Phillip J. Hess, Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery
Medical School: East Carolina University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Florida
Fellowship: University of Florida


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IU Health Physicians Cardiovascular Surgery

1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 3300

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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  1. Hess PJ, Caranasos T, Siegal S, Klodell CT, Beaver TM, Martin TD. “Valve-SparingRepair of Aortic Root Aneurysms: An Update on the Florida Sleeve”. The Heart SurgeryForum. 2014 Feb; EPub doi: 10.1532 
  2. Karimi A, Beaver TM, Hess PJ, Martin TD, Staples ED, Schofield RS, Hill JA, ArandaJM, Klodell CT. “Close antiplatelet therapy monitoring and adjustment based uponthrombelastography may reduce late-onsite bleeding in HeartMate II recipients”. InteractCardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Apr; 18 (4): 457-65 
  3. Scali ST, Beck AW, Butler K, Feezor RJ, Martin TD, Hess PJ, Huber TS, Chang CK.“Pathology-specific secondary aortic interventions after thoracic endovascular aorticrepair.” J Vasc Surg. 2014 Mar; 59(3) 599-607 
  4. Reoma JL, Martin TD, Hess PJ, Beck AW “A Novel Technique for Hybrid Aortic ArchReconstruction: The Deployment Cuff Technique”. Annuls of Thoracic Surg. 2013 
  5. Scali ST, Waterman A, Feezor RJ, Martin TD, Hess PJ Jr, Huber TS, Beck AW“Treatment of acute visceral aortic pathology with fenestrated/branched endovascularrepair in high-surgical-risk patients”. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul;58(1):56-65 
  6. Desart K, Scali ST, Feezor RJ, Hong M, Hess PJ Jr, Beaver TM, Huber TS, Beck AW“Fate of patients with spinal cord ischemia complicating thoracic endovascular aorticrepair:. J Vasc Surg. 2013 April 13. 
  7. Scali ST, Feezor RJ, Chang CK, Stone DH, Hess PJ Jr, Martin TD, Huber TS, Beck AW”Efficacy of thoracic endovascular stent repair for chronic type B aortic dissection withaneurysmal degeneration”. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul;58(1):10-17 
  8. Przkora R, Martin TD, Hess PJ, Kulkarni RS. “Intrathecal morphine in two patientsundergoing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest during aortic surgery”. Korean JAnesthesiol. 2012 Dec;63(6):563-6. 
  9. Scali ST, Chang CK, Feezor RJ, Hess PJ, Beaver TM, Martin TD, Huber TS, Beck AW.“Preoperative prediction of mortality within 1 year after elective thoracic endovascularaortic aneurysm repair”. J Vasc Surg.2012 Nov;56(5):1266-72 
  10. Waterman AL, Feezor RJ, Lee WA, Hess PJ, Beaver TM, Huber TS, Beck AW.“Endovascular treatment of acute and chronic pathology in patients with Marfansyndrome”. J Vasc Surg. 2012 May May;55(5):1234-41 
  11. Klodell CT, Karimi A, Beaver TM, Hess PJ, Martin TD. “Outcomes for Acute Type AAortic Dissection: Effects of Previous Cardiac Surgery”. Ann Thorar Surg 2012 Apr;93(4):1206-14
  12. Karimi A, Walker KL, Martin TD, Hess PJ, Klodell CT, Feezor RJ, Beck AW, BeaverTM. “Midterm cost and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair vs. openrepair”.Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb;93(2):473-9 
