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David J. De La Zerda, M.D.

General Information

David J. De La Zerda, M.D.

Appointments

Contact:

  • Fax: 305-243-6372

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease - Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Languages

English, Hebrew, Spanish

Clinical Areas

 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Med-Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Roles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, PCCM Fellowship
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Research Interests

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Ventilatory Drive in Hypoxia

Sepsis

Publications

  • Long-term results of mitral valve repair using autologous pericardium annuloplasty. De La Zerda DJ, Cohen O, Marelli D, Esmailian F, Hekmat D, Laks H. J Heart Valve Dis. 2008 Jan;17(1):10-5.
  • Tricuspid valve repair using autologous pericardium annuloplasty in adults. De La Zerda DJ, Cohen O, Marelli D, Esmailian F, Hekmat D, Laks H. Heart Surg Forum. 2008;11(1):E4-8. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20071124.
  • Aortic valve-sparing repair with autologous pericardial leaflet extension has low long-term mortality and reoperation rates in children and adults. Cohen O, De La Zerda DJ, Odim J, Dinov I, Laks H. Heart Surg Forum. 2007;10(4):E288-91.
  • Pathologic findings in pericardium and native valve tissues after aortic valve-sparing with autologous pericardial leaflet extension. Cohen O, De La Zerda DJ, Fishbein MC, Calderon CA, Laks H. J Heart Valve Dis. 2007 May;16(3):230-4.
  • Alcohol use in donors is a protective factor on recipients' outcome after heart transplantation. De La Zerda DJ, Cohen O, Beygui RE, Kobashigawa J, Hekmat D, Laks H. Transplantation. 2007 May 15;83(9):1214-8.
  • Aortic valve sparing and restoration with autologous pericardial leaflet extension is an effective alternative in pediatric patients. Laks H, De La Zerda DJ, Cohen O, Fishbein MC. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2007:89-93.
  • Long-term experience of girdling the ascending aorta with Dacron mesh as definitive treatment for aneurysmal dilation. Cohen O, Odim J, De la Zerda D, Ukatu C, Vyas R, Vyas N, Palatnik K, Laks H. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Feb;83(2):S780-4; discussion S785-90.
  • Aortic valve-sparing repair with autologous pericardial leaflet extension has a greater early re-operation rate in congenital versus acquired valve disease. De La Zerda DJ, Cohen O, Fishbein MC, Odim J, A Calderon C, Hekmat D, Dinov I, Laks H. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Feb;31(2):256-60. Epub 2006 Dec 27.
  • Donor brain death mechanisms and outcomes after heart transplantation. Cohen O, De La Zerda DJ, Beygui R, Hekmat D, Laks H. Transplant Proc. 2007 Dec;39(10):2964-9.
  • Ethnicity as a predictor of graft longevity and recipient mortality in heart transplantation. Cohen O, De La Zerda D, Beygui RE, Hekmat D, Laks H. Transplant Proc. 2007 Dec;39(10):3297-302.

Education

2014 Pulmonary & Critical Care
University of California, San Diego
2011 Chief Resident
University of California, San Francisco
2010 Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
2007 MAS
University of California, Los Angeles

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