Thomas Burdon

Cardiothoracic surgeon

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Heart Surgery Clinic at VA Palo Alto Hospital in Palo Alto

  • 3801 Miranda Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone: 650-493-5000
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Professional Education

Residency: McGill University (1990) Canada

Residency: McGill University (1988) Canada

Fellowship: McGill University (1986) Canada

Residency: McGill University (1985) Canada

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA

Internship: McGill University (1984) Canada

Board Certification: Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1992)

Medical Education: Mcgill University (1983) Canada

Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility
Bakaeen, F. G., Kar, B., Chu, D., Cornwell, L. D., Blaustein, A., & Carabello, B. A. (2012). Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 204(5), 643-648.

Simulation and skills training in mitral valve surgery
Joyce, D. L., Dhillon, T. S., Caffarelli, A. D., Joyce, D. D., Tsirigotis, D. N., & Fann, J. I. (2011). Simulation and skills training in mitral valve surgery. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 141(1), 107-112.

Heparin-induced thrombosis without thrombocytopenia
Tibayan, F. A., Leung, L. L., Burdon, T. A., & Fann, J. I. (2010). Heparin-induced thrombosis without thrombocytopenia. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 139(2), E6-E7.

Improvement in coronary anastomosis with cardiac surgery simulation
Fann, J. I., Caffarelli, A. D., Georgette, G., Howard, S. K., Gaba, D. M., & Burdon, T. A. (2008). Improvement in coronary anastomosis with cardiac surgery simulation. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 136(6), 1486-1491.

Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies Presenting in Late Adulthood with Concurrent Acquired Heart Disease: Report of Two Cases
Timek, T. A., Kimm, S., Burdon, T. A., & Fann, J. I. (2008). Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies Presenting in Late Adulthood with Concurrent Acquired Heart Disease: Report of Two Cases. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, 23(6), 773-776.

Right atrial mass after primary repair of an atrial septal defect: Thrombus masquerading as a myxoma
Sheikh, A. Y., Schrepfer, S., Stein, W., West, J., Lombard, J., & Pelletier, M. P. (2007). Right atrial mass after primary repair of an atrial septal defect: Thrombus masquerading as a myxoma. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 84(5), 1742-1744.

The use of endobronchial valve device to eliminate air leak
Fann, J. I., Berry, G. J., & Burdon, T. A. (2006). The use of endobronchial valve device to eliminate air leak. RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, 100(8), 1402-1406.

Chronic mitral valve rejection requiring replacement in a nine-year-old allograft
Ihnken, K., Fann, J. I., Burdon, T. A., Johnson, F. L., Kosek, J. C., & Shumway, N. E. (2005). Chronic mitral valve rejection requiring replacement in a nine-year-old allograft. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 80(5), 1909-1911.

Cardiac allograft aortic dissection: Successful repair using a composite valve graft and modified-cabrol coronary reconstruction
Caffarelli, A. D., Fann, J. I., Salerno, C. T., Johnson, F., Jenkins, D. D., & Burdon, T. A. (2005). Cardiac allograft aortic dissection: Successful repair using a composite valve graft and modified-cabrol coronary reconstruction. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, 20(5), 450-452.

Beating heart catheter-based edge-to-edge mitral valve procedure in a porcine model - Efficacy and healing response
Fann, J. I., St Goar, F. G., Komtebedde, J., Oz, M. C., Block, P. C., & Burdon, T. A. (2004). Beating heart catheter-based edge-to-edge mitral valve procedure in a porcine model - Efficacy and healing response. CIRCULATION, 110(8), 988-993.

Repair of superior vena caval perforation during pacemaker placement with video-assisted limited thoracotomy
Fann, J. I., Atwood, J. E., & Burdon, T. A. (2004). Repair of superior vena caval perforation during pacemaker placement with video-assisted limited thoracotomy. HEART SURGERY FORUM, 7(1), E1-E3.

Repair of Superior Vena Caval Perforation during Pacemaker Placement with Video-Assisted Limited Thoracotomy.
Fann, J. I., Atwood, J. E., & Burdon, T. A. (2004). Repair of Superior Vena Caval Perforation during Pacemaker Placement with Video-Assisted Limited Thoracotomy. The heart surgery forum, 7(1), 1-3.

Treatment of abdominal aortic anastomotic pseudoaneurysm with percutaneous coil embolization
Fann, J. I., Samuels, S., Slonim, S., Burdon, T. A., & Dalman, R. L. (2002). Treatment of abdominal aortic anastomotic pseudoaneurysm with percutaneous coil embolization. JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY, 35(4), 811-814.

Acquired left ventricular-right atrial communication - Gerbode-type defect
Wasserman, S. M., Fann, J. I., Atwood, J. E., Burdon, T. A., & Fadel, B. M. (2002). Acquired left ventricular-right atrial communication - Gerbode-type defect. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, 19(1), 67-72.

Influence of three-dimensional vision on surgical telemanipulator performance
Falk, V., Mintz, D., Grunenfelder, J., Farm, J. I., & Burdon, T. A. (2001). Influence of three-dimensional vision on surgical telemanipulator performance. SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, 15(11), 1282-1288.

Are the indications for tissue valves different in 2001 and how do we communicate these changes to our cardiology colleagues?
Fann, J. I., & Burdon, T. A. (2001). Are the indications for tissue valves different in 2001 and how do we communicate these changes to our cardiology colleagues?. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 16(2), 126-135.

