Biography

Juan A. Abreu, M.D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston.

Dr. Abreu earned his medical degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, graduating Magna Cum Laude among the top of his class. He completed his General Surgery internship and residency at Hofstra School of Medicine Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital in New York City, followed by his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston.

His research interests include Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, structural heart disease, arrhythmia surgery, surgical education, high-risk cardiac surgery and hybrid coronary artery revascularization.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Education

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center / University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston
General Surgery Chief Resident
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital
General Surgery Residency
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital
General Surgery Internship
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital
Medical Degree
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra - Dominican Republic

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, structural heart disease, arrhythmia surgery, and surgical education.

Publications

Publication Information

Peer reviewed journal articles / abstracts
John P. Nabagiez, MD, Kimberly C. Bowman, MD, MPH, Masood A. Shariff, MD, Juan A. Abreu, MD, Anurag Singh, MD, Wolf von Waagner, MD, Muhammad A. Khan, MD, Kuldeep Singh, MD, Joseph T. McGinn Jr., MD. Twenty-Four Hour Staged Carotid Endarterectomy Followed by Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting for Patients With Concomitant Carotid and Coronary Disease. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2014, Nov; 98(5): 1613-1618. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25200729.

Masood A. Shariff, Juan A. Abreu, Farida Durrani, Eddie Daniele, Kimberly C. Bowman, Scott Sadel, Kourosh T. Asgarian, Joseph T. McGinn, Jr., and John P. Nabagiez. Hyperplastic Cardiac Sarcoma Recurrence. Case Reports in Surgery. 2015, Feb; 2015(10.1155/2015/132328): 4. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25861508.

Masood A. Shariff, Rami Michael, Edward Daniele, Natasha Povar, Simon Esthappan, Juan Ariel, John P. Nabagiez, Joseph T. McGinn, Jr. Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Maintains Pulmonary Function Postoperatively. Innovations. 2014, May; 9(3): 206.

Vijay A. Singh, MD, Juan Abreu, MD, Kimberly Bowman, MD, Masood A. Shariff, MD, and Joseph T. McGinn, Jr, MD. Sternal Chondrosarcoma after Sternotomy for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. eplasty. 2013, Jan; 2013(13): e7. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23372861.

Masood A. Shariff, Rawan Sharma, Juan A. Abreu, Peter Andrawes, Miriam Sedrak, Mohammed Mustafa, John P. Nabagiez, Joseph T. McGinn, Jr. Isolated Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery Outcomes Comparable to Standard Approach. Innovations. 2016, June -Volume 11 – Issue – p S120–S147.
Nissen, A.P., Nguyen, S., Abreu, J., and Nguyen, T.C. The first 5 years: building a minimally invasive valve program. (XX:XX)J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg. 2018.

Nissen, A., Abreu, J., Ornekian, V., Nguyen, S., Nguyen, T. 2018 Dec 30. Percutaneous and open cannulation for peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass: pearls and pitfalls. The Journal of Visualized Surgery. [Online] 4:0
Poster and Oral Presentations
John P. Nabagiez, MD, Kimberly C. Bowman, MD, MPH, Masood A. Shariff, MD, Juan A. Abreu, MD, Anurag Singh, MD, Wolf von Waagner, MD, Muhammad A. Khan, MD, Kuldeep Singh, MD, Joseph T. McGinn Jr., MD. (2013) Twenty-Four Hour Staged Carotid Endarterectomy Followed by Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting for Patients With Concomitant Carotid and Coronary Disease.
Poster presented at: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2013; Washington, DC.
John P. Nabagiez, MD, Kimberly C. Bowman, MD, MPH, Masood A. Shariff, MD, Juan A. Abreu, MD, Anurag Singh, MD, Wolf von Waagner, MD, Muhammad A. Khan, MD, Kuldeep Singh, MD, Joseph T. McGinn Jr., MD. (2014) Twenty-Four Hour Staged Carotid Endarterectomy Followed by Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Grafting for Patients With Concomitant Carotid and Coronary Disease.

Poster presented at:

American College of Preventive Medicine Conference 2014; New Orleans, LA.
Juan A. Abreu, MD, Joseph T. McGinn Jr, MD, Masood A. Shariff, MD, (2014) Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Maintains Pulmonary Function Postoperatively.
Poster presented at: International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS) 2014, Boston, MA.

Juan A. Abreu, MD, Boris Sepesi, MD. Giant Intrathoracic Liposarcoma. Thoracon, February 2019, Houston, TX