Erle Austin, III, M.D.

Erle Austin, III, M.D.

Professor, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kosair Children’s Hospital

Attending physician, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare, Norton Healthcare, Kosair Children’s Hospital, and University Hospital

Special interests

  • Pediatric heart surgery with a special interest in neonatal reconstruction
  • Adult heart surgery with a special interest in congenital heart repairs
  • Pioneered use of triple-gauge neuromonitoring in pediatric heart procedures

Education

  • Undergraduate degree – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Medical degree – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • General surgery training – Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Cardiothoracic surgery training – Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC Fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery – Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Certifications

  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery sub specialty
  • Certification in Congenital Heart Surgery

Professional activities

  • President of Congenital Heart Surgeons Society
  • Former Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Vice-Chairman of Surgery, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, NC
  • Member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Surgeons, the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, the International Society of Heart Transplantation, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Named  as one of The Best Doctors in America

 

Selected Publications:

    1. Bartoli CR, Koenig SC, Ionan C, Gillars KJ, Mitchell ME, Austin EH 3rd, Gray LA, Pantalos GM.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation versus counterpulsatile, pulsatile, and continuous left ventricular unloading for pediatric mechanical circulatory support.  Pediatr Crit Care Med 2013 Nov. PMID:  24108116
    2. Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL 3rd, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman DM, Austin EH, Karamlou T, Lodge AJ, St Louis JD, Gruber PJ, Ziemer G, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Brown JW, Williams WG, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs ML, Caldrone CA; Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society.  Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children.  Ann Thorac Surg 2013 Nov PMID: 23972424
    3. Villafane J, Baker GH, Austin EH, Miller S, Peng L, Beekman R.  Melody® pulmonary valve bacterial endocarditis:  Experience in four pediatric patients and a review of the literature.  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jan [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24403185
    4. Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK, Austin EH, Gaynor JW, Backer C, Hirsch-Romano JC, Williams WG, Caldarone CA, McCrindle BW, Graham KE, Dokholyan RS, Shook GJ, Poteat J, Baxi MV, Karamlou T, Blackstone EH, Mavroudis C, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, Jacobs ML.  Linking the Congenital Heart Surgery Database of the Society of the Thoracic Surgeons and Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society: Part 1 – Rationale and Methodology.  World J for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2014 Apr 5()(2) 256 – 271.  PMID: 24668974
    5. Jacobs JP, Pasquali SK, Austin EH, Gaynor JW, Backer C, Hirsch-Romano JC, Williams WG, Caldarone CA, McCrindle BW, Graham KE, Dokholyan RS, Shook GJ, Poteat J, Baxi MV, Karamlou T, Blackstone EH, Mavroudis C, Mayer JE, Jonas RA, Jacobs ML.  Linking the Congenital Heart Surgery Database of the Society of the Thoracic Surgeons and Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society: Part 2 – Lessons Learned and Implications.  World J for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2014 Apr 5: 272-282. PMID: 24668975