Eric Lehr
Eric J. Lehr, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC

Eric J. Lehr, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC

Eric J. Lehr, M.D., Ph.D., FRCSC
Specialty

Cardiac Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Aortic Valve Replacement, Cancer Surgery, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac CT, Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Closure of Left Atrial Appendage, Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale, Coronary & Valvular Surgery, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Bypass, Coronary Disease Intervention, Coronary Stenting, da Vinci (Robot-Assisted Surgery), Echocardiography (ECHO), Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic Vascular Surgery, Epicardial Pacemaker Lead Placement, Excision of Cardiac Tumors, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Valve Repair, High-Risk Cardiac Surgery, Jehovah's Witness Cardiac Surg., Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally Invasive Maze, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Mitral Valve Reconstruction, Mitral Valve Replacement, Mitral Valvuloplasty, Pacemakers, Pulmonary Embolism, Reoperative Cardiac Surgery, Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Tricuspid Valve Repair, Tricuspid Valve Replacement, Valvular Heart Disease

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, MasterCard, Cash, Check

Insurance Accepted:

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Additional Information:

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute cardiothoracic surgeon Eric Lehr, M.D., and one of his patients were interviewed for an article on robotic-assisted surgery that appears in the Feb. 11 issue of Fortune magazine.

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Medical School

University of Calgary

Residency

University of Alberta

Fellowship(s)

East Carolina University, University of Maryland Medical Center

Board Certifications

Royal College of Surgeons Canada - Cardiac Surgery

Languages:

English, German

Additional Information:

Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute cardiothoracic surgeon Eric Lehr, M.D., and one of his patients were interviewed for an article on robotic-assisted surgery that appears in the Feb. 11 issue of Fortune magazine.

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RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Totally endoscopic quadruple coronary artery bypass grafting is feasible using robotic technology.  Bonatti J, DeBiasi A, Wehman B, Griffith B, Lehr EJ.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2012;93:e111-2.

Impact of timing and surgical approach on outcomes after mitral valve regurgitation operations.  Stevens LM, MD, Rodriguez E, Lehr EJ, Kindell LC, Nifong LW, Ferguson TB, Chitwood WR.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  2012 May; 93(5):1462-8.

Multi-modality imaging of thrombus in transit crossing a patent formane ovale. Ramani GV, Kligerman S, Lehr EJ. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2012;59:e19.

Surgical problems and complex procedures: Issues for operative time in robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting.  Wiedemann D, Bonaros N Schachner T, Weidinger F, Lehr EJ, Vesely M, Bonatti J. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2012;143:639-647.

An Alternative Subcoronary Implantation Technique Decreases the Risk of Complete Heart Block After Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement.  Song Z, Lehr EJ, Wang S.  Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 2012;3:46-51.

Robotically Assisted Coronary Endarterectomy Dawood MY, Lehr EJ, de Biasi A, Haque R, Grigore A, Griffith BP, Bonatti JO  Innovations 2011;6:391-4.Closed-chest hybrid coronary revascularization. Weidinger F, Schachner T, Lehr EJ, Bonatti J, Bonaros N.. International Hospital Equipment & Solutions 2011; 3:24-5.

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery.  Lehr EJ, Rodriguez E, Nifong LW, Chitwood WR.  European Surgery Acta Chirurgica Austriaca.  2011;43(4):205-211.

Hybrid coronary revascularization – techniques and outcome.  Bonatti J, Lehr EJ, Vesely M, Friedrich G, Schachner T, Bonaros N, Griffith B, Zimrin D. European Surgery Acta Chirurgica Austriaca.  2011;43(4):198-204.

Robotically assisted minimal invasive and endoscopic coronary bypass surgery.  Schachner T, Bonaros N, Wiedemann D, Lehr EJ, Weidinger F, Friedrich G, Zimrin D, Bonatti J. European Surgery Acta Chirurgica Austriaca.  2011; 43(4):195-197.

Robotic-Assisted Aortic Valve Bypass (Apicoaortic Conduit) for Aortic Stenosis.  Gammie JS, Lehr EJ, Griffith BP, Dawood MY, and Bonatti J.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011;92:726-

Robotic assisted totally endoscopic coronary bypass surgery.  Bonatti J, Schachner T, Bonaros N, Lehr EJ, Zimrin D, Griffith B. Circulation 2011;124(2):236-44.

