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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
[email protected]

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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. Tsarova K, Morgan AE, Melendres-Groves L, Ibrahim MM, Ma CL, Pan IZ, Hatton ND, Beck EM, Ferrel MN, Selzman CH, Ingram D, Alamri AK, Ratcliffe MB, Wilson BD, Ryan JJ. Imaging in Pulmonary Vascular Disease-Understanding Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery Coupling. Compr Physiol. 2022 08 11; 12(4):3705-3730. View in PubMed
  2. Orkild BA, Zenger B, Iyer K, Rupp LC, Ibrahim MM, Khashani AG, Perez MD, Foote MD, Bergquist JA, Morris AK, Kim JJ, Steinberg BA, Selzman C, Ratcliffe MB, MacLeod RS, Elhabian S, Morgan AE. All Roads Lead to Rome: Diverse Etiologies of Tricuspid Regurgitation Create a Predictable Constellation of Right Ventricular Shape Changes. Front Physiol. 2022; 13:908552. View in PubMed
  3. Zhang Y, Adams J, Wang VY, Horwitz L, Tartibi M, Morgan AE, Kim J, Wallace AW, Weinsaft JW, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB. A finite element model of the cardiac ventricles with coupled circulation: Biventricular mesh generation with hexahedral elements, airbags and a functional mockup interface to the circulation. Comput Biol Med. 2021 10; 137:104840. View in PubMed
  4. Wang VY, Tartibi M, Zhang Y, Selvaganesan K, Haraldsson H, Auger DA, Faraji F, Spaulding K, Takaba K, Collins A, Aguayo E, Saloner D, Wallace AW, Weinsaft JW, Epstein FH, Guccione J, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB. A kinematic model-based analysis framework for 3D Cine-DENSE-validation with an axially compressed gel phantom and application in sheep before and after antero-apical myocardial infarction. Magn Reson Med. 2021 10; 86(4):2105-2121. View in PubMed
  5. Zhang Y, Wang VY, Morgan AE, Kim J, Tafreshi R, Wallace AW, Guccione JM, Weinsaft JW, Ge L, Ratcliffe MB. Finite-element based optimization of left ventricular passive stiffness in normal volunteers and patients after myocardial infarction: Utility of an inverse deformation gradient calculation of regional diastolic strain. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2021 07; 119:104431. View in PubMed
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