Michal Schafer, MD, PhD, MSc
Clinical Instructor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic


  • Jone PN, Schäfer M, Pan Z, Ivy DD. Right Ventricular-Arterial Coupling Ratio Derived From 3-Dimensional Echocardiography Predicts Outcomes in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Dec;12(1):e008176. PubMed PMID: 30632388
  • Bjornstad P, Schäfer M, Truong U, Cree-Green M, Pyle L, Baumgartner A, Garcia Reyes Y, Maniatis A, Nayak S, Wadwa RP, Browne LP, Reusch JEB, Nadeau KJ. Metformin Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Vascular Health in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Circulation. 2018 Dec 18;138(25):2895-2907. PubMed PMID: 30566007
  • Ellis WC, Schafer M, Barrett CS, Butler K, Sprowell A, Twite M, Buckvold S, Jone PN, Ing RJ. Vascular anatomical considerations and clinical decision making during insertion of the Avalon(®) Elite Dual Lumen single-site veno-venous ECMO cannula in children weighing less than 20 kg. Perfusion. 2018 Dec 11;:267659118815104. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30537888
  • Jone PN, Zablah JE, Burkett DA, Schäfer M, Wilson N, Morgan GJ, Ross M. Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Guidance of Right Heart Catheterization Decreases Radiation Exposure in Atrial Septal Defect Closures. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 Sep;31(9):1044-1049. PubMed PMID: 29958759
  • Shalhub S, Schäfer M, Hatsukami TS, Sweet MP, Reynolds JJ, Bolster FA, Shin SH, Reece TB, Singh N, Starnes BW, Jazaeri O. Association of variant arch anatomy with type B aortic dissection and hemodynamic mechanisms. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Dec;68(6):1640-1648. PubMed PMID: 29804742
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Ivy DD, Abman SH, Stenmark K, Browne LP, Barker AJ, Hunter KS, Truong U. Proximal pulmonary vascular stiffness as a prognostic factor in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29788051
  • Jone PN, Schäfer M, Pan Z, Bremen C, Ivy DD. 3D echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricular function and strain: a prognostic study in paediatric pulmonary hypertension. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Sep 1;19(9):1026-1033. PubMed PMID: 28950335
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Burkett DA, Cassidy CJ, Ivy DD, Jone PN. Right Ventricular Tissue Doppler Myocardial Performance Index in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension: Relation to Invasive Hemodynamics. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):98-104. PubMed PMID: 28980052
  • Bjornstad P, Cree-Green M, Baumgartner A, Coe G, Reyes YG, Schäfer M, Pyle L, Regensteiner JG, Reusch JE, Nadeau KJ. Achieving ADA/ISPAD clinical guideline goals is associated with higher insulin sensitivity and cardiopulmonary fitness in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: Results from RESistance to InSulin in Type 1 ANd Type 2 diabetes (RESISTANT) and Effects of MEtformin on CardiovasculaR Function in AdoLescents with Type 1 Diabetes (EMERALD) Studies. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 May;19(3):436-442. PubMed PMID: 29082640
  • Friesen RM, Schäfer M, Jone PN, Appiawiah N, Vargas D, Fonseca B, DiMaria MV, Truong U, Malone L, Browne LP. Myocardial Perfusion Reserve Index in Children With Kawasaki Disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Jul;48(1):132-139. PubMed PMID: 29232024
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