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Ronald K. Woods MD

Ronald K. Woods MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery


  • Scimitar Syndrome-Complex Surgical Revision 3 Decades After Repair. (Abadeer MN, Stuth EA, Kouretas PC, Ginde S, Jacobsen R, Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Feb;103(2):e183-e185 PMID: 28109385 01/23/2017
  • HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Patients With Fontan Physiology. (Imielski BR, Niebler RA, Kindel SJ, Woods RK) Artif Organs 2017 Jan;41(1):40-46 PMID: 28093805 01/18/2017
  • Turnstyle gridlock: Passenger (corpuscular) overload or slow-moving train? (Ghanayem NS, Woods RK) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Nov 19 PMID: 28065432 01/10/2017
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support of the Fontan Patient. (Woods RK, Ghanayem NS, Mitchell ME, Kindel S, Niebler RA) Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 2017 Jan;20:20-27 PMID: 28007060 12/23/2016
  • Skunk's poked: What now? (Woods RK, Hraska V) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Nov 18 PMID: 27955916 12/14/2016
  • Rat bite fever: Complex triple valve surgery for endocarditis and sinus of Valsalva fistula. (Abadeer MN, Kouretas PC, Woods RK) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Mar;153(3):e45-e46 PMID: 27919461 12/07/2016
  • Reality or singular pipe dream? (Woods RK) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Jan;153(1):183 PMID: 27692759 10/04/2016
  • Reply. (Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Feb;101(2):829 PMID: 26777954 01/19/2016
  • A Case Report of Contegra Conduit Dissection With Subsequent Heart Failure. (Buelow MW, Loomba RS, Woods RK) World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2016 May;7(3):385-8 PMID: 26701624 12/25/2015
  • Impact of Intrauterine Growth Restriction on Cardiac Surgical Outcomes and Resource Use. (Graf R, Ghanayem NS, Hoffmann R, Dasgupta M, Kessel M, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Oct;100(4):1411-5 PMID: 26279364 08/19/2015
  • Ventricular Assist Device in Single-Ventricle Heart Disease and a Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis. (Niebler RA, Shah TK, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Zangwill SD, Tweddell JS, Berger S, Ghanayem NS) Artif Organs 2016 Feb;40(2):180-4 PMID: 26147841 07/07/2015
  • The Externally Supported Ross Operation: Early Outcomes and Intermediate Follow-Up. (Jacobsen RM, Earing MG, Hill GD, Barnes M, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Tweddell JS) Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Aug;100(2):631-8 PMID: 26141776 07/05/2015
  • Long-term outcomes after surgical repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect. (Ginde S, Lam J, Hill GD, Cohen S, Woods RK, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Earing MG) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Aug;150(2):369-74 PMID: 26048271 06/07/2015
  • A case series of patients with cor triatriatum dexter: unique cause of neonatal cyanosis. (Mackman CA, Liedel JL, Woods RK, Samyn MM) Pediatr Cardiol 2015 Jan;36(1):240-3 PMID: 25179457 09/03/2014
  • Use of a HeartWare ventricular assist device in a patient with failed Fontan circulation. (Niebler RA, Ghanayem NS, Shah TK, De La Rosa Bobke A, Zangwill S, Brosig C, Frommelt MA, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Apr;97(4):e115-6 PMID: 24694452 04/04/2014
  • Transposition of the great arteries--outcomes and time interval of early neonatal repair. (Cain MT, Cao Y, Ghanayem NS, Simpson PM, Trapp K, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Woods RK) World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 2014 Apr;5(2):241-7 PMID: 24668972 03/29/2014
  • Incidence and outcome of pediatric patients with intracranial hemorrhage while supported on ventricular assist devices. (Niebler RA, Lew SM, Zangwill SD, Woods RK, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Ghanayem NS) Artif Organs 2014 Jan;38(1):73-8 PMID: 24256117 11/22/2013
  • Outcomes of systemic to pulmonary artery shunts in patients weighing less than 3 kg: analysis of shunt type, size, and surgical approach. (Myers JW, Ghanayem NS, Cao Y, Simpson P, Trapp K, Mitchell ME, Tweddell JS, Woods RK) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Feb;147(2):672-7 PMID: 24252942 11/21/2013
  • Membranous atresia of anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery presenting as an intravascular tumor. (Wyler von Ballmoos MC, Bartz P, Love RB, Woods RK) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Mar;147(3):e13-4 PMID: 24246547 11/20/2013
  • Experiences of mothers of infants with congenital heart disease before, during, and after complex cardiac surgery. (Harvey KA, Kovalesky A, Woods RK, Loan LA) Heart Lung 2013 Nov-Dec;42(6):399-406 PMID: 24064303 09/26/2013
  • Bilateral pulmonary artery banding as rescue intervention in high-risk neonates. (Russell RA, Ghanayem NS, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Tweddell JS) Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Sep;96(3):885-90 PMID: 23916808 08/07/2013
