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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Lozonschi practices adult cardiac surgery and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His interests include transcatheter heart valve therapies, robotic and minimally invasive cardiovascular operations, including thoracoscopic treatment of atrial fibrillation, partial sternotomy valve operations and arterial beating heart revascularization. He also specializes in heart failure surgery, including placement of mechanical heart assist devices and heart transplantation.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Transplant Surgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Clinical and Research Fellowship, First Department of Surgery, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 1996-1999

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 2004-2006

Residency Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Internship Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Medical School G.T. Popa University of Medicine, Romania, 1995


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Dr. Lozonschi’s experimental research focuses on endovascular surgery and transcatheter heart valve therapies. He also has an active basic science project to study angiogenesis in myocardial engineering and regeneration in the in-vivo models that he developed in Japan. Dr. Lozonschi has published surgical training models for experimental robotic closure of atrial septal defects.

PubMed Articles
Tang PC Badami A Akhter SA Osaki S Lozonschi L Kohmoto T De Oliveira N . Efficacy of Aortic Valve Resuspension in Establishing Valve Competence in Acute Type A Dissections. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May;103(5):1460-1466
[PubMed ID: 27863732]
Lushaj EB Dhingra R Chindhy S Akhter S Kohmoto T Ulschmid S Osaki S Badami A Lozonschi L . To use or not to use? Amiodarone before heart transplantation. Surgery. 2017 May;161(5):1273-1278
[PubMed ID: 27876282]
Lushaj EB Schreiner A Jonuzi B Badami A DeOliveira N Lozonschi L . Short-term clinical outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting at a single Veterans Affairs Medical Center. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 May 17;11(1):83
[PubMed ID: 27185173]
Quarto C Davies S Duncan A Lindsay A Lutter G Lozonschi L Moat N . Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation: 30-day Outcome of First-in-Man Experience With an Apically Tethered Device. Innovations (Phila). 2016 May-Jun;11(3):174-8
[PubMed ID: 27537190]
Akhter SA Badami A Murray M Kohmoto T Lozonschi L Osaki S Lushaj EB . Hospital Readmissions After Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Incidence, Causes, and Cost Analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep;100(3):884-9
[PubMed ID: 26095106]
Badami A Fehrenbach Prell EA Murray MA Johnson MR Akhter SA Lozonschi L Osaki S Lushaj E Kohmoto T . A novel approach to prevent post-operative ileus after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2015 Aug;20:135-9
[PubMed ID: 26118604]
Lushaj EB Badami A Osaki S Murray M Leverson G Lozonschi L Akhter S Kohmoto T . Impact of age on outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun;20(6):743-8
[PubMed ID: 25770085]
Lee CW Hegde SM Ewer SM Lozonschi L . Post-TAVR ventricular septal defect in the presence of subaortic membrane. Echocardiography. 2015 Mar;32(3):604-6
[PubMed ID: 25323427]
Lutter G Lozonschi L Ebner A Gallo S Marin y Kall C Missov E de Marchena E . First-in-human off-pump transcatheter mitral valve replacement. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Sep;7(9):1077-8
[PubMed ID: 25234683]
Chindhy SA Edwards NM Rajamanickam V Lushaj EB Lozonschi L De Oliveira NC Kohmoto T Osaki S . Acuity adaptable patient care unit system shortens length of stay and improves outcomes in adult cardiac surgery: University of Wisconsin experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2014 Jul;46(1):49-54
[PubMed ID: 24408899]
Lutter G Pokorny S Frank D Cremer J Lozonschi L . Transapical mitral valve implantation: the Lutter valve. Heart Lung Vessel. 2013;5(4):201-206
[PubMed ID: 24364013]
Bombien Quaden R Leester-Schaedel M Lozonschi L Lutter G . Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: transapical resection of the aortic valve in vivo. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;15(3):348-51
[PubMed ID: 22707518]
Lushaj EB Hu J Haworth R Lozonschi L . Intravital microscopy to study myocardial engraftment. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;15(1):5-9
[PubMed ID: 22457185]
Lushaj EB Lozonschi L Barnes M Anstadt E Kohmoto T . Mitochondrial DNA deletion mutations in adult mouse cardiac side population cells. Mutat Res. 2012 Jun 1;734(1-2):62-8
[PubMed ID: 22426178]
Iino K Boldt J Lozonschi L Metzner A Schoettler J Petzina R Cremer J Lutter G . Off-pump transapical mitral valve replacement: evaluation after one month. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Mar;41(3):512-7
[PubMed ID: 22290931]
Iino K Lozonschi L Metzner A Marczynski-Bühlow M Renner J Cremer J Lutter G . Tricuspid valved stent implantation: novel stent with a self-expandable super-absorbent polymer. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Aug;40(2):503-7
[PubMed ID: 21251845]
Lozonschi L Lutter G . Transcatheter mitral valve stent implantation. EuroIntervention. 2011 Apr;6(9):1036
[PubMed ID: 21518673]
Attmann T Pokorny S Lozonschi L Metzner A Marcynski-Bühlow M Schoettler J Cremer J Lutter G . Mitral valved stent implantation: an overview. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2011 Apr;20(2):78-84
[PubMed ID: 21417840]
Lutter G Quaden R Iino K Hagemann A Renner J Hümme T Cremer J Lozonschi L . Mitral valved stent implantation. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Sep;38(3):350-5
[PubMed ID: 20347323]
Bombien RH Lozonschi L Cremer J Lutter G . Transcatheter valve replacement: resection and valved stent implantation in a beating heart. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug;140(2):477-9
[PubMed ID: 20346465]