Dr. Richard N. Pierson MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Pierson is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University of Maryland Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Pierson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 16 doctors at University of Maryland Medical Center and one of 3 at Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation

Hospital Affiliation

University of Maryland Medical Center
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division

Education & Medical Training

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, General Surgery, 1983–1990

Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1990–1992

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

MD State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Expression of Human CD46 Modulates Inflammation Associated With GalTKO Lung Xenograft Injury.
Burdorf, L.,Stoddard, T.,Zhang, T.,Rybak, E.,Riner, A.,Avon, C.,Laaris, A.,Cheng, X.,Sievert, E.,Braileanu, G.,Newton, A.,Phelps, C. J.,Ayares, D.,Azimzadeh, A. M.,Pierson, R. N.

Pig-to-baboon liver xenoperfusion utilizing GalTKO.hCD46 pigs and glycoprotein Ib blockade.
Lamattina, J. C.,Burdorf, L.,Zhang, T.,Rybak, E.,Cheng, X.,Munivenkatappa, R.,Salles, I. I.,Broos, K.,Sievert, E.,McCormick, B.,Decarlo, M.,Ayares, D.,Deckmyn, H.,Azimzadeh, A. M.,Pierson, R. N.,Barth, R. N.

Expansion of Screening Mammography in the Veterans Health Administration: Implications for Breast Cancer Treatment.
Kvasnovsky, C. L.,Kesmodel, S. B.,Gragasin, J. L.,Punnoose, V.,Johnson, P. A.,Goel, R.,Reddy, S. K.,Pierson, R. N.,Jain, A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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