Ramin E. Beygui, M.D.

Heart and lung transplant surgeon

Heart Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-5468
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Center for Advanced Lung Disease

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-3633
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Heart Surgery Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-724-7500
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

Residency: Stanford University Hospital (1995) CA

Internship: Stanford University Hospital (1991) CA

Medical Education: University of California Irvine (1990) CA

Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2002)

Board Certification: Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1998)

Fellowship: UCLA - School of Medicine (2001) CA

Board Certification, Cardiothoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (2002)

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1996)

Residency, UCLA, Cardiothoracic Surgery (2001)

Fellowship, Stanford University, Vascular Surgery (1998)

Residency, Stanford University, General Surgery (1995)

MD, University of California, Irvine, Medicine (Regents' Scholar) (1990)

MS, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Elec. Engin. Comp. Science (1983)

BS (Magna Cum Laude), Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Elec. Engin. Comp. Science

Honors & Awards

RegentsÂ’ Scholarship, University of California (1986-1990)

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (1990)

Walter Blumenson Award for Academic Promise, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine (1990)

John Henry Smith Award, Resident of the Year, Stanford University Department of Surgery (1992)

Laubisch Fund for Cardiovascular Research, UCLA School of Medicine (2003-2005)

Stein-Oppenheimer Award, UCLA School of Medicine (2003)

A histological and mechanical analysis of the cardiac lead-tissue interface: implications for lead extraction.
Rennert, R. C., Rustad, K., Levi, K., Harwood, M., Sorkin, M., & Gurtner, G. C. (2014). A histological and mechanical analysis of the cardiac lead-tissue interface: implications for lead extraction. Acta biomaterialia, 10(5), 2200-2208.

Congenital Anomalies of the Aortic Arch in Acute Type-A Aortic Dissection: Implications for Monitoring, Perfusion Strategy, and Surgical Repair.
Maxwell, B. G., Harrington, K. B., Beygui, R. E., & Oakes, D. A. (2014). Congenital Anomalies of the Aortic Arch in Acute Type-A Aortic Dissection: Implications for Monitoring, Perfusion Strategy, and Surgical Repair. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia.

Screening drug-induced arrhythmia events using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and low-impedance microelectrode arrays.
Navarrete, E. G., Liang, P., Lan, F., Sanchez-Freire, V., Simmons, C., & Wu, J. C. (2013). Screening drug-induced arrhythmia events using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and low-impedance microelectrode arrays. Circulation, 128(11), S3-13.

4-Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Percutaneous Repair Versus Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation
Mauri, L., Foster, E., Glower, D. D., Apruzzese, P., Massaro, J. M., & Feldman, T. (2013). 4-Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of Percutaneous Repair Versus Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 62(4), 317-328.

Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation
Patlolla, B., Beygui, R., & Haddad, F. (2013). Right-ventricular failure following left ventricle assist device implantation. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 28(2), 223-233.

Protein-Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Ge, J., Neofytou, E., Lei, J., Beygui, R. E., & Zare, R. N. (2012). Protein-Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery. SMALL, 8(23), 3573-3578.

Mediastinal goiter: a comprehensive study of 60 consecutive cases with special emphasis on identifying predictors of malignancy and sternotomy
Hajhosseini, B., Montazeri, V., Hajhosseini, L., Nezami, N., & Beygui, R. E. (2012). Mediastinal goiter: a comprehensive study of 60 consecutive cases with special emphasis on identifying predictors of malignancy and sternotomy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 203(4), 442-447.

Bilateral Thoracic Endometriosis Affecting the Lung and Diaphragm
Nezhat, C., King, L. P., Paka, C., Odegaard, J., & Beygui, R. (2012). Bilateral Thoracic Endometriosis Affecting the Lung and Diaphragm. JSLS-JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, 16(1), 140-142.

Drug Release from Electric-Field-Responsive Nanoparticles
Ge, J., Neofytou, E., Cahill, T. J., Beygui, R. E., & Zare, R. N. (2012). Drug Release from Electric-Field-Responsive Nanoparticles. ACS NANO, 6(1), 227-233.

Successful use of a pneumatic biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in cardiogenic shock
Moriguchi, J., Davis, S., Jocson, R., Esmailian, F., Ardehali, A., & Shemin, R. (2011). Successful use of a pneumatic biventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation in cardiogenic shock. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 30(10), 1143-1147.

