Victor M. Ferraris, M.D.

Bio / Education: 

Graduate School
University of Colorado

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College

Residency
Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Residency
Letterman Army Medical Center

Certification
American Board of General Surgery
American Board of General Surgery – Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Surgical Interests

Adult cardiac and non-cardiac chest disease
Adult vascular disease

PubMed Publications: 

  • Ferraris, V.A. "Microparticles: The good, the bad, and the ugly." The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (2014): [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A. "Blood transfusion balance: Too much, not enough, or just right." The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 148, 6 (2014): 3089-3091. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Martin, J.;Ferraris, V.A.;Saha, S.P. "Pneumonectomy for nonmalignant disease." Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 22, 7 (2014): 824-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Shander, A.;Kaplan, L.J.;Harris, M.T.;Gross, I.;Nagarsheth, N.P.;Nemeth, J.;Ozawa, S.;Riley, J.B.;Ashton, M.;Ferraris, V.A. "Topical hemostatic therapy in surgery: bridging the knowledge and practice gap." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 219, 3 (2014): 570-9.e4. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Boral, L.I.;Cohen, A.J.;Smyth, S.S.;White GC, 2nd "Consensus Review of the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in People With Hemophilia A and B." Cardiology in review (2014): [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Bolanos, M.;Martin, J.T.;Mahan, A.;Saha, S.P. "Identification of patients with postoperative complications who are at risk for failure to rescue." JAMA surgery 149, 11 (2014): 1103-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Vyas, K.S.;Saha, S.P.;Davenport, D.L.;Ferraris, V.A.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Trends and practice patterns in the management of thoracic empyema." Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 22, 4 (2014): 455-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Saha, S.P.;Kalathiya, R.J.;Davenport, D.L.;Ferraris, V.A.;Mullett, T.W.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Survival after Pneumonectomy for Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer." Oman medical journal 29, 1 (2014): 24-7. [PubMed Link] |
  • Vyas, K.S.;Davenport, D.L.;Ferraris, V.A.;Saha, S.P. "Mediastinoscopy: trends and practice patterns in the United States." Southern medical journal 106, 10 (2013): 539-44. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Saha, S.P.;Bender, M.;Ferraris, V.A.;Davenport, D.L. "Surgical treatment of lung cancer in octogenarians." Southern medical journal 106, 6 (2013): 356-61. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Rubinstein, C.;Davenport, D.L.;Dunnagan, R.;Saha, S.P.;Ferraris, V.A.;Xenos, E.S. "Intraoperative blood transfusion of one or two units of packed red blood cells is associated with a fivefold risk of stroke in patients undergoing elective carotid endarterectomy." Journal of vascular surgery 57, 2 Suppl (2013): 53S-7S. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Saha, S.P.;Oestreich, J.H.;Song, H.K.;Rosengart, T.;Reece, T.B.;Mazer, C.D.;Bridges, C.R.;Despotis, G.J.;Jointer, K.;Clough, E.R.;Society of Thoracic, S. "2012 update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons guideline on use of antiplatelet drugs in patients having cardiac and noncardiac operations." The Annals of thoracic surgery 94, 5 (2012): 1761-81. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Davenport, D.L.;Saha, S.P.;Austin, P.C.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Surgical outcomes and transfusion of minimal amounts of blood in the operating room." Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 147, 1 (2012): 49-55. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A. "Invited commentary." The Annals of thoracic surgery 93, 1 (2012): 154-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Saha, S.P.;Rodgers-Fischl, P.M.;Minion, D.J.;Ferraris, V.A.;Davenport, D.L. "Variability in carotid endarterectomy at a single medical center: an outcome and cost analysis." The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc 21, 4 (2012): 209-12. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A. "Severe blood conservation: comment on "outcome of patients who refuse transfusion after cardiac surgery"." Archives of internal medicine 172, 15 (2012): 1160-1. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Bernard, A.C.;Hyde, B. "The impact of antiplatelet drugs on trauma outcomes." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 73, 2 (2012): 492-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Saha, S.P.;Davenport, D.L.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Thoracic surgery in the real world: does surgical specialty affect outcomes in patients having general thoracic operations?" The Annals of thoracic surgery 93, 4 (2012): 1041-7; discussion 1047-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Davenport, D.L.;Saha, S.P.;Bernard, A.;Austin, P.C.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "Intraoperative transfusion of small amounts of blood heralds worse postoperative outcome in patients having noncardiac thoracic operations." The Annals of thoracic surgery 91, 6 (2011): 1674-80; discussion 1680. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Wehner, P.S.;Setser, E.R. "The dangers of gathering data: surgeon-specific outcomes revisited." The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc 20, 4 (2011): 223-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Saha, S.P. "The relationship between mortality and preexisting cardiac disease in 5,971 trauma patients." The Journal of trauma 69, 3 (2010): 645-52. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Davenport, D.L.;Ferraris, V.A.;Hosokawa, P.;Henderson, W.G.;Khuri, S.F.;Mentzer RM, J. "Multivariable predictors of postoperative cardiac adverse events after general and vascular surgery: results from the patient safety in surgery study." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 204, 6 (2007): 1199-210. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Yam, F.K.;Akers, W.S.;Ferraris, V.A.;Smith, K.;Ramaiah, C.;Camp, P.;Flynn, J.D. "Interventions to improve guideline compliance following coronary artery bypass grafting." Surgery 140, 4 (2006): 541-7; discussion 547-52. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Moliterno, D.J.;Camp, P.;Walenga, J.M.;Messmore, H.L.;Jeske, W.P.;Edwards, F.H.;Royston, D.;Shahian, D.M.;Peterson, E.;Bridges, C.R.;Despotis, G.;Society of Thoracic, S. "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline series: aspirin and other antiplatelet agents during operative coronary revascularization (executive summary)." The Annals of thoracic surgery 79, 4 (2005): 1454-61. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A. "Invited commentary." The Annals of thoracic surgery 78, 5 (2004): 1534-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P. "Assessing the medical literature: let the buyer beware." The Annals of thoracic surgery 76, 1 (2003): 4-11. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Joseph, O.;Wehner, P.;Mentzer RM, J. "Aspirin and postoperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting." Annals of surgery 235, 6 (2002): 820-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Moritz, D.M.;Welch, S. "Oropharyngeal dysphagia after cardiac operations." The Annals of thoracic surgery 71, 6 (2001): 1792-5; discussion 1796. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P.;Harmon, R.C.;Evans, B.D. "Risk factors for early hospital readmission after cardiac operations." The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 122, 2 (2001): 278-86. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Ferraris, V.A.;Ferraris, S.P. "Cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive cardiac operations." The heart surgery forum 4 Suppl 1, (2001): S30-4. [PubMed Link] |
  • Saha, S.P.;Terry, S.M.;Ferraris, V.A. "Operative management of multilevel iliofemoral occlusive disease." The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc 18, 3 (1969): 135-6. [PubMed Link] |
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