Stefano  Schena, MD, PhD

Stefano Schena, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Sees patients at Christian Hospital

Medical School

MD (magna cum laude), University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy, 1996

Graduate School

PhD, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy, 2005
(Postgraduate Doctorate in Transplant Biotechnologies)

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy, 1996 – 1997

Resident, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy, 1997 – 2000

Chief Resident, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Bari, Medical School, Bari, Italy, 2000 – 2001

Intern, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2001 – 2002

Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2002 – 2005

Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2005 – 2006

Fellow, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2006-2008

Board Certifications

Thoracic Surgery--Certified
Surgery--Certified

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive coronary and valve surgery
Thoracic and cardiovascular trauma
Endovascular surgery
Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
Video-assisted and robotic thoracic surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Christian Hospital Northeast

Patients Seen At

Christian Hospital Northeast
11155 Dunn Road, Professional Building 1, Suite 209-E
St. Louis, MO 63136
(314) 355-3003
Fax: (314) 355-0515

Selected Publications

Weimar T, Schena S, Bailey MS, Maniar HS, Schuessler RB, Cox JL, Damiano RJ. The Cox-Maze Procedure for lone atrial fibrillation: A single center experience over two decades. Circulation. (in press).

Schena S, Crabtree TD, Baker KA, Guthrie TJ, Curci J, Damiano RJ, Barner HB. Radial artery harvesting is not associated with deterioration of vascular function of the donor limb at late follow-up. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142(2):298-301.

Schena S, Gandhi S. Isolated left subclavian artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008;86:1697.

Schena S, Veeramachaneni NK, Bhalla S, Gutierrez FR, Patterson GA, Kreisel D. Partial lobar torsion secondary to traumatic hemothorax. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jan;135(1):208-209.

Schena S, Crabtree TD, Zoole JB, Patterson GA. Intralobar pulmonary sequestration associated with an aneurysmal aberrant aortic branch. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Aug;134(2):535-6.

Schena S, Wildes T, Beardslee MA, Lasala JM, Damiano RJ, Lawton JS. Successful management of unremitting spasm of the non-grafted right coronary artery following OPCAB. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jun;133(6):1649-50.

Schena S, Ellenby MI, Tatooles AJ, Pappas PS. Surgical management of bilateral common carotid artery aneurysms. Vasc Med. 2006 Nov;11(4):274-5.

Schena S, Hassoun HT, Owens CA, Kibbe MR. Posttraumatic superficial femoral artery pseudoaneurysm associated with an arteriovenous fistula. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Aug;203(2):250-1.

Schena S, Kurimoto Y, Fukada J, Tack I, Ruiz P, Aitouche A, Striker LJ, Pham SM. Effects of ventricular unloading on apoptosis and atrophy of cardiac myocytes. J Surg Res. 2004;120:119-126.

Schena S, Gilleran J, Chernoff A, Massad MG. Renal cell carcinoma directly invading the heart. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003;23:1054-55.

Bortone AS, Schena S, D’Agostino D, Dialetto G, Paradiso V, Mannatrizio G, Fiore T, Cotrufo M, de Luca TSL. Immediate versus delayed endovascular treatment of post-traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysms and type B dissections: retrospective analysis and premises to the upcoming European trial. Circulation. 2002;106:I234-40.

Bortone AS, Schena S, Mannatrizio G, Paradiso V, Ferlan G, Dialetto G, Cotrufo M, de Luca TSL. Endovascular stent graft treatment for diseases of the descending thoracic aorta. Eur J Cadiothorac Surg. 2001;20(3):514-519.

Bortone AS, D’Agostino D, Schena S, Rubini G, Viecca M, Sardaro V, Tucci A, de Luca TSL. Instrumental validation of percutaneous transmyocardial laser revascularization (PTMR): follow-up data at one year. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Sep;70:1134-1138.

Fukada J, Schena S, Tack I, Ruiz P, Pang M, Aitouche A, Striker LJ, Pham SM. FK409, a spontaneous nitric oxide releaser, attenuates allograft vasculopathy in rat aortic allograft. Circ Res. 2000;87:66-72.

Schena S, Agnino A, de Luca TSL. Role of chest pain in aortic dissection: is it enough for a predictive diagnosis? Chest. 1999;115:605-606.

Pub Med page for Stefano Schena, MD, PhD

Editorial Positions

Editorial Reviewer

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2004-Present
Asian Journal of Andrology, 2005-Present
Doody’s Book Reviews, 2006-Present
Medical Science Monitor, 2007-Present