A matrix micropatterning platform for cell localization and stem cell fate determination
Huang, N. F., Patlolla, B., Abilez, O., Sharma, H., Rajadas, J., & Cooke, J. P. (2010). A matrix micropatterning platform for cell localization and stem cell fate determination. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 6(12), 4614-4621.

A prospective, randomized, crossover pilot study of inhaled nitric oxide versus inhaled prostacyclin in heart transplant and lung transplant recipients
Khan, T. A., Schnickel, G., Ross, D., Bastani, S., Laks, H., & Ardehali, A. (2009). A prospective, randomized, crossover pilot study of inhaled nitric oxide versus inhaled prostacyclin in heart transplant and lung transplant recipients. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 138(6), 1417-1424.

On-Pump versus Off-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass Surgery.
Shroyer, A. L., Grover, F. L., Hattler, B., Collins, J. F., McDonald, G. O., & Novitzky, D. (2009). On-Pump versus Off-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass Surgery. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 361(19), 1827-1837.

The use of three-dimensional nanostructures to instruct cells to produce extracellular matrix for regenerative medicine strategies
Schenke-Layland, K., Rofail, F., Heydarkhan, S., Gluck, J. M., Ingle, N. P., & Heydarkhan-Hagvall, S. (2009). The use of three-dimensional nanostructures to instruct cells to produce extracellular matrix for regenerative medicine strategies. BIOMATERIALS, 30(27), 4665-4675.

Endometriosis of the Diaphragm: Four Cases Treated with a Combination of Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
Nezhat, C., Nicoll, L. M., Bhagan, L., Huang, J. Q., Bosev, D., & Beygui, R. E. (2009). Endometriosis of the Diaphragm: Four Cases Treated with a Combination of Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy. JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY, 16(5), 573-580.

Tricuspid valve regurgitation after heart transplantation
Marelli, D., Esmailian, F., Wong, S. Y., Kobashigawa, J. A., Kwon, M. H., & Shemin, R. J. (2009). Tricuspid valve regurgitation after heart transplantation. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 137(6), 1557-1559.

The role of cytoprotective cytokines in cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury
Anderson, C. D., Heydarkhan-Hagvall, S., Schenke-Layland, K., Yang, J. Q., Jordan, M. C., & Beygui, R. E. (2008). The role of cytoprotective cytokines in cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, 148(2), 164-171.

Long-term outcomes of heart transplantation in older recipients
Marelli, D., Kobashigawa, J., Hamilton, M. A., Moriguchi, J. D., Kermani, R., & Esmailian, F. (2008). Long-term outcomes of heart transplantation in older recipients. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 27(8), 830-834.

Three-dimensional electrospun ECM-based hybrid scaffolds for cardiovascular tissue engineering
Heydarkhan-Hagvall, S., Schenke-Layland, K., Dhanasopon, A. P., Rofail, F., Smith, H., & MacLellan, W. R. (2008). Three-dimensional electrospun ECM-based hybrid scaffolds for cardiovascular tissue engineering. BIOMATERIALS, 29(19), 2907-2914.

Lung transplantation in older patients?
Mahidhara, R., Bastani, S., Ross, D. J., Saggar, R., Lynch, J., & Ardehali, A. (2008). Lung transplantation in older patients?. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 135(2), 412-420.

Human adipose stem cells: A potential cell source for cardiovascular tissue engineering
Heydarkhan-Hagvall, S., Schenke-Layland, K., Yang, J. Q., Heydarkhan, S., Xu, Y., & Beygui, R. E. (2008). Human adipose stem cells: A potential cell source for cardiovascular tissue engineering. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS, 187(4), 263-274.

Hypoxic cell death is reduced by pH buffering in a model of engineered heart tissue
Brown, D. A., MacLellan, W. R., Dunn, J. Cy., Wu, B. M., & Beygui, R. E. (2008). Hypoxic cell death is reduced by pH buffering in a model of engineered heart tissue. ARTIFICIAL CELLS BLOOD SUBSTITUTES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, 36(2), 94-113.

Donor brain death mechanisms and outcomes after heart transplantation
Cohen, O., De La Zerda, D. J., Beygui, R., Hekmat, D., & Laks, H. (2007). Donor brain death mechanisms and outcomes after heart transplantation. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 39(10), 2964-2969.