Surgical problems and complex procedures - issues for operative time in robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery. Wiedemann D, Lehr EJ, Bonaros N, Schachner T, Weidinger F, Vesely M, Bonatti J.    Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2011 June. [Epub ahead of print]

Robotic Assisted Cryosurgical Treatment of Atrioventricular Node Reentrant Tachycardia. Lehr EJ, Rodriguez E, Stevens LM, Nifong W, Chitwood WR.  Innovations. 2011; 6:126-8.

Closed chest hybrid coronary revascularization for multivessel disease - current concepts and techniques from a two-center experience.  Bonaros N, Schachner T, Wiedemann D, Weidinger F, Lehr EJ, Zimrin D, Friedrich G, Bonatti J. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  2011 April. [Epub ahead of print].

Midterm outcomes and quality of life of aortic root replacement: mechanical vs. biological conduits. Lehr EJ, Wang PZT, Oreopoulos A, Kanji HD, Norris CM, MacArthur RG. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2011; 262(2):e15-20.

Predictors, Causes, and Consequences of Conversions in Robotically Enhanced Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery.  Schachner T, Bonaros N, Wiedemann D, Lehr EJ, Weidinger F, Feuchtner G, Zimrin A, and Bonatti.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  2011; 91:647-53.

Robotic total endoscopic coronary artery bypass hybrid revascularization procedure in a patient with a preoperative tracheostoma.  Lehr EJ, van Wagenberg FS, Haque R and Bonatti J.  Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery. 2011 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print].

Hybrid coronary revascularization: an overview of options for anticoagulation and platelet inhibition.  Zimrin D, Bonatti J, Vesely MR, Lehr EJ.  Heart Surgery Forum.  2010; 13(6):e405-8.

Is an intraaortic balloon pump a contraindication to robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass?  Kon ZN, Lehr E, Odonkor P, Fitzpatrick M, Zimrin D, Griffith B, Bonatti J. Heart Surgery Forum. 2010; 13(6):e399-401.

Robotic totally endoscopic triple coronary artery bypass grafting on the arrested heart: report of the first successful clinical case. Bonatti J, Rehman A, Schwartz K, Deshpande S, Kon Z, Lehr E, Zimrin D, Griffith B.  Heart Surgery Forum. 2010;13(6):e394-6.

Robotic Cardiac Surgery.  Lehr EJ, Rodriguez E, Chitwood WR. Current Opinions in Anesthesiology.  2010;24:77-85.

Peripheral versus central cannulation for extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation:  a comparison of limb ischemia and transfusion requirements.  Kanji HD, Schulze CJ, Oreopoulos A, Lehr EJ, Wang W, MacArthur RM. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon.  2010;58(8):459-62.

Axillary-coronary sequential vein graft for total endoscopic triple coronary artery bypass. Lehr EJ, Zimrin D, Vesely MR, Odonkor P, Griffith BP, Bonatti J. Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  2010;90(5):e79-e81.

Recombinant Activated Factor VII for Postoperative Hemorrhage Following Repair of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection. Lehr EJ, Alford TJ, Wang S. The Heart Surgery Forum. 2010;13(5):e275-279.

Is there a role for robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass in HIV positive patients?  Van Wagenberg F, Lehr EJ, Rehman A, Bonatti J.  International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2010; Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Hybrid coronary revascularization – which patients? When? How? Bonatti J, Lehr EJ, Vesely MR, Friedrich G, Bonaros N, Zimrin D. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 2010 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Mini-Extracorporeal Circulation for Robotic Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Hybrid Procedure.  Lehr EJ, Odonkor P, Reyes P, Bonatti J.  Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2010; 26(7):e286-e287.

Decellularization reduces immunogenicity of sheep pulmonary artery vascular patches. Lehr EJ, Rayat GR, Chiu B, Churchill TA, McGann LE, Coe JY, Ross DB. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2010 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Substrate-Specific Derangements in Mitochondrial Metabolism and Redox Balance in Atrium of Type 2 Diabetic Human Heart.  Anderson EJ, Kypson AP, Rodriguez E, Anderson CA, Lehr EJ, Neufer PD. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2009; 54(20):1891-1898.

