Jason W. Smith, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery



  • MD, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago, 2002
  • Resdiency, General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2009
  • Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2011
  • Fellowship, Thoracic Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Stanford University Medical Center, 2012

Recent Publications

  • Long-term discontinuation of warfarin in a patient with HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device without complication.
    Fiedler AG, Hermsen JL, Smith JW, Dhingra R
    J Card Surg 2020 Feb; 35(2): 447-449
    [PubMed ID: 31730719]

  • Left Ventricular Assist Device Inflow Cannula Angle and Thrombosis Risk.
    Chivukula VK, Beckman JA, Prisco AR, Dardas T, Lin S, Smith JW, Mokadam NA, Aliseda A, Mahr C
    Circ Heart Fail 2018 04; 11(4): e004325
    [PubMed ID: 29666072]

  • Dilemmas in Dual Disease: Complexity and Futility in Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis and Substance Use Disorder.
    Kirkpatrick JN, Smith JW
    Am J Bioeth 2018 01; 18(1): 76-78
    [PubMed ID: 29313791]

  • Invited Commentary.
    Smith JW, Mokadam NA
    Ann. Thorac. Surg. 2017 05; 103(5): 1511-1512
    [PubMed ID: 28431696]

  • Pulmonary function tests do not predict mortality in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation.
    Bedzra EKS, Dardas TF, Cheng RK, Pal JD, Mahr C, Smith JW, Shively K, Masri SC, Levy WC, Mokadam NA
    J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2017 12; 154(6): 1959-1970.e1
    [PubMed ID: 28526500]

All Publications on PubMed