Paul N. Uhlig,  MD, MPA, FACS

Publications– Paul N. Uhlig, MD




Vlahakes GJ, Turley K, Uhlig PN, Verrier ED, Hoffman JIE.  Experimental model of congenital right ventricular hypertrophy created by pulmonary artery banding in utero.  Surg Forum 32: 233-236 (1981).


Turley K,Vlahakes GJ, Harrision MR, Messina L, Hanley F, Uhlig PN, Ebert PA.  Intrauterine cardiothoracic surgery: the fetal lamb model. Ann Thorac Surg 34(4): 422-426 (1982).


Vlahakes GJ, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Verrier ED, Bristow JD, Hoffman JIE. Adrenergic influence in the coronary circulation of conscious dogs during maximal vasodilation with adenosine.  Circ Res 51: 371-384 (1982).


Hanley F, Messina LM, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Hoffman JIE. Direct measurement of left ventricular interstitial adenosine. Am J Physiol 245 (Heart Circ Physiol 14): H327-H335  (1983).


Swanson RS, Uhlig PN, Gross PL, McCabe CJ.  Emergency intravenous access through the femoral vein. Ann Emerg Med 13: 244-247 (1984).


Uhlig PN, Baer RW, Vlahakes GJ, Hanley FL, Messina LM, Hoffman JIE. Arterial and venous coronary pressure-flow relations in anesthetized dogs: evidence for a vascular waterfall in epicardial coronary veins. Circ Res 55: 238-248 (1984).


Baer RW, Payne BD, Verrier ED, Vlahakes GJ, Molodowitch D, Uhlig PN, Hoffman JIE.  Increased number of myocardial blood flow measurements with radionuclide labeled microspheres.  Am J Physiol  245 (Heart Circ Physiol 15): H418-H434 (1984).


Messina LM, Hanley FL, Uhlig PN, Baer RW, Grattan MT, Hoffman JIE. Effects of pressure gradients between branches of the left coronary artery on the pressure axis intercept and the shape of steady-state circumflex pressure-flow relations in dogs. Circ Res 56: 11-19 (1985).


Baer, RW, Vlahakes GJ, Uhlig PN, Hoffman JIE. Effect of hematocrit changes on coronary pressure flow relations and maximal myocardial oxygen transport in the dog. Am J Physiol 252 (Heart Circ Physiol): H1086-95 (1987).


Uhlig, PN. Medical decisions for Yeltsin-and for us. New York Times Op-Ed

(12 October, 1996).


Uhlig, PN. Choices. Air & Space/Smithsonian Magazine (June/July 1997).


Uhlig, PN. Understanding the New World of Health Care. Ann Thorac Surg 64:1451-5 (1997).


Uhlig, PN et al. Accountable Health Care: Letting Patients Lead the Way // Transforming Medicare for the 21st Century. Presentation to the National Bipartisan Commssison on the Future of Medicare. Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Association for Thoracic Surgery (August, 1998).


Uhlig, PN. A Call to Leadership: Project Access--Helping the Uninsured Community by Community. Ann Thorac Surg 70: 354-4 (2000).


Uhlig, PN. Improving Patient Care in Hospitals. Journal of Innovative Management 7(1): 23-45 (2001).


Uhlig PN,  Haan CK, Nason AK, Niemann PL, Camelio A, Brown J. Improving Patient Care by the Application of Theory and Practice from the Aviation Safety Community, Ohio State Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Columbus, OH, March (2001).


Uhlig, PN, Brown, J, Nason, A, Camelio, A, Kendall, E, Dooley, W, Van Orman, E, Riedel, A. Reconfiguring Clinical Teamwork for Safety and Effectiveness. Focus on Patient Safety 5(3): 1-2, National Patient Safety Foundation newsletter (2002).


Uhlig, PN, Brown, J, Nason, A, Camelio, A, Kendall, E. The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Awards. System Innovation: Concord Hospital. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 28(12): 666-672 (2002).


Brown JW, Ruzmetov M, Minnich DJ, Vijay P, Edwards CA, Uhlig PN, Fiore AC, Turrentine MW. Surgical Management of Scimitar Syndrome: an Alternative Approach. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 125(2):238-45, 2003.


Etheredge JA, Uhlig PN. Incremental Approaches to Increasing Health Care Coverage.  JAMA 289(9):1166 (2003).


Uhlig, PN. Both Hospitals Needed (understanding the specialty hospital debate). Wichita (Kansas) Eagle Op-Ed (18 September, 2003).