Left ventricular epicardial lead implantation via left mini-thoracotomy. Lehr EJ, Ye C, Wang S. The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2009; 57:329-332.

64-Slice computed tomographic monitoring of a repaired symptomatic aneurysm of the right coronary artery.  Lehr EJ, Wang S. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  2007; 23:900.

An intra-aortic shunt prevents paralysis during aortic surgery in sheep. Lehr EJ, Coe JY, Ross DB.  The Journal of Surgical Research.  2007; 141:78-82.

NMR assessment of Me2SO in decellularized cryopreserved aortic valve conduits.  Lehr EJ, Hermary S, McKay RT, Webb DNH, Abazari A, McGann LE, Coe JY, Korbutt GS, Ross DB.  The Journal of Surgical Research.  2007; 141:60-67.

“Inbred or outbred? An evaluation of the functional allogenicity of farm sheep.” Lehr EJ, Rayat GR, Desai LS, Coe JY, Korbutt GS, Ross DB. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2006 132(5); 1156-61.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

1. Lehr EJ, Bonatti J.  Robotic on pump total endoscopic coronary bypass grafting (TECAB), In: Chitwood WR and Kernstine K eds. Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery: Atlas and Guide. New York, NY: Springer; Submitted.

2. Lehr EJ, Chitwood WR, Bonatti J.  Minimally invasive and robotic mitral valve surgery, In: Raja SG, Amrani M, eds.  Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.; In press.

3. Lehr EJ, Rodriguez E, Chitwood WR.  Technique of Totally Endoscopic Robot-Assisted Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, In: Cohn LH ed. Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, 4th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2012:887-910.

4. Lehr EJ, Rodriguez E, Chitwood WR.  Applications of surgical robotics in cardiac surgery, In: Rosen J, Hannaford B and Satava R, eds. Surgical Robotics – Systems, Applications, and Visions. 1st edition. New York, NY: Springer; 2010:701-722.

ABSTRACTS and or PROCEEDINGS

1. Bonaros N, Weidinger F, Hofauer B, Feuchtner G, Plank F, Friedrich G, Lehr EJ, Bonatti J, Schachner T.  Short-term angiographic evaluation of robotically assisted coronary anastomosis using conventional and CT-angiography. 14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, June 8 - 11, 2011. Innovations 2011;6(3):196 – 197.

2. Wiedemann D*, Bonaros N, Schachner T, Weidinger F, Lehr EJ, Vesely M, Friedrich G, Bonatti J. Prolonged operative time in robotic totally endoscopic totally endoscopic coronary bypass surgery – is it an issue? 14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, June 8 - 11, 2011. (* Awarded best poster, first round of the ISMICS poster session) Innovations 2011;6(3):193.

3. Lehr EJ, Schachner T, Bonaros N, Wiedemann D, Weidinger F, De Biasi A, Grigore A, Griffith B, Vesely M, Bonatti J. Sequential Coronary Bypass Grafts for Robotically Assisted Totally Endoscopic Surgical Revascularization of Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease. 14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, June 8 - 11, 2011. Innovations 2011;6(3):181 – 182.

4. Dawood M, Ghoreshi M, Lehr EJ, Bonatti J, Griffith BP, Gammie JS.  Closed-chest removal of a right atrial mass using a novel suction catheter system: Report of two cases.  14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, June 8 - 11, 2011. Innovations 2011;6(3):156 – 157.

5. Lehr EJ, Schachner T, Bonaros N, Wiedemann D, Weidinger F, Grigore A, de Biasi A, Zimrin D, Griffith B, Bonatti J. Robotic Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on the Arrested Heart – Two Centers’ Experience with 305 Cases. 14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington, DC, USA, June 8 - 11, 2011. Innovations 2011;6(3):143

6. Anderson EJ, Chitwood WR, Lehr EJ, Stevens LM, Ferguson TB, Rodriguez ER. Left atrium mitochondria of NYHA Class I patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation display alterations in H2O2 and Ca2+ handling: Early translational efforts to define role of mitochondria in human cardiac disease. American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007.  Chicago, IL, USA.  November 13-17, 2010.  Circulation 2010;122:A16837.

