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Andrew Wisneski, M.D.

Andrew Wisneski, M.D.

Resident Research Fellow
General Surgery 

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  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, B.S., Biomedical engineering, 2011.
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, M.D., 2015.
  • General Surgery Internship, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, C.A., 2015-2016.
  • General Surgery Residency, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, C.A., 2016-present
  • General surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Advanced computational methods to investigate cardiovascular disease
  • Aortic aneurysm biomechanics and dissection risk prediction

Andrew D. Wisneski, M.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. He attended undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Biomedical Engineering, followed by medical school at UCSF where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

Dr. Wisneski has been involved with the UCSF Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory since 2011, contributing to projects employing advanced computational methods to investigate cardiovascular disease. In his resident research years, he will plan to continue his work in this group under the direction of Dr. Elaine E Tseng, investigating aortic aneurysm biomechanics and dissection risk prediction.

Dr. Wisneski has received the American Heart Association Post-doctoral fellowship, The Marfan Foundation Victor A. McKusick Post-doctoral fellowship, and the Dr. Linda Reilly and the Orange County Community Foundation Fellowship for Vascular Disease Research to support his work. He has presented his work at major cardiovascular disease and surgery conferences since medical school, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American College of Surgeons' Owen Wangensteen Surgical Forum, Society for Heart Valve Disease, the American College of Cardiology, Digestive Disease Week, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons.

He has received numerous awards including the UCSF Dean's Prize for Outstanding Medical Student Research (2012), American Heart Association Top 10 Abstract travel steepen 2016, American Association for Thoracic Surgery Member for a Day Program 2018, and winner of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons Resident Poster Competition 2018, and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery's Chitwood Travel Award, 2018.