Nowicki ER, Birkmeyer NJO, Weintraub RW, Leavitt B, Sanders JH, Dacey LJ, Clough RA, Quinn RD, Charlesworth DC, Sisto D, Uhlig P, Olmstead EM, O’Connor GT Multivariable Prediction of In-Hospital Mortality Associated with Aortic and Mitral Valve Surgery in Northern New England. Ann Thorac Surg 77:1966-1977 (2004).


Sundt TM, Brown JP, Uhlig PN. Focus on Patient Safety: Good News for the Practicing Surgeon. Ann Thorac Surg 79: 11-15 (2005).


Merrill WH and Uhlig PN. Undersatningd and Achieving a Culture of Safety in Cardiothoracic Surgery. STSNews Special Edition: Patient Safety (Society of Thoracic Surgeons) 12(S1): 3, 6 (2006).


Carpenter AJ, Yang SC, Uhlig PN, Colson Yl, Envisioining simulation in the future of thoracic surgical education. J Thorac and Cardiovasc Surg 135: 477-84 (2008).


Uhlig P, Whiting R, Rosell J, Making Care Better. Op Ed, Wichita Eagle, August 30, 2009.


Uhlig PN, King James IV Awards: Exceptional Clinical Teamwork. The Surgeon, Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland (Dec 2008).


Uhlig PN and Fogg JT, Interview with a Quality Leader: Paul Uhlig on Transforming Healthcare, Journal for Healthcare Quality 31:5-9 (2009).


Uhlig, PN. Editorial Comment: Great golf, safe landings and better surgical education. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:515-516 (2009).



Book Chapters


Hoffman JIE, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Vlahakes GJ, Bristow JD, Messina LM, Hanley FL, Verrier ED. Subendocardial ischemia in the absence of coronary artery disease. in Heart Perfusion, Energetics and Ischemia. Dentenfass L, Julian D (eds) Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, pp. 179-204 (1983).


Uhlig PN. Commentary and Clinical Perspective. in Safer Surgery – analyzing behaviour in the operating theatre. Flin, R and Mitchell, L (eds) Ashgate UK, (2009).


Uhlig PN, Berry W, Raboin E, Brown J, Erskin J, Hendrich A, Raemer D. Preventing Complications: New Frontiers of Safety Science in Cardiothoracic Surgery. in Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment. Little A, Merrill W (eds) Blackwell USA (2010).




Baer RW, Vlahakes GJ, Uhlig PN, Hoffman JIE. Effect of increased hematocrit on maximal coronary vascular conductance and 02 delivery. Fed Proc  40(3): 602  (1981).


Uhlig PN, Baer RW, Vlahakes G, Hoffman JIE. Effect of coronary sinus pressure elevation on coronary flow. Circulation 64 (SUPPL IV): IV-38 (1981).


Vlahakes GJ, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Verrier ED, Bristow JD, Hoffman  JIE. B-adrenergic influence in the coronary circulation of conscious dogs. Circulation 64  (suppl IV): IV-38  (1981).


Vlahakes GJ, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Verrier ED, Bristow JD, Hoffman JIE.  Protective effect of B-adrenergic tone in the coronary circulation of conscious dogs. Clin Res  30(2): 229A  (1982).


Firman RK, Uhlig PN, Baer RW, Messina LM, Hanley FL, Turley KT, Hoffman JIE.  Transmural pressure-flow relations in canine left ventricular hypertrophy. Circulation 66 (suppl. II): II-44 (1982).


Baer RW, Vlahakes GJ, Uhlig PN, Hoffman JIE.  Hematocrit effects on coronary pressure-flow relations and maximal oxygen delivery. Fed Proc  41(3): 1097 (1982).


Vlahakes GJ, Baer RW, Uhlig PN, Verrier ED, Bristow JD, Hoffman JIE.  Interaction of adenosine and vasopressin in the coronary circulation of conscious dogs.  Clin Res  31(2): 224A (1983).


Boerboom LE, Uhlig PN, Fortier GM, Janzer DJ, Olinger GN. Servo controlled coronary perfusion system. Fed Proc 46: 1117 (1987).


Klopfenstein HS, Uhlig PN, Baker JIE, Czakanski PJ, Roberts JP. Does the right heart act as a Starling resistor during cardiac tamponade? Fed Proc 46: 498 (1987).


O'Connor GT, Olmstead EM, Nugent WC, Leavitt BJ, Clough RA, Weldner PW, Charlesworth DC, Uhlig PN, Sisto D, Cohn WE. Appropriateness of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2002.


O'Connor GT, Morton JR, Olmstead EM, Baribeau YR, Fillinger MP, Cohn WE, Hernandez F, Norotsky MC, Sanders JH, Uhlig PN. Excess Mortality Among Women Undergoing CABG Surgery. American Heart Association Scientific Session 2002.


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