• Dr. Townsley is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesiology
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Analyzing the Data for Steroids in Cardiac SurgeryJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  34:106-107. 2020
    2020 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2019Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  34:1-11. 2020
    2019 Steroids for Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Clinical UpdateJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:2039-2045. 2019
    2019 Tetralogy of Fallot: Perioperative Management and Analysis of OutcomesJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:556-565. 2019
    2019 Aortic Stenosis and Noncardiac Surgery in the Era of Transcatheter Aortic Valve ReplacementJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia2019
    2019 Clinical Update in Pericardial DiseasesJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:184-199. 2019
    2019 Steroids for Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Can We Put the Discussion to Rest?Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia2019
    2019 The Year in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia: Selected Highlights from 2018Journal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  33:2-11. 2019
    2018 Decreasing Time to Place and Teach Double-Lumen Endotracheal Intubation: Engaging Anesthesia in LeanAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  106:1512-1518. 2018
    2018 Prophylactic Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation—Still Searching for AnswersJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  32:2074-2076. 2018
    2017 Fontan Palliation for Single-Ventricle Physiology: Perioperative Management for Noncardiac Surgery and Analysis of OutcomesJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  31:2296-2303. 2017
    2017 Do Institution-Level Blood Utilization and Blood Management Initiatives Meaningfully Impact Transfusion Practices in Cardiac Surgery?Anesthesia and Analgesia.  125:731-733. 2017
    2016 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Rotational Cannula Catastrophe: A Role of Echocardiography in RescueJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  30:720-724. 2016
    2016 Decreasing the preincision time for pulmonary lobectomy: The process of lean and value stream mappingAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  101:1110-1115. 2016
    2015 Con: Prophylactic Preoperative Use of an Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Is Not Indicated in High-Risk Coronary Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass GraftingJournal of cardiothoracic anesthesia.  29:534-535. 2015
    2015 Anesthesia and Imaging for Advanced Circulatory SupportAdvances in Anesthesia.  33:17-37. 2015
    2015 Incremental value of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography over the two-dimensional technique in the assessment of a thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovaleEchocardiography.  32:848-854. 2015
    2014 Echocardiographic assessment of systolic anterior motion of the mitral valveAnesthesia and Analgesia.  118:1197-1201. 2014
    2010 Cleft posterior mitral valve leaflet: Identification using three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographyAnesthesia and Analgesia.  111:1366-1368. 2010


    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  575-591. 2019
    2019 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical and Interventional Treatment of Aortic Valvular Heart Disease.  312-344. 2019
    2018 Anesthesia for percutaneous mechanical assist devices.  135-150. 2018
    2013 Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Pericardial Disease.  571-586. 2013
    2013 Anesthetic Management for the Surgical Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease.  319-358. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Analysis of perioperative outcomes in congenital heart surgery, development of educational programs for trainees in congenital cardiac anesthesiology
  • Full Name

  • Matthew Townsley