Endoscopic computer-enhanced beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting
Falk, V., Fann, J. I., Grunenfelder, J., Daunt, D., & Burdon, T. A. (2000). Endoscopic computer-enhanced beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 70(6), 2029-2033.

Endoscopic Doppler for detecting vessels in closed chest bypass grafting
Falk, V., Fann, J. I., Grunenfelder, J., & Burdon, T. A. (2000). Endoscopic Doppler for detecting vessels in closed chest bypass grafting. HEART SURGERY FORUM, 3(4), 331-333.

First report of the Port Access International Registry
Galloway, A. C., Shemin, R. J., Glower, D. D., Boyer, J. H., Groh, M. A., & Colvin, S. B. (1999). First report of the Port Access International Registry. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 67(1), 51-56.

Port-access cardiac surgery: a system analysis.
Peters, W. S., Fann, J. I., Burdon, T. A., & Pompili, M. F. (1998). Port-access cardiac surgery: a system analysis. Perfusion, 13(4), 253-258.

Port-access cardiac surgery: a system analysis
Peters, W. S., Fann, J. I., Burdon, T. A., & Pompili, M. F. (1998). Port-access cardiac surgery: a system analysis. PERFUSION-UK, 13(4), 253-258.

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
Fann, J. I., Pompili, M. F., Burdon, T. A., Stevens, J. H., St Goar, F. G., & Reitz, B. A. (1997). Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 9(4), 320-330.

Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting
Fann, J. I., Stevens, J. H., Pompili, M. F., Burdon, T. A., & Reitz, B. A. (1997). Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. CURRENT OPINION IN CARDIOLOGY, 12(5), 482-487.

Monitoring considerations for port-access cardiac surgery
Siegel, L. C., STGOAR, F. G., Stevens, J. H., Pompili, M. F., Burdon, T. A., & Peters, W. S. (1997). Monitoring considerations for port-access cardiac surgery. CIRCULATION, 96(2), 562-568.

Closed-chest cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia: Basis for less invasive cardiac surgery
Peters, W. S., Siegel, L. C., Stevens, J. H., STGOAR, F. G., Pompili, M. F., & Burdon, T. A. (1997). Closed-chest cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia: Basis for less invasive cardiac surgery. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 63(6), 1748-1754.

Port-access cardiac operations with cardioplegic arrest
Fann, J. I., Pompili, M. F., Stevens, J. H., Siegel, L. C., Goar, F. Gs., & Reitz, B. A. (1997). Port-access cardiac operations with cardioplegic arrest. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 63(6), S35-S39.

Port-access cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest.
Fann, J. I., Pompili, M. F., Stevens, J. H., Siegel, L. C., St Goar, F. G., & Burdon, T. A. (1997). Port-access cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest. Surgical technology international, 6, 279-284.

Port-access bilateral internal mammary artery grafting for left main coronary artery disease: Canine feasibility study
Peters, W. S., Burdon, T. A., Siegel, L. C., Pompili, M. F., Stevens, J. H., & Reitz, B. A. (1997). Port-access bilateral internal mammary artery grafting for left main coronary artery disease: Canine feasibility study. JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, 12(1), 1-7.

Port-access mitral valve replacement in dogs
Pompili, M. F., Stevens, J. H., Burdon, T. A., Siegel, L. C., Peters, W. S., & Reitz, B. A. (1996). Port-access mitral valve replacement in dogs. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 112(5), 1268-1274.

Port-access coronary artery bypass with cardioplegic arrest: Acute and chronic canine studies
Stevens, J. H., Burdon, T. A., Siegel, L. C., Peters, W. S., Pompili, M. F., & Reitz, B. A. (1996). Port-access coronary artery bypass with cardioplegic arrest: Acute and chronic canine studies. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 62(2), 435-440.

Anesthetic considerations for port-access cardiac surgery
Siegel, L. C., Peters, W. S., STGOAR, F. G., Stevens, J. H., Pompili, M. F., & Mitchell, R. S. (1996). Anesthetic considerations for port-access cardiac surgery. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 82(4), SCA79-SCA79.

Port-access coronary artery bypass grafting: A proposed surgical method
Stevens, J. H., Burdon, T. A., Peters, W. S., Siegel, L. C., Pompili, M. F., & Reitz, B. A. (1996). Port-access coronary artery bypass grafting: A proposed surgical method. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 111(3), 567-573.

CLOSED-CHEST CORONARY-ARTERY BYPASS WITH CARDIOPLEGIC ARREST IN THE DOG
Stevens, J. H., Siegel, L. C., Mitchell, R. S., Burdon, T. A., Ribakove, G. H., & Reitz, B. A. (1994). CLOSED-CHEST CORONARY-ARTERY BYPASS WITH CARDIOPLEGIC ARREST IN THE DOG. CIRCULATION, 90(4), 251-251.

DURABILITY OF PORCINE VALVES AT 15 YEARS IN A REPRESENTATIVE NORTH-AMERICAN PATIENT POPULATION
Burdon, T. A., Miller, D. C., Oyer, P. E., Mitchell, R. S., Stinson, E. B., & Shumway, N. E. (1992). DURABILITY OF PORCINE VALVES AT 15 YEARS IN A REPRESENTATIVE NORTH-AMERICAN PATIENT POPULATION. JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 103(2), 238-252.