Cardiothoracic Surgery Physicians
Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, PhD
Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for University Health System
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1989
PhD in Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, 1981
MS in Physical Education, University of Utah, 1977
BS in Physical Education, Appalachian State University, 1974
Residency in Thoracic Surgery, University of California Davis MC, Sacramento, CA 1997
Post Doctoral in Thoracic Surgery, University of California Davis MC, Sacramento, CA 1995
Residency in Gen. Surgery, David Grant USAF MC, Travis AFB, CA, 1994
Clinical interests: Special interests include aortic root reconstruction, operative therapy for heart failure and minimally invasive valve surgery.
Atkins BZ, Danielson DS, Fitzpatrick CM, Dixon P, Petersen RP, Carpenter AJ. Modified ultrafiltration attenuates pulmonary-derived inflammatory mediators in response to cardiopulmonary bypass. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2010 Aug
Reed CE, Vaporciyan AA, Erikson C, Dill MJ, Carpenter AJ, Guleserian KJ, Merrill WH. Factors dominating choice of surgical specialty. J Am Coll Surg 2010 Mar;210(3):319-324.
Rosenberg Y, Myatt JP, Feldman M, Carpenter AJ, Bauch T, Restrepo CS, Panday M. Down to the Wire: Tricuspid Stenosis in the Setting of Multiple Pacing Leads. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2010 Jan
Fann JI, Calhoon JH, Carpenter AJ, Merrill WH, Brown JW, Poston RS, Kalani M, Murray GF, Hicks GL, Feins RH. Simulation in coronary artery anastomosis early in cardiothoracic surgical residency training: the Boot Camp experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010 May;139(5):1275-1281
Vaporciyan AA, Reed CE, Erikson C, Dill MJ, Carpenter AJ, Guleserian KJ, Merrill W. Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery: survey of North American general surgery residents. Ann Thorac Surg 2009 May;87(5):1351-1359
Carpenter AJ. Diagnostic techniques in thoracic trauma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 Jan;20(1):2-5
Dearmond D, Carpenter AJ, Calhoon JH. Critical primary survey injuries. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 Jan;20(1):6-7
Angel LF, Levine DJ, Restrepo MI, Johnson S, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Calhoon J, Cornell JE, Adams SG, Chisholm GB, Nespral J, Roberson A, Levine SM. Impact of a lung transplantation donor-management protocol on lung donation and recipient outcomes. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol.174, 2006.
Allen, PF, Kelley, TC, Taylor, TL, Abouchahine, S, Leininger, BE, Mueller DL, Khandhar, SJ, Sako EY, Carpenter AJ. Bronchial Transection: Diagnosis and Management. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 2006 May;13(3):203-208
Carpenter AJ, Follette DM, Sheppard B, Yoshikawa R, Sam J. Simultaneous antegrade and retrograde reperfusion after cardioplegic arrest for coronary artery bypass. J Card Surg 1999 Sep;14(5):354-358
Biosketch: Dr. Carpenter earned her PhD in Physiology from Penn State University in 1981 and her MD from George Washington University in 1989. She is Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She was a member of the US Air Force and was the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center until joining the faculty in 2002. Dr. Carpenter is the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the University Health System. She is deeply involved in curriculum development for Integrated Thoracic Surgical training and the use of simulation is surgical education. Dr. Carpenter is predominantly an adult cardiac surgeon whose special interests include aortic root reconstruction, operative therapy for heart failure and minimally invasive valve surgery.
2009, elected to Southern Thoracic Surgical Association Council, 3-year term
2005 Employee of 1st Quarter 2005: Award received from University Health System, San Antonio TX
2002 Meritorious Service Medal: For service as Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
2002 Dare To Soar: Air Force award for excellence in patient care.
2002 Cardiothoracic Surgery Subspecialty Chair: Cardiothoracic Surgery Section 49th Annual Symposium Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
1999 Alley-Sheridan Scholar: The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
1999 Cardiothoracic Surgery Subspecialty Chair: Cardiothoracic Surgery Section 46th Annual Symposium Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, San Antonio, TX
American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
San Antonio Cardiovascular Society
Women in Thoracic Surgery