Arthur Coffey, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowships: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Arnett
IU Health Ball Memorial
IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North
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Location Information

IU Health Physicians Cardiovascular Surgeons

1801 N. Senate Blvd., MPC2 Suite 3300

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


Accepting New Patients

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Basic Research Interests: 


  1. Helveston E., Coffey A., Surgical Practice Kit: Ophthalmic Suture Simulator, Arch Ophthalmol 104:923-924, 1986.
  2. Badylak S., Lantz G., Coffey A., Geddes L., Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Large Diameter Vascular Graft in the Dog. J Surg Res 47(1): 74-80, 1989.
  3. Lantz G., Badylak S., Coffey A., et al., Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Small Diameter Arterial Graft in the Dog. J. Invest Surg 3(3):217-227, 1990.
  4. Lantz G., Badylak S., Coffey A., et al., Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Superior Vena Cava Graft in the Dog. J. Surg Res 53(2): 175-181, 1992.
  5. Lantz G., Badylak S., Hiles M., Coffey A., Geddes L., Kokini K., Sandusky and Morff R., Small Intestinal Submucosa as a Vascular Graft: A Review. Journal of Investigative Surgery, 6:297-310, 1994
  6. Badylak S., Coffey A., Lantz G., et al., Comparison of the Resistance to Infection of Intestinal Submucosa Arterial Autografts Versus Polytetrafluoroethylene Arterial Protheses in a Dog Model. Journal of Vascular Surgery; 19(3) 465-472, 1994.
  7. McCready, R.A., Hodde, J., Irwin, R.J., Coffey, A.C., Divelbiss, J.L., Bryant, M.A., Chitwood, R.W., Paget, D.S.,, Chess, B.A., Pseudoaneurysm Formation in a Subset of Patients with Small Intestinal Submucosa Patches after Carotid Endarterectomy.  Journal of Vascular Surgery;  41:782-788, 2005.
  8. Coffey A., Pittman J., Halbrook H., et al., The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce Postoperative Bleeding Following Cardiac Surgery: A Double-Blinded Randomized Trial. American Surgeon 61(7):566-568, 1995.
  9. Abarbanell, A.M., Coffey, A.C., Fehrenbacher, J.W., Beckman, D.J., Herrmann, J.L., Weil, B., Meldrum, D.R., Proinflammatory Cytokine Effects on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for the Ischemic Heart, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 88(3):1036-43, Sept. 2009.
  10. Zeller, C.N., Wang, Y., Markel, T.A., Weil, B., Abarbanell, A., Herrmann, J.L., Kelly, M.L., Coffey, A.C., Meldrum, D.R., Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor 1 in Sex Differences of Stem Cell Mediated Cardioprotection.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87:812-819, 2009.
  11. Wang, M., Tan, J., Coffey, A.C., Fehrenbacher, J.W., Weil, B.R., Meldrum, D.R., Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3-Stimulated Hypoxia Inducible F actor-1 Mediates Estrogen Receptor-Induced Mesenchymal Stem Cell Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Production. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 138:163-171, 2009.
  12. McCready, R.A., Bryant, M. Ann., Fehrenbacher, J.W., Beckman, D.J., Coffey, A.C., Corvera, J.S., Hormuth, D.A., Wozniak, T.C., Long-Term Results with Cryopreserved Arterial Allografts (CPAs) in the Treatment of Graft or Primary Arterial Infections. Journal of Surgical Research 168, e149-e153, 2011.
  13. Atrioesophageal Fistula After Surgical Unipolar Radiofrequency Atrial Ablation for atrial fibrillationTan and Coffey Ann Thorac Surg.2013; 95: e61-e62

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771