University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Surgery

Bio for Joseph Schmoker, M.D.
Joseph Schmoker, M.D.

Joseph Schmoker, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery


Contact Information
E-mail: Joseph.Schmoker@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Surgery, Fletcher Rm 454

Education

M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri  1987
Residency in Surgery, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1988-1995)
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University Hospitals, Palo Alto, CA (1995-1998)
Residency in Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Stanford University Hospitals, Palo Alto (1998)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Universtiy of Vermont, Burlington VT 2006 – present
Associate Professor of Medicine, Vascular Biology Unit, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 2006 - present
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Universtiy of Vermont, Burlington VT 1998 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vascular Biology Unit, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 2001 - 2006

Expertise

Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congential Aortic Valve Disease
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Mitral Valve Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Disease

Research Grants

Faculty Preceptor/Mentor: “Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program for Academic Trainees”, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Institutional Research Training Grant (T32, NHLBI)
PI: Kenneth G. Mann, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, UVM, $2,500,000

Faculty Sponsor (UVM undergraduate Honors College research endeavor). “Pressure-Induced Remodeling of the Human Thoracic Aortic Wall: Role of Reactive Oxygen Species and Induction of the MAP Kinase Pathway”, URECA! Undergraduate Research Endeavors and the Vermont Space Grant Consortium (2008 - 2009), $4,000.
 
Preceptor/Co-Investigator: “In vitro modeling of aortic aneurysm  disease”,  NIH-BS1, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2008 - 2009), $50,000.

Principal Investigator: “Pressure-Induced Remodeling of the Human Thoracic Aortic Wall: A Novel In Vitro Model”, Dept. of Surgery Competitive Research Grant (2007 - 2009), $13,000

Faculty Sponsor (Research Fellow salary support). “Pressure-Induced Expression of MMP-2 in the Human Thoracic Aortic Wall”, University of Vermont College of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship (06/2007 - 09/2007), $3,000.

Principal Investigator. “Pressure-Induced Remodeling Of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts: A Novel In Vitro Model”, Dept. of Surgery Competitive Research Grant  (2005 - 2006), $25,000

Awards and Honors

Invited Participant, GoodWork® Project – Promoting Excellence and Ethics in the Professions, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA  2007

Publications

Zlotnick DM, Ouellette ML, Malenka DJ, Desimone JP, Leavitt BJ, Helm RE, Olmstead EM, Costa SP, Discipio AW, Likosky DS, Schmoker JD, Quinn RD, Sisto D, Klemperer JD, Sardella GL, Baribeau YR, Frumiento C, Brown JR, O'Rourke DJ; Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group. Effect of Preoperative Pulmonary Hypertension on Outcomes in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Aug 30. pii: S0002-9149(13)01544-0. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Dacey, LJ, Braxton JH, Kramer RS, Schmoker JD, Charlesworth DC, Helm RE, Frumiento C, Sardella GL, Clough RA, Jones SR, Malenka DJ, Olmstead EM, Ross CS, O’Connor GT, Likosky DS. Long term outcomes of endoscopic vein harvesting after coronary artery bypass grafting. Circulation  2011;123(2):147-153.

Schmoker JD, Terrien III C, McPartland KJ, Boyum J, Wellman G, Trombley L, Kinne J. Cerebrovascular response to continuous cold cerebral perfusion and hypothermic circulatory arrest. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;137(2):459-64.

Schmoker JD, Lee CH, Taylor R, Chung A, Trombley L, Hardin N, Russell SR, Howard A. A novel model of blunt thoracic aortic injury: a mechanism confirmed?  J Trauma  2008;64(4):923-931.

Schmoker JD, McPartland KJ, Fellinger E, Boyum J, Trombly L, Ittleman FP, Terrien III C, Stanley A. Matrix metalloproteinase and tissue inhibitor expression in atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic thoracic aortic aneurysms. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2007:133(1):155-161.

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