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Andrew Wisneski, M.D.

Andrew Wisneski, M.D.

Chief Resident (PGY-5) 
General Surgery

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, B.S., Biomedical engineering, 2011.

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, M.D., 2015.

  • General Surgery Internship, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, C.A., 2015-2016.
  • General Surgery Residency, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, C.A., 2016-present
  • General surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Advanced computational methods to investigate cardiovascular disease
  • Aortic aneurysm biomechanics and dissection risk prediction

Andrew D. Wisneski, M.D. is currently a general surgery resident with the UCSF Department of Surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Biomedical Engineering, followed by medical school at UCSF where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.

Dr. Wisneski has been involved with the UCSF Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory since 2011, contributing to projects employing advanced computational methods to investigate cardiovascular disease. In his resident research years, he continued his work with this group under the direction of Dr. Elaine E Tseng, investigating aortic aneurysm biomechanics and dissection risk prediction.

Dr. Wisneski has received the American Heart Association Post-doctoral fellowship, The Marfan Foundation Victor A. McKusick Post-doctoral fellowship, and the Dr. Linda Reilly and the Orange County Community Foundation Fellowship for Vascular Disease Research to support his work. He has presented his work at major cardiovascular disease and surgery conferences since medical school, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, American College of Surgeons' Owen Wangensteen Surgical Forum, Society for Heart Valve Disease, the American College of Cardiology, Digestive Disease Week, and the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons.

He has received numerous awards including the UCSF Dean's Prize for Outstanding Medical Student Research (2012), American Heart Association Top 10 Abstract travel steepen 2016, American Association for Thoracic Surgery Member for a Day Program 2018, and winner of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons Resident Poster Competition 2018, and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery's Chitwood Travel Award, 2018.

