Aaron M Wolfson

Title(s)Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1520 San Pablo St.
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society2005Alpha Eta Mu Beta
    National Engineering Honor Society2006Tau Beta Pi
    National Medical Honor Society2012Alpha Omega Alpha
    Morton Arnsdorf Cardiovascular Research Symposium, University of Chicago2014Featured Presentation in Clinical and Translational Science
    University of Chicago2015University of Chicago Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award
    California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology2018Excellence in Cardiology Fellowship Award
    Southern California Magazine, Los Angeles Times2023Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors

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    Dr. Aaron M. Wolfson is an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

    Dr. Wolfson graduated from Boston University College of Engineering where he earned a BS (2006) and MS (2008) in Biomedical Engineering. He stayed at the Boston University School of Medicine and earned his MD in 2012 having earned Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors as a 4th year medical student.

    He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Chicago, general cardiology fellowship at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to joining Keck Medicine of USC in December of 2020, Dr. Wolfson was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

    He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology and echocardiography. In addition to taking care of patients that have undergone heart transplantation or implantation of a durable mechanical circulatory support device, he has an active outpatient clinic and cares for patients with all types of heart failure, heart valve diseases, coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He also performs right heart catheterizations, right ventricular endomyocardial biopsies and implants CardioMEMS pressure sensors for remote hemodynamic monitoring of heart failure patients.

    His research has focused on remote hemodynamic monitoring in heart failure, temporary mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. He has a growing number of high-impact research manuscripts that have been published in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Journal of Transplantation.

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    1. Successful Pregnancy After Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation for Myocardial Recovery. ASAIO J. 2024 Feb 01. Linares Velandia JD, Tran D, Sakr AE, Yao R, Elkayam U, Vaidya AS, Wolfson AM, Abramov D. PMID: 38295395.
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    2. Assessment of Aortic Characteristic Impedance and Arterial Compliance from Non-invasive Carotid Pressure Waveform in The Framingham Heart Study. Am J Cardiol. 2023 10 01; 204:195-199. Niroumandi S, Alavi R, Wolfson AM, Vaidya AS, Pahlevan NM. PMID: 37544144.
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    3. New UNOS allocation system associated with no added benefit in waitlist outcomes and worse post-transplant survival in heart-kidney patients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2023 11; 42(11):1529-1542. Francke M, Wolfson AM, Fong MW, Nattiv J, Pandya K, Kawaguchi ES, Villalon S, Mroz M, Sertic A, Cochran A, Ackerman MA, Melendrez M, Cartus R, Johnston KA, Okonkwo K, Ferrall J, DePasquale EC, Lee R, Vaidya AS. PMID: 37394021.
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    4. Effect of the UNOS policy change on rates of rejection, infection, and hospital readmission following heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2023 10; 42(10):1415-1424. Vaidya AS, Lee ES, Kawaguchi ES, DePasquale EC, Pandya KA, Fong MW, Nattiv J, Villalon S, Sertic A, Cochran A, Ackerman MA, Melendrez M, Cartus R, Johnston KA, Lee R, Wolfson AM. PMID: 37211332.
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    5. UNOS policy change benefits high-priority patients without harming those at low priority. Am J Transplant. 2022 12; 22(12):2931-2941. Wolfson AM, DePasquale EC, Fong MW, Pandya K, Zhou L, Kawaguchi ES, Thomas SS, Vaidya AS. PMID: 35975656; PMCID: PMC10087391.
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    6. Patient selection for heart transplant: balancing risk. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2022 02 01; 27(1):36-44. Mantha A, Lee RO, Wolfson AM. PMID: 34939963.
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    7. Effect of UNOS policy change and exception status request on outcomes in patients bridged to heart transplant with an intra-aortic balloon pump. Artif Organs. 2022 May; 46(5):838-849. Wolfson AM, DePasquale EC, Starnes VA, Cunningham M, Baker C, Lee R, Bowdish M, Fong MW, Rahman J, Pandya K, Lewinger JP, Kawaguchi ES, Vaidya AS. PMID: 34748232.
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    8. Angiotensin Receptor-Neprilysin Inhibitor Therapy Reverses Pulmonary Hypertension in End-Stage Heart Failure Patients Awaiting Transplantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 02; 13(2):e006696. Zern EK, Cheng S, Wolfson AM, Hamilton MA, Zile MR, Solomon SD, Kittleson MM. PMID: 32059634; PMCID: PMC7027923.
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    9. Amyloid and the Heart. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019 12 03; 21(12):164. Wolfson AM, Shah KS, Patel JK. PMID: 31792619.
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    10. A Systems-Based Analysis of the CardioMEMS HF Sensor for Chronic Heart Failure Management. Cardiol Res Pract. 2019; 2019:7979830. Tran JS, Wolfson AM, O'Brien D, Yousefian O, Shavelle DM. PMID: 31396414; PMCID: PMC6664522.
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    11. Preoperative hemoglobin A1c levels and increased risk of adverse limb events in diabetic patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass surgery in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2019 10; 70(4):1225-1234.e1. Singh N, Zeng C, Lewinger JP, Wolfson AM, Shavelle D, Weaver F, Garg PK. PMID: 30852042.
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    12. Chronic heart failure management and remote haemodynamic monitoring. Heart. 2018 12; 104(23):1910-1919. Wolfson AM, Fong M, Grazette L, Rahman JE, Shavelle DM. PMID: 30121633.
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    13. Baseline diastolic pressure gradient and pressure reduction in chronic heart failure patients implanted with the CardioMEMS™ HF sensor. ESC Heart Fail. 2018 06; 5(3):316-321. Wolfson AM, Grazette L, Saxon L, Nazeer H, Shavelle DM, Jermyn R. PMID: 29498245; PMCID: PMC5933960.
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    14. Editorial Commentary: The optimistic future of remote hemodynamic monitoring. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2018 04; 28(3):220-222. Wolfson AM, Shavelle DM. PMID: 29033179.
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    15. Pulmonary arterial pressure sensing in a patient with left ventricular assist device during ventricular arrhythmia. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Jul; 3(7):348-351. Harris JR, Carlson SK, Wolfson AM, Saxon LA, Doshi RN. PMID: 28748142; PMCID: PMC5511983.
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    16. Effects of pressure variation and atrial fibrillation on CardioMEMS™ HF measured pulmonary artery diastolic pressure: comparison of device-averaged and visually inspected waveforms. Physiol Meas. 2017 Jun; 38(6):1094-1103. Wolfson AM, Yousefian O, Short L, O'Brien D, Talmor G, Qiu J, Yoon A, Fong M, Saxon L, Doshi R, Grazette L, Shavelle DM. PMID: 28493849.
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