Luke Wiggins

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address2051 Marengo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Luke McKee Wiggins, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine and University of Southern California. He received his medical degree with research honors from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his residency in Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California. He then trained in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where he gained experience and published on complex pediatric aortic valve repair and reconstruction techniques. Following this, he returned to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to complete a congenital cardiac surgery fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Vaughn Starnes at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

    Dr. Wiggins’s clinic and research interests include optimizing outcomes of neonatal cardiac surgery and the operative management of congenital heart valve disease in the pediatric population.

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    1. Anatomic considerations in the management of complete atrioventricular canal. Cardiol Young. 2024 Apr; 34(4):754-758. Wiggins LM, Wang S, Wells W, Starnes V, Cleveland JD. PMID: 37814959.
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    2. Coarctation of the aorta in an asymptomatic infant: 'a touchy diagnosis'. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2023 07 24; 24(8):e200. Wiggins L, Reddy SCB. PMID: 37161640.
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    3. Ross procedure in neonates and infants: A valuable operation with defined limits. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Apr 25. Cleveland JD, Bansal N, Wells WJ, Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA. PMID: 35599209.
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    4. Commentary: The MELD-XI score in Fontan patients: It's about time. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 04; 163(4):1475-1476. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR. PMID: 33838911.
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    5. The Ross Procedure in Children: The Gold Standard? Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2021; 24:62-66. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA. PMID: 34116784.
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    6. The utility of aortic valve leaflet reconstruction techniques in children and young adults. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 06; 159(6):2369-2378. Wiggins LM, Mimic B, Issitt R, Ilic S, Bonello B, Marek J, Kostolny M. PMID: 31864692.
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    7. Simultaneous Systemic to Pulmonary Shunt and Pulmonary Artery Banding is a Viable Option for Neonatal Palliation of Single Ventricle Physiology. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019; 31(2):234-241. Wiggins LM, Wells WJ, Starnes VA, Kumar RS. PMID: 30278269.
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    8. The root cause of anxiety during reoperative aortic valve surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 06; 155(6):e183-e184. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR. PMID: 29530571.
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    9. A History of Thoracic Aortic Surgery. Cardiol Clin. 2017 Aug; 35(3):307-316. McFadden PM, Wiggins LM, Boys JA. PMID: 28683902.
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    10. Assessment of Contemporary Aggressive Surgical Resection for Superior Sulcus and Pancoast Lung Tumors. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 29(1):89-90. McFadden PM, Wiggins LM. PMID: 28684005.
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    11. The Utility of Nurse-Managed Extracorporeal Life Support in an Adult Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug; 104(2):510-514. Hackmann AE, Wiggins LM, Grimes GP, Fogel RM, Schenkel FA, Barr ML, Bowdish ME, Cunningham MJ, Starnes VA. PMID: 28193535.
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    12. Arterioplasty for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction After Arterial Switch Is a Durable Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul; 100(1):122-7; discussion 127-8. Wiggins LM, Kumar SR, Starnes VA, Wells WJ. PMID: 25921259.
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