Ralph James Damiano Jr., MD

  • Phone: 314-362-7327


Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1980

Post Doctoral Education

Surgery Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1982

Research Fellow: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1984

Senior Surgery Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1988

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery–Certified

Specialty Areas

Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Arrhythmia Surgery

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Research Interests

U.S. Surgical Corporation
Computer Motion
Boston Scientific Corporation
AFX, Inc.

Surgical treatment of arrhythmias, pathophysiology of surgical ischemia, hyperpolarizing cardioplegia, cell volume regulation during cardioplegia, transplant preservation (donor heart), surgical robotics, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At:

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart and Vascular Center
4921 Parkview Place, A, 8
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-7327 or 1-888-800-9484
Fax: 314-747-0917

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Campus Box 8234, 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (south)
Queeny Tower Suite 3106
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7327
Fax: (314) 367-8459

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Editorial Positions


Editorial Board

Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques

Associate Editor

Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

Editorial Review Group Chair

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Doody Publishing