  • UCSF School of Medicine Dean's Summer Fellowship, 2011.
  • American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Medical Student Research Program, 2012.
  • American Heart Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2020.
  • The Marfan Foundation Victor A. McKusick Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2020.
  • The Orange County Community Foundation's Linda Reilly Vascular Disease Research Award, 2018-2019.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 25
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  1. Wisneski AD, Kumar V, Vartanian SM, Oskowitz AZ. Towards Endovascular Treatment of Type A Aortic Dissection with Smaller Landing Zones and More Patient Eligibility. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Sep 06. View in PubMed
  2. Xuan Y, Wisneski AD, Wang Z, Lum M, Kumar S, Pallone J, Flores N, Inman J, Lai L, Lin J, Guccione JM, Tseng EE, Ge L. Regional biomechanical and failure properties of healthy human ascending aorta and root. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2021 11; 123:104705. View in PubMed
  3. Lum MY, Wang SX, Wisneski AD, Liang NE, Zimmet J, Shunk KA, Stechert M, London MJ, Ge L, Tseng EE. Development of the Minimalist Approach for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. J Invasive Cardiol. 2021 Feb; 33(2):E108-E114. View in PubMed
  4. Xuan Y, Dvir D, Wisneski AD, Wang Z, Ye J, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Impact of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Size on Leaflet Stresses: Implications for Durability and Optimal Grey Zone Sizing. AsiaIntervention. 2020 Dec; 6(2):64-71. View in PubMed
  5. Wisneski AD, Guccione JM. Commentary: Fast and accurate surrogate of finite-element analysis: For bench to bedside, we need it now! JTCVS Tech. 2020 Dec; 4:48-49. View in PubMed
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  1. Wisneski AD, Wang Y, Salari R, Levin S, Yao J, Guccione JM. Impact of aortic stenosis on myofiber stress: Translational application of left ventricle-aortic coupling simulations. Accepted for presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (abstract #12568, virtual conference), November 13-17, 2020.
  2. Wisneski AD, Kumar V, Vartanian S, Oskowitz AZ. Towards endovascular treatment of Type A aortic dissection: Smaller landing zones, more patient eligibility. Presented as full oral presentation at 35th Annual Meeting of the Western Vascular Society, September 26-29, 2020.
  3. Wisneski AD, Hirose K, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Freise CE, Nakakura EK, Corvera CU. Contemporary management of hepatic cyst disease: Techniques and outcomes at a tertiary hepatobiliary center. Was accepted as poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week, May 2-5th, 2020 in Chicago, IL (online format).
  4. Wisneski AD, Robles A, Corvera CU. Laparoscopic resection of large hepatic adenoma in a pregnant patient. Presented as e-poster video presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, March 5-8, 2020 in Miami, FL.
  5. Wisneski AD, Huang CY, Jin C, Warren R, Hirose K, Nakakaura EK, Corvera CU. Synchronous versus metachronous colorectal liver metastasis yields similar survival in the modern era. Presented as oral presentation at the 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 6th, 2020, Orlando, FL.
  6. Wang H, Wisneski A, Imbrie-Moore AM, Paulsen MJ, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Hironaka CE, Lucian HJ, Eskandari A, Shin HS, Williams KM, Grady F, Farry JN, Thakore AD, Wu MA, Stapleton LM, Steele AN, Woo YJ. Natural regeneration conserves native biaxial left ventricular biomechanics after myocardial infarction in neonatal rats. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissue, December 15-19, 2019, Waikoloa Beach, HI.
  7. Wisneski AD, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Lum M, Kondubhatla K, Hope MD, Saloner D, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Abstract 10921: Wall stress of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm versus normal aorta: Towards defining wall-stress based thresholds for aneurysm intervention. Circulation. 2019;140:A10921. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, November 16-18, 2019.
  8. Wisneski AD, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Inman J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Patient-specific computational modeling of the normal ascending aorta: Towards defining biomechanical thresholds for ascending aortic aneurysm intervention. Structural Heart 2019; 3 (suppl 1): 68. Poster presentation at the Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, April 11-13, 2019.
  9. Wisneski A, Xuan Y, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Changes in pulmonary autograft wall stresses immediately after the Ross operation: first steps towards understanding aneurysmal remodeling. Circulation 2016; 134: A12524. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, November 12-15, 2017.
  10. Ge L, Wisneski A, Hope MD, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Barocas V, Tseng EE. Development of first patient-specific computational model to analyze wall stress in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 2013; 128: A18268. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX, November 19, 2013.
  11. Wisneski A, Kuang H, Mookhoek, Takabe K, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient-specific finite element model of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with bicuspid aortic valve. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2013;217(3):S66-S67. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2013 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Washington D.C., October 10, 2013.
  12. Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Kuang H, Takabe K, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient specific finite element models of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms associated with tricuspid versus bicuspid aortic valves. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S): E2046. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 9, 2013.
  13. Lui N, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Takabe K, Azadani A, Tseng EE. Successful use of an eptifibatide bridge for patients taking clopidogrel before cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3): S34-S35.
  14. Ge L, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Tseng EE. Patient-specific computational modeling of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. Oct 2012; 60(17): B265. Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference at Miami, Florida, USA, October 2012.
  15. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Takabe K, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of the human pulmonary autograft: a quantitative analysis of wall stress after the Ross procedure. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3):S46. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, October 2012.
  16. Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 82. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  17. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element study of human pulmonary autograft wall stress after the Ross procedure. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 85. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  18. Wisneski A, Azadani A, Matthews PB, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. A quantitative approach to pulmonary autograft remodeling after the Ross procedure. Cardiology 2012;121:144. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  19. Yeh CC, Li H, Tu R., Zhu B, Wisneski A, Karliner JS, Mann MJ. Abstract 566: In vivo cardioprotective activity of Sphingsosine 1-phosphate mediated through Akt signaling. Circulation. 2007; 116: II_102.
  20. Conference Presentations:

