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Mark Ratcliffe, M.D.

Mark Ratcliffe, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF
Co-Director, Cardiac Biomechanics Lab

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4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA  94121
tel: 415-750-2057
fax: 415-750-2181

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  • M.D.-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.A. - Denison University, Granville, OH
  • Internship - John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency - John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Research Fellow - University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1993
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgery for heart failure
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Finite element analysis of failing left ventricle

Dr. Ratcliffe received his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic residencies at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ratcliffe is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His special interest is in the application of finite element analysis or the failing left ventricle. Dr. Ratcliffe has been on the faculty since 1993. Currently, he is Director of the Cardiac Biomechanics Laboratory.

Dr. Ratcliffe is an active member of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, American Heart Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Western Thoracic Surgical Association, San Francisco Surgical Society, American Association of Thoracic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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  • Quantitative analysis of left ventriculoplasty: CHF
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    Apr 2000
    Apr 2018
    Principal Investigator
  • Surgery for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
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    Jan 2008
    Dec 2013
    Principal Investigator
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  1. Kochav JD, Kim J, Judd R, Kim HW, Klem I, Heitner J, Shah D, Shenoy C, Farzaneh-Far A, Polsani V, Kalil R, Villar-Calle P, Nambiar L, Sultana R, Parker M, Cargile P, Khalique OK, Leon MB, Karmpaliotis D, Ratcliffe M, Levine R, Zoghbi WA, Devereux RB, Moskowitz CS, Kim R, Weinsaft JW. Ischemia-Mediated Dysfunction in Subpapillary Myocardium as a Marker of Functional Mitral Regurgitation. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Mar 10. View in PubMed
  2. Giao DM, Wang Y, Rojas R, Takaba K, Badathala A, Spaulding KA, Soon G, Zhang Y, Wang VY, Haraldsson H, Liu J, Saloner D, Guccione JM, Ge L, Wallace AW, Ratcliffe MB. Left ventricular geometry during unloading and the end-systolic pressure volume relationship: Measurement with a modified real-time MRI-based method in normal sheep. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234896. View in PubMed
  3. Spaulding KA, Zhu Y, Takaba K, Ramasubramanian A, Badathala A, Haraldsson H, Collins A, Aguayo E, Shah C, Wallace AW, Ziats NP, Lovett DH, Baker AJ, Healy KE, Ratcliffe MB. Myocardial injection of a thermoresponsive hydrogel with reactive oxygen species scavenger properties improves border zone contractility. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2020 Aug 01; 108(8):1736-1746. View in PubMed
  4. Zhang Y, Wang VY, Morgan AE, Kim J, Ge L, Guccione JM, Weinsaft JW, Ratcliffe MB. A Novel MRI-Based Finite Element Modeling Method for Calculation of Myocardial Ischemia Effect in Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation. Front Physiol. 2020; 11:158. View in PubMed
  5. Kim J, Palumbo MC, Khalique OK, Rong LQ, Sultana R, Das M, Jantz J, Nagata Y, Devereux RB, Wong SC, Bergman GW, Levine RA, Ratcliffe MB, Weinsaft JW. Transcatheter MitraClip repair alters mitral annular geometry - device induced annular remodeling on three-dimensional echocardiography predicts therapeutic response. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2019 Dec 26; 17(1):31. View in PubMed
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