7. Lehr EJ, Grigore A, Reicher B, Zimrin D, Bartlett S, Griffith B, Bonatti J.  Dual console robotic system to teach beating heart total endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting: a video presentation.  24th European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, September 11 – 15, 2010. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2010;11(Suppl 2):S113

8. Bonaros N, Weidinger F, Lehr EJ, Rehman A, Schachner T, Wiedemann D, Friedrich G, Bonatti J. Totally endoscopic treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease using advanced hybrid procedures. 24th European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, September 11 – 15, 2010. Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2010;11(Suppl 2):S90.

9. Lehr EJ, Kypson A, Rodriguez E, Anderson C, Brown D, Ferguson TB, Chitwood WR, Neufer P, Anderson EJ.  Pre-operative levels of oxidized glutathione and mitochondrial calcium tolerance in right atrial appendage are linked to occurrence of post-operative atrial fibrillation. Canadian Cardiovascular Conference 2009.  Edmonton, Canada.  October, 24 – 28, 2009.  The Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2009; 25:283B.

10. Lehr EJ, Wang W, Mullen JC, Modry DL, Koshal A, Ross DB, MacArthur RG Wang S.  Stentless aortic valve replacement increases the requirement for permanent pacemaker.  American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007.  Orlando, FL, USA.  November 6, 2007.  Circulation 2007;116:II_543-a.

11. Lehr EJ, Hermary S, McKay R, Webb D, Lakey J, Coe JY, Korbutt GS, Ross DB.  The Kinetics of dimethyl sulfoxide washout from cryopreserved aortic valve conduits during decellularization.  2nd Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Phoenix, AZ, USA. February 6-9, 2007.  The Journal of Surgical Research 2007;137:199.

12. Lehr EJ, Korbutt, GS, Coe JY, Ross DB. A simple intra-aortic shunt restores hemodynamics and prevents paralysis in an ovine model to test tissue engineered vascular patches.  2nd Annual Academic Surgical Congress.  Phoenix, AZ, USA. February 6-9, 2007.  The Journal of Surgical Research 2007;137:199.

13. Lehr EJ, Desai LS, Rayat GR, Coe JY, Korbutt GS, Ross DB. Inbred or outbred?  An evaluation of the functional allogenicity of farm sheep. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2006;13(3):160.

14. Lehr EJ, Quan ML, McCready DR, Temple WJ, McKinnon JG.  The significance of the second echelon node in melanoma and breast cancer. 10th Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology, Groningen, The Netherlands, April 2000. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2000;26:304.

15. Lehr EJ, McKinnon G.   Dioscorides:  the father of pharmacology.   The Proceedings of the 7th Annual History of Medicine Days, The University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. 1998;7:1-6.

16. Lehr EJ, Kerr D.  Resolvents of m-accretive operators in Banach spaces.   Proceedings:  Eleventh National Conference on Undergraduate Research, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC.  1997;3:1050-1054.

PRESENTATIONS:

1. “The Future of CABG: Hybrid/Robotic.”  Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, 50th Annual Meeting, Naples, Florida, October 4, 2012.

2. “Hybrid Robotic-Assisted Revascularization.” ECHI-ISMISC Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Summit.  Greenville, NC, USA, September 6-8, 2012.

3. “How to Build Robotic Surgical Program – Panel discussion.”  BISROCS 2012, Beijing, July 16, 2012.

4. “Five Year Outcomes of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Using Robotic Totally Endoscopic Surgery.”  BISROCS 2012, Beijing, July 16, 2012.

5. “Mini Sternotomy for Simple and Complex Aortic Valve Operations.”  ISMICS Masters Program – Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, 15th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, May 30, 2012.

6. “Robotic TECAB: Re-Training the Established Surgeon in Robotic Revascularization Techniques.” ISMICS Masters Program – Robotic Revascularization, 15th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, USA, May 30, 2012.

7. “Robotic cardiac surgery – where are we?” Seattle Surgical Society, Seattle, WA, March 26, 2012.

8. “Totally endoscopic robotic coronary artery bypass grafting and hybrid coronary revascularization.”  Combined Campus Cardiovascular Conference, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, March 20, 2012.

9. “Recent advances and current outcomes of robotic assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting.”  BIT’s 3rd Annual International Congress of Cardiology, Beijing, China, December 4 – 6, 2011.

10. “Robotically Assisted, Arrested Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB).” First Fortis Global CTVS Conference, Chandigarh, India, November 25 & 26, 2011.

