Joel S. Corvera, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Dr. Corvera attended Duke University in Durham, NC and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991 majoring in Economics and Mathematics. He had a brief stint as an investment banker in New York before he decided to enter the field of Medicine. He attended Columbia University in New York City to complete postbaccalaureate premedical studies in 1993. Dr. Corvera graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN and became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1998. He completed a General Surgery Residency, a Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Fellowship and a clincal Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA from 1998 to 2008. He completed sub-specialty training in Aortic and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL in 2009. He joined Indiana University Health in 2009 as a Cardiovascular Surgeon. He became faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2015. He is the Director of Thoracic Vascular and Aortic Surgery.
Open Repair of Chronic Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Dissection Using Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest. J.S. Corvera, H. Copeland, D. Blitzer, A. Hicks, J. Manghelli, P.J. Hess, J.W. Fehrenbacher. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2017;154:389-95.
Acute Aortic Syndromes. J.S. Corvera. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2016;5(3):188-193.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Versus Aortic Valve Bypass: A Comparison of Outcomes and Economics. Brown JB, Boyd JH, Patel PM, Baker ML, Syed A, Ladowski J, Corvera J. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2016;101:49-55.
The ARCH Projects: design and rationale (IAASSG 001). Yan TD, Tian DH, LeMaire SA, Misfeld M, Elefteriades JA, Chen EP, Hughes GC, Kazui T, Griepp RB, Kouchoukos NT, Bannon PG, Underwood MJ, Mohr FW, Oo A, Sundt TM, Bavaria JE, Di Bartolomeo R, Di Eusanio M, Roselli EE, Beyersdorf F, Carrel TP, Corvera JS, Della Corte A, Ehrlich M, Hoffman A, Jakob H, Matalanis G, Numata S, Patel HJ, Pochettino A, Safi HJ, Estrera A, Perreas KG, Sinatra R, Trimarchi S, Sun LZ, Tabata M, Wang C, Haverich A, Shrestha M, Okita Y, Coselli J. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2014;45(1):10-6.
Best Surgical Option for Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair – The Open Approach. J.W. Fehrenbacher and J.S. Corvera. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2012;1(3):334-338.
Open Repair of Chronic Aortic Dissections Using Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest. J.S. Corvera and J.W. Fehrenbacher. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2012;94(1):78-83.
Total Arch and Descending Thoracic Aortic Replacement By Left Thoracotomy. J.S. Corvera and J.W. Fehrenbacher. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2012;93(5):1510-16.
Long-Term Results with Cryopreserved Arterial Allografts (CPAs) in the Treatment of Graft or Primary Arterial Infections. R.A. McCready, M.A .Bryant, J.W. Fehrenbacher, D.J .Beckman, A.C. Coffey, J.S. Corvera, D.A. Hormuth, T.C. Wozniak. Journal of Surgical Research, 2011;168(1):e149-53.
Early and Late Results of Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Open Repair Using Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest. J.W. Fehrenbacher, H. Siderys, C. Terry, J. Kuhn, J.S. Corvera. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2010:140:S154-60.
Characteristics of second primary lung malignancy in patients with known breast cancer. F. Kerendi, A. Gal, J.S. Corvera, M.E. Halkos, J.I. Miller, Jr. Southern Medical Journal, 2009;102(3):269-74.
"Spot" ECGs Underestimate Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence After Surgical Ablation. J.D. Puskas, J.S. Corvera, A. Neill, P. Kilgo, T. Vassiliades, R.A. Guyton. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 2008;3(1):7-11.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Intermediate-Term Follow Up Study. J.S. Corvera, V.H. Thourani, J.D. Puskas, R.A. Guyton, O.M. Lattouf. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 2007;2(1):40-7
Upregulation of hypoxia inducible factor is associated with attenuation of neuronal injury in neonatal piglets undergoing deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, H. Kin, J.S. Corvera, D.J. Brat, M.B. Wagner, J. Vinten-Johansen, Z-Q Zhao, J.M. Forbess, K.R. Kanter, M.E. Kelley, P.M. Kirshbom. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2005;130(4):1079
Polarized arrest with warm or cold adenosine/lidocaine blood cardioplegia is equivalent to hypothermic potassium blood cardioplegia. J.S. Corvera, H. Kin, G.P. Dobson, F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, S. Katzmark, C.S. Payne, Z-Q Zhao, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2005;129(3):599-606.
Inhibition of Myosin Light Chain Kinase Provides Prolonged Attenuation of Radial Artery Vasospasm. F. Kerendi, M.E. Halkos, J.S. Corvera, H. Kin, Z-Q Zhao, M. Mosunjac, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2004;26:1149–1155.
Myocardial Protection with Postconditioning is Not Enhanced by Ischemic Preconditioning. M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, J.S. Corvera, N-P Wang, H. Kin, C.S. Payne, H-Y Sun, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen, Z-Q Zhao. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004;78:961-9.
Postconditioning Attenuates Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Inhibiting Events in the Early Minutes of Reperfusion. H. Kin, Z-Q Zhao, H-Y Sun, N-P Wang, J.S. Corvera, M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. Cardiovascular Research 2004;62:74-85.
Optimal Dose and Mode Of Delivery Of Na+/H+ Exchange-1 Inhibitor Are Critical For Reducing Post-Surgical Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. J.S. Corvera, Z-Q Zhao, L.S. Schmarkey, S. Katzmark, J.M. Budde, C.D. Morris, T. Ehring, R.A.Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003;76:1614-22.
Evaluation of Myocardial Performance with Conventional Single Site Ventricular Pacing and Biventricular Pacing in a Canine Model of Atrioventricular Block. P.A. Frias, J.S. Corvera, L.S. Schmarkey, M. Strieper, R.M. Campbell, J. Vinten-Johansen. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2003;14(9):996-1000.
Inhibition of Myocardial Injury by Ischemic Post-conditioning During Reperfusion: Comparison with Ischemic Preconditioning. Z-Q Zhao, J.S. Corvera, N-P Wang, M.E. Halkos, F. Kerendi, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2003;285:H579-88.
Pretreatment With Phenoxybenzamine Attenuates the Radial Artery’s Vasoconstrictor Response to Alpha Adrenergic Stimuli. J.S. Corvera, C.D. Morris, J.M. Budde, J.D. Puskas, O.M. Lattouf, W.A. Cooper, R.A. Guyton, J. Vinten-Johansen. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2003;126(5):1549-54.
Perfusion-Assisted Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Provides Early Reperfusion of Ischemic Myocardium and Facilitates Complete Revascularization. W.A. Cooper, J.S. Corvera, J.D. Puskas, O.M. Lattouf, R.A. Guyton. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003;75:1132-39.
Adenosine In Myocardial Protection In On-Pump And Off-Pump Cardiac Surgery. J. Vinten-Johansen, Z-Q Zhao, J.S. Corvera, C.D. Morris, J.M. Budde, V.H. Thourani, R.A. Guyton. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2003;75:S691-9.
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Indianapolis, IN 46202
Dr. Corvera's research interests include clinical outcomes of open surgical aortic procedures, clinical studies involving novel endovascular devices and transcatheter valve devices.
American College of Cardiology
American College of Surgeons
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Indianapolis Medical Society
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
American Medical Association (AMA)