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Lucian   Lozonschi, MD

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MADISON, WI 53792-3284

Lucian Lozonschi, MD

Associate Professor
Section of Cardiac Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • MD, GT Popa University of Medicine, 1995
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship, First Department of Surgery, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1996-1999
  • Surgery Internship, Mount Sinai University Hospital, New York, NY 1999-2000
  • Surgery Residency, Albert Einstein – Montefiore University Hospitals, New York, NY 2000-2004
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2004-2006

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Lozonschi practices adult cardiac surgery and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His interests include transcatheter heart valve therapies, robotic and minimally invasive cardiovascular operations including thoracoscopic treatment of atrial fibrillation, partial sternotomy valve operations and arterial beating heart revascularization. He also specializes in heart failure surgery including placement of mechanical heart assist devices and heart transplantation.

Dr. Lozonschi provides a wide range of services including Angioplasty, Aortic Valve-Sparing Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Repair, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), Cardioversion, Carotid and Peripheral Blood Vessel Revascularization, Carotid Artery Stent, Carotid Surgery and Intervention, Cryoablation, Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure, Endoscopic Surveillance, Heart Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery - CABG), Heart Transplant, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), In Situ Vein Bypass for Limb Salvage, Limb Salvage, Maze Procedure (Surgical), Maze Procedure (Minimally Invasive), Mitral Valve Repair, Pacemakers, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. Lozonschi’s experimental research focuses on endovascular surgery and transcatheter heart valve therapies. He also has an active basic science project to study angiogenesis in myocardial engineering and regeneration in the in-vivo models that he developed in Japan. Dr. Lozonschi has published surgical training models for experimental robotic closure of atrial septal defects.

Cardiothoracic Core Lab

Recent Publications
  • Short-term clinical outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting at a single Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
    Lushaj EB, Schreiner A, Jonuzi B, Badami A, DeOliveira N, Lozonschi L
    J Cardiothorac Surg 2016 May 17; 11(1):83.
    [PubMed ID: 27185173, PMC ID: 4869294]
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  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation: 30-day Outcome of First-in-Man Experience With an Apically Tethered Device.
    Quarto C, Davies S, Duncan A, Lindsay A, Lutter G, Lozonschi L, Moat N
    Innovations (Phila) 2016 May-Jun; 11(3):174-8.
    [PubMed ID: 27537190]
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  • Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery.
    Gillinov AM, Bagiella E, Moskowitz AJ, Raiten JM, Groh MA, Bowdish ME, Ailawadi G, Kirkwood KA, Perrault LP, Parides MK, Smith RL, Kern JA, Dussault G, Hackmann AE, Jeffries NO, Miller MA, Taddei-Peters WC, Rose EA, Weisel RD, Williams DL, Mangusan RF, Argenziano M, Moquete EG, O'Sullivan KL, Pellerin M, Shah KJ, Gammie JS, Mayer ML, Voisine P, Gelijns AC, O'Gara PT, Mack MJ, CTSN
    N. Engl. J. Med. 2016 May 19; 374(20):1911-21.
    [PubMed ID: 27043047, PMC ID: 4908812]
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  • Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic-Valve Replacement in Intermediate-Risk Patients.
    Leon MB, Smith CR, Mack MJ, Makkar RR, Svensson LG, Kodali SK, Thourani VH, Tuzcu EM, Miller DC, Herrmann HC, Doshi D, Cohen DJ, Pichard AD, Kapadia S, Dewey T, Babaliaros V, Szeto WY, Williams MR, Kereiakes D, Zajarias A, Greason KL, Whisenant BK, Hodson RW, Moses JW, Trento A, Brown DL, Fearon WF, Pibarot P, Hahn RT, Jaber WA, Anderson WN, Alu MC, Webb JG, PARTNER 2 Investigators
    N. Engl. J. Med. 2016 Apr 28; 374(17):1609-20.
    [PubMed ID: 27040324]
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  • A novel approach to prevent post-operative ileus after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A retrospective cohort study.
    Badami A, Fehrenbach Prell EA, Murray MA, Johnson MR, Akhter SA, Lozonschi L, Osaki S, Lushaj E, Kohmoto T
    Int J Surg 2015 Aug; 20():135-9.
    [PubMed ID: 26118604]
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