11.“Current Trends in Robotic Cardiac Surgery.” First Fortis Global CTVS Conference, Chandigarh, India, November 25 & 26, 2011.

12. “Hybrid Operating Rooms – From Planning to Use: a hybrid revascularization procedure.” 14th Anniversary Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baltimore, MD, June 11, 2011.

13. “Advances in robotic cardiac surgery.” Combined Campus Cardiovascular Conference, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, May 3, 2011.

14. “Robotics in cardiac surgery.” Cardiothoracic Technology Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, April 3, 2011

15. “Robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting and hybrid coronary revascularization.” Grand Rounds, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, December 17, 2010.

16. “How to choose a fellowship.” Resident Academic Development Day, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, December 16, 2010.

17. “Robotic Approaches to Cardiac Surgery – An Overview and Wetlab.” Resident Academic Development Day, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, December 16, 2010.

18. “Trends in robotic cardiac surgery.”  Siemens International Advisory Meeting on Cardiac Surgery, Forchheim, Germany, November 10 – 12, 2010.

19. “Intraoperative assessment.” 2010 Advances in Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization, Atlanta, GA, October 28 – 30, 2010.

20. “Sequential anastomosis techniques.” 2010 Advances in Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization, Atlanta, GA, October 28 – 30, 2010.

21. “Cannulation techniques for beating heart and arrested heart TECAB.” 2010 Advances in Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization, Atlanta, GA, October 28 – 30, 2010.

22. “Live narrated video – arrested heart TECAB.” 2010 Advances in Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization, Atlanta, GA, October 28 – 30, 2010.

23. “Quality of life in robotic total endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting.”  2010 APPROACH National Meeting, Calgary, AB, June 22, 2010.

24. “DaVinci SI hybrid case with lung resection.” Integrated Cardiovascular Repair (ICR) Workshop 2010, Baltimore, MD, March 26, 2010, Lehr EJ*, Zimrin D, Bonatti J. (* designates presenting author)

25. “Robotic mitral valve repair.”  Integrated Cardiovascular Repair (ICR) Workshop 2010, Baltimore, MD, March 26, 2010.

26. “First DaVinci SI total endoscopic coronary artery bypass.” Integrated Cardiovascular Repair (ICR) Workshop 2010, Baltimore, MD, March 25, 2010, Lehr EJ*, Zimrin D, Bonatti J. (* designates presenting author)

27. “Robotic cardiac surgery.”  Eckerd College Alumni Dinner, Baltimore, MD, March 18, 2010.

28. "Development of totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting using robotic techniques" 8th Innovation for Cardiovascular Surgical Technique Meeting Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2009.

29. “Robotic cardiac surgery.”  Health Heart Awareness Month Lecture Series - UMMC, Baltimore, MD, September 18, 2009.

30. “Long-term outcomes of aortic dissection.”  2007 APPROACH National Meeting, Calgary, AB, June 25, 2007.

31. “Peripheral arterial disease – management strategies for an orphan disease.”  Plavix Divisional Meeting, Bristol-Meyers-Squibb/Sanofi-Aventis, Montreal, QC June 19, 2007.

32. “Outcomes of surgical and medical management of aortic dissection.”  Edmonton Civic Employees' Charitable Assistance Fund Breakfast, Edmonton, AB, April 16, 2007.

33.“APPROACH – PAD: a new module to assess peripheral arterial disease.”  2006 APPROACH National Meeting, Calgary, AB, June 26, 2006.

34. “A non-immunogenic aortic valve allograft.” Scientific and Networking Session, 3rd Annual National Research Forum for Young Investigators in Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Winnipeg, May 7, 2006.

35. “Epicardial LV lead implantation should be the first line of approach for the delivery of CRT.” Guidant Canada Arrhythmia Update 2004, Whistler, BC September 24, 2004, Lehr EJ, Tang H, *Wang S. (* designates presenting author)

36. “Surgical approaches to heart failure:  Expanding indications for cardiac transplantation and the future of xenotransplantation.”  Canadian Cardiovascular Society Meeting, Edmonton, AB, 2002.  *Manji R, *Lehr EJ, *Modry DL. (* designates presenting authors)

37. “Transplant and non-transplant operative options for end-stage heart disease.” Annual Meeting of the Alberta Cardiovascular Society, Kananaskis, AB, September 2002.

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