Clifford Connery, M.D

Phone: 212-523-7475
Fax: 212-523-6495
Email: connery@slrsurgery.org

Profile information:

Departments:


Thoracic Surgery

Specialties:
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
Interests:
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery For Hyperhidrosis
Community outreach
  • June 1999, Cancer Survivors Symposium, Participant
    New York, NY
  • May 2000, Lung Cancer "State of the Art Diagnosis and Treatment"
    Men’s Health Symposium, New York, NY

  • June 2000, "Smoking Cessation" and "Early Detection and Treatment of Lung Cancer"
    Williams Institute CME Community Health Fair, New York, NY.

Medical School:

Eastern Virginia Medical School 1981-1984

Post Grad:

  • General Surgery-SUNY Stony Brook, NY 1984-1989
  • Thoracic Surgery-University of Rochester, NY 1989-1992
  • Cardiothoracic Research- University of Rochester
  • American Heart Association 1989-1990

Publications:

ORIGINAL PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES:

1. Connery CP*, Hicks GL, Wang T. Positive correlation of functional recovery and tissue ATP levels in the hypothermically stored cardiac explant. Surg Forum 41:282-284, 1990.

2. Wang T, Connery CP*, Batty PR, Hicks GL, DeWeese JA, Layne JR. Freezing preservation of adult mammalian heart at high sub-zero temperatures. Cryobiology 28:171-176, 1991.

3. Connery CP*, DeWeese JA, Eisenberg BK, Moss AJ. Treatment of aortic coarctation in the high risk patient by axillofemoral bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 52:1281-1284, 1991.

4. Murphy PJ, Connery CP*, Hicks GL, Blumberg N. Homologous blood transfusion as a risk factor for postoperative infection after coronary artery bypass surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg: 104: 1092-1099, 1992.

5. Anagnostopoulos CE, Connery CP, Bilfinger TV, Seifert F, Hartman A, Biancaniello T, Agorogiannis S. Initial clinical experience with anterior rectus sheath grafts in congenital heart defects. J Cardiovasc Surg 36:429-432, 1995.

6. Anagnostopoulos CE, Connery CP, Dumont H, Hillel Z, Herring W, Adams L. Pre-clamp cardioprotection by Protein Kinase C (PKC) inhibitor improves left ventricular function following canine normothermic arrest. J Cardiovasc Surg.; 37:141-4, 1996

7. Declerck C, Hillel Z, Shih H, Kuroda M, Connery CP, Thys DM. A comparison of left ventricular performance indices measured by transesophageal echocardiography with automated border detection. Anesthesiology; 89, 1998; 89: 341-9.

8. Connery CP*, Azariades M, Prapas SN, Anagnostopoulos CE. "Band -Aid" Surgery - Upper Sternal Split Incision for Valve Surgery in Adults: A Modified Technique." J Cardiovasc Surg; 39: 475-7, 1998.

9. Slater J, Connery CP, Hochman J Cardiogenic Shock Caused by Cardiac Free-wall Rupture or Tamponade After Acute Myocardial Infarction: a Report from the Shock Trial Registry. JACC 36: SupplA 1117-1122, 2000.

10. Park W, Connery CP*, Hochman J, Tilson MD, Anagnostopoulos CE. Successful repair of myocardial free wall rupture after thrombolytic therapy for acute infarction. Ann Thor Surg. 70:1345-1349, 2000.

11. Ioannidis JPA, Connery CP, Galanos O, Swistel DG, Anagnostopoulos CE. Early Mortality and Morbidity of Bilateral vs. Single internal thoracic artery revascularization: Propensity and risk modeling. JACC: Vol 37, No 2: 521-528, 2001.

12. Kotsis VN, Connery CP, Azariades P, Prappas S, Galanos O, Drossos G, Anagnostopoulos CE. Prevention of Aortic Anastomotic Hemorrhage: A simplified Intraoperative Testing Technique. Accepted for publication J.CV. Surg, April 2001.

CASE REPORTS:

1. Connery CP*, Geller E, Dulchavsky S, Kreis DJ. Paraparesis following emergency room thoracotomy. J Trauma 30:362-363, 1990.

2. Connery CP*, Stewart S, Lund N, Papadakos PI. Acute leukocyte reaction and respiratory distress following mitral valve replacement. Cardiovasc Surg 1:195-196, 1993.

3. Connery CP*, Descalzi ME, Kirshner R. Inflammatory aneurysms of the ascending aorta. J Cardiovasc Surg 35:33-34, 1994.

4. Connery CP*, Dumont H, Hartmann AR, Anagnostopoulos CE. Transmural myocardial infarction with coexisting critical aortic stenosis as an etiology for early myocardial rupture. J Cardiovasc Surg 35:53-56, 1994.

5. Connery CP*, Cheeran D. Multiple aneurysms of the internal thoracic artery. Ann Thorac Surg 59:1561-63, 1995.

6. Connery CP*, Khalife ME, Monteleone FA, Schuss AF, Ger R. Concurrent Right Atrial Myxoma and Malignant Lymphoma. J Cardiovasc Surg 36: 563-5, 1995.