  • Current cardioplegia practice in pediatric cardiac surgery: a North American multiinstitutional survey. (Kotani Y, Tweddell J, Gruber P, Pizarro C, Austin EH 3rd, Woods RK, Gruenwald C, Caldarone CA) Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Sep;96(3):923-9 PMID: 23915588 08/07/2013
  • Significant response to oral Etoposide in the treatment of an unresectable cardiac sarcoma. (Collins CL, Bartz PJ, Lal DR, Segura AD, Woods RK, Tower RL 2nd) J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2014 May;36(4):e237-40 PMID: 23652877 PMCID: PMC4479394 05/09/2013
  • Mechanical support as failure intervention in patients with cavopulmonary shunts (MFICS): rationale and aims of a new registry of mechanical circulatory support in single ventricle patients. (Rossano JW, Woods RK, Berger S, Gaynor JW, Ghanayem N, Morales DL, Ravishankar C, Mitchell ME, Shah TK, Mahr C, Tweddell JS, Adachi I, Zangwill S, Wearden PD, Icenogle TB, Jaquiss RD, Rychik J) Congenit Heart Dis 2013 May-Jun;8(3):182-6 PMID: 23510301 03/21/2013
  • Myocardial infarction due to a retained epicardial pacing wire. (Cohen SB, Bartz PJ, Earing MG, Sheil A, Nicolosi A, Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Nov;94(5):1724-6 PMID: 23098955 10/27/2012
  • Fontan fenestration closure and event-free survival. (Imielski BR, Woods RK, Mussatto KA, Cao Y, Simpson PM, Tweddell JS) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013 Jan;145(1):183-7 PMID: 23062415 PMCID: PMC4610721 10/16/2012
  • Case report: giant cardiac malignancy in a nine-year-old female. (Scott JP, Troshynski TJ, Clarke WR, Woods RK, Lal DR, Berens RJ, Tower RL) Can J Anaesth 2012 Nov;59(11):1048-51 PMID: 22936572 09/01/2012
  • Aortic valve replacement in neonates and infants: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database. (Woods RK, Pasquali SK, Jacobs ML, Austin EH, Jacobs JP, Krolikowski M, Mitchell ME, Pizarro C, Tweddell JS) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012 Nov;144(5):1084-89 PMID: 22921819 08/28/2012
  • Valve-sparing aortic root reconstruction in children, teenagers, and young adults. (Tweddell JS, Earing MG, Bartz PJ, Dunham-Ingles JL, Woods RK, Mitchell ME) Ann Thorac Surg 2012 Aug;94(2):587-90; discussion 590-1 PMID: 22748646 07/04/2012
  • Mediastinal mass with superior vena cava syndrome. (Jamshidi R, Weitzel N, Grocott HP, Lal DR, Taylor SP, Woods RK) Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2011 Sep;15(3):105-11 PMID: 21893555 09/07/2011
  • Transition to post-bypass pediatric mechanical support. (Cleveland K, Keenan R, Woods RK) Ann Thorac Surg 2010 Jan;89(1):e2-3 PMID: 20103194 01/28/2010
  • Massive chylothorax in small babies. (Cleveland K, Zook D, Harvey K, Woods RK) J Pediatr Surg 2009 Mar;44(3):546-50 PMID: 19302856 03/24/2009
  • Alternative repair for challenging variants of partial anomalous pulmonary veins. (Woods RK, Cleveland KL) Ann Thorac Surg 2008 May;85(5):1823-4 PMID: 18442606 04/30/2008
  • Comparison of extracardiac Fontan techniques: pedicled pericardial tunnel versus conduit reconstruction. (Woods RK, Dyamenahalli U, Duncan BW, Rosenthal GL, Lupinetti FM) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003 Mar;125(3):465-71 PMID: 12658187 03/27/2003
  • Single cannula technique and robotic telescopic assistance in infants and children who require laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. (Ostlie DJ, Miller KA, Woods RK, Holcomb GW 3rd) J Pediatr Surg 2003 Jan;38(1):111-5; discussion 111-5 PMID: 12592631 02/20/2003
  • Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum: a single institution's experience. (Miller KA, Woods RK, Sharp RJ, Gittes GK, Wade K, Ashcraft KW, Snyder CL, Andrews WM, Murphy JP, Holcomb GW 3rd) Surgery 2001 Oct;130(4):652-7; discussion 657-9 PMID: 11602896 10/17/2001
  • Vascular anomalies and tracheoesophageal compression: a single institution's 25-year experience. (Woods RK, Sharp RJ, Holcomb GW 3rd, Snyder CL, Lofland GK, Ashcraft KW, Holder TM) Ann Thorac Surg 2001 Aug;72(2):434-8; discussion 438-9 PMID: 11515879 08/23/2001
  • Thoracotomy for persistent bronchopleural fistula in the very low birth weight infant. (Woods RK, Glynn L, Andrews WS, Ashcraft KW) J Pediatr 2000 Jun;136(6):832-3 PMID: 10839885 06/06/2000
  • Current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis of surgical wounds. (Woods RK, Dellinger EP) Am Fam Physician 1998 Jun;57(11):2731-40 PMID: 9636336 06/24/1998
  • Open pelvic fracture and fecal diversion. (Woods RK, O'Keefe G, Rhee P, Routt ML Jr, Maier RV) Arch Surg 1998 Mar;133(3):281-6 PMID: 9517741 03/28/1998
  • Four-dimensional spectral-spatial imaging using projection reconstruction. (Hyslop WB, Woods RK, Lauterbur PC) IEEE Trans Med Imaging 1995;14(2):374-83 PMID: 18215840 01/01/1995
  • Electron spin resonance microscopy of an in vitro tumour model. (Dobrucki JW, Demsar F, Walczak T, Woods RK, Bacic G, Swartz HM) Br J Cancer 1990 Feb;61(2):221-4 PMID: 2155641 PMCID: PMC1971414 02/01/1990
  • Last update: 02/24/2017
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