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Louis Louis, MD

Division Chief of Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Interest

Thoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Cardiac Surgery, Heart Surgery, Heart Transplantation

Education/Credentials
  • Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Military Institute
  • Medical Degree: University of Miami
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: Ohio State University
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Surgery 03/20/2006
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 06/06/2008
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 2472
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-584-1387
  • Email louis.louis@uc.edu
  • UC Institute Member Seal

Peer Reviewed Publications

Firstenberg, Michael S; Abel, Erik; Blais, Danielle; Louis, Louis B; Steinberg, Steven; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor; Martin, Stanley; Sun, Benjamin 2010. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe necrotizing soft tissue infections complicated by septic shock. The American surgeon, 76 11, 1287-9

Firstenberg, Michael S; Blais, Daniele; Abel, Erik; Louis, Louis B; Sun, Benjamin; Mangino, Julie E 2010. Fulminant Neisseria meningitidis: role for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The heart surgery forum, 13 6, E376-8

Raman, Subha V; Sahu, Anurag; Merchant, Ali Z; Louis, Louis B; Firstenberg, Michael S; Sun, Benjamin 2010. Noninvasive assessment of left ventricular assist devices with cardiovascular computed tomography and impact on management. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 29 1, 79-85

Firstenberg, Michael S; Blais, Danielle; Crestanello, Juan; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor; Sirak, John; Louis, Louis B; Vesco, Paul; Sun, Benjamin 2009. Long-term mechanical support for complex left ventricular postinfarct pseudoaneurysms. The heart surgery forum, 12 5, E291-3

Firstenberg, Michael S; Blais, Danielle; Louis, Louis B; Stevenson, Kurt B; Sun, Benjamin; Mangino, Julie E 2009. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Emerging infectious diseases, 15 12, 2059-60

Blais, Danielle M; Sun, Benjamin; Vesco, Paul; Louis, Louis B; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor; Firstenberg, Michael S 2008. Profound thrombocytopenia with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors plus heparin for pump thrombus. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 27 12, 1361-2

Firstenberg, Michael S; Louis, Louis B; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor B; Sun, Benjamin C 2008. Organ donation after brain death after long-term left ventricular mechanical support. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 27 7, 815-6

Louis, Louis B; Sun, Benjamin 2008. Advances in mechanical circulatory support. Current opinion in organ transplantation, 13 5, 522-5

Sun, Benjamin C; Firstenberg, Michael S; Louis, Louis B; Panza, Antonio; Crestanello, Juan A; Sirak, John; Sai-Sudhakar, Chittoor B 2008. Placement of long-term implantable ventricular assist devices without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 27 7, 718-21

Calfa, Marian; Aïtouche, Abdelouahab; Vazquez-Padron, Roberto I; Gay-Rabinstein, Carlota; Lasko, David; Badell, John; Farji, Arie; El-Haddad, Ahmed; Liotta, Carlos; Louis, Louis B; Simmonds, Alric; Pestana, Ivo A; Pang, Manhui; Li, Sen; Pham, Si M 2005. Aging and transplant arteriosclerosis in absence of alloreactivity and immunosuppressive drugs in a rat aortic model: recipient age's contribution. Transplantation, 79 12, 1683-90

Garcia, Monica; Louis, Louis B; Vernon, Stephen 2004. Cystic adrenal lymphangioma. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 128 6, 713-4

Li, Sen; Louis, Louis B; Kawaharada, Nobuyoshi; Yousem, Samuel A; Pham, Si M 2003. Intrathymic inoculation of donor bone marrow induces long-term acceptance of lung allografts. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 75 1, 257-63; discussion 2

Vazquez-Padron R.;Lasko D.;Li S.;Louis L.;Pestana I.;Pang M.;Liotta C.;Fornoni A.;Aitouche A.;Pham S. 12-01-2004. Aging exacerbates neointimal formation, and increases proliferation and reduces susceptibility to ap Journal of Vascular Surgery, 40 6, 1199-1207

Louis L.B.;Qi X.S.;Pham S.M. 10-11-2007. Myocardial Preservation in Clinical Cardiac Transplantation: An Update Myocardial Protection, , 292-300