- Medical School - Wright State University (2011-2015)
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2020-2022), Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
- Fellowship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2019-2019), Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2020), Surgery
Christopher Heid, M.D.
- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
- Adult cardiac surgery
- Aortic surgery
Christopher Heid, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in adult cardiac surgery.
After earning his medical degree at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Heid completed residencies in general surgery and thoracic surgery at UT Southwestern. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.
Dr. Heid’s clinical interests include coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, aortic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Heid is an active researcher in the field of adult cardiac surgery and cardiothoracic transplantation. He directs a research laboratory focusing on using institutional and national database registries to better understand clinical outcomes in cardiac surgery.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Transplantation, Journal of Surgical Research, and Cancers, and is the author of two chapters of the third edition of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Heid also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
In 2016, Dr. Heid earned the Excellence in Resident Quality Improvement Award at UT Southwestern. In 2022, Dr. Heid’s research was awarded the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award at the UT Southwestern Surgery Research Forum.
Outside of the operating room, Dr. Heid enjoys traveling and scuba diving with his wife, as well as golfing, running, reading, and watching sports.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award 2022, UT Southwestern
- Clinical Intern of the Year Award 2016, UT Southwestern
- Excellence in Resident Quality Improvement Award 2016, UT Southwestern
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2014, Wright State University
- Medical Student Research Travel Award 2014, Wright State University
- Pursuit of Excellence Award 2014, Wright State University
Books & Publications
Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3rd Edition
Heid CA, Hackmann A (2020)
Aortic Stenosis in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3rd Edition
Heid CA, Jessen ME (2020), In press
- Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 3rd Edition
Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Lung Transplantation.
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Maaraoui K, Liu C, Peltz M, Wait MA, Ring WS, Huffman LC, The Journal of surgical research 2020 11 255 332-338
Antifungal Therapy in Fungal Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections.
Khoury MK, Heid CA, Cripps MW, Pickett ML, Nagaraj MB, Johns M, Lee F, Hennessy SA, The Journal of surgical research 2020 12 256 187-192
Risk Factors for Nonhome Discharge After Esophagectomy for Neoplastic Disease.
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Thornton MA, Geoffrion TR, De Hoyos AL, The Annals of thoracic surgery 2021 04 111 4 1118-1124
Understanding who benefits from endovascular aortic repair in those deemed unfit for open repair.
Khoury MK, Heid CA, Rectenwald JE, Acher CW, Tsai S, Ramanan B, Timaran CH, Modrall JG, Journal of vascular surgery 2022 Aug 76 2 419-427.e3
Cardiac transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease: A single center case series.
Heid CA, Chandra R, Liu C, Pruszynski J, Khoury MK, Vela R, Zeng X, Maaraoui K, Kalsbeek A, Ring WS, Amin A, Murala J, Peltz M, Clinical transplantation 2021 10 35 10 e14430
Endovascular Aortic Repair in Patients of Advanced Age.
Khoury MK, Thornton MA, Heid CA, Babb J, Ramanan B, Tsai S, Kirkwood ML, Timaran CH, Modrall JG, Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists 2022 06 29 3 381-388
The Colorectal Cancer Tumor Microenvironment and Its Impact on Liver and Lung Metastasis.
Chandra R, Karalis JD, Liu C, Murimwa GZ, Voth Park J, Heid CA, Reznik SI, Huang E, Minna JD, Brekken RA, Cancers 2021 Dec 13 24
Commentary: To vent or not, that is the question.
Heid CA, Davies R Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Open 2022 9 144-145
Renal decline following heart transplant
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Harrirah O, Maaraoui K, Kalsbeek A, Ring WS, Jessen ME, Peltz M Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2021 4 40 s200-201
Non-home discharge is not associated with mortality following bilateral lung transplant
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Vela R, Maaraoui K, Liu C, Pruszynski J, Ring WS, Wait M, Huffman LC, Peltz M Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2020 4 39 S386
Renal decline following lung transplant
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Liu C, Maaraoui K, Kalsbeek A, Hackmann A, Wait MA, Ring WS, Huffman LC, Peltz M Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2021 4 40 s311
Metastatic signet ring cell carcinoma masquerading as acute on chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO.
Beauchamp D, Heid CA, Herbert C, Timmons C, Green M, Wait MA, Pirolli TJ Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2021 4 40 s467
Successful percutaneous mechanical suction thrombectomy of extracorporeal filtration system following bilateral lung transplantation secondary to COVID-pneumonia
Vela R, Heid C, Huffman L, Hackmann A, Peltz M Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2022 4 41 s374-375
Gemella morbillorum mitral valve endocarditis in a patient with a history of mitral valve annuloplasty.
Liu CR, Heid CA, Chandra R, Hauptmann E, Brickner ME, Hwang M, Wait MA, BMJ case reports 2022 Apr 15 4
How I do it: robotic-assisted Ivor Lewis esophagectomy.
Heid CA, Lopez V, Kernstine K, Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus 2020 Nov 33 Supplement_2
Implicit entity recognition in clinical documents.
Perera S, Mendes PN, Sheth AP, Thirunarayan K, Alex A, Heid CA, Mott GJ. Proceedings of the Fourth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics. 2015 228-238
Pulse dose steroids are not associated with wound dehiscence following lung transplant
Heid CA, Khoury MK, Vela R, Liu C, Maaraoui K, Pruszynski J, Walsh L, Ring WS, Peltz M, Wait M, Huffman, LC Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2020 4 39 s385
- Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Lung Transplantation.
- Adult cardiac surgery
- Cardiothoracic transplantation
- Health care disparities
- Renal injuries after cardiac surgery
- Adult cardiac surgery
- Aortic surgery
- Atrial fibrillation
- Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart Transplantation
- Heart Valve Repair/Replacement
- Lung Transplant Surgery
- Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
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University Hospital Heart and Lung Clinicat Professional Office Building 2 5939 Harry Hines Blvd., 6th Floor, Suite 600
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