion 1967. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.02.043. Identification of clinical factors predicting Pleurx catheter removal in patients treated for malignant pleural effusion Warren WH, Kim AW, Liptay MJ Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008 Jan 33(1):89-94
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We perform the entire gamut of general thoracic surgery, including chest wall surgery, the entire scope of esophageal surgery, in addition to operating on the lungs.
We now operate through much smaller incisions so patients have less post-operative pain. They go home, on the average, a day earlier than they would have with the other procedure. But more importantly I think that they end up having less post-operative pain when they do go home — and they can return to their regular activities much faster than they could before. I encourage patients to use the Internet, and I encourage patients to get second opinions and become educated about their condition. But, it’s surprising how many patients can get misinformation from the Internet, and I think it’s really important that they talk with their doctors — referring doctors and other doctors that they have seen — regarding their condition.
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