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    Brett Sheridan

    Brett C. Sheridan, M.D., FACS

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    (Board Certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery)
    Accepting new patients

    Heart Transplant

    Accepting new patients

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    San Francisco Cardiology
    2340 Clay Street
    Suite 114 A
    San Francisco, California 94115
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    (415) 600-1051  F (415) 474-0704
    Burlingame Center
    1501 Trousdale Drive
    Building B, 5th Floor
    Burlingame, California 94010
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    (650) 652-8787 

    Professional Interests

    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Adult cardiac surgery, Adult heart surgery, Aortic valve surgery, Artificial heart, Ascending aortic aneurysm reconstruction, Bypass surgery - endoscopic vein harvesting, Bypass surgery - off pump/beating heart, Cardiac valve repair and replacement, Complex aortic disease repair,
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    Additional Information

    Cardiac transplant and ventricular assist device support.

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    Dr. Sheridan joins Sutter Health bringing expertise in the surgical treatment of heart failure patients. This includes cardiac valve repair/replacement, myocardial revascularization, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.

    Dr. Sheridan represents 25 years of education, training and attending experience in the surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease to Sutter Health. Beginning his scientific education at Stanford, he participated in studies of cardiovascular anesthesia as well as cardiac valvular function. Under the tutelage of Dr. Michael DeBakey in Houston, Dr. Sheridan observed the blossoming of modern cardiac surgery and the earliest development of ventricular assist devices while earning his medical degree. Committed to helping patients with end stage heart disease, Dr. Sheridan completed his Cardiothoracic and Transplantation training with certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 2003.

    While earning promotion to tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Sheridan utilized advanced cardiac surgical techniques to care for and help patients with severe and advanced heart disease. His leadership included United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) certification as Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplantation and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certification as Surgical Director of the Destination Therapy ventricular assist device program. Dr. Sheridan directed five clinical trials at UNC in the area of ventricular assist devices. He also served as co-investigator in studies to define optimal strategies of myocardial revascularization in the elderly as well ventricular restorative procedures- both sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

    Sutter Health recruited Dr. Sheridan to bring the latest advances, best techniques, and most effective life preserving strategies to an established high quality high value health care system for the people of Northern California.



    Contributions to scientific and surgical peer reviewed literature, includes 79 publications, 9 book chapters and 55 institutional, regional and national presentations.

    A sample of Dr. Sheridan's most recent articles are listed below.

  • Dean D, Kallel F, Ewald GA, Tatooles A, Sheridan BC, Brewer RJ, Caldeira C, Farrar DJ, Akhter SA; SSI Registry Investigators. Reduction in driveline infection rates: Results from the HeartMate II multicenter driveline silicone-skin-interface (SSI) registry. J Heart Lung Transplant 2015 (June); 34(6):781-9. (Epub ahead of print, Dec. 5, 2014) PMID: 25735901
  • Alhosaini H, Jensen BC, Chang PP, Sheridan BC, Katz JN. A novel link between G6PD deficiency and hemolysis in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant 2014 (Jan); 33(1):116-117. (Epub ahead of print, Oct. 25, 2013) PMID: 24290168
  • Bradford WT, Arora H, Sheridan BC, Sileshi B, Kumar PA. A left atrial mass in a middle-aged woman: Just another myxoma? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 (Aug);27(4):816-8. Epub ahead of print, May 3, 2012. PMID: 22560066
  • Federspiel JJ, Stearns SC, D’Arcy LP, Geissler KH, Beadles CA, Crespin DJ, Carey TS, Rossi JS, Sheridan BC. Resource use trajectories for aged Medicare beneficiaries with complex coronary conditions. Health Serv Research 2013(Apr); 48 (2 Pt 2):753-72. Epub Jan. 24, 2013. PMID 23347002
  • Federspiel JJ, Stearns SC, Reiter KL, Geissler KH, Triplette MA, D’Arcy LP, Sheridan BC, Rossi JS. Disappearing and reappearing differences in drug-eluting stent use by race. J Eval Clin Pract. 2013 (Apr) 19(3):256-62. Epub ahead of print, Dec. 2, 2011. PMID: 22132712
  • Farkouh ME, Domanski M, Sleeper LA, Siami FS, Dangas G, Mack M, Yang M, Cohen DJ, Rosenberg Y, Solomon SD, Desai AS, Gersh BJ, Magnuson EA, Lansky A, Boineau R, Weinberger J, Ramanathan K, Sousa JE, Rankin J, Bhargava B, Buse J, Hueb W, Smith CR, Muratov V, Bansilal S, King S 3rd, Bertrand M, Fuster V; FREEDOM Trial Investigators (including Sheridan B). Strategies for multivessel revascularization in patients with diabetes. N Engl J Med 2012 (Dec); 367(25):2375-84. PMID: 23121323.
  • Rossi JS, Federspiel JJ, Crespin DJ, Carey TS, Sheridan BC, Stearns SC. Stress imaging use and repeat revascularization among Medicare patients with high-risk coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol 2012 (Nov) 110(9):1270-4. Epub ahead of print, July 21, 2012. PMID: 22819426
  • Raasch H, Jensen BC, Sheridan B, Bowen A, Gehi A, Chung EH, Mounsey JP, Chang P, Katz JN. Epidemiology, management, and outcomes of sustained ventricular arrhythmias after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Am Heart J 2012 (Sept); 164:373-8. PMID: 22980304
  • Federspiel JJ, Stearns SC, Sheridan BC, Crespin DJ, D'Arcy LP, Kuritzky JJ, Rossi JS Evaluating the effectiveness of a rapidly-adopted cardiovascular technology with administrative data: The case of drug-eluting stents for acute coronary syndromes. Am Heart J 2012 (Aug); 164(2):207-14. PMID: 22877806
  • Balfanz G, Arora H, Sheridan BC, Katz JN, Kumar PA. Dynamic mitral regurgitation without regional wall motion abnormality. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2012 (Aug); 26(4):753-755. Epub ahead of print, May 16, 2012. PMID: 22608469
  • Bonow RO, Maurer G, Lee KL, Holly TA, Binkley PF, Desvigne-Nickens P, Drozdz J, Farsky PS, Feldman AM, Doenst T, Michler RE, Berman DS, Nicolau JC, Pellikka PA, Wrobel K, Alotti, N, Asch FM, Favaloro LE, She L, Velazquez EJ, Jones RH, Panza JA; STICH Trial Investigators (including Sheridan BC). Myocardial viability and survival in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. N Engl J Med 2011 (April 28) 364(17):1617-25. PMID: 21463153

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