Prof. Malek G. Massad

Prof. Malek G. Massad

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA




2006-Present Professor, University of Illinois Health Sciences System, USA

2001-2005 Associate Professor, University of Illinois, USA

1996-2000 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, USA

1978-1983 M.D., American University of Beirut, USA

1975-1978 B.Sc., American University of Beirut, USA

Publications (selected)

  1. Chedrawy EG, Massad MG: The role of surgery in ongoing infarction. Thorac Cardiovasc Surgeon 2010; 58(4):197-9.
  2. Abdelhady K, Babb-Grammelin P, Rebeiz A, Salehi P, Chaudhry A, Chedrawy E, Diodato M, Ernst L, Prasad S, Massad MG: Current Therapy for pulmonary hypertension in patients with left and right heart failure. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010; 8(2):241-50.
  3. Chaudhry A, Massad MG: Aged Wine and Symphonic Perfection. Invited Commentary on “Increasing Surgeon Age Is Associated with Decreasing In-hospital Mortality in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”. World J Surg 2010; 34(1): 1-2.
  4. Hiller DB, Gregorio GD, Ripper R, Kelly K, Massad MG, Edelman L, Edelman G, Feinstein DL, Weinberg GL. Epinephrine impairs lipid resuscitation from bupivacaine overdose: a threshold effect. Anesthesiology. 2009 Sep;111(3):498-05. [Featured on Face cover of Anesthesiology Journal Sept 2009].
  5. Chaudhry A, Diodato M, Massad MG: Heat shock proteins during Cardiac surgery. World Journal of Surgery 2010; 34(4): 682-3.
  6. Lau K, Massad MG, Yu JT, Pollack C, RUBIN C, Yeh J, Wang J, Edelman G, Prasad S, Weinberg G: Clinical Patterns and Outcome in Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma with and without pulmonary hypertension: Insights from an internet registry in the study of a rare cancer. Chest 2011, 140(5): 1312-8.
  7. Abdelhady K, Awad S, Chedrawy E, Massad MG: Percutaneous valve technologies in patients with congestive heart failure. Expert Reviews in Cardiovascular Therapy. In press 2011.
  8. Mollberg N, Glenn C, John J, Wise SR, Sullivan R, Vafa A, Snow NJ, Massad MG: Appropriate use of emergency department thoracotomy and its Implications for the thoracic surgeon. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 92(2):455-61.
  9. Mollberg NM, Johnson N, Ying SC, Abdelhady K, Massad MG, Chung D: Infiltrating Occult Bi-Ventricular Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis Found During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Canadian Urological Association Journal (CUAJ); 2012:6(2): E54-E56.
  10. Mollberg N, Wise SR, DeHoyos AL, Lin FJ, Merlotti G, Massad MG: Chest Computerized Tomography for Penetrating Thoracic Trauma after Normal Screening Chest Roentgenogram: Ann Thorac Surg 2012; 93(6): 1830-5.
  11. Mollberg N, Massad MG, Merlotti G: Utilization of Cardiothoracic Surgeons for Operative Penetrating Thoracic Trauma and Its Impact on Clinical Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg  2013; 96(2):445-50.
  12. Ammari Z, Mollberg N, Abdelhady K, Mansueto M, Massad MG: Diagnosis and Management of Primary Effusion Lymphoma in the Immune Competent and Compromised Hosts. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 61(4): 343-349.
  13. Mollberg NM, Kanard R, Tabachnik D, Wise S, Merlotti G, Arensman RM, Massad MG: Age-related impact on presentation and outcome of penetrating thoracic trauma in the adult and pediatric patient populations. J Trauma 2014;76(2):273-7.
  14. Katsuli A, Massad MG: Current Issues in the diagnosis and management of blood culture negative infective and non-infective endocarditis. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 95(4): 1467-74.
  15. Kumar A, Massad MG: A synopsis of Gerald Imber’s published biography of William Halsted: “Genius on the Edge-The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Halsted”. The American Surgeon 2013; 79(4):434-6.
  16. Massad MG, Abdelhady K: Red Blood Cell Distribution Width As a Biomarker for Cardiovascular Disease and Need for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery. Editorial. Cardiology 2012; 123(3): 133-134.
  17. Massad MG, Benedetti E: In Memoriam: Banning Gray Lary (1924-2013). World J Surg 2013; 37(6): 1455-56.
  18. Kidambi S, Massad MG: On van Gogh and the Foxglove plant. Cardiology 2014;127(3):164-6.
  19. Massad MG: The Role of Macrophages in Aortic Dissection. Editorial. Cardiology. Cardiology 2014;127: 121–122.