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Dr. Jeffrey Poynter

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Dr. Jeffrey Poynter Dr. Jeff Poynter was the 6th John W. Kirklin/David A. Ashburn Fellow in the CHSS Data Center, and began his tenure with us in July 2011. He completed his B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan in 2005. He went on to complete his medical education at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2007. Currently a 3rd year General Surgery resident at Indiana University, Dr. Poynter obtained support from the National Institutes of Health for his research concerning the role of stem cell-based therapies in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion. The NIH continued to fund him during his two year tenure at the Data Center.

Jeff also recently defended his thesis titled Application of Parametric Hazard Analysis with Time-Dependent Covariables To Analyze Durability of Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduits Implanted in Infants and Young Children with Congenital Heart Disease, under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Caldarone and earned his Masters Degree from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. After completing his fellowship in Toronto, Jeff has returned to Indiana to complete his general surgery residency training.


  1. Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL 3rd, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman DM, Austin EH, Karamlou T, Lodge AJ, St Louis JD, Gruber PJ, Ziemer G, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Brown JW, Williams WG, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs ML, Caldarone CA; Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society. Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1695-701; discussion 1701-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.074. Epub 2013 Aug 22.

  2. Poynter JA, Williams WG, McIntyre S, Brothers JA, Jacobs ML; Congenital Heart Surgeons Society AAOCA Working Group. Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: a report from the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society Registry. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jan 1;5(1):22-30. doi: 10.1177/2150135113516984.

  3. Poynter JA, Bondarenko I, Austin EH, DeCampli WM, Jacobs JP, Ziemer G, Kirshbom PM, Tchervenkov CI, Karamlou T, Blackstone EH, Walters HL 3rd, Gaynor JW, Mery CM, Pearl JM, Brothers JA, Caldarone CA, Williams WG, Jacobs ML, Mavroudis C; Congenital Heart Surgeonsí Society AAOCA Working Group. Repair of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery in 113 patients: a Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society report. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Oct;5(4):507-14. doi: 10.1177/2150135114540182.