Dr. Ralph J Damiano MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Ralph Damiano is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Saint Louis, Missouri and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. He is one of 12 doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery
Ranked #17 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Education & Medical Training
Duke University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1980 - 1988
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1988 - 1989
Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 1980
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
IL State Medical License
Active through 2014
MO State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Publications & Presentations
Prospective evaluation of patients readmitted after cardiac surgery: Analysis of outcomes and identification of risk factors.
Maniar, H. S.,Bell, J. M.,Moon, M. R.,Meyers, B. F.,Marsala, J.,Lawton, J. S.,Damiano, R. J.
The CURE-AF trial: A prospective, multicenter trial of irrigated radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery.
Damiano, R. J.,Badhwar, V.,Acker, M. A.,Veeragandham, R. S.,Kress, D. C.,Robertson, J. O.,Sundt, T. M.
Importance of atrial surface area and refractory period in sustaining atrial fibrillation: Testing the critical mass hypothesis.
Lee, A. M.,Aziz, A.,Didesch, J.,Clark, K. L.,Schuessler, R. B.,Damiano, R. J.
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Saint Louis, MO 63110
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