Mark Ratcliffe, M.D.

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

Contact Information

4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA  94121
Tel: 415-750-2057
Fax: 415-750-2181

Education

  • M.D.-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • B.A. - Denison University, Granville, OH

Residencies

  • 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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, 1989
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1993

Clinical Expertise

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgery for heart failure
  • Thoracic aortic surgery
  • Valve repair and replacement

Research Interests

  • Finite element analysis of failing left ventricle

Biography

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.

 

Publications

Most recent publications from a total of 86
  1. Lee LC, Ge L, Zhang Z, Pease M, Nikolic SD, Mishra R, Ratcliffe MB, Guccione JM. Patient-specific finite element modeling of the Cardiokinetix Parachute(®) device: effects on left ventricular wall stress and function. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2014 Jun; 52(6):557-66. View in PubMed
  2. Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Long S. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5):1524-5. View in PubMed
  3. Lee LC, Genet M, Dang AB, Ge L, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Applications of computational modeling in cardiac surgery. J Card Surg. 2014 May; 29(3):293-302. View in PubMed
  4. Ge L, Morrel WG, Ward A, Mishra R, Zhang Z, Guccione JM, Grossi EA, Ratcliffe MB. Measurement of Mitral Leaflet and Annular Geometry and Stress After Repair of Posterior Leaflet Prolapse: Virtual Repair Using a Patient-Specific Finite Element Simulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May; 97(5):1496-503. View in PubMed
  5. Ratcliffe MB, Wozniak CJ. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar; 97(3):907-8. View in PubMed
  6. Lee LC, Wenk JF, Zhong L, Klepach D, Zhang Z, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB, Zohdi TI, Hsu E, Navia JL, Kassab GS, Guccione JM. Analysis of patient-specific surgical ventricular restoration: importance of an ellipsoidal left ventricular geometry for diastolic and systolic function. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Jul 1; 115(1):136-44. View in PubMed
  7. Wenk JF, Ge L, Zhang Z, Mojsejenko D, Potter DD, Tseng EE, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Biventricular finite element modeling of the Acorn CorCap Cardiac Support Device on a failing heart. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun; 95(6):2022-7. View in PubMed
  8. Shimkunas R, Zhang Z, Wenk JF, Soleimani M, Khazalpour M, Acevedo-Bolton G, Wang G, Saloner D, Mishra R, Wallace AW, Ge L, Baker AJ, Guccione JM, Ratcliffe MB. Left ventricular myocardial contractility is depressed in the borderzone after posterolateral myocardial infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1619-25. View in PubMed
  9. Acevedo-Bolton G, Suzuki T, Malhotra D, Zhang Z, Wallace AW, Guccione JM, Saloner DA, Ratcliffe MB. Left ventricular pressure gating in ovine cardiac studies: a software-based method. J Biomech Eng. 2013 Mar 1; 135(3):34502. View in PubMed
  10. Ratcliffe M, Cambronero N, Ge L. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan; 95(1):162. View in PubMed
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