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University, 2009.
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University, 2010.
  • Richard J. Johns Award for Academic Excellence, Johns Hopkins University, 2011.
  • UCSF Dean's Prize for Outstanding Medical Student Research, UCSF School of Medicine, 2011.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, UCSF School of Medicine, 2014.
  • American Heart Association Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Top 10 Abstract Travel Stipend, AHA Scientific Sessions, 2016.
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery Member for a Day Program, AATS Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Conference Resident Poster Competition Winner, Congenital Heart Disease Category, AATS Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Chitwood Travel Award Recipient, 18th Annual ISMICS Scientific Meeting, 2018.
  • Thomas Russell Surgical Trainee Research Competition of the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Finalist, Annual Education Meeting of NCCAS, 2019
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  • UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Summer Fellowship, 2011.
  • American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Medical Student Research Program, 2012.
  • American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2020.
  • The Marfan Foundation Victor A. McKusick Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2020.
  • The Orange County Community Foundation's Linda Reilly Vascular Disease Research Award, 2018-2019.
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  1. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Wang SX, Shunk KA, Wozniak CJ, Yang J, Zimmet JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Veterans Affairs Heart Team Experience With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement and Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. J Invasive Cardiol. 2019 Aug; 31(8):217-222. View in PubMed
  2. Liang NE, Wisneski AD, Wozniak CJ, Ge L, Tseng EE. Evolution of Minimally Invasive Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Innovations (Phila). 2019 Jun; 14(3):251-262. View in PubMed
  3. Wang H, Wisneski A, Paulsen MJ, Imbrie-Moore A, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Hernandez HL, Lucian HJ, Eskandari A, Thakore AD, Farry JM, Hironaka CE, von Bornstaedt D, Steele AN, Stapleton LM, Williams KM, Wu MA, MacArthur JW, Woo YJ. Bioengineered analog of stromal cell-derived factor 1a preserves the biaxial mechanical properties of native myocardium after infarction. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2019 Aug; 96:165-171. View in PubMed
  4. Kuang H, Xuan Y, Lu M, Mookhoek A, Wisneski AD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Leaflet Mechanical Properties of Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna Pericardial Aortic Bioprostheses. J Heart Valve Dis. 2017 Jan; 26(1):81-89. View in PubMed
  5. Wisneski AD, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Patient-Specific Finite Element Analysis. J Heart Valve Dis. 2015 Nov; 24(6):714-721. View in PubMed
  6. Wisneski AD, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Patient-specific finite element analysis of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 Nov; 23(6):765-72. View in PubMed
  7. Wisneski AD, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Mookhoek A, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Human pulmonary autograft wall stress at systemic pressures prior to remodeling after the Ross procedure. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 May; 23(3):377-84. View in PubMed
  8. Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Mannion A, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. Biomechanical properties of human ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):50-8. View in PubMed
  9. Wisneski AD, Beyer AT, Shunk KA. An unusual case of bilateral subclavian-carotid artery graft occlusion with coronary steal syndrome managed in the cath lab. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Jan; 25(1):E14-6. View in PubMed
  10. Chitsaz S, Wenk JF, Ge L, Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM, Tseng EE. Material properties of CorCap passive cardiac support device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):148-54. View in PubMed
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  1. Wisneski A, Xuan Y, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Changes in pulmonary autograft wall stresses immediately after the Ross operation: first steps towards understanding aneurysmal remodeling. Circulation 2016; 134: A12524. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, November 12-15, 2017.
  2. Ge L, Wisneski A, Hope MD, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Barocas V, Tseng EE. Development of first patient-specific computational model to analyze wall stress in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 2013; 128: A18268. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX, November 19, 2013.
  3. Wisneski A, Kuang H, Mookhoek, Takabe K, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient-specific finite element model of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with bicuspid aortic valve. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2013;217(3):S66-S67. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2013 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Washington D.C., October 10, 2013.
  4. Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Kuang H, Takabe K, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient specific finite element models of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms associated with tricuspid versus bicuspid aortic valves. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S): E2046. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 9, 2013.
  5. Lui N, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Takabe K, Azadani A, Tseng EE. Successful use of an eptifibatide bridge for patients taking clopidogrel before cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3): S34-S35.
  6. Ge L, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Tseng EE. Patient-specific computational modeling of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. Oct 2012; 60(17): B265. Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference at Miami, Florida, USA, October 2012.
  7. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Takabe K, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of the human pulmonary autograft: a quantitative analysis of wall stress after the Ross procedure. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3):S46. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, October 2012.
  8. Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 82. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  9. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element study of human pulmonary autograft wall stress after the Ross procedure. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 85. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  10. Wisneski A, Azadani A, Matthews PB, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. A quantitative approach to pulmonary autograft remodeling after the Ross procedure. Cardiology 2012;121:144. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  11. Yeh CC, Li H, Tu R., Zhu B, Wisneski A, Karliner JS, Mann MJ. Abstract 566: In vivo cardioprotective activity of Sphingsosine 1-phosphate mediated through Akt signaling. Circulation. 2007; 116: II_102.
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  13. Wisneski AD, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Arain M, Kirkwood KS, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis and biliary complications post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Challenges of Biliary Access and Intervention. Accepted for poster presentation at upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Miami, FL, March 20-24, 2018.
  14. Wang H, Wisneski A, Paulsen MJ, Wang Z, Hernandez HL, Xuan Y, von Bornstaedt D, Steele AN, Stapleton LM, Lucian HJ, Eskandari A, Thakore AD, Farry JM, Hironaka CE, Williams KM, Wu M, MacArthur Jr JW, Woo JY. Computationally-engineered analog of stromal cell-derived factor 1α preserves the mechanical properties of infarcted myocardium under planar biaxial tension. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, held in Chicago IL, November 10-12.
  15. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Wall stress of early remodeled pulmonary autograft. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  16. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Pulmonary autograft leaflet performance under systemic pressure and flow after the Ross procedure. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  17. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Dvir D, Ye J, Wisneski A, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng E. Comparison of transcatheter aortic valves: Stent and leaflet stresses of Sapien vs CoreValve. To be presented as poster at the 30th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Diego, CA, September 21-25th, 2018.
  18. Liang NE, Wisneski A, Ge L, Tseng EE. Evolution of minimally invasive surgical aortic valve replacement at a veterans affairs medical center. Presented as ePoster at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery's 18th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, Canada June 13-16, 2018.
  19. Wisneski A, Wang Z, Xue Y, Mookhoek A, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. The range in normal pulmonary autograft response to systemic pressure immediately after the Ross procedure. Presented at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Conference Resident's Poster Competition, San Diego, CA, April 28-May 2, 2018.
  20. Wisneski A, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: A new phenomenon in the post-bariatric surgery population. Presented at the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 5-8, 2017.
  21. Xuan Y, Wisneski A, Moghaddam H, Tseng E, Ge L. Numerical simulation of pulmonary autograft remodeling after Ross procedure. Presented at the BMES 2016 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 5-8, 2016.
  22. Chitsaz S, Blackshear C, Nebiyu T, Wisneski A, Azadani A, Ge L, Hope MD, Tseng EE. Aortic valve calcification by micro-computed tomography correlates with aortic stenosis severity. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  23. Wisneski A, Beyer AT, Shunk KA. Case report: A stent to relieve brain drain and arm pain- application of interventional cardiology tools to challenging peripheral chronic total occlusions. Presented at China Interventional Therapeutics conference, Beijing, China, March 2012.
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  1. Wisneski A, Tseng EE. Chapter: Pathophysiology of the aortic valve. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult and Congenital Cardiac Surgery eBook. 2019 (In press).
  2. Contributor to Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020 edition. Chapter 12: Vascular Diseases

 

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