Muath Bishawi


House Staff

I am interested in translational and biomedical engineering approaches to studying cardiovascular function and end stage heart failure.  My current work is focused on using Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels (TEBVs) to model radiation related injury to the cardiovascular function.  Additional focus includes ex-vivo modification of donor hearts to improve cardiac transplantation outcomes

My clinical research is focused on clinical outcomes after adult cardiac surgery with a focus on end stage surgical heart failure and transplantation.

Truskey Lab:
Milano-Bowles Lab
Duke Transplant Center
Duke Medx

Appointments and Affiliations

  • House Staff
  • House Staff

Contact Information

Research Interests

Surgical Heart Failure
Tissue Engineering
Vascular Biology
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Heart transplantation
Gene Therapy
Endothelial Function and Dysfunction
Medical Device development and testing

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Bishawi, M; Roan, J-N; Richards, J; Brown, Z; Blue, L; Daneshmand, MA; Schroder, JN; Bowles, DE; Milano, CA, Use of Two Intracorporeal Ventricular Assist Devices As a Total Artificial Heart., Journal of Visualized Experiments : Jove no. 135 (2018) [10.3791/55961] [abs].
  • Bishawi, M; Roan, J-N; Milano, CA; Daneshmand, MA; Schroder, JN; Brown, ZD; Nevo, A; Watson, MJ; Mishra, R; Rowell, T; Paul, S; Lezberg, P; Walczak, R; Bowles, DE, Wide Spread Adenoviral Vector Delivery to a Cardiac Allograft Utilizing an Ex Vivo Perfusion Storage Strategy, Molecular Therapy, vol 26 no. 5 (2018), pp. 69-69 [abs].
  • Shroyer, ALW; Gioia, WE; Bishawi, M; Wallace, AS; Gulack, BC; Xian, Y; O'Brien, SM; Thourani, VH; Bilfinger, TV, Single- Versus Multicenter Surgeons' Risk-Adjusted Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedural Outcomes., The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 105 no. 5 (2018), pp. 1308-1314 [10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.01.023] [abs].
  • Bishawi, M; Li, Z; Cox, M; Kosinski, A; Grover, F; Harrison, K; Thourani, VH; Kirtane, A; Bavaria, J; Vemulapalli, S; Hughes, C, HIGH HOSPITAL VARIABILITY IN MORTALITY AFTER TAVR CAN BE EXPLAINED BY DIFFERENCES IN FAILURE TO RESCUE FROM POST PROCEDURAL COMPLICATIONS, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol 71 no. 11 (2018), pp. A994-A994 [10.1016/s0735-1097(18)31535-3] [abs].