7. Gregory AK, Connery CP, Holgerson LO. A Case of Massive Thymolipoma. J of Pediatric Surgery, 32(12): 1780-2, 1997.

8. Gregory AK, Connery CP*, Anagnostopoulos CE. A Late Complication of Tuberculous Pericarditis: Cutaneous Sinus Tract Communicating with Residual Pericardium and a Retrosternal Abscess Cavity. Ann Thorac Surg 65: 542-4, 1998.

9. Blaustein HS, Abed A, Leber R, DiGiacinto G, Connery CP*, Anagnostopoulos CE. "Synchronous intracranial aneurysm clipping and coronary artery bypass grafting in a scleroderma patient with a subarachnoid hemorrhage and an acute myocardial infarction." J Cardiovasc Surg; 40: 55-7, 1999.

10. Rahman GF, Bhardwaj N, Suster B, Arliss J, Connery CP* "A Unique Communicating Pancreatic Pulmonary Malformation" Ann of Thorac Surg;68:2338-9, 1999.

11. Mysore S, Kotsis VN, Galanos O, Connery CP, Drossos G, Hillel Z, Anagnostopoulos CE. Possible Intraaortic Balloon Pump "Function-Related" Mechanism of Embolic Events in Patient with Protruding Atheroma in the Thoracic Aorta. (Accepted for publication J.CV. Surg, March 2001).

CHAPTERS:

Castro JM, Connery CP. Anesthesia for Thoracoscopy. Textbook of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Daniel M. Thys, M.D. Editor. McGraw Hill; Chapter 29:761-771, 2001.

ABSTRACTS:

1. Wang T, Connery CP, Hicks GL, DeWeese JA, Layne JR. Freezing storage of isolated rat heart at -1.2 and -3 degrees C. FASEB J 4: A280, February, 1990.

2. Connery CP*, Hicks GL, DeWeese JA, Wang T. Long term storage of the cardiac explant from rats of different thyroid states. J Mol Cell Cardiol 22: (Supp. V) p.27, July 1990.

3. Wang T, Connery CP*, DeWeese JA, Hicks GL. Optimal calcium concentration for a Lithium Chloride based preservation solution. J Mol Cell Cardiol 22: (Supp. V)p. 1, July, 1990.

4. Wang T, Connery CP, DeWeese JA, Hicks GL. Oxygenation of bathing solution improves cardiac preservation. J Mol Cell Cardiol 22: (Supp. V) p. 25, July, 1990.

5. Connery CP, Layne JR, Batty PR, Hicks GL, Wang T. Freezing preservation of isolated rat heart at high sub-zero temperatures. J Mol Cell Cardiol 22: (Supp. I) p. 25, March, 1990.

6. Wang T, Connery CP*, Pearce F. Evaluation of isolated rat heart function during the compensatory and decompensatory phase of hemorrhagic shock. Circ Shock 31: 17-18, 1990.

7. Anagnostopoulos CE, Bilfinger TV, Connery CP, Seifert F, Hartman A, Biancaniello T, Agorogiannis S. Initial clinical experience with anterior rectus sheath grafts in congenital heart defects. Proceedings of 6th Annual Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery Conference; St. Thomas, USVI; November 1993.

8. Anagnostopoulos CE, Connery CP*, Dumont H, Hillel Z, Herring W, Adams L. Pre-clamp cardioprotection by Protein Kinase C (PKC) inhibitor improves left ventricular function following canine normothermic arrest. Proceedings of 7th Annual Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery Conference; St. Thomas, USVI; November 1994.

9. Anagnostopoulos CE, Connery CP, Safavi A, Anagnostopoulos A-M, Imperial J. Ordinary Risk Stratification does not predict Length of Stay in Acute Aortic Dissections. Proceedings of 1st International Cardiac Surgery Conference. "Cardiac Surgery Today: The State of the Art." Athens, Greece; December 1994.

10. Anagnostopoulos, CE, Azariadis, M, Connery CP., Papagiannis I, Apostolopoulu S., Kalogris G., Prapas S., Stavrides G., Nicholaidis A., Rammos S. Surgical correction of complex congenital heart disease by use of cryopreserved homografts in 20 patients. National Medical Association Meeting, Athens Greece, May 8, 1996 - Abstract Book.

11. Anagnostopoulos CE. , Prappas S, Azariades M., Connery CP., Economopoulos G., Palatianos G., Michalis A. Hypothermia and circulatory arrest in 20 operations of the aortic arch. Greek Surgical Society Meeting Abstract Book, Athens, Greece., October 1996.

12. Connery CP*, Knoetgen J, Islam S, Anagnostopoulos CE. Median sternotomy for pulmonary resection in patients with pulmonary complications of tuberculosis. International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens Greece, July 1997.

13. Gregory AK, Connery CP*, Anagnostopoulos CE. A Late Complication of Tuberculous Pericarditis: Cutaneous Sinus Tract Communicating with Residual Pericardium and a Retrosternal Abscess Cavity. International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens Greece, July 1997.