  21. Wisneski AD, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Arain M, Kirkwood KS, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis and biliary complications post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Challenges of Biliary Access and Intervention. Accepted for poster presentation at upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Miami, FL, March 20-24, 2018.
  22. Wang H, Wisneski A, Paulsen MJ, Wang Z, Hernandez HL, Xuan Y, von Bornstaedt D, Steele AN, Stapleton LM, Lucian HJ, Eskandari A, Thakore AD, Farry JM, Hironaka CE, Williams KM, Wu M, MacArthur Jr JW, Woo JY. Computationally-engineered analog of stromal cell-derived factor 1α preserves the mechanical properties of infarcted myocardium under planar biaxial tension. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, held in Chicago IL, November 10-12.
  23. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Wall stress of early remodeled pulmonary autograft. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  24. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Pulmonary autograft leaflet performance under systemic pressure and flow after the Ross procedure. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  25. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Dvir D, Ye J, Wisneski A, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng E. Comparison of transcatheter aortic valves: Stent and leaflet stresses of Sapien vs CoreValve. To be presented as poster at the 30th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Diego, CA, September 21-25th, 2018.
  26. Liang NE, Wisneski A, Ge L, Tseng EE. Evolution of minimally invasive surgical aortic valve replacement at a veterans affairs medical center. Presented as ePoster at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery's 18th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, Canada June 13-16, 2018.
  27. Wisneski A, Wang Z, Xue Y, Mookhoek A, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. The range in normal pulmonary autograft response to systemic pressure immediately after the Ross procedure. Presented at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Conference Resident's Poster Competition, San Diego, CA, April 28-May 2, 2018.
  28. Wisneski A, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: A new phenomenon in the post-bariatric surgery population. Presented at the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 5-8, 2017.
  29. Xuan Y, Wisneski A, Moghaddam H, Tseng E, Ge L. Numerical simulation of pulmonary autograft remodeling after Ross procedure. Presented at the BMES 2016 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 5-8, 2016.
  30. Chitsaz S, Blackshear C, Nebiyu T, Wisneski A, Azadani A, Ge L, Hope MD, Tseng EE. Aortic valve calcification by micro-computed tomography correlates with aortic stenosis severity. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  31. Wisneski A, Beyer AT, Shunk KA. Case report: A stent to relieve brain drain and arm pain- application of interventional cardiology tools to challenging peripheral chronic total occlusions. Presented at China Interventional Therapeutics conference, Beijing, China, March 2012.
  32. Wisneski A, Xuan Y, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. Changes in pulmonary autograft wall stresses immediately after the Ross operation: first steps towards understanding aneurysmal remodeling. Circulation 2016; 134: A12524. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, November 12-15, 2017.
  33. Ge L, Wisneski A, Hope MD, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Barocas V, Tseng EE. Development of first patient-specific computational model to analyze wall stress in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Circulation. 2013; 128: A18268. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Dallas, TX, November 19, 2013.
  34. Wisneski A, Kuang H, Mookhoek, Takabe K, Hope MD, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient-specific finite element model of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm associated with bicuspid aortic valve. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2013;217(3):S66-S67. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2013 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Washington D.C., October 10, 2013.
  35. Wisneski A, Mookhoek A, Kuang H, Takabe K, Guccione JM, Hope MD, Ge L, Tseng EE. First patient specific finite element models of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms associated with tricuspid versus bicuspid aortic valves. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(10_S): E2046. Presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 9, 2013.
  36. Lui N, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Takabe K, Azadani A, Tseng EE. Successful use of an eptifibatide bridge for patients taking clopidogrel before cardiac surgery. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3): S34-S35.
  37. Ge L, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Mookhoek A, Wisneski A, Tseng EE. Patient-specific computational modeling of transcatheter aortic valve implantation. J Am Coll Cardiol. Oct 2012; 60(17): B265. Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference at Miami, Florida, USA, October 2012.
  38. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani AN, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Takabe K, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of the human pulmonary autograft: a quantitative analysis of wall stress after the Ross procedure. J Am Coll Surg. Sept 2012; 215(3):S46. Presented at the Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum of the 2012 American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, October 2012.
