Dr. Perry specializes in cardiac surgery including valvular heart disease, coronary revascularization, aortic disease, pulmonary thromboembolism, and minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation. Additionally, he is an expert in the surgical management of heart failure including heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, total artificial heart, and extracorporeal life support.
M.D., St. George's University School of Medicine, True Blue, Grenada, W.I. 2008
B.A., UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA 2004
Sugery/General Surgery, Spartanburg Regional, Spartanburg SC 2009-2013
Cardiac Surgery/ Heart/Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2015-2016
Surgery/Cardiothoracic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2015
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,
American Board of Thoracic Surgery,
American College of Physicians
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Teaching Recognition, University of California Davis, 2015
Select Recent Publications
Esmailian F, Perry PA, Luu M, Patel J, Kittleson M, Czer L, Aintablian T, Zarrini P, Velleca A, Rush J, Arabia F, Kobashigawa J. Vasoplegia after heart transplantation: Unraveling the enigma. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2016 Apr; 35(4S); S166-167.
Perry PA, Esmailian F. Donor Organ Preservation and Surgical Considerations in Heart Transplantation. Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation. Kobashigawa J (Ed). Springer. 2016.
Perry PA, David EA. Diseases of the Diaphragm. TSRA Review of Cardiothoracic Surgery (2nd Edition). Walters D, DeNino W, Stephens E, Tchantchealeishvili V (Eds). Thoracic Surgical Resident’s Association, Chicago, IL. January 2016.
Perry PA, Young JN. Aortic Root Enlargement with Ascending to Descending Aortic Bypass in Repair of Coarctation. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2015 Jul; 24(4):516-8.
Perry PA, Hird RB, Orr RK, Nguyen CL. Use of Intraoperative Frozen Section during Mediastinoscopy. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology. 2015 Jul; 5(4): 240.
Perry PA, David EA, Raff G, Atkins BZ. Novel Application of a Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Transplant in a Pediatric Patient with Severe Heart Failure Due to Viral Myocarditis (video). Cardiothoracic Surgery Network. 2015 Jun; ctsnet.org
Perry PA, Atkins BZ, Amsterdam EA. Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Aortic Stenosis and the Hiding Culprit. American Journal of Medicine. 2015 Aug; 128(8); e5-6.
Perry PA, Young JN. Atrial Myxoma. TSRA Operative Dictations in Thoracic Surgery. Odell D, LaPar D (Eds). Thoracic Surgical Resident’s Association, Chicago, IL, April 2014.