Joel Corvera, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Thoracic Surgery
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine
Fellowships: University of Florida College of Medicine


IU Health Physicians


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

Location Information

IU Health Physicians Cardiovascular Surgeons

1801 N. Senate Blvd., MPC2 Suite 3300

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Basic Research Interests: 


  1. Best Surgical Option for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair- The Open Approach.  J.W. Fehrenbacher and J.S. Corvera.  Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2012, in press.
  2. Open Repair of Chronic Aortic Dissections Using Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest.  J.S. Corvera and J.W. Fehrenbacher.   Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2012; 94(1):78-83.
  3. Total Arch and Descending Thoracic Aortic Replacement Via Left Thoracotomy.  J.S. Corvera and J.W. Fehrenbacher.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2012; 93(5):1510-16.
  4. Long-Term Results with Cryopreserved Arterial Allografts (CPAs) in the Treatment of Graft or Primary Arterial Infections.  R.A. McCready, M.A .Bryant, J.W. Fehrenbacher, D.J .Beckman, A.C. Coffey, J.S. Corvera, D.A. Hormuth, T.C. Wozniak.  Journal of Surgical Research, 2011; 168(1):e149-53.
  5. Early and Late Results of Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Open Repair Using Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest. J.W. Fehrenbacher, H. Siderys, C. Terry, J. Kuhn, J.S. Corvera. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010:140:S154-60.
  6. Characteristics of second primary lung malignancy in patients with Known breast cancer.  F. Kerendi, A. Gal, J.S. Corvera, M.E. Halkos, J.I. Miller, Jr.  Southern Medical Journal, 2009; 102(3):269-74.
  7. "Spot" ECGs Underestimate Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Surgical Ablation.  J.D. Puskas, J.S. Corvera, A. Neill, P. Kilgo, T. Vassiliades, R.A. Guyton.  Innovations:  Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 2008; 3(1):7-11.
  8. Minimally Invasive Surgical Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Intermediate-Term Follow Up Study.  J.S. Corvera, V.H. Thourani, J.D. Puskas, R.A. Guyton, O.M. Lattouf.  Innovations:  Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 2007; 2(1):40-7
  9. Upregulation of hypoxia inducible factor is associated with attenuation of neuronal injury in neonatal piglets undergoing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.  F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, H. Kin, J.S. Corvera, D.J. Brat, M.B. Wagner, J. Vinten-Johansen, Z-Q Zhao, J.M. Forbess, K.R. Kanter, M.E. Kelley, P.M. Kirshbom.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2005; 130(4):1079
  10. Polarized arrest with warm or cold adenosine/lidocaine blood cardioplegia is equivalent to hypothermic potassium blood cardioplegia.  J.S. Corvera, H. Kin, G.P. Dobson, F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, S. Katzmark, C.S. Payne, Z-Q Zhao, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten­ Johansen.  Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2005; 129(3):599-606.
  11. Inhibition of Myosin Light Chain Kinase Provides Prolonged Attenuation of Radial Artery Vasospasm.  F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, J.S. Corvera, H. Kin, Z-Q Zhao, M. Mosunjac, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen.  European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2004; 26:1149-1155
  12. Myocardial Protection with Post conditioning is Not Enhanced by Ischemic Preconditioning.  M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, J.S. Corvera, N-P Wang, H. Kin, C.S. Payne, H-Y Sun, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten­ Johansen, Z-Q Zhao,,. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004; 78:961-9.
  13. Post conditioning Attenuates Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Inhibiting Events in: the Early Minutes of Reperfusion.   H. Kin, Z-Q Zhao, H-Y Sun, N-P Wang, J.S. Corvera, M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen.  Cardiovascular Research 2004; 62:74-85.
  14. Optimal Dose and Mode Of Delivery OfNa+/H+ Exchange-I Inhibitor Are Critical For Reducing Post-Surgical Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. J.S. Corvera, Z-Q Zhao, L.S. Schmarkey, S. Katzmark, J.M. Budde, C.D. Morris, T. Ehring, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003; 76:1614-22. 
  15. Evaluation of Myocardial Performance with Conventional Single Site Ventricular Pacing and Biventricular Pacing in a Canine Model of Atrioventricular Block.  P.A. Frias, J.S. Corvera, L.S. Schmarkey, M. Strieper, R.M. Campbell, J. Vinten-Johansen.   Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2003; 14(9):996-1000.
  16. Inhibition of Myocardial Injury by Ischemic Post-conditioning During Reperfusion: Comparison with Ischemic Preconditioning.   Z-Q Zhao, J.S. Corvera, N-P Wang, M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen.   American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2003;285:H579-88.
  17. Pretreatment With Phenpxybenzamine Attenuates the Radial Artery's Vasoconstrictor Response to Alpha Adrenergic Stimuli.  J.S. Corvera, C.D. Morris, J.M. Budde, J.D. Puskas, O.M. Lattouf, W.A. Cooper, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen.   Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003; 126(5):1549-54.
  18. Perfusion-Assisted Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Provides Early Reperfusion of ischemic Myocardium and Facilitates Complete Revascularization.   W.A. Cooper, J.S. Corvera, J.D. Puskas, O.M. Lattouf, R.A. Guyton.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003; 75:1132-39.
  19. Adenosine In Myocardial Protection In On-Pump And Off-Pump Cardiac Surgery.  J. Vinten-Johansen, Z-Q Zhao, J.S. Corvera, C.D. Morris, J.M. Budde, V.H. Thourani, R.A. Guyton.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003;75:S691-9.
  20. New Onset DQA1*0501+ Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDMS): MRI Directed Muscle Biopsies (MBx): Immunohistochemistry and Lack of T Cell Receptor (TCR) V[beta]8 Oligoclonality.  L.M. Pachman, M.R.G. O'Gorman, T.P. Lawton, D.L. Litt, J.S. Corvera, M.R.Liotta, L. Maduzia, J. Caliendo, V. Corrochano, M.W. Lingen, R.L. Pope.  Pediatric Research 1997; 41(4):310

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