Mark A. Wigger, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Medical Director, Adult Heart Transplant Assistant Professor of Medicine
M.D., Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TennesseeM.S., Zoology, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TennesseeB.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Office Address
Ste. 5209
1215 21st Ave. S
Nashville, TN 37232-8802
Clinical Research Keywords
Immunosuppresion Renal dysfunction associated with Heart Failure Long-term management of transplant recepients
Fudim M, Davis ME, Jenkins C, Brown CL, Wigger MA, Stulak JM, Maltais S, Haglund N. Marginal Donor Use in Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation With Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec; 100(6): 2117-25; discussion 2125. PMID: 26338051, PII: S0003-4975(15)00960-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.110, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Haglund NA, Davis ME, Tricarico NM, Ahmad RM, DiSalvo TG, Keebler ME, Schlendorf KH, Wigger MA, Stulak JM, Maltais S. Perioperative blood product use: a comparison between HeartWare and HeartMate II devices. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 98(3): 842-9. PMID: 25085559, PII: S0003-4975(14)01065-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.016, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Haglund NA, Feurer ID, Dwyer JP, Stulak JM, DiSalvo TG, Keebler ME, Schlendorf KH, Wigger MA, Maltais S. Does renal dysfunction and method of bridging support influence heart transplant graft survival?. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 98(3): 835-41. PMID: 25069689, PII: S0003-4975(14)01179-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.05.059, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Haglund NA, Cox ZL, Lee JT, Song Y, Keebler ME, DiSalvo TG, Maltais S, Lenihan DJ, Wigger MA. Are peripherally inserted central catheters associated with increased risk of adverse events in status 1B patients awaiting transplantation on continuous intravenous milrinone?. J. Card. Fail [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 20(9): 630-7. PMID: 24954426, PII: S1071-9164(14)00235-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.06.004, ISSN: 1532-8414.

Haglund NA, Feurer ID, Ahmad RM, DiSalvo TG, Lenihan DJ, Keebler ME, Schlendorf KH, Stulak JM, Wigger MA, Maltais S. Institutional volume of heart transplantation with left ventricular assist device explantation influences graft survival. J. Heart Lung Transplant [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 33(9): 931-6. PMID: 24925183, PMCID: PMC4130762, PII: S1053-2498(14)01114-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.016, ISSN: 1557-3117.

Maltais S, Jaik NP, Feurer ID, Wigger MA, Disalvo TG, Schlendorf KH, Ahmad RM, Lenihan DJ, Stulak JM, Keebler ME. Mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation: donor and recipient factors influencing graft survival. Ann. Thorac. Surg [print-electronic]. 2013 Oct; 96(4): 1252-8. PMID: 23915592, PII: S0003-4975(13)01130-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.05.043, ISSN: 1552-6259.

Umakanthan R, Hoff SJ, Solenkova N, Wigger MA, Keebler ME, Lenneman A, Leacche M, Disalvo TG, Ooi H, Naftilan AJ, Byrne JG, Ahmad RM. Benefits of ambulatory axillary intra-aortic balloon pump for circulatory support as bridge to heart transplant. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 143(5): 1193-7. PMID: 22365064, PII: S0022-5223(12)00189-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.02.009, ISSN: 1097-685X.

A. Hanlon, F. Fang, H. Chen, J. Lott, M. Wigger, T. Stasko,. Gene expression Profiling For Cardiac Rejection Surveillance Is Not Predictive In The Development of Post-Transplant Cutaneous Malignancy. Yale Dermatologic Surgery. 2012.

J. Pollock, A. Lenneman, A. Shea, M. Wigger.. Conversion Disorder after Heart Transplant in a Twenty-Six Year-Old Female. 2011.

J. Fosnot, M. Wigger.. The Occurrence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adult Heart Transplant Recipients Evaluated at Annual Testing. 2011.

M. Nawar, R. Criswell, S. Hoff, R. Ahmad, T. DiSalvo, M. Wigger.. Bridge to a Bridge”:Intermediate-Term Circulatory Support with the Axillary Intra-aortic Balloon Pump. 2011.