  39. Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Wisneski A, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element modeling of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 82. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  40. Wisneski A, Matthews PB, Azadani A, Chitsaz S, Lui N, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng EE. Finite element study of human pulmonary autograft wall stress after the Ross procedure. QScience Proceedings: Vol. 2012, Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering, 85. Presented at 5th Bienniel Conference on Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering in Mykonos, Greece, May 2012.
  41. Wisneski A, Azadani A, Matthews PB, Chitsaz S, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. A quantitative approach to pulmonary autograft remodeling after the Ross procedure. Cardiology 2012;121:144. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  42. Yeh CC, Li H, Tu R., Zhu B, Wisneski A, Karliner JS, Mann MJ. Abstract 566: In vivo cardioprotective activity of Sphingsosine 1-phosphate mediated through Akt signaling. Circulation. 2007; 116: II_102.
  43. Conference Presentations:
  44. Wisneski AD, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Arain M, Kirkwood KS, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis and biliary complications post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: Challenges of Biliary Access and Intervention. Accepted for poster presentation at upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Miami, FL, March 20-24, 2018.
  45. Wang H, Wisneski A, Paulsen MJ, Wang Z, Hernandez HL, Xuan Y, von Bornstaedt D, Steele AN, Stapleton LM, Lucian HJ, Eskandari A, Thakore AD, Farry JM, Hironaka CE, Williams KM, Wu M, MacArthur Jr JW, Woo JY. Computationally-engineered analog of stromal cell-derived factor 1α preserves the mechanical properties of infarcted myocardium under planar biaxial tension. Presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, held in Chicago IL, November 10-12.
  46. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Wall stress of early remodeled pulmonary autograft. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  47. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Wisneski A, El-Hamamsy I, Mongeon FP, Leask R, Emmott A, Ghoneim A, Ge L, Tseng E. Pulmonary autograft leaflet performance under systemic pressure and flow after the Ross procedure. To be presented at the 8th Bienniel Heart Valve Biology and Tissue Engineering Meeting held in London, UK from September 26-28th, 2018.
  48. Xuan Y, Wang Z, Dvir D, Ye J, Wisneski A, Guccione J, Ge L, Tseng E. Comparison of transcatheter aortic valves: Stent and leaflet stresses of Sapien vs CoreValve. To be presented as poster at the 30th Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Diego, CA, September 21-25th, 2018.
  49. Liang NE, Wisneski A, Ge L, Tseng EE. Evolution of minimally invasive surgical aortic valve replacement at a veterans affairs medical center. Presented as ePoster at the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery's 18th Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, Canada June 13-16, 2018.
  50. Wisneski A, Wang Z, Xue Y, Mookhoek A, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. The range in normal pulmonary autograft response to systemic pressure immediately after the Ross procedure. Presented at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Conference Resident's Poster Competition, San Diego, CA, April 28-May 2, 2018.
  51. Wisneski A, Carter J, Nakakura EK, Posselt A, Hirose K, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Ampullary stenosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery: A new phenomenon in the post-bariatric surgery population. Presented at the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, May 5-8, 2017.
  52. Xuan Y, Wisneski A, Moghaddam H, Tseng E, Ge L. Numerical simulation of pulmonary autograft remodeling after Ross procedure. Presented at the BMES 2016 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 5-8, 2016.
  53. Chitsaz S, Blackshear C, Nebiyu T, Wisneski A, Azadani A, Ge L, Hope MD, Tseng EE. Aortic valve calcification by micro-computed tomography correlates with aortic stenosis severity. Presented at Society of Heart Valve Disease conference, New York City, NY, April 2012.
  54. Wisneski A, Beyer AT, Shunk KA. Case report: A stent to relieve brain drain and arm pain- application of interventional cardiology tools to challenging peripheral chronic total occlusions. Presented at China Interventional Therapeutics conference, Beijing, China, March 2012.
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  1. Wisneski A, Tseng EE. Chapter: Pathophysiology of the aortic valve. Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult and Congenital Cardiac Surgery eBook. Released December 2020.

  2. Corvera CU, Wisneski AD. Chapter 42: Biliary fistulae and strictures in the 7th Edition of Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas (in progress).

  3. Contribute to Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2021 edition. Chapter 12: Vascular Diseases.

  4. Contributor to Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020 edition. Chapter 12: Vascular Diseases,

 

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