  13. Lee, WA, Daniels, MJ, Beaver, TM, Klodell, CT, Raghinaru, DE, Hess, Jr., PJ, “LateOutcomes of a Single-Center Experience of 400 Consecutive Thoracic EndovascularAortic Repairs” Circulation, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.965756 2011 Jun6.
  14. Lee CW, Beaver TM, Klodell CT, Hess PJ, Martin TD, Feezor RJ, Lee WA. “ArchDebranching Versus Elephant Trunk Procedures for Hybrid Repair of Thoracic AorticPathologies.” Ann Thorac Surg.2011; 91: 465-471.
  15. Walker KL, MHS, Shuster JJ, PhD, Martin, TD, MD, Hess, PJ Jr., MD, Klodell, CT,MD, Feezor, RJ, MD, Beck, AW, MD, Beaver, TM MD, MPH, “Practice Patterns forThoracic Aneurysms in the Stent Graft Era: Health Care System Implications.” AmericanHeart Association. Ann Thoracic Surg. 2010 Dec;90(6):1833-9.
  16. Lee WA, Martin TD, Hess PJ Jr., Beaver TM, Klodell CT, “First United Statesexperience of the TX2 Pro-Form thoracic delivery system”. J Vasc Surg. 2010Dec;52(6):1459-63.
  17. Philip J. Hess, Jr, P. Kent Harman, Charles T. Klodell, Thomas M. Beaver, Curtis G.Tribble, and Tomas D. Martin, “Promising Early Results of Periaortic Root Remodelingwith the Valsalva Graft”. Ann. Thorac. Surg., January 2010; 89: 343 - 344.
  18. Philip J. Hess, Jr, P. Kent Harman, Charles T. Klodell, Thomas M. Beaver, Curtis G.Tribble, and Tomas D. Martin, “The Florida Sleeve Repair Letter 2” Ann. Thorac. Surg.2010 89: 343-344.
  19. Walker KL, Shuster JJ, Martin TD, Hess PJ, Klodell CT, Feezor RJ, Beck AW, BeaverTM. “Practice patterns for Thoracic Aneurysms in the Stent Graft Era: Health CareSystem Implications” Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec 90(6):1833-9.
  20. Curtis G. Tribble, Robert J. Feezor and Thomas M. Beaver, Tad Kim, Tomas D. Martin,W. Anthony Lee, Philip J. Hess, Jr., Charles T. Klodell, Curtis G. Tribble, Robert J.Feezor and Thomas M. Beaver, “Evolution in the Management of the Total ThoracicAorta” J Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surg 2009 Mar;137:627-634.
  21. Ahsan Ejaz, MD,a Tomas D. Martin, MD,b Richard J. Johnson, MD,a,d Almut G.Winterstein, PhD,c, Charles T. Klodell, MD,b Philip J. Hess, Jr, MD,b Ayad K. Ali,PharmD,c Elaine M. Whidden, ARNP,a, Nancy L. Staples, RN,b James A. Alexander,MD,d Mary Ann House-Fancher, ARNP,b and Thomas M. Beaver, MD, MPHb,Prophylactic nesiritide does not prevent dialysis or all-cause mortality in patientsundergoing high-risk cardiac surgery.” J of Thorac and Cardiovascular Surg, Volume138, Number 4, Oct 2009, 959-964.HessHess
  22. Hess, PJ Jr; Harman PK, Klodell CT, Beaver TM, Bologna MT, Mikhail P, Tribble CG,Martin, TD, “Early outcomes using the Florida Sleeve Repair for Correction of AorticInsufficiency due to Root Aneurysms.” Ann of Thoracic Surg. 2009 Apr:87(4):1161-8;discussion 1168-9.
  23. Feezor RJ, Hess PJ Jr., Martin TD, Klodell CT, Beaver TM, Lottenberg L, Martin LC,Lee WA, “Endovascular treatment of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries”. J Am Coll Surg2009 Apr:208(4):510-6.
  24. Feezor RJ, Martin TD, Hess PJ Jr, Beaver TM, Klodell CT, Lee WA: “Early outcomesafter endovascular management of acute, complicated type B aortic dissection.” J VascSurg 2009 March 49(3): 561-6; discussion 566-7.
  25. Feezor RJ, Brown MP, Martin TD, Lee WA, Hess PJ. “Endovascular therapy of an acutemalignant aorto-esophageal fistula”. J of Vasc Surg, Volume 49, Issue 3, 2009,March:49(3):778.

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