Ethnicity as a predictor of graft longevity and recipient mortality in heart transplantation
Cohen, O., De La Zerda, D., Beygui, R. E., Hekmat, D., & Laks, H. (2007). Ethnicity as a predictor of graft longevity and recipient mortality in heart transplantation. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 39(10), 3297-3302.

Analysis of pH gradients resulting from mass transport limitations in engineered heart tissue
Brown, D. A., MacLellan, W. R., Wu, B. M., & Beygui, R. E. (2007). Analysis of pH gradients resulting from mass transport limitations in engineered heart tissue. ANNALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 35(11), 1885-1897.

Influence of systematically varied nano-scale topography on cell morphology and adhesion
Heydarkhan-Hagvall, S., Chof, C.-H., Dunn, J., Heydarkhan, S., Schenke-Layland, K., & Beygul, R. E. (2007). Influence of systematically varied nano-scale topography on cell morphology and adhesion. CELL COMMUNICATION AND ADHESION, 14(5), 181-194.

Analysis of oxygen transport in a diffusion-limited model of engineered heart tissue
Brown, D. A., MacLellan, W. R., Laks, H., Dunn, J. Cy., Wu, B. M., & Beygui, R. E. (2007). Analysis of oxygen transport in a diffusion-limited model of engineered heart tissue. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 97(4), 962-975.

Alcohol use in donors is a protective factor on recipients' outcome after heart transplantation
De La Zerda, D. J., Cohen, O., Beygui, R. E., Kobashigawa, J., Hekmat, D., & Laks, H. (2007). Alcohol use in donors is a protective factor on recipients' outcome after heart transplantation. TRANSPLANTATION, 83(9), 1214-1218.

Cell interaction with three-dimensional sharp-tip nanotopography
Choi, C.-H., Hagvall, S. H., Wu, B. M., Dunn, J. Cy., Beygui, R. E., & Kim, C.-J. (2007). Cell interaction with three-dimensional sharp-tip nanotopography. BIOMATERIALS, 28(9), 1672-1679.

Modified reperfusion in clinical lung transplantation: The results of 100 consecutive cases
Schnickel, G. T., Ross, D. J., Beygui, R., Shefizadeh, A., Laks, H., & Ardehali, A. (2006). Modified reperfusion in clinical lung transplantation: The results of 100 consecutive cases. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 131(1), 218-223.

Expression of cardiomyocytic markers on adipose tissue-derived cells in a murine model of acute myocardial injury
Strem, B. M., Zhu, M., Alfonso, Z., Daniels, E. J., Schreiber, R., & Fraser, J. K. (2005). Expression of cardiomyocytic markers on adipose tissue-derived cells in a murine model of acute myocardial injury. CYTOTHERAPY, 7(3), 282-291.

Gelatin-embedded cell-polymer constructs for histological cryosectioning.
Brown, D. A., Chou, Y. F., Beygui, R. E., Dunn, J. Cy., & Wu, B. M. (2005). Gelatin-embedded cell-polymer constructs for histological cryosectioning. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 72(1), 79-85.

Repair of the symptomatic aberrant aortic arch aneurysm without hypothermic circulatory arrest.
Beygui, R. E., Esmailian, F., Rigberg, D. A., & Laks, H. (2004). Repair of the symptomatic aberrant aortic arch aneurysm without hypothermic circulatory arrest. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, 3(4), 569-572.

Prevention of spinal cord ischemia in an ovine model of abdominal aortic aneurysm treated with a self-expanding stent-graft
Beygui, R. E., Kinney, E. V., Pelc, L. R., Krievins, D., Whittemore, J., & Zarins, C. K. (1999). Prevention of spinal cord ischemia in an ovine model of abdominal aortic aneurysm treated with a self-expanding stent-graft. JOURNAL OF ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY, 6(3), 278-284.

Subclavian vein thrombosis: Outcome analysis based on etiology and modality of treatment
Beygui, R. E., Olcott, C., & Dalman, R. L. (1997). Subclavian vein thrombosis: Outcome analysis based on etiology and modality of treatment. ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 11(3), 247-255.

Etiology of aortic aneurysm.
Zarins, C. K., & Beygui, R. E. (1996). Etiology of aortic aneurysm. Surgical technology international, 5, 273-275.