14. Connery CP*, Azariades M, Prapas SN, Anagnostopoulos CE. "Band -Aid" Surgery - Upper Sternal Split Incision for Valve Surgery in Adults: A Modified Technique. Medical Developments for the New Millennium, Athens, Greece. August, 1997.

15. Menon V, Connery CP, Abel J, Dion R, Graham K, Shemin R. Outcome of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery During Hospitalization for Cardiogenic Shock (CS) Complicating Acute MI. American Heart Association 70th Annual Scientific Session, Orlando, Florida, November 1997.

16. Park WM, Paturu K, Hochman J, Connery CP*, Anagnostopoulos CE. Successful repair of myocardial free wall rupture after early thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction. Poster Session: American College of Chest Physicians, Cancun, Mexico, December 1997.

17. Nan Y, Shih H, Connery C, Hillel Z. Online LV function by Signal Averaged TEE and ABD. Anesth: 91(3A), 1999.

18. Nan Y, Connery C, Shih H, Hillel Z. Improved Diastolic LV Function after CABG. Anesth: 91(3A), 1999.

19. Connery CP*, Rahman F, Abebe L, Hillel Z, Wenz B, Ortolano G, Samatallee Z, Gikakis N, Anagnostopoulos CE. White Cell Filtration of Transfused Blood and/or Blood Products Reduces Infections in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients Undergoing Revascularization. Chest 118 (Suppl 4) 1435-1445, 2000.

20. Ioannidis JPA, Connery CP, Galanos O, Swistel DG, Anagnostopoulos CE. Early Mortality and Morbidity of Bilateral vs. Single internal thoracic artery revascularization: Propensity and risk modeling. Accepted for presentation American College of Cardiology March 2001 meeting.


Presentations:

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

1. Freezing preservation of the myocardium. Presented to the International Society for Heart Research. Chicago, Illinois; May, 1990.*

2. Myocardial function in the compensatory and decompensatory phases of hemorrhagic shock. Presented to the Shock Society. Durango, Colorado; June, 1990.*

3. Positive correlation of functional recovery and tissue ATP levels in the hypothermically stored cardiac explant. Presented to the American College of Surgeons - Surgical Forum. San Francisco, California; October, 1990.*

4. Homologous blood transfusion and post-operative infections in coronary artery bypass patients. Presented to the Upstate Thoracic Surgical Society. Rochester, New York; May, 1991.*

5. Myocardial preservation in regional and global ischemia. Presented to Sphinx Pharmaceutical Corporation. Durham, North Carolina; October 1992.*

6. Initial clinical experience with anterior rectus sheath grafts in congenital heart disease. Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery. 6th Annual Meeting St. Thomas, USVI; November 1993.*

7. New horizons in cardiac diagnostic and surgical interventions: A case study approach. American Heart Association/Suffolk Region. Melville, New York; April, 1994.*

8. Pre-clamp cardioprotection by a Protein Kinase C Inhibitor improves left ventricular function following canine normothermic arrest. Current Issues in Cardiac Surgery. 7th Annual meeting St. Thomas, USVI; November 1994.*

9. Ordinary Risk Stratification does not predict Length of Stay in Acute Aortic Dissections. First International Cardiac Surgery Conference Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Athens, Greece; December 1994.

10. Current Treatments of Thoracic Trauma. Presented to 865th General Hospital, United States Army Reserve, Rochester, New York; December 1994.*

11. Thoracic Surgery Emergencies. SUNY-Stony Brook Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Stony Brook, New York; June 1995.*

12. Median Sternotomy for Pulmonary Resection in Patients with Pulmonary Complications of Tuberculosis. William A. Briscoe New York Lung Club at Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY; February 1997*

13. Current Cardiovascular Modalities - Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. American Heart Association Annual Nursing Conference, Melville, NY; March 1997.*

14 A late complication of Tuberculous Pericarditis. International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens, Greece; July 1997.*

15 Median sternotomy for pulmonary resection in patients with pulmonary complications of tuberculosis. International Congress of Thorax Surgery, Athens, Greece, July 1997.*

16 "Band-Aid" Surgery - Upper Sternal Split Incision for Valve Surgery in Adults: A Modified Technique. Medical Developments for the New Millennium, Rhodes, Greece. August 1997.

17 Outcome of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery During Hospitalization for Cardiogenic Shock (CS) Complicating Acute MI. American Heart Association 70th Annual Scientific Session, Orlando, Florida, November 1997.

18 White Cell Filtration of Transfused Blood and/or Blood Products Reduces Infections in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients Undergoing Revascularization. ACCP Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. October 2000.*

19 Lung Cancer: State of the Art. Science and Art of Medicine Symposium, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York. October 2000.*

20 Pancoast Tumor — Lung Cancer in the 21st Century Symposium, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY January 2001.

21 Early Mortality and Morbidity of Bilateral vs. Single internal thoracic artery revascularization: Propensity and risk modeling. Accepted for presentation American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting. March 2001.*
   

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